The Browns don’t have an offensive coordinator. The Browns plan to run the West Coast offense.
Former Vikings coach Brad Childress runs the West Coast offense. Childress doesn’t have a job.
So could Childress land in Cleveland, under new Browns coach Pat Shurmur?
Shurmur wouldn’t provide any clarity in that regard, but he pointed out that he and Chilly used to jog together in Philadelphia, and that they were hired by Eagles coach Andy Reid on the same day.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for Brad,” Shurmur said. “Brad’s a friend of mine, obviously a colleague. . . . Who knows whether our paths will cross this time or not?”
Shurmur generally declined to name any of the candidates to serve as offensive coordinator. Shurmur has said that he plans to call the plays.
Childress interviewed with the Dolphins for the position that went to former Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Childress also reportedly met on Thursday night with Bengals coach Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati.