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behind the Cleveland Browns White Logan Thomas Jerseys , ESPN’s Seth Wickersham describes how owner Jimmy Haslam has presided over five coaching changes in six years, including the recent firing of Hue Jackson, who started his tenure losing 31 of his first 32 games with the Browns. The story goes to great lengths to paint Haslam as a controlling owner, someone who meddled in every facet of the team, from draft-day selections and free agent signings to player usage during games. Haslam’s desire to take control over every decision had a positive effect on the Buffalo Bills and their fans. In January of 2016, the Browns were seeking a new head coach after firing former Buffalo defensive coordinator Mike Pettine following a 10-22 record in two seasons. One year later, Buffalo was also in the market for a head coach after terminating Rex Ryan’s contract following a disappointing two-year stint where Ryan’s Bills went 15-16. Ryan’s tenure was ultimately doomed due to too many penalties and a defense that never lived up to its potential. While they weren’t in search of a new head coach at the same time, the Bills and Browns eventually both expressed interest in the same up-and-coming coordinator—Sean McDermott—who built up a stellar resume as defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. Cleveland had a chance to hire McDermott, but thanks to Haslam Logan Thomas Jerseys 2019 , the Browns went in a different direction, and Buffalo wound up with The Process. The Wickersham story describes the interview process Cleveland employed when seeking out its next coach—“many executives later described the meetings to associates as among the most inspiring and memorable of their Browns careers,” Wickersham wrote—and following a few rounds of interviews among the committee tasked with hiring a new coach, the results were nearly unanimous: four of the five committee members voted for McDermott. The one member who didn’t want McDermott? Haslam, who had become infatuated with Jackson, former head coach of the Oakland Raiders who was serving as offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals at the time of the interviews. As the story goes, while McDermott had “crushed his interview and was known to be open to new ideas,” Haslam opted for Jackson because he “was a respected play-caller and teacher, especially with quarterbacks. ... He could could relate better to players.” Paul DePodesta Youth Zay Jones Jerseys , formerly of the New York Mets who had been hired by Haslam as Cleveland’s chief strategy officer, brought with him a strong background in analytics. After hearing of Haslam’s support for Jackson, DePodesta penned an email to Haslam, urging him to reconsider and hire McDermott, going as far as stating that “hiring Jackson would be a bad call.” After responding to his concerns—“I hear you,” Haslam reassured DePodesta—according to the ESPN article, the Browns’ owner then flew to Cincinnati and hired Jackson as the Browns’ 19th coach on Jan. 13, 2016. Nearly one year later, on Jan. 11 Zay Jones Jerseys Stitched , 2017, McDermott was hired to be Buffalo’s 20th head coach. Jackson was fired by Cleveland on Oct. after amassing a 3-36 record in parts of three seasons, including an 0-16 mark in 2017. McDermott guided the Bills to a playoff appearance and a 9-7 record in 2017, snapping a 17-year playoff drought, and has gone 15-17 in two seasons in Western New York. Cleveland’s gaffe benefited Buffalo greatly, as the Browns recently promoted FreddieKitchens to become the franchise’s 11th coach since the 1999 season, while Buffalo appears set at head coach moving forward with McDermott. He’s a top-five prospect for a reason."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftScouting ReportsBuffalo Bills NFL Draft CoverageCollege bloggers have rave reviews for Alabama’s Quinnen WilliamsNew,1commentHe’s a top-five prospect for a reason.EDTShareTweetShareShareCollege bloggers have rave reviews for Alabama’s Quinnen WilliamsArguably the best prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft is Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Displaying an incredible combination of speed, strength Robert Foster Jersey , and technique, Williams dominated the line of scrimmage in helping the Crimson Tide to another CFP National Championship Game appearance. We think we knew the answer to the question, but we wanted to find out how Alabama fans felt about their future top-ten pick. So we checked in with SB Nation’s Roll Bama Roll, home of all things Crimson Tide. Here’s what their writers had to say about their star lineman.Quinnen Williams had an awesome season, but Bama is no stranger to world-class players. How does he measure up against recent top prospects?Quinnen Williams’ 2018 season was probably the most dominant I’ve seen from an Alabama defender in the Nick Saban tenure. And there have been some big seasons out there over the years such as Rolando McClain in 2009 and Jonathan Allen in 2016, and Minkah Fitzpatrick in 2017.There’s a very real shot Q could go #1 overall. I couldn’t blame the Cards for falling in love with Nick Bosa’s production as an edge rusher, but if they decide they prefer to focus on interior disruption...How would you characterize Williams? Does he “trust the process”?Quinnen took a voluntary redshirt when Jonathan Allen decided to return to school, and his patience has paid off in a big way. He has made tremendous strides under DL coach Craig Kuligowski, to the point that many draft boards have him ranked as the top defensive tackle in the country ahead of Houston superstar Ed Oliver...After a productive season as a rotational guy last year Womens Nick O'Leary Jersey , Williams bulked up some to play the nose tackle spot vacated by first round draft pick Da’Ron Payne and never let go of the opportunity.What’s the plan to replace Williams on next year’s team?Williams single-handedly covered up a myriad of defensive issues for the Tide last year by blowing up so many offensive plays before they ever really got started. That kind of impact will likely never be replaced...Phidarian Mathis had some flashes as a reserve last season and is the favorite to win the job— in fact, Mathis has been my pick for a while for a breakout season next year. However, that was before I actually spent some time watching [freshman 5-star recruit Ishmael] Sopsher. Now I’m not so sure. I think Sopsher will make a strong push for the starting nose tackle job.I’m going to tentatively predict that Mathis still wins it, but Sopsher is solidly second team and will rotate in more and more as the season goes on.Williams’s incredible agility led teammate Jonah Williams to liken him to a “300-pound bar of soap”. If that doesn’t describe a player with otherworldly talents for pressuring the pocket, maybe nothing does. Williams impressed Alabama fans seemingly from the day he arrived on campus with a great attitude and better on-field performances, and he’s primed to do the same for an NFL franchise this year.You can read more on Williams from Roll Bama Roll:
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