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Anthony Weaver Press Conference: New Texans Defensive Coordinator Discusses What Houston’s Defense Will Look Like

Hear it from the mouth itself.

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This offseason, Romeo Crennel left the Texans’ sideline (or press box) for a the special assistant job in the sky, that place where all defensive coordinators eventually go once they reach a certain age. Anthony Weaver took over as the Texans’ defensive coordinator. This sort of swap happened once before when Mike Vrabel was named DC for a year before he left to become the head coach in Tennessee. That year, a new voice calling the defense was a net negative, as the Texans’ defense went from 11th to 32nd in points allowed and from 9th to 23rd in defensive DVOA.

Now it’s Weaver’s turn to take over Crennel’s job and have his go at it. We learned yesterday, when Weaver met with the Houston media for the first time since he was promoted to defensive coordinator, that Weaver’s ascension means changes to the Texans’ defense. You can watch the entire interview here.

In the linked interview, Weaver discusses being more aggressive, becoming more exotic to get to the quarterback, how he believes Lonnie Johnson Jr. is a cornerback, and how important it is for J.J. Watt to play 16 games in 2020.

If you don’t want to watch the whole interview, you can check out some highlights below thanks to Rivers McCown.

Thoughts on what Weaver had to say about the Texans’ defense going forward?