The Cleveland Browns had a busy day filling up their vacant position coaching spots. Earlier in the day, the team hired Mark Whipple as their quarterbacks coach and Bill Davis as their linebackers coach. Tonight, we have two other new assistant coaches to talk about: Dwaine Board and Mike Wilson.
Board was named the Browns' new defensive line coach. He was with the Oakland Raiders last year as their defensive line coach, and before that spent six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. There is your Mike Holmgren connection.
Wilson's resume is a little more interesting, according to the Plain Dealer:
Wilson spent the 2009-10 seasons as the wide receivers coach of the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL. Before that he was tight ends and receivers coach for the Cardinals.
If you are interested in hearing about our former assistant coaches, then here you go: the Dallas Cowboys brought former Browns linebackers coach Matt Eberflus aboard, probably due to his relationship with Rob Ryan. In the comments section for that post, I was a little puzzled by what one user posted:
Rob Ryan singled out Eberflus as the reason for LB Chris Gocong’s arrival on the scene as an above average 3-4 inside linebacker. Very interested to see what he does with someone of Sean Lee’s pedigree.
Was Gocong really anywhere close to being an above average 3-4 inside linebacker last season?