J.J. Watt won’t talk about Bill O’Brien, says Romeo Crennel brings “fresh start”

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The week before he was fired as head coach of the Texans, Bill O’Brien reportedly had an argument on the practice field with J.J. Watt, the Texans’ star defensive lineman and captain. Asked about that report, Watt preferred to look forward, rather than backward.

“I’m not going to talk about what happened at practice and what conversations were had. Right now, we have a fresh start,” Watt said today, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

That fresh start comes from interim head coach Romeo Crennel, whom Watt praised.

“RAC is a great man. He has rings. He has a positive air about him. He has a jolly nature to him. You can’t help but smile being around RAC. It should be fun,” Watt said.

The best way for the Texans to get a positive air about them would be to win a game, something they’re favored to do for the first time this season on Sunday, when they host the Jaguars.

23 responses to “J.J. Watt won’t talk about Bill O’Brien, says Romeo Crennel brings “fresh start”

  1. Romeo is a fine human being, a good man and decent defensive coordinator. As for a head coach, maybe he can bring something to that team. Even the faintest light at tunnels end would help.

  2. I think trading away Hopkins in the off season destroyed team morale and BOB never recovered from it.

  3. We really liked Coach Romeo hear in Cleveland. Our front office was an absolute dumpster fire for decades when we were owned by someone who was disinterested. He never made excuses or threw people under the bus. A classy guy and I know we Clevelanders wish him only the best. Hell Vince Lombardi could have coached the Browns then and they probably wouldn’t have done much better. I’ll be keeping my eyes on the Texans. I wish them well.

  4. JJ Watt is a class act. No need to speak about old business with reporters Good for him taking the high road!

  5. JJ staying classy as always.

    BOB the GM ruined the team. Trading stars for pennies on the $$$

    The next GM will have his work cut out for him.

  6. When you develop stars in-house you have to pay them, not overpay for trades and FA.
    O’Brien was a terrible GM and that eventually showed up in the locker room.
    I have no problem with Watt, just like I had no problem with Hopkins. A change was badly needed.

  7. A bad finish to the season would normally have the silver lining of a high draft pick for the Texans….uh, no. The decisions GM O’Brien made will set this team back at least 3 maybe 4 seasons before they’re competetive again. In the process they’ll waste the prime years of a talented QB and have to start all over again…again.

  8. Wishing Crennel best of luck in the role. But considering that this team has won the division 4 of the last 5 years, it’s going to take a lot more than good vibes and jolliness to make the firing make sense.

    It’s almost like a reverse Caldwell. He was an unimpeachable guy but kept hitting the same ceiling. Now the Lions would love to have that problem. The Texans could easily find themselves in the same boat.

  9. Maybe the Texans should consider bring Kubiak back? I’ve read where with his improved health, he might be open to a HC job if offered. Kubes and Watson could be really interesting.

  10. I knew as soon as JJ said ‘something has to change’ that BOB was gone. You lose JJ you lose the team.

  11. As a Chiefs fan I think Watt needs to go too. Great player, 5 years ago, but overhyped ever since. When they played the chiefs the commentator mentioned Watt being a player of the year candidate. Why? Texans seem to be held back by their old ways and their old players.

    Likable franchise but if you’re cleaning house, clean it all.

  12. orivar says:
    October 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    “Fresh Start”

    Yeah to a #1 draft pick.

    They do not have a 1st or 2nd round pick. They traded them both to Miami hahaha

  13. “Fresh Start”

    Yeah to a #1 draft pick.

    not quite, they don’t have a first or second round pick. Thanks again BOB

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