Since firing Hue Jackson a few weeks ago, the Cleveland Browns have hit their stride. They are coming off an impressive victory last night against the Denver Broncos at Mile High, and after being an absolute disaster for the last 3 seasons, the team is suddenly on a road to respectability. And a lot of credit has to go to interim head coach Gregg Williams.
Gregg Williams has been offered a lot of head-coaching jobs and we all laughed. … Well… He’s 4-2 right now with the #Browns who are actually in the playoff race for real. His interview will be a real one.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2018
The results have spoken for themselves. Since Williams' takeover, the Browns have finally shown the potential that many people thought they could have coming into this season. Behind strong performances from rookies like Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, and Denzel Ward, the Browns are starting to put together a season that may not end with a spot in the playoffs, but will still acquit them as a franchise ready for resurgence.
Gregg Williams has more wins in 6 games as the Browns head coach than Hue Jackson did in 2.5 seasons. pic.twitter.com/Kxj0JkuOcZ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 16, 2018
Gregg Williams has been a coach in the NFL since 1990 and has worked in numerous roles, from special teams assistant to defensive coordinator to head coach. He did have a notorious stint in New Orleans that ended in what would come to be known as "Bountygate," but for all the drama Williams has wrought in the league, he's cultivated a reputation that transcends it all. And that's why Cleveland should give him a long, hard look when it comes to deciding who will take on the head coaching role on a full-time basis going forward.
Gregg Williams: 4-2.— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) December 16, 2018
Hue Jackson: 3-36-1.
Perhaps the quickest culture change in NFL history?#Browns
Williams, who is known for his fiery attitude and no-nonsense defense, has lit a fire under the Browns and has helped shift the culture in Cleveland. He's clearly earned the right to be a candidate to lead the team in 2019 and beyond.