Texans Make Abrupt, Unexpected Coaching Change
The Texans made an abrupt, unexpected coaching change this week.
In effort to fix some glaring defensive issues from this past season, head coach Bill O’Brien decided to shake things up a bit.
Gone is Romeo Crennel, who took over the defense in 2017 when Mike Vrabel left for the Tennessee Titans. In his place steps in former defensive line coach Anthony Weaver.
Weaver has led the d-line since 2016, after originally arriving from the Cleveland Browns.
A former grad assistant at the University of Florida, Weaver landed his first NFL gig in 2012 as an assistant defensive line coach with the New York Jets.
From there he became the defensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2013, and Cleveland in 2014.
This will mark Weaver’s first foray into being a defensive coordinator.
— patrick (@PatDStat) January 20, 2020
Weaver is credited with heling develop talents like Brandon Dunn, DJ Reader and Angelo Blackson.
The Texans finished 2019 with a 10-6 record, ultimately making it to the second round of the playoffs.
After defeating the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Game, they were eventually dispatched by the eventual AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs.
It remains to be seen what impact Weaver will ultimately have on the defense.