The Cleveland Browns have made some big moves in the secondary this offseason, and it all started when they had to replace T.J. Ward with Donte Whitner at strong safety. During the draft, the Browns pulled one of the top cornerbacks in Justin Gilbert, as well as big press CB Pierre Desir in the fourth round. Following the draft, they gave Joe Haden a massive contract extension in order to lock up one of their star players, and it’s clear that the Browns have a very talented secondary on their hands.
Today, the Browns have announced that they are adding a decorated former player to help coach that talented unit, as Aaron Glenn will be an assistant defensive backs coach on the team’s new coaching staff, led by top defensive mind Mike Pettine.
Glenn is a former cornerback who spent 15 seasons in the NFL, with eight of those coming with the New York Jets. He certainly knows a thing or two about playing CB at a high level after making three Pro Bowls and recording 41 interceptions in his career, including a string of five straight seasons with at least three picks. The 41-year-old will have no trouble relating to his players, including rookies Desir and Gilbert, who both have plenty of promise but need some polishing. From 2001 to 2005, Glenn had seasons of 14, 18, 12, 14, and 13 passes defended, so the Browns young secondary is in very good hands- hands that got their hands on plenty of passes for fifteen seasons.