Kitchens making sweeping changes on the coaching staff

Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens hasn’t officially been named to the position but is already making major changes to the staff.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and Special Teams coordinator Amos Jones have been relieved of their duties according to reports.

The following assistants have also been let go according to

  • Quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese
  • Offensive line coach Bob Wylie
  • Linebackers coach Blake Williams
  • Tight ends coach Greg Seamon
  • Assistant defensive backs coach Jerod Kruse
  • Offensive quality control coach Brian Braswell
  • Offensive assistant Bob Saunders
  • Assistant offensive line coach Mark Hutson
  • Defensive quality control coach Eric Sanders
  • Special teams assistant Josh Cribbs

Interim running backs coach Ryan Lindley is reportedly staying and could be promoted to quarterbacks coach under Kitchens.

Lindley played in the league for four seasons including three with the Arizona Cardinals when Kitchens was the quarterbacks coach and was brought to Cleveland when Kitchens was promoted to interim offensive coordinator back in October.

Also reportedly staying on under Kitchens is wide receivers coach Adam Henry and defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker.

Obviously a lot of the staff that was let go were either part of Hue Jackson’s staff when he was the head coach or part of Gregg Williams’ defensive staff.

Williams was never going to take a demotion after serving as the interim head coach for the final eight games of the 2018 season.

He rallied the troops and posted a 5-3 record in a season that was the biggest turnaround in franchise history from 0-16 to 7-8-1.

While his defense wasn’t the greatest, he was a great leader and motivator and got the team on the right track and should be commended and praised for that.


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