Browns Interview First Potential Joe Woods Replacement on Wednesday

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Cleveland Browns interviewed their first potential Joe Woods replacement on Wednesday.
The Cleveland Browns interviewed their first potential Joe Woods replacement on Wednesday. / (AP Photo/David Richard)

The Cleveland Browns are one of several teams with an open coaching position this offseason. Cleveland parted ways with defensive coordinator Joe Woods immediately after Week 18, showing no doubts about moving on after a three-year run.

On Wednesday, the team officially began its interview cycle.

Jim Schwartz is the first candidate to officially discuss the DC job with the Browns. The former Super Bowl winner could be in line to earn another coordinator job after serving as a defensive assistant with the Tennessee Titans over the past two seasons.

Schwartz rose up the coaching ranks with the Titans to begin his career, taking over as DC in 2001. He held that job for a whopping eight years before leaving to become head coach of the Detroit Lions. Schwartz mostly struggled over five seasons in Detroit, managing one playoff appearance and posting a dismal 29-50 record overall.

Following his exit from Detroit, Schwartz had a one-year stint in Buffalo and then took over in Philadelphia. He led another dominant unit there and eventually went on to win a ring with the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

Schwartz has helped unlocked several All-Pro talents throughout his career, coaching the likes of Albert Haynesworth, Ndamukong Suh, Marcell Dareus and Fletcher Cox at the heights of their powers. It's exciting to think what he could do in Cleveland with Myles Garrett leading a unit that boasts plenty of playmakers.

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