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Breakfast: Romeo Crennel explains new role


Romeo Crennel helped engineer a 2016 Texans defense that led the NFL in fewest yards allowed per game.

He's moved on, though.

The former defensive coordinator is now the assistant head coach. And he recently explained what exactly that means.

"Basically, I'm still helping with the defense but now I have an opportunity to see a little bit larger picture, check some of the guys out on offense," Crennel said. "Really can kind of be more one-on-one with individual players, and then the head coach will give me projects to do."

Mike Vrabel is now the defensive coordinator, after three years as the linebackers coach.

Crennel said he's "excited" about the opportunity in front of him. Crennel also talked about the projects head coach Bill O'Brien might throw his way.

"I think some of it will have to do with opponent defense and what I see there," Crennel said.
"It's going good."

Crennel and the Texans will have a minicamp on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.

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