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Pettine has earned his reputation of being "tough and "aggressive" according to Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam and has a track record of success.

During his 2013 season with the Buffalo Bills, Pettine implemented a formidable defense that set a franchise record with 57 sacks-- the second most in the NFL.

Buffalo was the only team to have three players record double-digits sacks in their stats.

Defensive End Mario Williams led the team and finished fourth in the NFL with 13.

Under Pettine the Bills defense finished 10th (333.4) in the NFL in total defense.

Their standing in 2012 just 22nd (362.9).

Buffalo also led the NFL in opponent completion percentage (55.3), finished second in interceptions (23), third in opponent quarterback rating (74.9), fourth in passing defense (204.4), sixth in yards per play (4.90) and tied for sixth in takeaways (30).

Pettine helped mentor Free Safety Jairus Byrd and Defensive Tackles Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams and Mario Williams to 2014 Pro Bowl selections.

Byrd and Mario Williams were also both selected second team Associated Press All-Pro.

Pettine also oversaw the development of second-round pick Kiki Alonso, a linebacker who was named the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year, and was the only defensive finalist for the 2013 Pepsi Next NFL Rookie of the Year award to be announced Feb. 1.

During his four years with New York the Jets defense over those combined seasons ranked first in the NFL in opposing quarterback rating (71.0), completion percentage (52.6) and passing yards per game (186.3).

The Jets defense yielded the second-fewest yards per game (294.8) and allowed just nine 100-yard receiving games from 2009-2012, fewest in the league.

Pettine helped Cornerback Darrelle Revis to multiple Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections.

Defensive End Shaun Ellis and Defensive Tackle Kris Jenkins also made the Pro Bowl under Pettine's guidance.

During his first season as defensive coordinator in 2009 Pettine helped the Jets lead the NFL in points per game (14.8), total yards per game (252.3) and passing yards per game (153.7). 

Prior to joining the Jets, Pettine spent seven years (2002-08) with the Baltimore Ravens.

In his last four seasons with the Ravens, he coached the outside linebackers as part of a defensive unit that ranked fifth (2005), first (2006), sixth (2007) and second (2008) in the NFL. 

He helped Terrell Suggs and Adalius Thomas to Pro Bowl selections.

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