Texans' Romeo Crennel: 'No validity' to trade rumors


HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel is not looking for the team to trade anybody.

Crennel said he addressed trade rumors with the team earlier this week to try and eliminate the distraction of uncertainty.

With the NFL trade deadline looming Nov. 3, and the Texans struggling mightily at 1-5 after firing head coach-general manager Bill O'Brien, there has been speculation about the team making moves.

The Texans did not have a first-round draft pick this year, and won't have one next year, either.

But Crennel said the meeting at practice was to remind the players they are trying to win a football game against the Packers on Sunday, and not to worry about rumors.

"Rumors are rumors and there's no validity to the rumors," Crennel said. "I broached the subject with them because we've got a big game coming up and I don't want thinking about 'am I getting traded, am I not getting traded, what's going on' and all of those kind of things. So I put it out there, told them that we're trying to win a game. That's what we're trying to do and we want to be as successful as we can. And right now, under my tenure, we're a 1-1 football team. We could've very easily been 2-0 and I want to build on that."

Crennel was also asked if he expects the Texans to be active before the trade deadline.

The coach turned the question around, and it's one media has been asking all week.

Who do you trade?

"I'm not looking to trade anybody," Crennel said. "I want to try to win with the guys we've got. We've got a pretty good team. We've got some talent on the team. Basically, if we can go forward and win a game, then I think attitudes are going to change and people are going to be more positive. Then in the second half of the season, we've got a chance to do something. So that's what my focus is."