Through the years: Cleveland Browns offensive coordinators
Another offseason, another set of changes for the Cleveland Browns. FOX Sports 1 senior NFL reporter Alex Marvez reported Thursday that Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan asked for and was granted his release. In light of Shanahan's departure, we take a look back at the carousel of Cleveland Browns offensive coordinators since the team's return in 1999.
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1999 - Tony Sparano (Offensive quality control)
After spending 1999 as the Browns' offensive quality control coach (the team had no offensive coordinator at the time), Sparano was named offensive line coach in 2000 under OC Pete Carmichael.
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2000 - Pete Carmichael Sr.
After spending five years as Jacksonville's wide receivers coach, Carmichael was hired as offensive coordinator for the Browns in 2000, who went through their expansion season without one.
2001-03 - Bruce Arians
Arians was hired as offensive coordinator for the Browns under Butch Davis before falling victim to another regime change. He went on to spend the next eight seasons in the Steelers organization, as wide receivers coach and eventually the OC.
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2004 - Terry Robiskie
After three years as the Browns' wide receivers coach, Robiskie was named offensive coordinator in 2004, but late in the season was named interim head coach replacing Butch Davis who resigned under fire.
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2005 - Maurice Carthon
The Browns managed a league-low 232 points under Carthon in 2005. After scoring only 88 points through six games in 2006, Carthon was fired on October 24.
2006 - Carthon, Jeff Davidson
Davidson followed Romeo Crennel to Cleveland as the Browns' offensive line coach and was promoted to OC in October 2006, after Carthon was fired.
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2007-09 - Rob Chudzinski
After two seasons as the Chargers' tight end coach, Chudzinski was hired as Browns offensive coordinator in 2007. Despite two successful seasons in Cleveland, Chud was fired after the 2008 season when head coach Romeo Crennel was replaced by Eric Mangini.
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2009-10 - Brian Daboll
Daboll came to Cleveland in 2009 as part of Eric Mangini's staff. Under Daboll, the Browns had the NFL's worst-ranked offense in 2009 and the 29th ranked offense in 2010.
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2011 - Pat Shurmur
In 2011, Shurmur was hired by Mike Holmgren as head coach of the Browns. During his first season in Cleveland, Shurmur did not have an offensive coordinato, as the team wanted him to call his own offensive plays as Holmgren did in Seattle and Green Bay.
Childress was hired as offensive coordinator for the Browns in 2012, to help head coach Pat Shurmur with play-calling duties. Childress was let go after one season, along with Shurmur.
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2013 - Norv Turner
Turner was hired to be the Browns' offensive coordinator in 2013, as part of new head coach Rob Chudzinski's staff. The pair had previously worked together in San Diego, when Turner was head coach.
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2014 - Kyle Shanahan
Kyle Shanahan joined first-year head coach Mike Pettine's staff as Browns offensive coordinator in 2014. After only one season, Shanahan resigned amidst reports of a "disconnect" with members of the front office. With Shanahan's departure, the Browns will be in a familiar place in searching for a new offensive coordinator. Whoever the next to fill the role is will be the sixth in six years.