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Romeo Crennel to join Bill O'Brien in Houston as defensive coordinator

Head Coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during pre-game warm ups before playing the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 16, 2012 in Oakland, California.
Head Coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during pre-game warm ups before playing the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 16, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Just days after hiring Bill O'Brien as head coach and firing Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator, the Houston Texans are reportedly looking to bring in former Kansas City Chiefs' head coach Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator according to a report by CBS Sports on Jan. 4.

The hire will give the Texas a New England Patriots feel as both O'Brien and Crennel both served under Bill Belichick. Crennel, who is looking for his own fresh start after leading the Chiefs to a miserable 1-15 season just a year ago, will look to help O'Brien turn around a 2-14 team.

Romeo Crennel's greatest success has come as a defensive coordinator. Before taking over as head coach for the Chiefs in 2010, Crennel was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2005-2008 and failed to turn either franchise around into a consistent winner.

Adding to the "Patriots flavor", Patriots tight ends coach George Godsey is reportedly a candidate for the Texans offensive coordinator job.

Overall Bill O'Brien is hoping to add another ingredient from that "Patriots flavor" and that key ingredient is winning.