One question that has been asked in recent days is why former Patriots special teams coach Brad Seely left for the same position with the Cleveland Browns.
As it turns out, Seely's move does not appear to be a lateral one.
In announcing his hire yesterday, the Browns named Seely assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. In terms of title, that is a promotion for Seely because of the added title of assistant head coach.
The Patriots' assistant head coach is Dante Scarnecchia.
Although it is not certain, Seely's promotion in Cleveland likely put him in position to earn more in the form of a contract. It also puts him one step closer to potentially becoming a head coach. As John Harbaugh has proven in Baltimore, those with special teams backgrounds can excel as head coaches.