Matt Roth was one of the better pickups of the Eric Mangini era in Cleveland.
Now headed for free agency no matter what the league rules are in 2011, Roth expects to leave the Browns because of the defensive system new coordinator Dick Jauron will install.
“Right now I kind of like the 3-4 [defensive system],” Roth told Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, who writes that Roth sounds “resigned” to leaving the team.
Roth could get a big payday from a 3-4 team like the Chargers, Patriots, Jets, or Chiefs that need outside linebacker help. Roth could also follow former Browns defensive coordinator to Dallas. Roth said he loved played for Eric Mangini and Ryan in Cleveland.
“I think Mangini was a great coach,” he said. “I don’t think anyone ever quit in either of those years. We beat up on some pretty damn good teams. We didn’t have an easy schedule.”