Report: Adam Gase inclined to stay with Broncos

AP

One of the Browns’ presumed top head-coaching candidates is reportedly considering staying put in his current job.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is “leaning toward” staying with Denver for the 2014 season.

Cabot also reported that the word in “league circles” is that Gase’s agent, Bob LaMonte, believes Gase could use another year as an offensive coordinator.

If indeed Gase is out of the mix for the Browns’ head-coaching job, there would be appear to be no clear-cut favorite for a position that’s been open for nearly three weeks.

The Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski on December 29 after just one season on the job.

In a letter to fans this week, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team was “prepared to wait as long as necessary” to hire the right coach. Haslam also indicated the club would wait to interview candidates on playoff teams if needed, too. Gase has declined to interview until Denver’s postseason run has ended.

As Haslam noted this week, the Browns’ job does have quite a bit going for it from a personnel standpoint. The Browns had five players named to the Pro Bowl and will have two first-round picks in May’s draft.

On paper, the Browns has some appeal. The question is, which coach takes the leap to turn Cleveland’s potential into production?

85 responses to “Report: Adam Gase inclined to stay with Broncos

  1. Smart move. Why go to an unstable organization when you have the best coordinator job in the NFL? Look at his former colleagues Dennis Allen and Mike McCoy, Allen jumped at a head coaching chance at a big team in Oakland while McCoy waited another year and ended up with a much better job in San Diego.

  2. Nice job Haslam, you’ve probably earned the trophy for the first owner to ruin their team in the first two seasons. Clearly and rightfully so Chud is telling candidates to steer clear of this situation. Someone should tell the owner you don’t run an NFL team with a my way or the highway attitude cause now he’s walking down the interstate alone.

  3. The mistakes by the lake wish they had the stability of the great Steelers organization. The respect the Pittsburgh Steelers football team command throughout league circles is unmatched by any team in this millennial.

    Sean Payton, Mike McCarthy, Bill Belichick would all spurn their current teams if the opportunity to coach the Pittsburgh Steelers were bestowed upon them. The Browns on the other hand must begin to look at janitors and lunch ladies.

  4. Would we “wait until next year” to hire a COACH? That’s our official motto, so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me.

  5. Incredible to see a guy who is comfortable where he’s at and doesn’t need the money right away.

    Then again, I guess you weigh the differences between Manning and Weeden, right?

  6. Hmmm, run the best offense in league history or work with the 3 stooges on one of the most disgraced franchises in league history that just fired their coach after less than a year on the job…

  7. Hahahahaha while the Browns fans and the city of Cleveland doesn’t deserve this, their crooked owner and joke of a front office most certainly deserve every part of this

  8. I feel for the Browns fans. Their ownership made a gaffe, and now it seems that no one is considering the hire. When they fired Chudz, and now they lost Horton too. It seems that they will have to hire a bottom of the barrel choice, and their fans definitely deserve better. They are just going to have to shell out the money it seems.

  9. Smart move. Its better to be the coordinator of a top team than the head coach of a horrible situation.

    Especially any of the younger guys who’ve done well as a coordinator, but don’t really have the seasoning and experience yet to be successful as a head coach.

  10. Hmm…work with Peyton Manning or be head coach of Brandon Weeden/Jason Campbell and maybe get fired after 1 year…

  11. Don’t put much into Cabot. The Cleveland sports media is awful at reporting true news stories. It’s a joke really… And I’m a Cleveland fan.

  12. Potential New Situation
    5 Pro Bowl Players – Plus
    No proven QB – Minus
    No RB – Minus
    Owner perhaps facing jail sentence – Minus
    Ownership willing to fire a coach less than a year after hiring them. – Minus

    Current Situation
    Contending for SB – Plus
    HOF QB – Plus
    HOF GM – Plus
    Record Setting Offense – Plus

    Why did anyone think Gase would go for that job?

