CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Gregg Williams won’t have to wait long for his next job interview. General Manager John Dorsey says he’ll meet with the Browns interim head coach on New Year’s Day.
“We are going to interview Gregg tomorrow", Dorsey said on Monday. "With that being said, I want to see his overarching vision and plan for this organization moving forward. I want to hear his thoughts on the team moving forward, but I also want to be able to explore multiple options out there in the National Football League and just see who fits this organization moving forward. There may be some guys out there that we do not know about yet so I just want to explore all options and make the best decision for this organization.”
Williams, who was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2001-2003, went 5-3 as interim coach of the Browns, galvanizing a team that had underachieved under Hue Jackson. Williams would almost certainly retain offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, who quickly developed a strong chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield, but if Dorsey goes in another direction, there’s no guarantee that Kitchens will be back.
“Ultimately, whoever that head coach will be in the future, I think he has to have the ability to hire his staff. Will we make suggestions? Yeah, that is what all people do. At the end of the day, whoever that head coach is, it is going to be his decision if he stays or if he leaves.”
Dorsey made it clear what type of coach he’s looking for.
“What do you want? You want a man of character. A guy who can instill leadership into these young men. A guy who is a collaborative thinker. A guy who is a continuous learner. A guy who is consistent on a day in and day out basis and who those player can look up to and go, ‘You know what? I will follow that guy anywhere.’ Once you can get a guy and identify a guy like that, those are the types of guys you are looking for. That is the goal for the organization is to get to what is best for this organization – find a man of character who can lead young men.”