Texans Won’t Keep Romeo Crennel As Head Coach

Texans team president Jamey Rootes said that Jack Easterby won’t be the team’s next general manager. CEO Cal McNair also said that Easterby won’t be given the GM job. Now, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com hears that Easterby isn’t actually interested in the position, which should put the speculation to rest. Meanwhile, JLC also hears that interim head coach Romeo Crennel won’t be considered for the HC role in 2021.

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Easterby’s rise through the Texans’ organization has been well documented and he’s held more sway with Houston than he ever did with New England. Apparently, he’s plenty happy in his current position as the EVP of Football Operations, a role that pays more than $3MM per year, according to La Canfora.

Crennel, 73, has been viewed as a placeholder for 2020, though we heard previously that he would be given a shot at the “permanent” post. That doesn’t seem to be the case, and it’s not immediately clear whether he’d be given a chance to stay on board in a different capacity. Before Bill O’Brien‘s ouster, Crennel served as the Texans’ assistant head coach to start the 2020 season. And, in 2018 and 2019, he carried the defensive coordinator title. To date, Crennel is 30-58 as an NFL head coach.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    If Goodell is going to reward teams who promote minorities to HC and executive positions, shouldn’t he be consistent and penalize teams who demote or fire minorities from those positions?

  2. Yep it is

    This is a hard team to figure. Everyone in football knew O’Brien was in way over his head at GM. Then let him destroy the team and suddenly fire him it doesn’t make sense. They had a terrific foundation set up for winning and in a couple years threw it all out the window. How could any fan trust that ownership going forward?

    • JoeBrady

      I’m not sure it was that obvious. The Tunsil trade didn’t have to turn out as badly as it did. They gave up a lot, but at the time, maybe they were thinking their #1 might the #24, and the #2 also a low #2.

      The key to the Tunsil trade, however, was the Hopkins trade. That completely undermined the Tunsil trade, and now those picks are worth 5x what they should’ve been.

  3. GMB 883

    I doubt Harbaugh leaves MI unless he has control of personnel. Plus he’s known to be difficult to deal with. At least that’s what we heard in SF a when he was there w/Kabernick. He’s good but is he worth it? Most teams should split the HC and GM roles. Even Belichick makes his share of personnel mistakes.

  4. ironcity341

    Harbaugh is done a Michigan to much staff turnover and lack of improvement to bring them up to the big 10 elites

  5. Tony B

    No surprise here. Crennel is an absolutely horrendous head coach. Presided over worst team in Chiefs history. A team that went to playoffs next year under Andy Reid and Alex Smith.

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