  13. The Cleveland fans cannot catch a break. For years Randy Lerner had soccer on the brain. I think Haslam has more passion and interest but he hired morons to run the show. Haslam ought to be P O ed about this. These guys just pissed millions of dollars away for no benefit.

  14. Why exactly is this guy a head coaching candidate? I can think of two good reasons why he shouldn’t be:

    1. Your mom could do a good job of being Peyton Manning’s coordinator.
    2. Even if succeeding as OC for Peyton is an achievement, Gase has only been “leading” that offense for a year. If you want to crown anyone for “laying the foundation” of that offense (LMAO) then it would be Mike McCoy who was OC in Denver for four years before he got hired away last offseason.

    I could agree with the official reasoning by Gase’s agent that he believes he could use another year as offensive coordinator, but more likely the real BS reason is he’s an ingrate who thinks he can do better than the Browns job. Wherever and whenever he goes, good luck to him making a living without Peyton Manning.

  15. Browns ownership and front office made their bed firing Chud – opening the doors for Turner and Horton to question their motives. Not saying that Chud was a great coach or anything. But Browns fans don’t deserve that.

  16. The Browns are the 2nd youngest team in the league and had a top 10 defense this year. The obvious missing piece is a franchise QB. If they grab Manziel or Bortles with the 4th pick they’ve got that piece to build around. They have 10 draft picks this year including 3 in the top 35. If they make the right picks they are in position to be a much improved team right away. Surely if out of nothing but dumb luck it’s bound to happen eventually…

  17. He’s got nothing to lose by saying nothing; it keeps his options open.

    If the Broncos can’t make it past the Patriots (a possibility), or if they ultimately lose the Super Bowl to the NFC champion, then staying on as OC in Denver is a better option than the Browns.

    If, on the other hand, the Broncos can go all the way, it makes perfect sense for the guy to take a shot at the Browns HC job, as Manning will likely go the Elway route and hang up his cleats with the win.

    That way, if he takes the Browns job for 2104 and fails, no one will hold it against him, and he may get another shot at HC eventually. If he stays on as Denver OC without Manning, there’s a fair chance he doesn’t get another HC offer next year.

  18. Why Adam Gase? He studied under Martz and Josh McDaniels, watched McCoy show how you take Tebow to a playoff win, learned from Peyton’s play correction at the line of scrimmage, and just called the plays in the most effective offense of all time.

    Other than that, he’s a little young, but he would do his career better to stay with Peyton until he retires when Fox will probably do so as well. Then take the reigns or find a better situation somewhere else.

  19. He knows he would be be in over his head. Too young, too inexpereienced, has not demonstrated leadership. Another Chud, but at least he knows what he does not know. With the right coach and decent quarterback play, this team will take off. AFC North foes are in decline, it’s time.

  20. Why would he leave? He has the definition of a ‘plum job’ right now. And, if trends hold, close to 25% of the jobs will open next year. He could have his choice then.

  21. Why leave a job when you get paid to take credit for things. He sends in a play and peyton changes it. Sounds like a good gig to me

  22. If Cleveland is the only head coaching job left I’m sure any quality coordinator will take the one more year approach. Unless the Browns through a ridiculous amount of money at potential head coaches why would any of them leave their current jobs? Next year there will be more coaches getting fired and any other job is better than Cleveland.

  23. How about coach Hayden Fry,of the Minnesota Screaming Eagles? Yes I know that he was on TV, but so was are General Manager!
    How about Andy Griffith, and Don Knotts for stadium security !n

  24. Fully guarantee my contract for 5 years, and I’d coach in Cleveland. Average turn around is ten months to two years

  25. The Browns have been bad for very long, and it’s time to do something drastic to make this team competitive, otherwise they’re forever going to be hiring guys that had a couple good years as coordinators but then fail as head coaches. I have a solution to this. There’s two Super Bowl winning coaches out there whom have expressed interest in coaching again: Brian Billick and Jon Gruden. Give both men a call and offer A LOT of money to coach this team. Browns fans have been patient long enough and deserve better than these last 10 years.

