In Cleveland, Bills defensive line coach Anthony Weaver will be the new DL coach for the Browns per source http://t.co/sNnVtycOD5
— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) January 28, 2014
According to a report from Football Scoop, the Cleveland Browns and head coach Mike Pettine may not be done taking assistants from the Buffalo Bills. They could end up taking Anthony Weaver, the Bills defensive line coach a day after taking Jim O’Neil, their linebackers coach, Jeff Hafley, the secondary coach who Pettine hired 11 days prior, and assistant linebackers coach Bruce Fleury.
Weaver played 7 years in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans before going to Florida to be a graduate assistant. After a year with North Texas, Weaver was hired by Pettine with the New York Jets and went with him to Buffalo, so it should not be a huge surprise to see him want to follow him to Cleveland.
Weaver was in charge of the defensive line that led the NFL in sacks this past year with Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, Kyle Williams and Alan Branch. In Cleveland, he would working with Desmond Bryant, Phil Taylor, Billy Winn and John Hughes.
The Browns have largely filled out their defensive staff but still have to find an offensive coordinator and much of the offensive staff as a whole at this point. Meanwhile, the Bills and new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will probably bring in many of the assistants that Schwartz had on his staff with the Detroit Lions.