Browns to reportedly hire Baltimore’s Andy Moeller as new offensive line coach

Andy Moeller

Andy MoellerMike Pettine continues to add to his Cleveland Browns coaching staff and reportedly will poach a former colleague from an AFC North rival to lead his offensive line.

Andy Moeller, Baltimore’s assistant offensive line coach, will take the offensive line job with the Browns, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson. Of course, Pettine worked in Baltimore from 2002-2008, overlapping with Moeller in that final season.

The 49-year-old Moeller started with the Ravens as an assistant in 2008. He then was the team’s offensive line coach from 2011-12. This season, he was replaced and brought back down to assistant with the addition of long-time Philadelphia Eagles coach Juan Castillo to the Ravens staff.

Moeller’s name made some national news back in 2011 when he was suspended for the team’s first two games because of multiple alcohol-related incidents.

Previously, before his Baltimore days, he worked in college football and accumulated seven years at Michigan, six years at Missouri and six years at Army. The background is certainly extensive.

In Cleveland, he’ll replace George Warhop, who bolted along with two former Browns colleagues to the warmer pastures of Tampa Bay. Warhop had been in Cleveland since 2009. He was well regarded for helping with the development of Pro Bowl linemen Joe Thomas and Alex Mack.

The Browns still are without a confirmed offensive coordinator. Former Tennessee coordinator Dowell Loggains has signed on as at least the quarterbacks coach. There have been few updates of late on Kyle Shanahan potentially coming on board as well.

[Related: All-Pro Josh Gordon: ‘You cannot replace Norv Turner’]

Photo: Associated Press

  • Anthony V.

    So this guy was demoted last year, sign him up!

  • humboldt

    The Ravens running game was worse than the Browns last year…with Ray Rice, wasn’t it?

    At least this guy didn’t have the drunken Will Ferrell naked drive-through experience the previous o-line coach did. Upgrade?

  • CB Everett

    I think when he was OL coach in 2012, they were 11th in the league in yds/carry. Last year he was only an assistant OL coach, when they were abysmal–30th (yes actually worse than the Browns). So that’s actually an endorsement, right?!

    Who knows what’s to be made of these stats as for evaluating position coaches–or how we can grade these guys. After all, the article above purports to selectively give credit for the Browns former OL coach for “development” of the likes of 1st round studs like Thomas and Mack—while not a scant mention of negatives in our line (most importantly, pass protection).

  • Lucas Vaas

    and the best part of our team just took a nose dive. great. welcome to another 4 win season! If we are lucky.