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Browns hire defensive line coach Joe Cullen

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Joe Cullen has a new job, and he’s definitely going to need pants for this one.

The former Jaguars defensive line coach has been hired for the same position with the Browns, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cullen spent three seasons with the Jaguars, and they were last in the league in sacks last year. But Cullen’s best known for his time with the Lions, which included a DUI arrest and another in which he was arrested for a nude trip through the Wendy’s drive-thru.

If he tries that in Cleveland, he’ll learn a new definition of Frosty.

UPDATE 5:25 p.m. ET: The Browns announced the hiring of Cullen, along with defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi and Shane Steichen as an offensive quality control coach.

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11 Responses to “Browns hire defensive line coach Joe Cullen”
  1. rajbais says: Jan 22, 2013 3:49 PM

    Since that time I have hoped that all his meals be delivered to his office.

    There he can keep his pants on.

  2. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 22, 2013 3:50 PM

    Love the opening of this article!!!

    I wish him luck – he didn’t do so hot with the DL in Jacksonville, and they invested in some high picks for those positions. Like Branch, Alualu, Knighton … etc.

    They are (have been) under performing all the way across the board.

  3. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 22, 2013 4:08 PM

    The Browns? What, is he being punished?

  4. wwwfugu says: Jan 22, 2013 4:33 PM

    Great article.

  5. NoobTubeTV says: Jan 22, 2013 4:34 PM

    …Sigh… Waiting for real Browns news is killing me

  6. jagsfan1 says: Jan 22, 2013 5:42 PM

    Jags fan here. He came here with alot of hype…agressive, yeller screamer type, etc etc

    The whole time he was here – our D-Line has been horrible and pathetic. No talent on our d-line? I agree…BUT

    To me he is just another coach who is only as good as the talent he has. He showed NO ability to take the subpar talent that we had on the D-Line and at least make it competitive.

    We won’t miss him because he did not accomplish anything while he was here.

  7. mrfrostyj says: Jan 22, 2013 5:57 PM

    More defensive babysitters getting paid to “coach” a defensive line that pretty much coaches themselves. It’s like being named Peyton Mannings Quarterback coach or Rob Ryan’s eating coach.

  8. mazblast says: Jan 22, 2013 5:59 PM

    I’ve been asking a question over and over and not getting an answer. I’ll ask it once again–

    What IS a “quality control coach”? What does he do?

  9. pabrownsfan says: Jan 22, 2013 7:06 PM

    I loved the pun. It was great! on the other hand isnt it cold in Detroit also?

  10. brownsfan05 says: Jan 22, 2013 7:56 PM

    In college the quality control coach was basically a glorified water boy that we called the “get back guy” just walked up and down the sideline telling all the players to”get back”to avoid a sideline infraction penalty. Never played in the NFL but I assume its a similar role.

  11. gallogj says: Jan 23, 2013 10:25 AM

    Oh…he’s one of those Cullen’s! Great…now that we have a vampire coaching our team, there’s no way we can lose! His secret power is making his clothes disappear. I’m sure that’ll come in handy whenever we play Toothlessberger.

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