Bill O’Brien Fires Texans Staff, Will Hire Romeo Crennel


Bill O’Brien and his new Houston Texans coaching staff is likely to have a New England feel to it.

Alex Marvex of Fox Sports is reporting that Bill O’Brien has fired all the assistant coaches left over from the previous regime, and will tab longtime friend and colleague Romeo Crennel to lead the Texans defense.

The hiring of Crennel allows the franchise to continue to run a 3-4 defense with a few added wrinkles.   O’Brien reportedly will tab several former Patriots colleagues to join him in Houston as well.