Texans Hire Anthony Weaver As DC

The Texans are making a change at defensive coordinator. Anthony Weaver has been promoted from defensive line coach to take over for Romeo Crennel, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets

Crennel was said to be considering retirement. It’s not immediately clear whether the 72-year-old will walk away from the game or return to the team in some sort of advisory capacity. The former Browns and Chiefs head coach served as defensive coordinator from 2014-16 and returned to that role in 2018, after Mike Vrabel became the Titans’ HC. All in all, he’s spent 38 years as an NFL coach.

The Texans ranked 19th in defensive DVOA in 2019 and just fired outside linebackers coach John Pagano. Crennel’s defense is coming off a brutal divisional-round showing, when the Chiefs erased a 24-point deficit by halftime in a 51-31 rout.

Weaver, 39, played with the Texans for three seasons in the 2000s and has coached in Houston for the past four years.

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7 comments on “Texans Hire Anthony Weaver As DC

  1. victorg

    i do not think Weaver is going to be the answer at DC but i hope i am wrong.

  2. Brad

    Why do Texans fans hate Bill so much? He had zero qbs before he landed this one. And he still made pushes to fight for playoff spots. What am I missing? Serious question.

    • JJB0811

      I think he’s seen as an ego maniac w/ typical 9-10 win seasons and can’t deliver in the postseason. He’s had 2 GM’s fired and now their VP of contracts gone earlier today or yesterday (recently). The belief is ‘why is he in charge?’ is my feeling.

      • kaehlaone

        Who is the second GM he had fired? I know the one before the season this year…

    • JJB0811

      Rick Smith was the 1st one. Followed by Brain Gaine. Then the latest front office firing was today. According to the report, #3 was in charge of contracts and other roles mostly handled by GM’s.

    • stlcrdzlvr

      No even marginally qualified HC would call for a fake punt in a playoff game when you had a sizeable lead and failure darn bear guaranteed both a huge momentum shift and a short field to play with.

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