NFL Coaching Changes Tracker: In a Timely Boost for Myles Garrett & Co, the Cleveland Browns Are All Set to Hire Texans’ Jacques Cesaire as a D-Line Coach

Published 01/27/2024, 11:18 AM EST

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Houston’s loss was an ugly sight to watch! Imagine making it to the Divisional Round. And then losing 34-10. Obviously, heads had to roll. And the squad picked DL coach Jacques Cesaire. It was a surprise defeat. The Texans allowed 229 yards in that game. So? That’s only the second time this has happened for the team this season. And they even allowed the opposing QB more than 100 rushing yards, which has never happened before in the season.

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Naturally, the defensive line would be called in for that. It’s their job to shut down the QB. But in that game, the Texans’ D-Line failed miserably. But Jacques Cesaire shouldn’t be too down. He already has found a new home.

Jacques Cesaire jumps ship to the Browns

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It was a short stint at Houston. Just 2 seasons and he’s already moving into his new home. Tom Pelissero broke the news on X. His next stop? Cleveland. The Browns had been knocked off the playoffs in just the Wild Card round. But how was his track record with his previous team?

The Texans smashed their own records last season, bagging a whopping 46 sacks. What’s even more impressive? They clinched the AFC South championship and nailed a wild-card playoff win. Plus, their run defense? Top-notch, finishing sixth in the league. Now, Cesaire deserves some serious credit. He coached up Jonathan Greenard, the Pro Bowl alternate defensive end, and guess what? Greenard hit a career-high with a whopping 12.5 sacks. Could he work the same magic with Myles Garett? He is is already the most feared defensive lineman in the NFL. But can Cesaire turn him into an absolute monster?

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We did some great things over there,” Cesaire told KPRC 2. “Got nothing but love for those guys. It’s all good.” But as they say, “All good things must end.” So, if he’s leaving the Texans, who’s going to replace him there?

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Rod Wright to replace Cesaire

Rod Wright, a Houston native and former University of Miami defensive ends coach, is in the running to fill Cesaire’s shoes. This guy’s got some serious football stats. He’s a former All-Big 12 and All-American at the University of Texas. Not just that. He was even teammates with Kyle Shanahan, the HC of the 49ers. But that was back in the Longhorns days. Oh, and he was a seventh-round pick for the Dolphins.

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Wright’s got his roots in Houston. He was an All-American and district standout at Hastings. Playing under Mack Brown, he snagged the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year title. That’s not all. He even scored a first-team All-Big 12 nod. As Cesaire leaves a hole in the Texans coaching staff, can Wright outdo him?

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