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Browns GM John Dorsey says Gregg Williams will get interview to be full-time head coach

John Dorsey, Gregg Williams

It has been a couple of weeks since the Cleveland Browns made the decision to move on head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

This has put defensive coordinator Gregg Williams into the interim head coaching job for the rest of the season to which has gotten off to a solid start helping guided the team to a 1-1 mark in his two games at the helm. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, general manager John Dorsey has voiced that the team will give Williams an interview for the full-time head coach gig when that time comes.

This is Williams first time truly being put into the position of serving as a head coach for a franchise. It is a new experience that could launch him into another opportunity if he’s able to manage it properly with the team playing more fluidly with him at the helm. This was certainly the case against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday afternoon in a 28-16 win at home. It was a strong performance on both sides of the ball each making a significant impact on how the game unfolded.

The Browns have assembled a roster with plenty of talent on both sides of the ball that is largely led by their promising young players. This has been more of the case offensively with key rookies such as quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb, and wide receiver Antonio Callaway. This will make the decision for the next head coach hiring that much more crucial or the team to put the right person in place to lead the charge.

It’s too early to determine if Williams will get a serious bid for the vacancy, but these comments at least clarify that he will be in the picture to have an opportunity to secure the position.