Texans assistant Romeo Crennel having too much fun to retire

Five decades into a stellar coaching career, Romeo Crennel has no intentions of retiring.

Rather than stepping aside after being the architect of the NFL's top-ranked defense last season as the Texans' defensive coordinator, Crennel opted to sign a two-year contract to become assistant head coach.

"I like this team, I wanted to be with the guys," Crennel said. "I like the players on this team. I could have retired probably, but I'm not ready to. I got to keep going. It shouldn't be as much stress on gameday."

The 69-year-old former Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs head coach is entering his fourth season with the Texans after previously being the New England Patriots' defensive coordinator.

For more on this story, please visit Chron.com

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