Eric Sanders was named defensive quality control coach on Feb. 8, 2016. In 2011, he was part of Head Coach Hue Jackson’s staff in Oakland.
Last season, Sanders assisted with a Browns defense that saw 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. Defensive lineman Myles Garrett, the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, led the Browns with seven sacks, tied for second among all NFL rookies and third-most by a Browns rookie.
In 2016, Christian Kirksey finish third in the NFL with 148 tackles. Rookie Emmanuel Ogbah recorded a team-best 5.5 sacks, tied for the fourth-most by a Browns rookie.