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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:54 am
by lw789
CLEVELAND - The Browns have their sixth offensive co-ordinator in six years.Cleveland hired John DeFilippo, a former Oakland assistant who has a reputation for developing young quarterbacks, to run its offence on Wednesday. He fills the vacancy created when Kyle Shanahan resigned after one season on Jan. 8 with two years left on his contract.DeFilippo has worked as a college co-ordinator but not in the same capacity in the NFL. Hes inheriting an offence with some talent and potential but also has uncertainty at quarterback.DeFilippo previously worked for one season with Browns coach Mike Pettine, who is thrilled to be reunited with his former colleague.The things John brings to the table are exactly what we were looking for. Hes the total package, said Pettine, who worked with DeFilippo on the New York Jets staff. Hes very bright. He has great energy about him, great passion. Loves the game. Works extremely well with other people. You could see that when I brought him in and had a chance to meet with not just the offensive staff, but he spent time with the defensive staff.That was a big part of it, making sure we werent bringing in just a playbook; we were bringing in a good person, Pettine said. That, to me, is one of the biggest reasons why hes here.The 36-year-old DeFilippo, who is from Youngstown, Ohio, spent 2014 grooming Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr. Under DeFilippos guidance, Carr passed for 3,270 yards and 21 touchdowns in 16 starts. In 2009, he tutored then-rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez, who led the Jets to the AFC championship game.Pettine said DeFilippos ability to work with quarterbacks was a major part of his appeal.I think he has an excellent way with those guys, 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 its contagious.DeFilippo interviewed with Cleveland last year. Hes eager to bring some fresh ideas to the Browns, but stressed he may keep some elements of Clevelands offence implemented by Shanahan intact.Were not going to just scrap something just because Im here, he said. I dont have that type of ego. If somethings good that our players do well and they know, were going to keep doing it.Before rejoining the Raiders in 2012, DeFilippo spent two years at San Jose State, serving as offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011. With DeFilippo calling plays, the Spartans ranked 23rd overall in passing yardage and San Jose State rose 32 spots in total offence from the previous season.DeFilippo wants to be a long-term solution to a position that has been in continuous flux. He hopes this is the last change for these guys for a long time.The Browns were 7-4 and in playoff contention before losing their final five games. The team also benched starting quarterback Brian Hoyer in favour of rookie Johnny Manziel, who played poorly in two starts before injuring his hamstring and missing Clevelands season finale.Pettine has called Clevelands quarterback situation muddy at best. Manziel failed to live up to expectations and Hoyer is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March.The Browns are still looking for a wide receivers and quarterbacks coach.___AP NFL website: and Clayton Kershaw Jersey . -- The Chicago Bears say they have agreed to a one-year contract with centre Roberto Garza. Babe Herman Jersey .com) - Virginia is for loving Latrell Scott. ... rs-jersey/. The NFL announced Friday that the Texans sixth-year veteran offensive lineman will replace Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters in the Jan. Kenley Jansen Jersey . Donald Young lost in straight sets to Israels Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-0. Querrey, ranked No. 61, is the second-highest ranked American, ahead of Johnson (64). 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I dont think hes the worst kicker in the league by any stretch.Actually, McManus 69.2 per cent conversion rate (9-of-13) this season is dead last among kickers who still have a job in the NFL.I dont know that there are a whole lot of kickers that have made every kick this season, Fox said. Whether you are a rookie or a 12-year veteran, you are still expected to perform. That doesnt matter what position.McManus miss came at the end of Denvers seven-minute drive to open the second half after Peyton Manning tripped on third-and-1 from the Miami 7 for a sack.On the sideline, cameras caught guard Manny Ramirez ripping his helmet off and hollering as receiver Demaryius Thomas slammed his helmet to the ground.I cant really say what I was thinking, Fox said before adding: Its no different than when I watch somebody fumble the ball or watch us miss a tackle or watch us not get the ball out on a tight pass play. I think those are everybodys emotions as you play a football game whether its fans, teammates or coaching staff. You are trying to win; youre competitive.You are probably disappointed you didnt get seven, let alone drive all that way and not get any points, Fox said. I can understand some frustration.The Broncos decided to keep McManus in October following Matt Praters four-game suspension for violating the leagues drug policy by drinking alcohol. Prater subsequently signed with Detroit, where hes made 12 of 16 field goal attempts.Feely, 38, is a 13-year veteran whos kicked for five teams. He was beaten out by Chandler Catanzzaro for Arizonas kicking job last summer, ending his four-year stint with the Cardinals.ddddddddddddHes also played for the Falcons, Giants, Dolphins and Jets and has made 82.7 per cent of his kicks in his career.Barth, 28, is a five-year veteran whos made 84.2 per cent of his career field goal tries but hasnt played since 2012. He was the most accurate kicker in Buccaneers history but missed all of last season after tearing the Achilles tendon in his right foot during a charity basketball game. He was replaced this year by rookie Patrick Murray.If the Broncos sign Feely or Barth, they might still keep McManus for kickoff duty — his 48 touchbacks rank second in the league — although that could prove difficult given all of their injuries.Tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and running backs Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sat out Sunday, when three defensive players were injured. Cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hamstring) and Kayvon Webster (dislocated right shoulder) went out along with linebacker Brandon Marshall (concussion).The Broncos finished Sundays game with safety/special teams stud Omar Bolden at cornerback. He had a pair of tackles and averaged 33.3 yards on three kickoff returns.He does everything, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said.Marshall, the Broncos leading tackler, must clear concussion protocol this week in order to play at Kansas City (7-4) Sunday night.Im hoping for Brandon to be healthy, because we definitely need him, Harris said. This game is going to be a lot of base, so we expect them to try to come out and run the ball. So were going to need all our linebackers this game. Its pivotal this week.Notes: LB Danny Trevathan (broken left knee) returns to practice this week to begin preparations for his return to action Dec. 14 against the Chargers ... The Dolphins had three fumbles on one drive Sunday but recovered all of them. 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