Former Patriots Assistant Romeo Crennel Confirms NFL Retirement

New England Patriots assistant Romeo Crennel announced his retirement from the NFL. Current and former NFL players will remember his great accomplishment on the football field. Crennel spent 50 years doing what he loves the most. He was part of the NFL family for about four decades.

Crennel became a NFL coach in 1981. He was the New England Patriots defensive line coach from 1992 to 1996 and then became the team’s defensive coordinator from 2001 to 2004. Crennel loved his job and fans made everything better. The former Patriots coach gathered an army of fans throughout his career. He was a popular figure in New England, New York, Cleveland, Kansas City, and Houston. One thing stands for sure. Crennel will miss the thrill and the joy from his days in the world of football. Coaching was his passion and he loved every bit of it.

“Football has been my entire life and it’s been a dream come true to coach for 50 years,” Crennel said in a statement through the Houston Texans. “There are so many friends to thank who have helped me and supported me throughout my career. I especially want to thank the fans and owners of the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans for allowing me to contribute to the game that I have loved so much for so long. I’ll miss everything about coaching and teaching, but the thing I’ll miss the most is being around the guys every day.”

Romeo Crennel announces retirement after long career

Crennel did his best to lead players in the right direction. He made sure players understand the assignment and play their best game. His players were like family. Of course, Crennel wouldn’t accomplish all this without his wife and three daughters.

“My goal was to put every player and coach in the best position to succeed and I consider every guy I coached or worked with a part of my family,” Crennel added. “I would also want to thank my wife Rosemary and my three daughters, Lisa, Tiffany and Kristine, for all of their support over the years. Because of their love and selflessness, I have been able to live out my dream. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to spend more time with my grandchildren while staying around the game of football.”