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According to a report from Football Scoop, the Cleveland Browns and head coach Mike Pettine may not be done taking assistants from the Buffalo Bills. They could end up taking Anthony Weaver, the Bills defensive line coach a day after taking Jim O’Neil, their linebackers coach, Jeff Hafley, the secondary coach who Pettine hired 11 days prior, and assistant linebackers coach Bruce Fleury.
Weaver played 7 years in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans before going to Florida to be a graduate assistant. After a year with North Texas, Weaver was hired by Pettine with the New York Jets and went with him to Buffalo, so it should not be a huge surprise to see him want to follow him to Cleveland.
Weaver was in charge of the defensive line that led the NFL in sacks this past year with Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, Kyle Williams and Alan Branch. In Cleveland, he would working with Desmond Bryant, Phil Taylor, Billy Winn and John Hughes.
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Bills head coach Doug Marrone expressed concern Monday that he may lose defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to the Browns. On Tuesday the Bills granted Cleveland permission to interview Weaver. Weaver is the last assistant on the staff who came to Buffalo with Mike Pettine from the Jets. it’s believed Pettine will offer him the […]The post Browns could have a new defensive line...
The Buffalo Bills granted the Cleveland Browns permission Monday to interview Bills linebackers coach Jim O’Neil for the Browns’ defensive coordinator position. O’Neil followed Browns coach Mike Pettine from the New York Jets to the Bills last season when Pettine became Buffalo’s defensive coordinator. Pettine was hired by the Browns last week. After eight seasons as...
Buffalo Bills fans were heartbroken when Mike Pettine was given the head coaching spot for the Cleveland Browns, but just a few hours after that hire, Buffalo made one of their own. The Bills hired former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. Today Schwartz was introduced to the Buffalo media and he fired up the […]The post Jim Schwartz promises a fast, and physical defense...
Mike Pettine filled out much of his defensive staff on Monday evening, but he remains without the most important coach on his staff.
Pettine is a top-notch defensive football coach, but his offense in Cleveland is what will make or break his first head coaching gig. The Browns need offensive help and lots of it.
Having a defensive coach leading what will be a massive offensive overhaul...
The Cleveland Browns are on another coaching search as new head coach Mike Pettine attempts to fill out his staff in Cleveland.
While the most important assistant of all will be the offensive coordinator, the defensively-oriented Pettine looks to be going back to a comfortable place to start his new staff.
Bills coach Doug Marrone was first to break the news of several Bills assistants...
So here we are again. For the seventh time in the 15 years since bringing a team back to the city of Cleveland The Cleveland Browns have named a new head coach for the upcoming season.
After firing Rob Chudzinski on December 29, the Browns hired Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to be the new head coach.
So why did the Browns hire another seemingly unknown coach who...
Uhhh…so the Browns go from unknown Rob Chudzinski to unknown Mike Pettine. How can we be excited about a guy no one has ever heard of?
- Matt in C Town
The short answer, Matt: we can’t be excited about this hire. Pettine was the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills last year, a squad that was 10th in the league in yards allowed, and 20th in the league in points allowed...
The Cleveland Browns have officially hired Jim O’Neil as the defensive coordinator for head coach Mike Pettine.
The Browns also announced that special teams coordinator Chris Tabor would be retained from former coach Rob Chudzinski’s staff.
Mike Pettine also officially filled out his staff that we reported upon previously.
The Browns officially named Brian Angelichio as tight...
Now that the Cleveland Browns have a head coach, they have to fill out the rest of Mike Pettine’s staff.
The #Browns have received permission to interview #Bills LB coach Jim O’Neil for the DC job. It’s a formality
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 27, 2014
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With the dust now beginning to settle, and the orange tie replaced with a tracksuit, Mike Pettine has officially begun work as the 15th Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns.
A surprise choice for many, Pettine was awarded the post last Thursday, and faced the cameras to explain what it was about the job that made him so desperate to get it. He acknowledged the history of the Cleveland...
Today Mike Pettine was able to sign Jim O’Neil as his defensive coordinator. In addition, Pettine plucked assistants Chuck Driesbach (linebackers), Brian Fleury (assistant linebackers coach) and Jeff Hafley (secondary) off the staff he worked on in Buffalo as defensive coordinator. Pettine made Brian Angelichio, who spent the past two seasons in Tampa Bay, his […]The post Browns...
BY NICK ST. DENISAfter just one season as the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine bolted for a head coaching gig with the Cleveland Browns.Now, the Bills are are waiting to see if Pettine plans on poaching some of his old staff, and the Bills are complying -- to a point.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Buffalo has given the Browns until Monday (today) to decide...
After a month of searching, the Cleveland Browns last week finally landed their next head coach for the 2014 season. The Browns last week named former Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, as their next head coach. It took some time for the Browns to find the right guy, but finally they feel they have a leader that can create success in Cleveland. But now comes...
BY NICK ST. DENISRemember the Buffalo Bills assistant coach who had no idea why he was fired?It's safe to say that he's no longer searching for an answer.Former Bills defensive coordinator and now Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine hired former Bills linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach this week to assume the same position in Cleveland, and he's not the only 2013...
One year after Buffalo hired Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator, the Bills hired former head coach of the Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz for the same position. As you probably know by now, Pettine was offered the Cleveland Brown head coach job. Many Bills fans groaned in agony, as Pettine’s defensive scheme worked well last season and produced franchise record...