Browns may end up hiring Anthony Weaver as Defensive Line Coach per report
By Peter Smith
Dec. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; General view of Buffalo Bills helmets before a game against the St. Louis Rams at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sportsi
The Cleveland Browns and head coach Mike Pettine may not be done getting defensive assistants from the Buffalo Bills after all. Initially, the reports seemed to indicate that defensive line coach Anthony Weaver would stay with the Bills, but a report from Football Scoop is saying he may end up leaving.
Weaver played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens from 2002-2005 and the Houston Texans from 2006-2008 before becoming a graduate assistant at Florida. After a year as the linebackers coach for North Texas, Weaver became the defensive line coach under Pettine with the New York Jets before going with him to the Bills. As a result, it is not a huge surprise he would want to go with him to the Browns.
Weaver would continue to build up a young staff as he is 33 years old. The Bills defensive line led the league in sacks this past year.
Jeff O’Neil and Brian Fleury were the other assistants who left the Bills for the Browns that coached there last year. Jeff Hafley left but had been hired by Pettine just 11 days prior and Chuck Driesbach coached for the Bills last year but had actually been fired earlier this month.