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Crennel hasn’t been contacted by Saints, yet

Romeo Crennel AP

Former Browns and Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel is on the list of potential defensive coordinators with the Saints.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, the Saints have not yet contacted him.

It’s unclear at this point whether and to what extent Crennel will be interested.  After a difficult and trying season in Kansas City, which included Crennel witnessing the suicide of linebacker Jovan Belcher less than two months ago, the 65-year-old coach may want to take a year off — or more.

He’ll continue to be paid by the Chiefs for the next two years, so he doesn’t need to work.  More importantly, any work he’ll be doing will be for free, since any money he makes coaching will reduce the amount the Chiefs owe him on his buyout.

Thus, it could take some work to persuade Crennel to keep working.

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9 Responses to “Crennel hasn’t been contacted by Saints, yet”
  1. mariorat says: Jan 26, 2013 9:23 AM

    Please come back to New England.

  2. hoops737 says: Jan 26, 2013 9:24 AM

    Romeo o Romeo where art thou Romeo?

  3. jredshoes says: Jan 26, 2013 9:41 AM

    Great defensive coach. Even a better human being. The Saints could do a lot worse

  4. cags777 says: Jan 26, 2013 9:43 AM

    I know he’d be a great coordinator and would bring integrity to the organization. However, he may also need time away to process everything he went through last season. Best of luck, coach.

  5. chools119 says: Jan 26, 2013 10:12 AM

    Wish he would come back to New England. Matt Patricia not getting the job done. We don’t have time for him to learn on the job. Same for secondary coaches. Bring back Mangini also

  6. letmesetyoustraight says: Jan 26, 2013 10:41 AM

    I guess the ESPN talking heads got this one wrong. They tried to connect the 3-4 dots for a “scoop” but struck out.

  7. slickster35 says: Jan 26, 2013 12:23 PM

    Romero should retire, period.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Jan 26, 2013 5:30 PM

    Going away from the game won’t help him. If anything it could make things worse. If he wants to move on from the disaster at Kansas City he should join the Saints and win a Super Bowl!

  9. musicman495 says: Jan 29, 2013 9:50 PM

    My guess is that the Saints have not made a move yet because they have an eye on one or more assists with the 49ers and/or Ravens. We should know a lot more next week.

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