Browns relieve defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of duties
The Cleveland Browns have ultimately decided to move on from Gregg Williams altogether, who acted as the team’s defensive coordinator and interim head coach.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2019
The Browns have since promoted the team’s former offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach. Williams was surprisingly fantastic after relieving former head coach Hue Jackson after a tough Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Williams was 5-3 after taking over the head coaching position to the surprise of many who assumed the Browns would only acquire a couple wins this season. For the first time since 2010, the Browns did not finish last in the AFC North, and ultimately, under unlikely circumstances, they had a chance of making the playoffs deep into the season.
Williams turned a group of young defensive players into one of the league’s most promising and talented units. It’s beginning to look like a lot of the team’s defensive draft picks are starting to pan out in a big way, including rookie Denzel Ward and second year players Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers. The Browns’ entire roster proved that they have a place in this league and can be taken seriously again after competing with and beating some of the best teams in the NFL.
Williams will likely not be unemployed very long as he is a great defensive minded coach. It’s uncertain where Williams could wind up after he previously hinted he has been getting a lot of attention from other teams inquiring about him, yet recent reports state otherwise.