This morning, the Cleveland Browns announced that they have hired Jim Schwartz as their newest defensive coordinator.
As one could expect, the internet responded in a multitude of ways, both positive and negative.
If you’re complaining about the Jim Schwartz hire you’re just looking for something to complain about. The #Browns hired arguably the most experienced and qualified candidate for the Defensive Coordinator position.
— Tyler Johnson (@T_johnson_TJ) January 17, 2023
So far, there have been many complaints about the Browns’ decision to hire Schwartz.
However, as Tyler Johnson highlights above, Schwartz is incredibly qualified to do his job.
He has been a defensive coordinator four different times and has also been a head coach.
His 30 years of experience in the NFL are nothing to sneeze at and should provide the Browns defense with every opportunity to succeed.
After his hiring, the internet grabbed hold of one particular video from Schwartz’s past, highlighting his passion for success.
shades of Jim Schwartz v Jim Harbaugh pic.twitter.com/3Dsf7PXZTQ
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 14, 2022
In his time as a coach in the league, Schwartz’s big personality has certainly come out at times and has reared its head in a few instances, as played above.
Despite all of the joking, Schwartz is a proven winner and has proven that he has what it takes to lead a defense effectively.
#Browns made a point to fix their run D with their next DC
Jim Schwartz has had a top 5 run defense 8 yrs as a coach (7 as a DC)
In 2022 his defense not only best in the NFL against the run for the 3rd time in his career, the 76.5 ypg was 2nd best in Titan's franchise history pic.twitter.com/Ik9g1Rs0ZH
— Mac🦬 (@tha_buffalo) January 17, 2023
In the past, Schwartz has put together top-five run defenses in eight seasons as a member of various coaching staffs.
With difference-makers like Denzel Ward and Myles Garrett on the defensive side of the ball, Schwartz will have a great start in terms of talent to work with.
Given his history of developing great players, the Browns have confidence in Schwartz that more players will come out of the woodwork for their defense, working tirelessly under their new defensive leadership.