The Cleveland Browns Have Hired a Martial Arts Expert as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Will the anemic Cleveland Browns' pass rush improve under the tutelage of martial arts expert Joe Kim?

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Both the Cleveland Browns offense and defense have lacked punch for almost 16 years. The team's latest hire seems to indicate that they are looking to change that. The Browns announced the hiring of Joe Kim as their assistant strength and conditioning coach. Kim knows strength and conditioning well due to his expertise in the martial arts.

According to his personal website, "Grandmaster" Kim has a black belt in Taekwondo, and he won a bronze medal at the 1990 Pan Am Games. He's been in the NFL since 1992, initially working under Bill Belichick for the same Cleveland Browns. Along with his strength and conditioning knowledge, Kim has carved out a niche as a pass rush expert, teaching guys like Junior Gillette and Derrick Johnson how to increase their hand and foot speed, as well as their hand/eye coordination. He was previously with the Washington Redskins.

The Browns pass rush was anemic last season, totaling just 29 sacks. They're hoping the Grandmaster can turn that around.


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