Blanton Collier

Blanton Collier

Blanton Collier had been Paul Brown's understudy for years, and he was the offensive coordinator in 1961 when the announcement came that Art Modell had fired him. Modell feared that Brown had lost touch with pro players, and his old-school hard style of rule was not what modern players were responding to. Modell selected Collier to replace Brown because of his laid back personality, and his good relationship with star player Jim Brown. Jim Brown flourished under the guidance of Blanton, having his best rushing season. Blanton Collier led the team to the NFL title in 1964, and to the title game an additional 3 times before finally retiring in 1970. Collier, interestingly, was the only coach not to be fired in Browns history.

 

 

Yr:
Team
W
L
T
Pct
Finish Playoffs
1963
Cleveland
10
4
0
.714
2nd NFL E -
1964
Cleveland
10
3
1
.769
1st NFL E 1-0*
1965
Cleveland
11
3
0
.786
1st NFL E 0-1
1966
Cleveland
9
5
0
.643
2nd NFL E -
1967
Clevlenad
9
5
0
.643
1st NFL Cent. 0-1
1968
Cleveland
10
4
0
.714
1st NFL Cent. 1-1
1969
Cleveland
10
3
1
.769
1st NFL Cent. 1-1
1970
Cleveland
7
7
0
.500
2nd AFC C -
NFL
Totals
76
34
2
.691
3-4

 

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