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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have shaken Bill Belichick’s coaching tree before with mixed results.Maybe Brian Flores can change that.Flores Cheap Jonathan Jones Jersey , who has called New England’s defense this season for Belichick, became the fifth candidate to interview for Cleveland’s coaching vacancy — one of eight openings across the NFL. Browns general manager John Dorsey and members of the team’s search committee traveled to Boston on Saturday and met with Flores, who has worked in personnel for the Patriots and coached several position groups for Belichick.The meeting with the Browns came after the 37-year-old Flores interviewed with Denver’s group headed by president of football operations John Elway. Flores is also a candidate in Miami and Green Bay.Previous Cleveland regimes have attempted to find a long-term answer at coach by hiring Belichick protégés. Romeo Crennel spent four seasons with the Browns while Eric Mangini was fired after two.Flores has done it all with the Patriots, helping to evaluate personnel before working as an offensive, defensive and special teams assistant.“He is a very highly qualified young man,” Dorsey said earlier this week.The son of immigrants from Honduras, Flores grew up in the rough Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. His strong academic background helped him escape the tough streets and he went on to play linebacker at Boston College. He joined the Patriots in 2004 as a scouting assistant and served numerous roles before Belichick added him to his staff in 2008. He coached safeties for four years and he’s in his third coaching linebackers.Flores took over defensive play-calling duties this season after former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was hired by Detroit.He’s the fifth candidate — and second with a mostly defensive background — to meet with Dorsey, who has kept his coaching search well-guarded as the Browns look to build on the biggest turnaround season in club history. Despite a midseason coaching change Cheap Devin McCourty Jersey , Cleveland went 7-8-1 after a winless 2017.Dorsey has already interviewed Browns interim coach Gregg Williams, former Indianapolis and Detroit coach Jim Caldwell, Minnesota interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski and New Orleans tight ends coach Dan Campbell.He’s expected to meet with Browns interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens and former Packers coach Mike McCarthy sometime next week. ESPN reported Dorsey will interview Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus on Sunday.Ryan Allen had one of the best punts of his career When New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen makes headlines, it’s rarely a good thing. Maybe he’s dropped a snap as a field goal holder, or maybe he’s shanked an ugly punt attempt.So when Allen launched an unbelievably beautiful punt that Jonathan Jones downed on the Houston Texans 1-yard line, I thought it would be a good thing to highlight the punt- and it turns out that this kick is arguably the best of Allen’s career. This was the second time in Allen’s career that he’s pinned an opponent on the 1-yard line, the other coming in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens in 2016 (he stuck the Ravens on the 2-yard line on a different punt that game), but this punt happened late in the fourth quarter. The stakes were pretty high as far as regular season punts are concerned.But despite the fantastic outcome, Allen felt like he could have done better.Well Ryan Allen Jersey , even if Jonathan Jones had to down the football, Allen would have a hard time making a better kick than the 54-yarder to seal the victory against the Texans. I was curious to know if Allen had a better punt net percentage than the 54 of a limited 55 yards (98.2%) he picked up on this punt, so I went through every punt of his career.(I know Allen gained the maximum amount of yards from this punt. I wanted to give allowance for longer punts to be considered more impressive)It turns out that this was the second-best punt of Allen’s career, as his 56-yard punt against the Ravens that ended on the 1-yard line traveled two additional yards.The average Allen punt gains 63.3% of the yards to the opposing goal line, so picking up 98.2% of the yards is extremely impressive. Allen had a second punt against the Texans to the 9-yard line that is tied for the 50th best of his career and contributed to one of the best days of Allen’s career.When you look at Allen’s entire day, he gained 30.5% more yards than expected on his punts, the 17th-best day of his 6-year career. Allen’s in the middle of a hot streak, too, with five of his past six games ranking in the top 18 of his career (Allen didn’t punt in the Super Bowl so I’m not counting it).Allen’s best game? Also against the Texans Cheap Cordarrelle Patterson Jersey , during Tom Brady’s suspension in 2016, where all seven of his punts landed in the red zone, six were inside the 15-yard line, and four were inside the 10-yard line.These incremental yards matter, as Belichick noted, because every little bit helps when the game comes down to a Hail Mary attempt.
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