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Browns adding ex-NFL RB Rock Cartwright to staff

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The Browns are adding former NFL running back Rock Cartwright to their coaching staff as a quality control coach, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Monday.

Cartwright, 36, had an eight-year playing career with the Redskins, Raiders and 49ers.

The Redskins selected him in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. New Browns coach Hue Jackson was the Redskins running backs coach in 2002.

In addition to having a really cool football name, Cartwright had six career rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns. He worked as a coaching intern with the Steelers during last year’s training camp.

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17 Responses to “Browns adding ex-NFL RB Rock Cartwright to staff”
  1. screamingsheep69 says: Jan 25, 2016 6:06 PM

    Cartwright, party of 3.

  2. troylok says: Jan 25, 2016 6:17 PM

    I liked the little guy when he was with the Redskins. It turned out he was a decent kick returner as well. Good luck, Rock. Do good and next year come back to the Redskins…

  3. erikinhell says: Jan 25, 2016 6:21 PM

    I wonder if this means Cleveland is taking a running back in the draft. They need to improve their running game to give their crappy QBs a chance.

  4. obesedude says: Jan 25, 2016 6:31 PM

    Congratulations to Rock Cartwright on the new position but you know what I found most interesting about this article? Hue Jackson spells his first name Hue and not Hugh. I always assumed it was the latter.

  5. thenameisredskins says: Jan 25, 2016 6:48 PM

    Really good special teams player. Was a kick returner with the Redskins, and was big on both kick and punt coverage.

  6. cwwgk says: Jan 25, 2016 7:23 PM

    Consummate team player as well.

  7. learysdisciples says: Jan 25, 2016 7:49 PM

    I mean cmon

  8. theghostofottograham says: Jan 25, 2016 8:04 PM

    I’ve been watching the NFL since the 1960’s and this is the first year I’ve heard the term ‘quality control coach’. Can somebody explain this?

  9. thirdistheworrd says: Jan 25, 2016 8:06 PM

    Perfect guy to be a quality control coach. He’s the kind of consummate football player every coach wants on a team. Not very talented but does his job perfectly and gives his 100% every time he’s on the field.

  10. titansfan12 says: Jan 25, 2016 8:17 PM

    Give Rock the rock. I’m sure that’s been said before

  11. charger383 says: Jan 25, 2016 8:29 PM

    what does a quality control coach do?

  12. realfootballfan says: Jan 25, 2016 9:21 PM

    theghostofottograham ,

    It’s basically the entry level coaching position. They are usually the people breaking down the film for the other people on staff. Also, I think they do mundane things on gameday like count how many players are on the field, make sure players and coaches stay off the field during the game, etc. The NFL is just like any other office workplace. There are tiers and job titles. Their most important 16 work days are just extremely more stressful than most jobs.

  13. notfromcleveland says: Jan 25, 2016 9:30 PM

    Poor poor Rock. I have a feeling Kathryn Smith was better suited for this position.

  14. raydahhs75 says: Jan 25, 2016 10:08 PM

    He was a hugely respected locker room leader everywhere he played, so no surprise really to see him moving into coaching.

  15. kwjsb says: Jan 26, 2016 10:36 AM

    Hey Paw …. Where’s Little Joe?

  16. tanstewie says: Jan 26, 2016 8:23 PM

    I’m Cartwright!!! Man Florio, a huge Seinfeld fan, blew it with this one!! Thought the picture would be Costanza in the Chinese restaurant for sure

  17. autumnwind999 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:06 PM

    I’m pretty sure Rock played for Hue in Oakland too.

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