When banging out way too early this morning (or, as the case may be, way too late last night) an item summarizing and analyzing comments from Browns CEO Joe Banner regarding the anticipation that quick decisions will be made in Cleveland regarding the football operation, I missed a note regarding an even quicker decision that would be made.
McDaniels, a Canton native, also attended John Carroll University. He previously coached the Broncos for less than two seasons.
The hire would officially make McDaniels the Kenny Banya to Pat Shurmur, since McDaniels would have followed Shurmur both as offensive coordinator of the Rams and as head coach of the Browns.
It’s unknown whether McDaniels is or would be a candidate for the job. It’s also unknown whether Shurmur will be fired, but it’s widely believed that will happen.