"I actually had a long career going against him," Ryan said Thursday at the NFL Combine. "My twin brother, the less handsome one, is the one who had a long career with Romeo and coached with him. Romeo is a football coach and a great person so it's not only that the Texans are getting an A-plus coach, they're also getting an A-plus person and really a salt of the earth type of guy."
Rex Ryan and Crennel were AFC North division rivals from 2005-2008. Crennel was Cleveland's head coach during the time Rex Ryan coached Baltimore's defensive line.