Blake Williams was named linebackers coach on Jan. 19, 2017 and has eight years of NFL coaching experience.
In Williams’ first season, he helped Joe Schobert become the first Browns linebacker named to the Pro Bowl in 16 years. Schobert tied for first in the NFL with 144 tackles, while Christian Kirksey tied for fourth in the league with 138. Schobert and Kirksey joined N.Y. Jets linebacker Demario Davis as the only players in the NFL to play every defensive snap for their team in 2017.