The off-season drum continues to beat on for the Browns. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Cleveland Browns might have gotten Ray Horton as their new defensive coordinator.
Former Cardinals DC Ray Horton expected to become Browns new DC. And as @mikesilver reported, Todd Bowles expected to become DC in Arizona.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 18, 2013
And so ends the saga of Dick Jauron and if he would be retained in Cleveland. But another saga that many Browns fans had been fearing starts again. According to Jeff Schudel Ray Horton coaches the 3-4.
#Browns Ray Horton would be a perfect D.C. fit for the Browns. He was successful in Az. and coaches the 3-4. Browns already interviewed him.
— Jeff Schudel (@jsbrownsinsider) January 18, 2013
So who knows what that means for the Cleveland Browns and their abundance of defensive linemen. The biggest question of all is for someone like Jabaal Sheard who might soon have us bemoaning the miscasting of Kamerion Wimbley in the 3-4 as a linebacker as opposed to a 4-3 defensive end.
[Related: A new coaching staff could mean a change to a 3-4 defense. Are the Browns ready for that?]