The Cleveland Browns landed a big name to coach their offensive line as Bill Callahan is reportedly going to join Kevin Stefanski's staff
Heading into 2019, the Cleveland Browns had some high hopes for their offensive line. They were rather strong down the stretch the prior season and they were now being coached by James Campen, a well-respected O-line coach.
Campen also served as assistant head coach as the Browns were trying to get as many experienced coaches as they could to help Freddie Kitchens along the way. Unfortunately, the results weren't there and new head coach Kevin Stefanski recently decided to go away from Campen.
Fans were understandably bothered by this move, but it is fair to say they found someone more than capable of taking over. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Cleveland will be bringing in Bill Callahan to coach their offensive line.
This move is quite impressive as Callahan comes over with a solid resume. A former head coach that took the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl following the 2002 season, Callahan has guided some impressive linemen in his career.
He's worked with the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, and most recently, the Washington Redskins as offensive line coaches. In 2014, he was also the offensive coordinator in Dallas as DeMarco Murray led the NFL in rushing behind their impressive line.
His work in Washington was impressive as well as he took a struggling unit and turned them into a respectable front-five. His guys even paved the way for Adrian Peterson to run for 1,042 yards in 2018 at the age of 33 and another 898 this season at 34-years of age.
Callahan's track record speaks for itself and wherever he goes, the running game flourishes. That's great news for the Browns as they're expected to rely heavily on Nick Chubb in Stefanski's new offense.
Their latest head coach may be a rookie, but he has done a great job putting this staff together with this hire really standing out as a win.