NFL The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time  

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Throughout their time as a football franchise, the Cleveland Browns have had a variety of coaches, but who is the best Cleveland Browns head coach of all time? We want you to help us answer that question by voting for your favorite Cleveland Browns coaches, keeping stats like Super Bowl wins and playoff runs in mind.
 
The Browns first coach, Paul Brown, is the only Cleveland head coach to have been inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame as a coach. He won 3 NFL Championships with the team, which was of course before the NFL and AFL merged.
 
Unfortunately the Browns haven't made the playoffs in the last 10 seasons, with the last appearance being in 2004 under head coach Butch Davis. The head coaches of Cleveland have had very short life spans recently, and is currently coached by Mike Pettine.
 
If the Cleveland Browns had a best of all time team, who would coach it? Vote for your favorites below, even  if the coach never won a championship with the Cleveland Browns.

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Paul Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Paul Brown Died at 83 (1908-1991) Paul Eugene Brown was an American football coach in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. Brown was the first coach of the Cleveland Browns, a team named after him, ...more

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Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Marty Schottenheimer age 75 Martin Edward "Marty" Schottenheimer is a former professional American football player and coach. Over his career, he has served as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City ...more

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Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Bill Belichick age 66 William Stephen "Bill" Belichick is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also has extensive authority over the Patriots' ...more

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Blanton Collier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Blanton Collier Died at 77 (1906-1983) Blanton Long Collier was an American football head coach who coached the University of Kentucky between 1954 and 1961 and the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League between 1963 and ...more

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Sam Rutigliano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Sam Rutigliano age 85 Sam Rutigliano is a former NFL and NCAA head football coach, and current television football analyst in Cleveland, Ohio for ABC affiliate WEWS channel 5.

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Forrest Gregg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Forrest Gregg age 85 Alvis Forrest Gregg is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League. During a Pro Football Hall of Fame playing career, he was a part of six championships, five of ...more

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Butch Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Butch Davis age 67 Paul Hilton "Butch" Davis, Jr. is an American football coach. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, he became an assistant college football coach at Oklahoma State ...more

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Bud Carson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Bud Carson Died at 75 (1930-2005) Leon H. "Bud" Carson was an American football coach best known for his role on the Pittsburgh Steelers' championship teams of the 1970s.

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Rob Chudzinski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Rob Chudzinski age 50 Robert Matthew Chudzinski is an American football coach who is currently with the Indianapolis Colts as an associate head coach. The Colts formally named him to his new position on January 27, ...more

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Mike Pettine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Mike Pettine age 52 Michael M. "Mike" Pettine is an American football coach, who is currently the head coach of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. He was formerly the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, ...more

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Eric Mangini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Eric Mangini age 47 Eric Anthony Mangini is an American football coach who currently serves as the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Mangini has been with the 49ers ...more

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Romeo Crennel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Romeo Crennel age 71 Romeo "Rac" Crennel is an American football defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans. Though he has spent much of his career as a defensive assistant, he has been the head coach of ...more

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Nick Skorich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Nick Skorich Died at 83 (1921-2004) Nicholas Leonard Skorich was an American football offensive lineman and coach. Skorich played guard at Bellaire High School and the University of Cincinnati before joining the Navy in 1943. ...more

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Dick Modzelewski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Dick Modzelewski age 87 Richard Blair Modzelewski is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, and the Cleveland ...more

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Terry Robiskie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Terry Robiskie age 64 Terry Robiskie is a former American football player and current wide receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.

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Chris Palmer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Chris Palmer age 69 Chris Palmer is an American football coach. He is currently the senior offensive assistant for the Buffalo Bills. He is the former head coach of the Hartford Colonials of the UFL, and the ...more

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Pat Shurmur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Pat Shurmur age 53 Patrick Shurmur is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was previously the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

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Jim Shofner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Jim Shofner age 83 James Bernard Shofner is a former American football player and coach at both the collegiate and professional levels. He was twice a head coach: first at Texas Christian University from 1974 to ...more

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Hue Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cleveland Browns Coaches of All Time
Hue Jackson age 53 Huey "Hue" Jackson is the current offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. Before that, he served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League after ...more