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Browns hire John DeFilippo as Offensive Coordinator

Browns hire DeFilippo as OC (Source: WOIO) Browns hire DeFilippo as OC (Source: WOIO)
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According to CBSSports.com the Cleveland Browns will hire Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator. 

DeFilippo has been a quarterbacks coach for multiple teams in the NFL, 2007-08 with the Raiders, 2009 with the New York Jets, then returned to the Raiders in 2012. 

The upcoming season will be Defilippo's first time being a coordinator or a play caller. 

The Cleveland Browns have had five different offensive coordinators in the last five seasons, most recently former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and the Browns mutually parted way after just one season together. 

“I think he has an excellent way with those guys,” Browns head coach Mike Pettine said. “He can be tough on them and at the same time, not have them tune him out. I think he holds those guys accountable. I think they feel his energy and they feel his passion and it's contagious. It's when you're around John you can't help but feel that.”

The Browns' uncertainty at quarterback was addressed early in the interview process with all candidates, Pettine said. DeFilippo, who calls himself a “make-it-work type of guy,” said he didn't view it as a deterrent and views his offense as flexible enough to maximize the quarterback's strengths and skill set.

“I'm thrilled to be working with all the quarterbacks that are here and going to be here,” DeFilippo said. “We're going to treat everyone and coach everyone just as hard and just the same.

DeFilippo is a Youngstown, OH native.

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