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Browns hire Wilbert Montgomery, 10 other assistants


The Browns announced the hiring of 11 assistant coaches on Thursday, including former Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery.

Also hired were George DeLeone (assistant offensive line), Chris DiSanto (assistant strength and conditioning), Richard Hightower (offensive quality control), Dowell Loggains (quarterbacks), Derik Keyes (assistant strength and conditioning), Mike McDaniel (wide receivers), Andy Moeller (offensive line), Paul Ricci (strength and conditioning), Tony Tuioti (defensive quality control) and Anthony Weaver (defensive line).

An Eagles tailback from 1977 through 1984, Montgomery was the Ravens’ running backs coach the previous six seasons.

Montgomery isn’t the only former Ravens coach to land with Cleveland. Moeller was Baltimore’s offensive line coach from 2011 through 2013 and assistant offensive line coach from 2008 through 2010.

Weaver held the same position with the Bills in 2013, with McDaniel holding the same position with the Redskins.

The hiring of Loggains had been previously reported.

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21 Responses to “Browns hire Wilbert Montgomery, 10 other assistants”
  1. jerruhjones says: Feb 6, 2014 11:31 AM

    Go Browns!

  2. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 6, 2014 11:40 AM


  3. steelerdeathstar says: Feb 6, 2014 11:52 AM

    Time will tell if the new staff works out for the Browns. Mike Pettine seems to have an identity and a plan there.

  4. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 6, 2014 12:28 PM

    Great job Wilbert. It’s always nice to see a hard-working man be able to take a step-up in team quality.

  5. bmorepositive123 says: Feb 6, 2014 12:34 PM

    After his insane workload all 4 years at Rutgers and then with the Ravens bleak offense, it’s not his fault Ray Rice’s body broke down this past year…

  6. wideright91 says: Feb 6, 2014 12:36 PM

    What about Dan Quinn? Is he getting a job?

  7. baller2 says: Feb 6, 2014 12:41 PM

    Being a browns fan is like being a psychic. You know the train wreck is coming –

  8. opneon says: Feb 6, 2014 12:50 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I wish Wilbert the best. I l0ved him as a RB and hated to see him go, but it did not go well this past year. Unfortunately, I think it was more Castelle (another old Philly friend of Harb’s) than Montgomery – but Juan fits into Kubiac’s plan better.

    But the real reason I had to write is…
    WHY DOES CLEVELAND CONTINUE TO HIRE EX-RAVENS COACHES AND FRONT OFFICE MANAGERS? If the Ravens contuinued to get ex-Colts coaches (other than Marchibroda, the fiorst coach who was once the B’more HC), I would have gone nuts!

    If I were a Browns fan I would be crazy about firing the HC this past season whi did a great job with the material, and all these Ravens hanging aorund. I was impressed with him and now I could care less about the team again. It just be frustrating.

  9. getyourownname says: Feb 6, 2014 1:23 PM


    Probably because they have extensive history of beating other teams in the divison.

  10. rovadawg says: Feb 6, 2014 1:27 PM

    I’m not seeing a whole lot of experience with the Zone Blocking scheme that Kyle Shanahan champions…

  11. Coach John Harbaugh says: Feb 6, 2014 1:32 PM

    this is why they’re the browns..
    ..and we’re the ravens

  12. baltimoresnativeson says: Feb 6, 2014 1:53 PM

    Getting the Ravens sloppy seconds never works out for the Browns, yet they keep doing it.

    Jamal Lewis
    Gary Baxter
    Bobby Rainey
    Paul Kruger (so far)
    Now Andy Moeller and Wilbert.

    Stop the Tom Foolery.

  13. sbchampsagain says: Feb 6, 2014 3:46 PM

    Speaking of Cleveland taking Baltimore castoffs, you forgot Willis McGahee and Phil Savage…

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 6, 2014 4:17 PM

    After Ryan Clark had his way, Willis McGahee couldn’t remember Willis McGahee in a Ravens uni.

  15. eaglesw00t says: Feb 6, 2014 4:26 PM

    If we didn’t have Duce, I would clamor for Wilbert. I love them both though. Much love and luck for Wilbert. Thanks for the years of entertainment. You never have to buy beer as long as you’re eating at the same place as me

  16. fordmandalay says: Feb 6, 2014 5:57 PM

    Seriously, what the Hell is up with that photo?

  17. dagrizzman says: Feb 6, 2014 7:26 PM

    Leave it to this new ownership group to have more coaches and assistants than active players on the roster, lol what a joke !!

  18. kwjsb says: Feb 6, 2014 10:09 PM

    He would have gained more yards than our RB’s

  19. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 7, 2014 7:35 AM

    Better to take a coach from a team that went 8-8 despite two injured RBs than from one that couldn’t win six games with the best RB in the NFL.

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 7, 2014 1:35 PM

    Meanwhile, the Ravens long-time coaches are fleeing for teams that went 4-12 last year.

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 7, 2014 4:38 PM

    Le’Veon Bell > AP

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