Cleveland Browns to Hire Dick Jauron as Defensive Coordinator


It looks as though the Cleveland Browns have found their new defensive coordinator. The team is set to hire Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron, making him the first coordinator to join head coach Pat Shurmur’s staff.

Jauron is a two-time head coach in the NFL (three if you count his tenure as the Detroit Lions‘ interim head coach in 2005), so he brings plenty of experience to the staff. After all, the 60-year-old has been a coach in the league since 1985.

Even better, a source (the always-loved “source”) says that Jauron is choosing Cleveland because of his familiarity with president Mike Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert. That’s what finally having a solid front office will do for you.

There has also been talk of the Browns switching back to the 4-3 defense, something that many people have been wishing for for a number of years. What do you think, should the Browns go back to the 4-3?

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  • Ronbo

    I feel good about it and I love that H&H can bring about anyone they want here now.Their creditability brings a lot to the table.

  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    This is a significant coup for Holmgren, no matter how you slice it. You have a guy with 25 years experience coaching in the NFL; a former head coach with a better overall winning percentage than Mangini over twice as long a period of time; a guy who presided over a defence with the Eagles that included the third best NFC team in interceptions; and a man who was wanted by several teams including the Eagles.

    Yes we should move to a 4-3. And yes Jauron will improve this defense. He is very quiet and the antithesis of Ryan, but results are what matter.