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Whisenhunt gets second interview with Browns

Arizona Cardinals head coach Whisenhunt in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game in Glendale, Arizona Reuters

Former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt seems to have made an impression on the Browns.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Whisenhunt is in Cleveland today for a second interview.

While Whisenhunt’s 45-51 regular season record won’t inspire much passion from casual fans, the guy went to a Super Bowl in Arizona, which is far from a given. He looked far smarter when he had Kurt Warner, and far of a coach when he had John Skelton, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer.

The Browns have cast a wide net, but a second interview with Whisenhunt could indicate things are narrowing a bit.

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26 Responses to “Whisenhunt gets second interview with Browns”
  1. rexryanstattoo says: Jan 10, 2013 3:02 PM

    Because coaching the cardinals wasn’t punishment enough

  2. skoodsports says: Jan 10, 2013 3:03 PM

    He could never find a QB in Arizona once Warner retired. Now, he’s possibly going to a franchise that has not found a QB since they rejoined the league.

  3. bartlettruss says: Jan 10, 2013 3:05 PM

    So how smart will he look with Weeden and McCoy?

  4. redsports says: Jan 10, 2013 3:09 PM

    I don’t know who to believe.. Mary Kay who is not to reliable
    Says its wiz and bengals.com and ESPN say its Zimmer. Who knows
    I mean she might be right but if Mary Kay says something it’s normally
    Wrong

  5. osteelers says: Jan 10, 2013 3:20 PM

    If Cleveland gets the right coach, they could get that franchise turned around quickly, they have over $40 million in cap space. Why anyone would want that job with the new owner is beyond me.

  6. e23r0 says: Jan 10, 2013 3:22 PM

    McCoy is Kolb-esque. Whis went 3-0 with a healthy Kolb this year.

  7. chocopoppy says: Jan 10, 2013 3:27 PM

    2nd interview for Zimmer? where u seeing that?

  8. Kreedos says: Jan 10, 2013 3:28 PM

    Make no mistake Coach Whiz would be a great hire for The Browns. He was tied down by Rod Graves when it came to some personnel decisions.

  9. doe22us says: Jan 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    It figures, a team with no legitimate or strong QB wil be enamored by Whisenhunt, boy did he mess up that QB situation in the dessert.

  10. mikoltz says: Jan 10, 2013 3:34 PM

    I think the right thing to say is KW took Arizona to the superbowl…. not whisenhut….

  11. truths4all says: Jan 10, 2013 4:04 PM

    Whiz will destroy McCoy’s and Weeden’s confidence thru his mismanagement, just like he messed up Leinart. The Browns really have no clue, do they?

  12. jprcox says: Jan 10, 2013 4:07 PM

    He is a great coach. I think Arizon was nuts to get rid of him. Overall, teams need to realize that there are ups and downs, and its better to ride it out with a coach you KNOW is capible than to risk getting a new coach you don’t know about – but HOPE is better.

    Whisenhunt has PROVEN he can take a team to the superbowl IF he has the on-field players supporting him. What else do you want?

  13. ijahru says: Jan 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    So the Browns, a team with no QB, want to interview a coach who couldn’t win with a team that had no QB.

  14. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    LOL. He went to the Superbowl with a Hall of Fame QB and WR. Players that he didnt develop. A lot of coaches can do that.

    Mike Singletary out-coached Whisnenhunt each and Everytime the 49ers and Cardinals played each other. EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!

  15. rwpsych16 says: Jan 10, 2013 4:19 PM

    He would be a great hire. I mean look at the Cards QB situation! Who could succeed with that?

  16. rajbais says: Jan 10, 2013 4:19 PM

    Well, in 2011 with Skelton and Kolb he went 8-8.

    With Kolb in 2012 he went 4-2.

  17. brohamma says: Jan 10, 2013 4:21 PM

    @truths4all

    Sorry, but Leinart had/has waaaay more problems than Whisenhunt.

  18. baller2 says: Jan 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    If they hire him it will be the same old browns. This guy is not a good choice. I thought haslam would do his homework a little better Keep looking please!

  19. elliottcovert says: Jan 10, 2013 4:40 PM

    Well, at least he won’t have any o-line issues in Cleveland with Joe Thomas and Alex Mack keeping thier QB safe.

  20. pacodawg says: Jan 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    Weedon will be plenty good enough. Shurmur wouldn’t be able to develop Dan Marino he was that bad. For all you Jon Gruden lovers that post, he loves Weedon (research it). So how is it that you say Weedon is not the answer after 1 year with a terrible coach? His age doesn’tbother me a bit. Get 6 good years out and thats good, which is the same shelf life of RG111.

  21. BeachBum46 says: Jan 10, 2013 4:53 PM

    Why Cleveland, why? And I’m NOT a Browns fan.

  22. dws123 says: Jan 10, 2013 4:55 PM

    The Browns cast a wide net, but with the available candidates what’s the boot-to-fish ratio? It looks like Haslam and Banner have already painted themselves into a corner when Chip Kelly went back to Oregon. And as they continue on this backwards route of hiring a coach THEN general manager, quality GM’s are coming off the board. It’s like watching the same mistakes Lerner made all over again.

  23. therealtrenches says: Jan 10, 2013 4:55 PM

    Did they have to have a second meeting so that Joe Banner could pull him aside and tell him that Colt McCoy is a part of his future as Browns’ coach?

  24. td40 says: Jan 10, 2013 5:11 PM

    As a Browns fan, I don’t want this guy, either. I’d rather have Trestman or Arians (er, if he plans on staying out of the hospital, that is…)

  25. fordmandalay says: Jan 10, 2013 5:58 PM

    Good God, how awful do you have to be as a coach before you finally get thrown off the NFL coach merry-go-round??

  26. denverdude7 says: Jan 10, 2013 7:02 PM

    An under .500 coach for an under .500 team.
    A perfect fit. The Browns will be drafting at or near the top of the draft board for years to come.

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