Why knock Ned Romero? He had about 4 lines and all of it exposition--he had no chance to show what he could do with some meat on the part.
No knock intended, really... he just didn't give a memorable performance and I thing Andrews would have... just a gut feeling.
You are right in a way.
If Kras hadn't died and they brought Andrews back--he would have matched his performance to that of "Friday's.." and sneered his lines with the same gusto.
But Romero was creating a NEW character with no substance in any of the new lines except a bit of expostiotion.
Maybe if Romero had played Kras in "Friday's.."--he would have developed some inflections and mannerisms that would have carried over as well.