By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Browns have named Gregg Williams as the interim head coach for the rest of the season. Williams replaces his old boss, Hue Jackson, who was fired on Monday.
The team also parted ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday shortly after firing Jackson.
Williams will oversee the entire coaching staff now. Freddie Kitchens has been named the team’s interim offensive coordinator.
Jackson was let go after two-plus years as the Browns head coach. He went just 3-36-1 with an .088 win percentage.
He also guided the team to the second 0-16 season in NFL history in 2017.
Williams will be an NFL head coach again for the first-time since the 2003 season. He went 17-31 in three seasons as the Buffalo Bills head coach from 2001 through 2003.
He had been the team’s defensive coordinator since the 2017 season before his promotion. Prior to joining the Browns, he was worked with the St. Louis Rams/Los Angeles Rams from 2014 through 2016.
He spent the 2013 season as the Senior Assistant Defensive Coach with the Tennessee Titans. He was also the Rams defensive coordinator in 2012.
Williams spent the 2009 through 2011 seasons with the New Orleans Saints. He was also the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator in 2008.
From 2004 through 2007, he was the Washington Redskins defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
Before becoming the Bills head coach, he worked at Belton High School as their head coach from 1984 through 1987. He then worked with the Houston Cougars and the Houston Oilers before being the Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator from 1997 through 2000.
Kitchens will receive his first appointment as offensive coordinator in the NFL. He was previously the team’s running backs coach and associate head coach before his assignment to be the team’s interim offensive coordinator.
He worked with the Arizona Cardinals in multiple capacities from 2007 through 2017. He was first tight ends coach, then quarterbacks coach, and finally running backs coach in 2017.
He joined the NFL in 2006 as the Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach. Kitchens worked in college football from 1999 through 2005.
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