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Will weak linebackers hurt Romeo Crennel’s defensive scheme?

The Houston  Texans hired Romeo Crennel as their defensive coordinator this offseason and his defensive scheme relies more on the linebackers getting to the quarterback than the defensive lineman, don’t worry J.J. Watt is such a beast he will still wreak havoc. The problem I see with the new scheme isn’t how it will affect Watt, but how well it will work with the two worst...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 04, 2014  |  1 Comment

Texans Sign Nose Tackle Jerrell Powe

The Houston Texans have reportedly signed nose tackle Jerrell Powe, the team announced Tuesday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, though we can expect this is a short-term, low-cost investment. Powe, 27, has appeared in just 12 games in three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, but spent his first two years in the league under Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel in...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Romeo Crennel’s Defensive scheme hinder JJ Watt?

Romeo Crennel in his two head coaching stints, one with the Cleveland Browns and the other with the Kansas City Chiefs, did not enjoy much success.  He is however a well-established defensive coordinator, and has 5 super bowl rings, one as special teams coach, one as defensive line coach and three as a defensive coordinator The only problem I see with Crennel as the Texans defensive...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans complete assistant coaching hires

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has completed his coaching staff, hiring 16 coaches led by defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, and retaining Bob Ligashesky, who took over as special teams coordinator in December. Crennel, the former Cleveland head coach who spent 2010-12 with Kansas City, signed a three-year deal to be Houston's defensive coordinator. The Texans also hired former...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Crennel looking forward to return to coaching

MOBILE, Ala. -- Romeo Crennel didn't have to come back. At 66, he could have retired, stayed away, maybe dabbled in consulting or scouting. He wasn't going to do that. "I'm a football coach," Crennel said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl. "All football coaches get back in the game given the right opportunity. This is the right opportunity and I'm excited about it." Crennel fulfilled a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Hire Romeo Crennel as Defensive Coordinator

Ex Penn State head coach Bill O' Brien is now running the show in Houston, and has begun to piece his staff together after being hired two weeks ago. Since O' Brien's hiring, it has been rumored that Romeo Crennel was the favorite to join his staff as the defensive coordinator. That rumor has proven to be true, as the Texans are reportedly hiring Crennel, and will have him...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Could Target Romeo Crennel To Be Their Defensive Coordinator

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle mentions that it would mot be surprising to see the Texans hire Romeo Crennel as their new defensive coordinator. Ian Rapoport reports that although there is “some interest” from the Texans, it’s still a bit early to say that Crennel is a serious option. Rapoport adds that Crennel is coaching the East-West Shrine game and won’t back...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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