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Crennel was never contacted by Saints

Romeo Crennel AP

In the aftermath of the announcement from Saints coach Sean Payton that the team would be shifting from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 front, it was reported that former Browns and Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was on the short list to replace Steve Spagnuolo.

It appeared on the surface to be a great idea.  Crennel and Payton have common ties tracing to Bill Parcells, and Crennel isn’t the kind of guy about whom Payton would have to worry running a bounty system or otherwise doing anything that comes close to breaking the rules.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, Crennel isn’t among the finalists for the job.  In fact, we’re told that Crennel was never even contacted.

The finalists are believed to be former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.  It’s believed that Ryan will get the job.

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4 Responses to “Crennel was never contacted by Saints”
  1. jwcarlson says: Feb 6, 2013 3:35 PM

    This guy should be a DC somewhere next year. What gives?

  2. nothinbutathang says: Feb 6, 2013 3:50 PM

    I think most of the time all sports reporters, just make stuff up. Say what ever pops in your mind. A week ago Crennel was all but the DC in New Orleans, now, he’s not even on the list. Ryan all but has the job, but then he doesn’t. Why don’t you just wait till the Saints announce who the new DC will be, then we will get the truth.

  3. aberystwyth2 says: Feb 6, 2013 4:34 PM

    jwcarlson says:
    Feb 6, 2013 3:35 PM
    This guy should be a DC somewhere next year. What gives?”

    What Gives? he’d be working for free given his buyout from being fired, he would not be making any more money as a DC.

  4. oldbyrd says: Feb 6, 2013 4:58 PM

    He is a great Def. Coord. Some explain to me why The Eagles haven’t called him?

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