The Houston Texans will get a healthy dose of “bend but don’t break” defense in the 2014 season. The team announced today that they officially have hired the Kansas City Chiefs former head coach Romeo Crennel as their defensive coordinator.
Now that he has finished coaching the East-West Shrine game, Romeo Crennel has agreed on a 3-year deal to be #Texans defensive coordinator
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2014
Crennel and the Texans new head coach Bill O’Brien both come from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, though they’ve never actually coached together.
Crennel’s last coaching gig, many Addicts will remember, was with the Chiefs during the disastrous 2012 season that saw the team achieve a stomach turning two wins and had a player murder his girlfriend before taking his life in the parking lot of Arrowhead stadium in front of Crennel himself.
Prior to that 2012 season, Crennel served as the Chiefs defensive coordinator for two seasons, including the Chiefs AFC West title run season in 2010. Crennel’s job as defensive coordinator was highly regarded, but his stint as head coach often saw the man confused and clueless about what was going on with his team on the field.
All that aside, Coach Crennel or RAC as he was affectionately known by his players, was well liked during his time in Kansas City and we here at Arrowhead Addict wish him much luck in his new position.