Houston Texans: 4 reasons Romeo Crennel is right coach right now

Interim head coach Romeo Crennel of the Houston Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Interim head coach Romeo Crennel of the Houston Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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New England Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and head coach Bill Belichick talk to their troops during Super Bowl XXXVI, a 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams on February 3, 2002, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sylvia Allen/Getty Images) /

2. Romeo Crennel’s massive amount of NFL experience

Crennel might only hold a 28-55 record as an NFL head coach. But that was then and this is now. Unlike his time as the head honcho in Cleveland and Kansas City, he’s rolling out with one of the best quarterbacks in all of football with Deshaun Watson.

Crennel, a former Western Kentucky University standout lineman, never suited up in the NFL, but what he might lack in previous head coach winning percentage he more than makes up for with nearly four decades of NFL coaching experience.

The Lynchburg, Virginia native has coached for six separate NFL franchises—and like O’Brien, has been a part of past Patriots coaching staffs that made it to multiple Super Bowls. If Crennel is good enough to work on the staffs of Super Bowl-winning coaches such as Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells, he’s more than capable to hold down the fort for the Texans.

3. The move shows Texans ownership cares and expects excellence

Letting go of O’Brien, in my estimation, signals that the McNair family listens to the heartbeat of the city’s football fans and has high expectations for their on-field employees’ performance and behavior. And when it comes to behavior, O’Brien at times appeared to define the word, ornery. This naturally leads to reason four…