The Search Continues

The search for a new defensive coordinator continues on Wednesday with one candidate no longer an option, another one still in the mix and a brand new one jumping into the equation. Read more as we sort all this out.

We'll start with former Bill Parcells assistant and former Browns head coach Romeo Crennel, who reportedly has agreed to become defensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he will be reunited with former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis.

He runs a 3-4 defense and therefore would have been a good fit for Miami.

Al Groh, meanwhile, still hasn't been hired as defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech, so he remains an option. He's also got a history with Parcells and has experience running a 3-4 defense.

This brings us to the new candidate, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler. He is scheduled to interview for the position with Coach Tony Sparano.

Butler would seem like a good candidate even though he's never been a coordinator in the NFL based on the success of the Steelers' 3-4 defense in his seven seasons with the team, in particular the work of his linebackers.

Butler, who played 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, coached Joey Porter for four seasons with the Steelers.


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