The Cleveland Browns are keeping its coaching staff together for the 2021 season.
However, Ben Bloom will have a new title and role with the Cleveland Browns defense.
Bloom returned to the Browns in 2020 as a Senior Defensive Assistant.
In 2021, he will assume the role of Run Game Coordinator.
We've promoted Ben Bloom to be our run game coordinator
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 8, 2021
Who Is Ben Bloom?
Bloom is no stranger to Cleveland.
After working in the college ranks at his alma mater Tufts and then at Harvard, Bloom broke into the NFL with the Browns in 2009.
As a student, Bloom was a member of the Tufts football team; he played on the offensive line.
He spent two seasons in Cleveland.
In 2009, he was the team operations assistant/quality control coach.
Bloom served as the defensive quality control coach in 2010.
After the 2010 season, Bloom left the Browns to join the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff where he remained through the completion of the 2019 season.
He worked in various roles in the Cowboys organization including:
- 2011-2013, defensive quality control/assistant linebackers coach
- 2014-2015, defensive line coach
- 2016-2017, assistant coach/special projects
- 2018-2019, linebackers coach
Defensive Coordinator Joe Woods Talks About Ben Bloom
Upon announcing Ben Bloom’s promotion on his staff, DC Joe Woods said:
“I didn’t know Ben when I came to Cleveland, but I knew of him. He’d worked with Rod Marinelli, who I have great respect for after I worked with him in Tampa Bay. I knew Ben was going to be about fundamentals, technique and playing hard, and that’s exactly what he brought to the table. Ben put together all of our run game game plans. He presented that to us as a staff and he presented it to the team. He’s very detailed, very thorough and knows exactly what you need to do to stop an opponent. I’m happy for him and I’m glad we have a chance to keep him for at least another year…For Ben, I feel like he was really in this role already. Now he’ll get some recognition for exactly what he does, which I feel is important for him and his career. It will be seamless for us. I’m just happy for him that he’s getting that acknowledgement. The carryover with what we’re teaching guys in the classroom, our game day adjustments and having the same guys being able to communicate and get better from the previous year is big for us.”
Ben Bloom On His Promotion
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) February 8, 2021
Bloom is happy to be staying in Cleveland.
“This means a lot. It’s a great organization — head coach, coordinator, front office and ownership — everyone’s been terrific to work with. It means a lot they’re willing to give me a new title. I appreciate the opportunity to continue working and do my best to help the team win…We’re all proud of what we were able to do this year. That’s a testament to the players working really hard and fighting through levels of adversity, and the whole coaching staff and football staff making it work together. The goal is to always get better. We think there’s plenty of room for growth and improvement. We’re in the process of identifying those things specifically now and making plans to continue to grow and improve.”