Latest On Browns Coaching Staff

The Browns finally hired Joe Woods as their defensive coordinator this week, and the organization is now switching focus to other parts of their coaching staff. Nate Ulrich of the Beacon Journal reports (via Twitter) that the Browns have hired Jason Tarver as their linebackers coach. Meanwhile, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com writes that T.C. McCartney has joined the staff as an offensive assistant.

Tarver spent three years as the Raiders defensive coordinator between 2012 and 2014, and he spent the past two years in the same role with Vanderbilt. He lost that gig following a disappointing 2019 campaign. In Cleveland, Tarver will be coaching the linebackers, a role he held with the 49ers, Stanford, and Vanderbilt.

While McCartney was canned as Broncos QBs coach following the 2019 season, he earned praise for his work with quarterback Drew Lock. He’ll likely take on a quarterbacks-centric role in Cleveland, where he’ll be coaching under new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. McCartney previously worked for the Browns, serving as an offensive quality control coach under OC Kyle Shanahan in 2014.

The Browns have completely revamped their coaching staff and front office this offseason. The team hired former Eagles’ VP of Football Operations Andrew Berry to be their GM and EVP of Football Operations, and they hired Kevin Stefanski as head coach, Woods as defensive coordinator, and Van Pelt as offensive coordinator. The team has also hired several notable names for assistant roles, including Dolphins OC Chad O’Shea as their WRs coach and former Redskins head coach Bill Callahan as OLs coach.

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  1. aias

    I just hope they get it right this time. Honestly, I’d like to see them win, and the constant reboots are wearying.

    • bravesfan88
      bravesfan88

      It is definitely looking like a really great staff…I think this might be the collection of coaches to get this team on the right path..

      I’m definitely a diehard 49er fan, but with Woods going to Cleveland, I certainly wish him and the Browns the best of luck!! My ex was from Cleveland, and we went to a couple of Indians games while visiting. I have to give it to you Clevelanders, you all have some of the most passionate fans I have been around..Absolutely was very refreshing to see truly passionate fans, rather than Atlanta’s fairweather fans, that are only around when our teams are doing well…Especially Falcons fans, they’re the worst…lol

      Woods will be an excellent hire for you guys, best of luck. The Browns definitely got a great one!!

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