Gregg Williams will interview for Browns head coaching job Tuesday
Cleveland Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams is reportedly set to interview for the permanent coaching role with the franchise on Tuesday.
The Browns finished the regular season at 7-8-1 overall after Sunday’s 26-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
However, after starting the season 2-6-1, it’s clear that the team made huge strides under Williams after he took over for the fired Hue Jackson after the Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And Williams has clearly done enough to land an interview for the official head coaching role, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
#Browns Dorsey will interview Williams tomorrow but won't say when he'll interview Kitchens. Also apparently won't be deterred by college coaches saying they won't leave their schools.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 31, 2018
Williams certainly has a ton of experience in the NFL, and given what he was able to accomplish in the second half of the season, it makes sense that the Browns would give him a strong look.
He’s only had one other stop as a head coach in the league, which came during his three-year tenure with the Buffalo Bills, where he went 17-31 overall with the team.
No matter who gets the Cleveland job, it’s obvious that the Browns are in a much better position roster-wise than they’ve been in a while.
Naturally, the biggest reason for that is due to the play of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who set an NFL record for most touchdown passes by a rookie by throwing for his 27th score in the loss to the Ravens.
He will be someone that the new coaching staff will be able to build around, and should Williams land the job, there is at least a lot of familiarities to work with there.