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Jauron to Cleveland

Posted on: January 21, 2011 3:13 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2011 4:00 pm
Dick Jauron will be the new defensive coordinator in Cleveland, NFL sources said, agreeing to a multi-year contract Friday. Details haven't been finalized, but sources said the deal is all but done.

Jauron, who served as a secondary coach in Philadlphia, succeeds Rob Ryan as the team's defensive coordinator after one season with the Eagles. He had been a candidate for the defensive coordinator job in Philadelphia, too, but moved to the head of the class in Cleveland when Dave Wannstedt bowed out of the picture.

Jauron had been a defensive coordinator in Jacksonville (1995-98) and Detroit (2004). He is the first coordinator to join new coach Pat Shurmur's staff. 
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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2011 1:47 am

Jauron to Cleveland

The Jags went to the playoffs in '96-'98 when Jauron was D Coordinator because of Coughlin and the offense; not the defense. They were always in the lower half of the league in defense.

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2011 12:30 am

Jauron to Cleveland

Rob Ryan was a gimmick coach.  We never ran a straight 3-4 we would have 6 LB's on the field at times.  Our D line would never be set before the hike trying to create confusion with our sets and blitzes.  This may work once in a while against teams when you surprise them, but when you play in a division with Pittsburg and Baltimore, both power running teams, this type of D doesnt work.  Also it is a hell of a lot easier drafting players for a 4-3 rather than a 3-4. We were always trying to convert DE's to linebackers or DT's to DE's.  Dick Jauron may not of been a good head coach but his defences were usually pretty good at Jacksonville, Chicago and Buffalo.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 8:54 pm

Jauron to Cleveland

How do these "recycled" coaches keep getting jobs?  I don't recall Jacksonville & Detroit's defenses being too special.  Plus, I don't even want to mention the Bills when he coached there.  Isn't there a young new coach with some new ideas that can bring some energy to the Browns.

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:50 pm

Jauron to Cleveland

browns better get some d lineman b/c they couldn't put out a decent group in the 3-4.  I think it's a good hire.  They need some experience on that side and someone that can help shurmur adjust to being a head coach. 

Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:26 pm
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Since: Jan 21, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:04 pm

Jauron to Cleveland

I feel sorry for the Cleveland Browns, the NFL has passed Jauron by, he stunk as a head coach. He is a step in the wrong direction. Nice guy but that is not what the Browns need.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2011 5:09 pm

Jauron to Cleveland

The only reason they didn't keep Rob Ryan is because he was  a part of the old regime, i think it's a big mistake getting rid of him for Dick Jauron.  Rob was one of the few coaches i liked in cleveland since they came back to the NFL in 1999

Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 5:08 pm

Jauron to Cleveland

Well, Jauron will run a 4-3 instead of a 3-4 which probably suits the Browns personnel better since they have no real pass rushing linebackers.  I do understand the move......Unfortunately I dont think Jauraon is an upgrade over Rob Ryan. I would have preferred to try to get the personnel to run Rob Ryans defense since he is the better coordinator in my opinion.

Watch Dallas D this year with Rob Ryan coaching D.Ware....... 

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Jauron to Cleveland

Cleveland needs some speed on defense.

Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 3:52 pm

Jauron to Cleveland

Only because Dick Jauron was a below average Head Coach does not mean he is not a good Defensive Coordinator.  Don't forget in 1995 he was the DC for Jacksonville where they went to the playoffs 3 of 4 years, and it was an expansion team. 

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