Flat feet may have closed the door on officer training, but they opened the door for a football life. The rest, of course, is history.
Crennel begins his 31st NFL season in 2012, but his military upbringing continues to influence his coaching philosophies.
“He understands loyalty, family, loyalty to his job and loyalty to his employer,” Pioli said. “As I watched him work under Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick and Todd Haley, he’s a guy that did a great job at his job but was always extremely loyal.”