The LA Rams are still in the market for special teams coordinator. Could ex-Texan Romeo Crennel fill that role for the Rams?
The LA Rams continue to work towards filling their coaching staff positions. One of the more critical roles is that of special teams coordinator. That position was last filled by John Fassel, who was poached away to join the staff of the Dallas Cowboys and their new head coach Mike McCarthy.
While the team has not yet moved to fill the position, they may have not had the right candidate, until now. On January 20, 2020, the Houston Texans announced parting ways with former defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and promoting defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to their defensive coordinator role.
It just so happens that Crennel had a very successful run as special teams coordinator for seven seasons with the New York Giants. Despite the current youth movement underway with the LA Rams coaching staff, Crennel would bring an excellent perspective to the coaching staff. His career spans special teams, defensive linemen, defensive coordinator, assistant head coach, interim head coach and head coach.
The LA Rams need to hit on virtually all their moves going forward in 2020 to overtake the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Head Coach Sean McVay has admitted as much as the team hired an offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell this off-season. The team also parted ways with former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, hiring former Vic Fangio protege’ Brandon Staley.
The team continues to seek a running backs coach and a replacement for Fassel at special teams. Crennel’s career is pretty hard to ignore, having been a member of the coaching staff for some pretty good teams. And his reputation, particularly among the young players who make up the majority of special teams play, would most certainly carry a lot of weight with the team.