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Jauron not likely to return as Browns defensive coordinator

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With a new coach in Cleveland who has an offensive background, some believe that defensive coordinator Dick Jauron will be back.

It’s not likely to happen.  A source with knowledge of the situation says there’s only a small chance Jauron will return.

The Browns and Chudzinski instead plan to look elsewhere for someone to run the defense.  It’s currently unknown whether the philosophical preference will be sticking with a 4-3 or switching back (again) to a 3-4 front.

Jauron has served twice as a head coach, with the Bears from 1999 through 2003 and the Bills from 2006 through 2009.  He also was the interim head coach of the Lions in 2005.

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25 Responses to “Jauron not likely to return as Browns defensive coordinator”
  1. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:09 AM

    This is a sad franchise.

  2. eatitfanboy says: Jan 12, 2013 11:11 AM

    If I were to pick a DC that would get another job in 5 minutes, I would certainly take Jauron over Ryan.

  3. squrlmoos1 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:15 AM

    I don’t care as long as they “Chud up and win”

  4. stoolerz says: Jan 12, 2013 11:28 AM

    Getting rid of Jauron would be a huge mistake. Browns finally get some stabilty on that side of the ball and now they change because he’s not the hc’s guy- sad.

  5. buckifan4life says: Jan 12, 2013 11:36 AM

    Not keeping Jauron on is idiotic! The strength of the team last season was their defense and it has improved since Jauron took over. If they go back to a 3-4 when they finally have the personnel to play a 4-3, I’m done. I don’t have the time to wait around anymore for them to get it together. Life’s too short…

  6. thefiesty1 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:44 AM

    If he’s so good, why were they only 5-11. Couldn’t stop anybody. Too bad the CowBabies got Monte first.

  7. ytownie says: Jan 12, 2013 11:45 AM

    Jauron improved the defense, but it was a “bend but don’t break” , “play not to lose” philosophy. Doesn’t fit the attacking style Chud wants and the other AFC North teams run.

  8. Stiller43 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:50 AM

    They should get rob ryan back!!

  9. charliebooms says: Jan 12, 2013 11:50 AM

    O geez, here we go again.

  10. maybenextyearbrowns says: Jan 12, 2013 11:51 AM

    GO BROWNS !!

  11. mymanmccoy says: Jan 12, 2013 11:57 AM

    Glad to see they gave Chud a 5 yr. contract. It shows the commitment to stability for a change! Go Browns!

  12. clownsfan says: Jan 12, 2013 11:57 AM

    Should keep him. Let Jauron run the DEF. players love him & the team is built for th 4-3 scheme. It’d be one less thing a new HC would need to worry about. Of course he’ll be canned because keeping him makes too much sense

  13. northshorejag says: Jan 12, 2013 11:57 AM

    Instability: The greatest recipe for losing in the NFL

    Also see the Raiders, Jets and Skins (fomerly)

    Antonyms – Packers, Steelers and Giants

  14. trickbunny says: Jan 12, 2013 12:18 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says:
    Jan 12, 2013 11:09 AM

    This is a sad franchise.
    —————————————————

    I always get a good laugh when the fan of a franchise that has gotten fat, old, and has crashed, burned, and completely fallen apart calls another franchise “sad”.

  15. rajbais says: Jan 12, 2013 12:19 PM

    There must be friction between Jauron and Andy Reid.

    Jauron was a better choice at DC in KC than Bob Sutton.

  16. mymanmccoy says: Jan 12, 2013 12:31 PM

    Chud said in his presser that he’s not going to blow things up, why can’t people get that? I think he’s going to run a hybrid D like many other teams so getting rid of Jauron is not the worst thing to happen!

  17. emmac13 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:32 PM

    Everyone thinks Dick Jauron’s defense was great. But it wasn’t. It was not even good. It just looked that way because the offense was terrible. Browns defense wasn’t even in the top half of many rankings. They were average and keep the team in games. But they never took over a game and dominated.

  18. eatitfanboy says: Jan 12, 2013 12:33 PM

    mymanmccoy says:
    Jan 12, 2013 11:57 AM
    Glad to see they gave Chud a 5 yr. contract. It shows the commitment to stability for a change! Go Browns!
    ======

    Shurmur had a 4 year deal.

  19. autumnritual says: Jan 12, 2013 12:56 PM

    buckifan4life says: Jan 12, 2013 11:36 AM

    “Not keeping Jauron on is idiotic! The strength of the team last season was their defense and it has improved since Jauron took over. If they go back to a 3-4 when they finally have the personnel to play a 4-3, I’m done. I don’t have the time to wait around anymore for them to get it together. Life’s too short…”
    ______________________________________
    You’re done? You’re a lousy supporter! WHO NEEDS YOU!!

  20. joowishy says: Jan 12, 2013 1:05 PM

    Hard on a def to be on field 47 minutes a game. Juron is a good D cord. Dumb move to continue to switch from 4-3 to 3-4. I’m bout ready to turn in my dog bones.

  21. wryly1 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:28 PM

    Browns Defense got worn down more by it’s own offense than the opponets, because they couldn’t stay on the field and forced the D to play too many downs without a breather.

  22. bkh405 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:36 PM

    Pretty sure they had a top 10 D in ’11. With the offense fielding 5 rookie starters of course there would be some growing pains, thus putting more pressure on the defense.

    I’d give Jauron another year now that the other side of the ball isn’t so green.

  23. believeland1954 says: Jan 12, 2013 2:47 PM

    Browns D was not that good last year. It was just better than the year before. A bad DC can cost a head coach his job. Why would you trust someone you didn’t hire? Holdovers from a previous staff do not work out. Remember, the NFL is still a good old boy network and new head coaches bring in coaches they know and trust. “Go Browns”.

  24. mjkelly77 says: Jan 12, 2013 3:00 PM

    The Lions need to put Gunny out to pasture. C’mon to Detroit, Dick. ‘mon back home where you both coached and played.

  25. sean222 says: Jan 13, 2013 8:37 AM

    Put it this way, if Chud doesn’t ask Hayden and Jackson their opinion on how the defense was run, then it will be a long next few seasons. New coaches need to communicate with team leaders before major changes are made. This will be Jackson’s forth coordinator change if they don’t keep Juron.

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