Dec 16, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel calls out to the referees against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
With it being mid-afternoon on Monday it has become official today that the Houston Texans have hired Romeo Crennel as the defensive coordinator of the Bill O’Brien led coaching staff.
Crennel is 66 years old.
The Ultimate Texans blog wrote the following on the signing:
"“Crennel, new Texans coach Bill O’Brien and the new Texans coaching staff will spend the week scouting at the Senior Bowl in Alabama.”"
Again, the defense coaching staff is looking pretty good with Crennel and Mike Vrabel as just two of the new hires.
ESPN.com Texans beat writer Tania Ganguli wrote about if the Texans need an offensive coordinator. Right now, O’Brien said he’ll be calling the plays this season.
The article stated:
"“It would be an unconventional move if O’Brien opted to go without an offensive coordinator. There are eight other teams whose head coaches will call offensive plays.”"
Even if O’Brien does call the plays this season, maybe he should look into hiring an offensive coordinator just to have an extra set of eyes on the offense. Just an idea to be on the safe side.
House of Houston wrote about how it is not likely the Texans will go from worst-to-first.
The article states:
"“The harsh reality is that a gradual rebuild is more likely than a Kansas City-like turnaround. There are many more holes on this team than the glaring one at quarterback.”"
I don’t see this being a quick turnaround either, but with the AFC South being a weaker division than most the Texans could battle in this division during the 2014 season.