When the Cleveland Browns announced that special teams coordinator Chris Tabor was being retained and the report of him being given a two-year extension, I wondered, "what about Shawn Mennenga?" If Tabor was valued by the new regime, wouldn't it make sense to keep his assistant too? It was the million dollar question that kept me up at night.
Yesterday, amidst the introductory press conference for new defensive coordinator Ray Horton, it was revealed that Mennenga would indeed be staying on board as Tabor's assistant. "Shawn and Chris (Tabor) have a great chemistry and I felt it was important to keep that continuity on special teams," said Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Before joining the Browns in 2011, Mennenga's background was as a defensive coordinator or linebackers coach at smaller colleges. Again, it's worth asking the question: does the retention of the special teams coaches mean that the Browns will retain one or both of their special teams Pro Bowlers?
Shawn Mennenga Stays With Browns as Special Teams Assistant
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