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Browns hire Ray Horton as DC

Posted: 1/18/2013 4:25 PM

Browns hire Ray Horton as DC 

Per Shefter via Twitter.

Came up in a 34 and worked a 34 in Zona but has experience in 43.   Should be able to give Chud the hybrid approach he likes.  But no relationship that I'm aware of with Chud or Norv Turner and neither of their teams even faced his defense this year so it's not like he's someone they have fresh experience coaching against. 

He seemed to be a possible favorite for HC before Chud came into the picture.  Back to the Whisenhunt story regarding staff hires and the influence of Banner et al. 

//edit.  I thought Zona has run a 43 but I guess they were in a 34 now? 

Last edited 1/18/2013 4:33 PM by 0tter

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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:36 PM

Re: Browns hire Ray Horton as DC 

The best news all day.
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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:17 PM

Re: Browns hire Ray Horton as DC 

Good coach, and a good hire.  Most of Arizona wanted Horton to be hired as the HC for the Cardinals.  Now, if we can just get Banner and Lombardi to take a trip together somewhere and somehow not come back, then we'd be looking good!

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Go Browns!!!

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Posted: 1/19/2013 9:41 AM

Re: Browns hire Ray Horton as DC 

Of the options we had, this pick is a good one.  (Although I would have been happy sticking with Jauron).

Makes sense and I hope this leads to an aggressive and innovative D. 

But I have a question:

Was this Chud's call......or Haslam's.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:31 AM

Re: Browns hire Ray Horton as DC 

Chud's call with input from JH.
But it was Chud's call all the way.
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