Browns Hire Jim Schwartz as DC

Tennessee Titans defensive assistant Jim Schwartz
Tennessee Titans defensive assistant Jim Schwartz
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NFL Wild Card - The Cleveland Browns have hired Jim Schwartz as their defensive coordinator, according to a report from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Schwartz last served as a senior defensive assistant for the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee finished 19th in defensive DVOA, but led the league with a -24.4% defensive rushing DVOA.

Since 2001, Schwartz has been a defensive coordinator for the Titans, Buffalo Bills, and Philadelphia Eagles, winning Super Bowl LII as a member of the Eagles. He was also head coach for the Detroit Lions from 2009 to 2013.

After posting the team's best defensive DVOA since 2002 last season, the Cleveland Browns defense took a step back this year, their 3.9% defensive DVOA ranking 23rd in the league. 

Comments

4 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2023, 10:38am

#1 by KnotMe // Jan 17, 2023 - 12:49pm

May the Schwartz be with you.

Points: 3

#2 by Aaron Brooks G… // Jan 17, 2023 - 2:01pm

You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine. Now let's see how well you handle it.

Points: 0

#3 by ImNewAroundThe… // Jan 17, 2023 - 4:56pm

Gym shorts never dies

Points: 0

#4 by IlluminatusUIUC // Jan 18, 2023 - 10:38am

There's a world where he gets the Buffalo job instead of TrainRex Ryan, and who knows where that ends up.

Points: 0

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