"I like attitude, definitely," Haden said after Wednesday's Pro Bowl practice.
"A coach can help a lot," Haden said. "I think he is going to bring a mentality. A lot of teams take after their coach. Like the Steelers and (Mike) Tomlin. The way that he coaches is the way they go out there and play. So I think definitely the coach sets the frame for what the team looks like."
One of the players Pettine helped coach in New York was cornerback Darrelle Revis. That relationship wasn't lost on Haden.
"That means he knows what a good corner is supposed to look like and I hope I can give him exactly what he wants," Haden said. "I just can't wait to talk to him and see what approach he wants to take with me."
"From what I saw when we played them this past season, he's a really good defensive coordinator," Gordon said. "If he is any thing like he is at DC, I'm sure he'll be a pretty good head coach for us. We are glad to have him."
"He's a heck of a leader, he knows what he's talking about," defensive end Mario Williams said Thursday. "He helped (me) tremendously. He had a really good scheme. His staff was a big part of our success and our ability this year."
Haden hopes Pettine can help the Browns in one main aspect:
"I'm trying to win some games," he said. "I've been here for four years, this is going to be my fifth year, and I haven't won more than like five games, so my whole thing is just trying to get to the playoffs."