Texans interim coach Romeo Crennel will decide future at the end of the season

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Romeo Crennel has not been pleased with the results of his stint as interim coach for the Houston Texans.

“It hasn’t been good enough because we didn’t win,” Crennel said. “We came close on several opportunities and we didn’t make the plays to win. In this business, it’s did you win or did you lose? So, I haven’t won enough.”

Crennel took over for Bill O’Brien, who was fired as coach and general manager on Oct. 5. The Texans were 0-4, but Crennel’s insertion helped Houston find their first win of the season in a 30-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium.

In Crennel’s 11 games with the Texans, they have gone 4-7. Five of those losses were one-score games. If the Texans were able to close them out, they would be sitting 9-6 and part of the playoff conversation, not a tune-up game for the Tennessee Titans in Week 17 at NRG Stadium.

The 73-year-old, who has won five Super Bowls as an assistant coach or defensive coordinator, is part of the O’Brien era. Though he thought of very highly in the organization, the new staff may want to go in another direction.

“At the end of the season, which is getting a lot closer now, I’m going to sit down and evaluate to see what options I have and maybe what I want to do from this point forward,” Crennel said.