Re: PLEASE!!!BRING BACK ROMEO CRENNEL!!!
posted at 9/28/2010 12:56 AM EDT
In Response to PLEASE!!!BRING BACK ROMEO CRENNEL!!!
[QUOTE]BOTTOM LINE: THE PATRIOTS DEFENSE HAS NEVER BEEN AS GOOD AS WHEN ROMEO CRENNEL WAS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR.
i REA;IZE THAT HE HAD TO LEAVE FOR HC OPPORTUNITY IN CLEVELAND - BUT WE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN HIM BACK HERE WHEN HE WAS AVAILABLE. lAST YEAR THE CHIEFS WERE TERRIBLE - ESPECIALLY ON DEFENSE. LOOK WHAT HE HAS DONE WITH THEM - HE IS THE DIFFERENCE WITH KC THIS YEAR. BILL B IS A GREAT COACH BUT A MEDIOCRE GENERAL MANAGER - HE HAD A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BRING BACK CREDIBILITY TO THE PATRIOTS DEFENSE AND LET IT SLIP THROUGH HIS FINGERS.
Posted by rlm140[/QUOTE]
That statement is actually arguably not true from a statistical point of view.
2006 was one the the best seasons statistically for the defense.
Also if you combine all of Romeo's years as DC for the Pats and compare them to the combined statistics of the years Dean Pees was DC you will find the numbers eerily similar between the two of them.
If you want to add some context to those numbers, you could make an argument that even those Pees is statistically equal to Crenel during their tenures as Pats DC's that Pees' numbers mean more. Why you ask?
You could argue 3 points.
First that Crennel had better talent in its prime as the Pats were on the upswing after being at the bottom of the league so long and picking high end talent at the tops of rounds in the draft. Not so much at all with Pees as the Pats were already mostly at the top and picking at the bottom of every round in the drafts.
Second you could argue that Crennel had the benefit of working with the Pats D during a longer time frame where the rules benefited the defensive backs. Allowing them to man handle the receivers. While Pees was DC for the Pats the rules had already changed and the league had changed to a more high power passing league universally.
Third and lastly you could make an attempt to argue that Crennel benefiting at least one of his seasons for having Pees as his linebackers coach.
Now if you want you can also argue that Crennel is once again in an enviable and timely position to reap the talent benefits of a team that has been picking at the top of rounds in the draft for seemingly forever and is finally coming together.
Now all that being said however, the rumors that came out of Foxboro via Tom Curran were that the Pats did indeed try to hire Romeo back as DC this year but that Romeo was already in early talks with KC for the same position. It's alleged Romeo did not want to burn any bridges and play one off the other and politely told the Pats he was already engaged in discussions with KC.
The same was also rumored to NOT be true for Charlie Weis as their appeared not to be any real interest on the part of the Patriots.