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Bob Wylie
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Bob Wylie joined the Browns as offensive line coach on Jan. 19, 2017. Wylie brings more than 35 years of experience coaching on the professional and collegiate levels. He has coached in the NFL for 24 seasons, CFL for six seasons and on the college level for 13 years.

Wylie spent the past three seasons (2014-16) as the offensive line coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He also served as Winnipeg’s offensive line coach from 2007-08, when his offensive line gave up the fewest sacks allowed in the CFL in 2007 and second fewest in 2008, and Saskatchewan’s offensive line coach in 2009.

During his stints in the CFL, he helped his teams play for the Grey Cup twice—believed to be the only assistant coach in CFL history to do so within his first three years in the league—and coached his players to All-Star appearances at every position on the offensive line (tackle, guard and center).

In the NFL ranks, he served as the Raiders offensive line coach on Hue Jackson’s staff in 2011. The Raiders surrendered 44 sacks in 2010 and allowed just 25 in 2011, improving from 29th in 2010 to the fourth fewest in the league in 2011. The Raiders also finished ninth in the NFL in total offense (379.5 yards per game), seventh in rushing offense (131.9), seventh in sacks per pass play, sixth in rushes of 10 or more yards, second in rushes of 20 or more yards, third in rushes of 40 or more yards and eighth in rushes of 50 yards or more yards.  

He also spent time with the New York Jets (1990-91), Tampa Bay (1992-95), Cincinnati (1997-98), Chicago (1999-03), Arizona (2004) and Denver (2010). He has helped seven players to Pro Bowl selections, including Olin Kreutz, who was selected to three Pro Bowls under Wylie and was later named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team. Wylie coached Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Anthony Muñoz and his line opened holes for the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. In 2001, his line helped the Bears produce an NFL-low 17 sacks, while blocking for running back Anthony Thomas, who earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Thomas’ 1,183 yards in 2001 marked the seventh time a player totaled at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season with Wylie on staff. While on staff in Cincinnati, the Bengals line paved the way for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons from Corey Dillion. In Denver, Wylie’s offensive line ranked sixth in the NFL, averaging 4.7 yards per carry in the second half of the 2010 season.

Wylie has coached at five different levels of football over his career: Pop Warner, junior high school, high school, college and professional. On the college level, he spent time at Syracuse (2005-06), Cincinnati (1996), Colorado State (1988-89), Ohio University (1985-87), Holy Cross (1983-84) and Brown (1980-82).

Wylie is a native of West Warwick, R.I. He played linebacker at the University of Colorado. Wylie has been inducted into the Rhode Island Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. In addition, Wylie was recently honored at the Governors Cup for being a Rhode Island Sport Legend and received the NFL’s Extra Effort Award in 2001 for his work with Chicago-area youth.

Wylie is a licensed pilot, an amateur magician and an accomplished musician. He has one daughter, one grandson and one granddaughter.

Bob Wylie’s Coaching Background:

1980-82      Brown University, offensive line coach
1983-84      Holy Cross College (Indiana), offensive line coach
1985-87      Ohio University, offensive coordinator
1988-89      Colorado State University, offensive line coach
1990-91      New York Jets, tight ends coach
1992-95      Tampa Bay Buccaneers, offensive line coach
1996            University of Cincinnati, offensive line coach
1997-98      Cincinnati Bengals, tight ends coach
1999-03      Chicago Bears, offensive line coach
2004            Arizona Cardinals, offensive line coach
2005-06      Syracuse University, offensive line coach
2007-08      Winnipeg Blue Bombers, offensive line coach
2009            Saskatchewan Roughriders, offensive line coach
2010            Denver Broncos, offensive line coach
2011            Oakland Raiders, offensive line coach
2014-16      Winnipeg Blue Bombers, offensive line coach
2017-          Cleveland Browns, offensive line coach

Bob Wylie joined the Browns as offensive line coach on Jan. 19, 2017. Wylie brings more than 35 years of experience coaching on the professional and collegiate levels. He has coached in the NFL for 24 seasons, CFL for six seasons and on the college level for 13 years.

Wylie spent the past three seasons (2014-16) as the offensive line coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He also served as Winnipeg’s offensive line coach from 2007-08, when his offensive line gave up the fewest sacks allowed in the CFL in 2007 and second fewest in 2008, and Saskatchewan’s offensive line coach in 2009.

During his stints in the CFL, he helped his teams play for the Grey Cup twice—believed to be the only assistant coach in CFL history to do so within his first three years in the league—and coached his players to All-Star appearances at every position on the offensive line (tackle, guard and center).

In the NFL ranks, he served as the Raiders offensive line coach on Hue Jackson’s staff in 2011. The Raiders surrendered 44 sacks in 2010 and allowed just 25 in 2011, improving from 29th in 2010 to the fourth fewest in the league in 2011. The Raiders also finished ninth in the NFL in total offense (379.5 yards per game), seventh in rushing offense (131.9), seventh in sacks per pass play, sixth in rushes of 10 or more yards, second in rushes of 20 or more yards, third in rushes of 40 or more yards and eighth in rushes of 50 yards or more yards.  

He also spent time with the New York Jets (1990-91), Tampa Bay (1992-95), Cincinnati (1997-98), Chicago (1999-03), Arizona (2004) and Denver (2010). He has helped seven players to Pro Bowl selections, including Olin Kreutz, who was selected to three Pro Bowls under Wylie and was later named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team. Wylie coached Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Anthony Muñoz and his line opened holes for the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. In 2001, his line helped the Bears produce an NFL-low 17 sacks, while blocking for running back Anthony Thomas, who earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Thomas’ 1,183 yards in 2001 marked the seventh time a player totaled at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season with Wylie on staff. While on staff in Cincinnati, the Bengals line paved the way for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons from Corey Dillion. In Denver, Wylie’s offensive line ranked sixth in the NFL, averaging 4.7 yards per carry in the second half of the 2010 season.

Wylie has coached at five different levels of football over his career: Pop Warner, junior high school, high school, college and professional. On the college level, he spent time at Syracuse (2005-06), Cincinnati (1996), Colorado State (1988-89), Ohio University (1985-87), Holy Cross (1983-84) and Brown (1980-82).

Wylie is a native of West Warwick, R.I. He played linebacker at the University of Colorado. Wylie has been inducted into the Rhode Island Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. In addition, Wylie was recently honored at the Governors Cup for being a Rhode Island Sport Legend and received the NFL’s Extra Effort Award in 2001 for his work with Chicago-area youth.

Wylie is a licensed pilot, an amateur magician and an accomplished musician. He has one daughter, one grandson and one granddaughter.

Bob Wylie’s Coaching Background:

1980-82      Brown University, offensive line coach
1983-84      Holy Cross College (Indiana), offensive line coach
1985-87      Ohio University, offensive coordinator
1988-89      Colorado State University, offensive line coach
1990-91      New York Jets, tight ends coach
1992-95      Tampa Bay Buccaneers, offensive line coach
1996            University of Cincinnati, offensive line coach
1997-98      Cincinnati Bengals, tight ends coach
1999-03      Chicago Bears, offensive line coach
2004            Arizona Cardinals, offensive line coach
2005-06      Syracuse University, offensive line coach
2007-08      Winnipeg Blue Bombers, offensive line coach
2009            Saskatchewan Roughriders, offensive line coach
2010            Denver Broncos, offensive line coach
2011            Oakland Raiders, offensive line coach
2014-16      Winnipeg Blue Bombers, offensive line coach
2017-          Cleveland Browns, offensive line coach

 

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