NFL News and Notes: Cleveland Browns Sign Dick Jauron as Defensive Coordinator

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns announced on Friday that the team has finally decided on Dick Jauron to be their defensive coordinator in 2011.
Jauron served as an assistant and defensive backs coach last season with the Philadelphia Eagles and also has 26 years experience coaching in the NFL including tenures as head coach with the Buffalo Bills, and Chicago Bears.
Jauron also served as interim head coach for the Detroit Lions in 2005 and as an assistant for the Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers throughout his coaching career.
Jauron's hire by the Browns is a testament to the team's commitment to change as the new defensive coordinator will more than likely change the Browns' current 3-4 defense to a 4-3 scheme.
Jauron will inherit a defense that showed improvement in 2010 but still ranked among the lower half in almost all defensive categories. The Browns finished 22nd in yards allowed per game and 27th in rushing defense.
Although the overall defensive ...

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