Browns announce Todd Haley is their new offensive coordinator

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Todd Haley has a new job: Turn around the NFL’s worst offense.

Haley has been hired as Cleveland’s offensive coordinator, the Browns announced today.

“We’re thrilled to bring Todd Haley in as our offensive coordinator,” coach Hue Jackson said in a statement. “I’ve known Todd for a very long time and have respected and admired the job he’s done as a play-caller in this league. He’s a coordinator that has been successful in every place he’s been. He has been a guy that has adjusted his offense to successfully complement and taken advantage of the skillset of his personnel. I’ve witnessed firsthand how prolific his offenses have been in the AFC North over the last six seasons. As I reflected after the season and contemplated adding an offensive coordinator to the staff, my first thought was obviously improvement. If I was going to turn over the play calling duties to someone else, it had to be to someone that was experienced and had a long history of success in this league. We were going to be patient about it because there is always a lot of movement in the early part of the offseason. When Todd became available, I jumped at the opportunity to meet with him. Once we sat down and talked, it became quickly evident that Todd would be a great fit.”

Haley had a lot of success as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator, but Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin decided at the end of this postseason that he’d had enough of working with Haley. Now Haley will take on the big task of turning around a Cleveland team that needs to find a franchise quarterback.

The Browns also announced that Amos Jones is their new special teams coordinator and Freddie Kitchens is their new running backs/associate head coach.

19 responses to “Browns announce Todd Haley is their new offensive coordinator

  1. Kinda surprised by this because I know that Hue Jackson wanted to do play calling. It’s his deal. Haley is not incompetent but his off the field behavior does leave some room for pause. Jackson could have hired the recently retired Carson Palmer and still had a major control over OC…

    Probably means the Browns will at least win a game next year. Could very well wind up, as another poster suggested, that Haley becomes an interim if and really when Hue Jackson ultimately is canned.

    Maybe this really means that Dorsey is cementing control there though if that really were the case Hue Jackson would be gone already.

  2. Pat Shurmer was just recently hired as head coach of the Giants. Brad Seely has coached SF special teams since leaving, Norv Turner landed with the Vikings. Need I go on?

  3. Indirectly, Pat Shurmur is now the HC of the NYFG. Mangini, Crennel, Robiskie, Carson all got assistant jobs after his term in Cleveland. Schottenheimer, Gregg, Crennel and Brown all had HC gigs after Cleveland. Then there’s Belichick…

    So, it seems that one cannot survive Brownitis…

  4. firecracker87 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 11:05 am

    This is the end for him. I mean has anyone ever gone from the Browns to another team?
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    Some guy named Bill Belichick did. I hear he turned out okay.

  5. mmack66 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 11:20 am
    firecracker87 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 11:05 am

    This is the end for him. I mean has anyone ever gone from the Browns to another team?
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    Some guy named Bill Belichick did. I hear he turned out okay.
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    True that. However, Bill was fired from the Browns. I was talking about…has anyone ever done really well and got a new job because of contributing to a winning record with the Browns. For example, Bill is not firing Matt Patricia. Matt is getting a HC job because of how well hes done for the Pats. Big difference from just being fired and then getting picked up. Has anyone done a Matt Patricia in the Browns camp?

  6. The Browns already have Kizer. They should make a commitment to the kid and give him some protection at right tackle and then put him into an offense that works towards his strengths.. being mobile.

    Saquon Barkley with the first pick would immediately help Kizer; then move down a few spots from forth overall and get McGlinchey at tackle.

    Kizer needs to be coached-up and given some tools, cutting the cord on him after only one year in the NFL (and playing for the Browns at that) is ridiculous, however, we are talking about the Browns.

  7. firecracker87 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 11:34 am

    True that. However, Bill was fired from the Browns. I was talking about…has anyone ever done really well and got a new job because of contributing to a winning record with the Browns.
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    They don’t ever give anyone enough time to turn the thing around, so likely not. People have left there and coached elsewhere, however.

  8. firecracker87 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 11:34 am
    mmack66 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 11:20 am
    firecracker87 says:
    January 24, 2018 at 11:05 am

    This is the end for him. I mean has anyone ever gone from the Browns to another team?
    ———————-

    Some guy named Bill Belichick did. I hear he turned out okay.
    ——————————-

    True that. However, Bill was fired from the Browns. I was talking about…has anyone ever done really well and got a new job because of contributing to a winning record with the Browns. For example, Bill is not firing Matt Patricia. Matt is getting a HC job because of how well hes done for the Pats. Big difference from just being fired and then getting picked up. Has anyone done a Matt Patricia in the Browns camp?

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    Kyle Shannahan moved on from the Browns to Falcons by choice and is now HC of the 9ers.

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