March 24, 2018

Report: Romeo Crennel Coming to Houston a Done Deal

Reports coming out of Houston is that Romeo Crennel has agreed to become the defensive coordinator of the Texans under new coach Bill O’Brien. Crennel visited with the Texans last week and met with O’Brien for the first time to discuss the possibilities of coming to Houston.

Crennel will fill his duties coaching in the 2014 East-West Shrine game before accepting the defensive coordinator position with the Texans. He wanted to concentrate on his job the week of the game with no distractions.

Crennel will be taking over a Texans defense that was 6th overall in the NFL 2013 in yardage given up, but 31st in points given up. The defense under former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips struggled stopping teams in the redzone all season.

The defense will be using the traditional 3-4 scheme with a two gap mentality, which means the Texans will be looking for new personnel upfront.

This comes as a big addition to the Texans coaching staff especially in terms of NFL experience. Crennel will be joined by Bill Kollar, Mike Vrabel, Anthony Midget and John Butler as coaches on the defense.


5 Responses to “Report: Romeo Crennel Coming to Houston a Done Deal”
  1. Jeff_S says:

    You would think…hope…expect…that Romeo will not screw up JJ Watt’s freedom to make plays all over the place. Please tell me I’m right…

  2. Countrybear says:

    @Jeff JJ is already double and tripled team and still was productive. JJ needs help from the LB’s and other D lineman whoever that may be.

  3. cartooner says:

    I expect that means we’ll be drafting a road grader for NT in the second or third round. I also do not expect Watt’s talents will be wasted if these coaches are what they’ve been advertised as.

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