As the Browns begin their search to replace Alex Van Pelt as offensive coordinator, they are one of the many teams preparing to interview a former Sean McVay assistant.
Andy Dickerson, who finished his second season as the Seahawks’ offensive line coach, is set to interview for the Browns’ OC post, CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones tweets. Dickerson has coached under Shane Waldron in Seattle for the past three seasons, moving up to O-line coach in 2022. He spent the previous nine years with the Rams, however. Dickerson is the first known candidate for Cleveland’s OC job, which had been Alex Van Pelt‘s for four years.
McVay kept Dickerson aboard from the Jeff Fisher years, with the veteran coach in place since the Fisher-Les Snead partnership formed in St. Louis back in 2012. Dickerson provided rare continuity in an assistant O-line coach for the Rams, being with the team during Steven Jackson‘s final seasons as the team’s starting back through Todd Gurley‘s ascent. He was in place when the Rams ventured to Super Bowl LIII but left with Waldron to work under Pete Carroll in 2021.
Dickerson’s first season as Seattle’s O-line coach, 2022, featured a historically rare experiment that featured two rookie tackles. Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas helped Geno Smith to Comeback Player of the Year honors and Kenneth Walker make a rookie-year impact for a surprising playoff team. Injuries affected the Seahawks’ O-line this past season, which produced the same 9-8 record. But the season can be labeled a disappointment given the resources the team put into this year’s squad.
Carroll’s ouster led the Seahawks to greenlight its staffers permission to interview elsewhere without the threat of being blocked. That would not apply to any Dickerson OC interview, however, as this is a move up the ladder. That said, the Browns are looking for a non-play-calling OC, as Kevin Stefanski will stay in place to call the shots in 2024. But the team is seeking new ideas on offense ahead of Deshaun Watson‘s third season running the show.