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Report: Browns add Jimmy Raye and George DeLeone to coaching staff

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The Cleveland Browns are still working toward filling out a coaching staff under new head coach Mike Pettine.

According to Alex Marvez of and Sirius XM NFL Radio, the Browns are hiring Jimmy Raye and George DeLeone to join Pettine’s staff.

Raye will serve as a senior offensive assistant while DeLeone will be an assistant offensive line coach.

Raye – a former offensive coordinator for seven NFL teams – will join the Browns after last serving as an offensive assistant for Greg Schiano on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff. Prior to Tampa Bay, Raye had not been employed in the league since being fired as the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator in September 2010.

DeLeone has spent the last three years as an assistant at the University of Connecticut. DeLeone has two prior stints coaching in the NFL. He served as the tight ends coach with the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2010 under head coach Tony Sparano. He was also the offensive line coach for the San Diego Chargers in 1997.

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15 Responses to “Report: Browns add Jimmy Raye and George DeLeone to coaching staff”
  1. ninerrob52 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:56 AM

    As a 49ers fan, let me just say Jimmy raye may be an even worse hire than the Bills hiring Jim Hostler. I lived through it, trust me on this

  2. drock36 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:00 AM

    Those two are the difference makers

  3. hendeeze says: Feb 5, 2014 1:10 AM

    My condolences Cleveland. Jimmy rate has all of 2 plays in his playbook and neither work. Better have him practice mumbling his plays to the qb otherwise it’s going to be false start

  4. drs76109 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:16 AM


  5. couchbasher says: Feb 5, 2014 2:18 AM

    is this a good thing?

  6. favresweiner says: Feb 5, 2014 3:03 AM

    9ers fan here: Jimmy Raye was the offensive coordinator for the 9ers a couple of years ago. He is extremely conservative on offense and loves fullback dives. Good luck with that.

  7. 49erstim says: Feb 5, 2014 7:01 AM

    Jimmy Raye is a good guy, but he was the worst offensive coordinator in 49ers history. High school offense bad. Good luck with that Cleveland. You better hope he has no say whatsoever in offensive playcalling or game planning and that his main job is making Norv’s coffee. News flash Norv: that coffee is gonna be bland. 🙂

  8. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 5, 2014 7:28 AM

    Poor Cleveland.

  9. buddysguys says: Feb 5, 2014 8:14 AM

    New plant managers for the Factory of Sadness

  10. matthewmacisaac says: Feb 5, 2014 8:28 AM

    Their resumes suggest that Cleveland is headed back to predictable, sluggish, play not to lose (which they ultimately will) offense. Last year they finally had a coaching staff that would take chances and play to win. It looks like a huge step back.

  11. realfootballfan says: Feb 5, 2014 9:17 AM

    I like Pettine, but that offensive staff is shaping up to be a disaster.

  12. changsteinelgamal says: Feb 5, 2014 10:14 AM

    He looks like the bad guy on Temple of Doom.
    Indy, cover your heart!

  13. kwjsb says: Feb 5, 2014 10:18 AM

    And Browns fans keep getting these coaches as part of the rebate for the firing of Chud, Ray & Norv.

  14. grruffgrruff says: Feb 5, 2014 11:47 AM


    Norv Turner is OC of the Vikings…

  15. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 5, 2014 1:13 PM

    Jimmy wishes you’d stop pointing that thing at him. It might be loaded.

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