  26. Mary Kay Cabot has no inside info. She gets all her info from reading the internet and listening to the radio. Shes knows no more than you or I. Remember shes the one who called Jason Campbell an “elite Quarterback” on national TV.

  27. Mike Sherman, Dennis Green, and Scott Linehan are all available. Might as well start calling guys whose phones aren’t ringing, but would like one last big paycheck—that is your next Browns head coach.

  28. Banner is doing well actually. Traded a fifth round pick in last year’s draft for a fourth round pick this year. Took the Stillers to school by trading a fourth round pick last year, for a third round pick this year. Traded an overrated Trent Richardson to the Colts for a first round draft pick this year. Artfully tanked last season so that we can reap the rewards of the draft picks gained. When Banner ran the Eagles they hosted 4 straight NFC Championship games… We’ll see when Peyton leaves how good the Broncos are and how good Howie Roseman does for the Eagles in the NFC Least all hype division…

  29. This Brown’s front office is doing something truly remarkable: making Learner, Holmgren and Shumer look like a great management team.

  30. And he also signed Devon Bess to a gaureenteed contract I do not think that he is doing well His draft was lacking no impact players andhe signed a WR off of the Green Bay Packers who was injured for season @ Green Bay surprised him. Green Bay schooled Banner andLombardi

  31. HOF GM??? you mean HOF QB. That HOF GM hired Josh Mcdaniels and ran there best two players out of town for Tim Tebow. Lets face it. The only advantage Denver has over Cleveland going forward is Peyton Manning and he’s 36 years old. If the browns land their QB in this draft who looks better going forward then?? This regime is being killed and they have only been here 2 years and the real only big mistake they have done was hire the wrong coach in their opinion and I give them credit in not screwing around but sacking up and taking the criticism they knew they were going to take in getting rid of him after 1 year. I guess their other boneheaded move was trading Trent for a 1st round pick right???? Too early to make judgements about the current regime based on the other idiots who ran this franchise for the previous 13 years. Lets see how this draft shakes out. Bottomline get a QB and the rest takes care of itself just ask the HOF GM Elway.. LOL!!!

  32. Why would any respectable assistant want this job? The front office has already proven they dont know what they are doing, they fired their first coach after a year on the job, and anyone taking this job is going to have to field his staff with a bunch of other assistant coaches who weren’t good enough to get hired on any of the new staffs around the league.

    Not only that, are their free agents going to want to return after the loyalty this team has shown their coaching staff?

    Are other teams free agents going to choose to move to Cleveland after they see how this team is run? $40 million in cap space means NOTHING if you dont have players wanting to play there.

    I have such sympathy in my heart for Browns fans. They are amazingly loyal, and they get spit on by this team on a nearly constant basis.

    Browns fans, no one would blame you for giving up on this team to become fans of another.

  33. Get over the Chud nonsense! They guy clearly looked out coached the last 11 games. What would Cleveland benefit from, if they decided to keep him one more season, knowing it wasn’t going to help! They would be looking for a coach next year. They’re not the first team that fired a coach after one season.

  34. The problem with the Browns….JOE BANNER.

    Banner’s background and experience with the Eagles was managing the salary cap and negotiating contracts..NOT running the football side of the Eagles.

    Until Haslam admits he made a mistake putting Banner in charge of the football side of the Browns and replaces him with a qualified individual, the most talented coaching candidates will continue to pass on the head coaching job.

    The question is, how many times does Haslam have to be turned down before he finally gets it?

  35. FO didn’t fire Chud, it was Haslam’s decision Do you think Banner or Lombardi would have the nuts to ask Haslam to take a $10 million + hit to eat Chud’s contract ? Don’t think so.

  36. Ill never give up on my team.Getting tired of saying Next Year.Its too bad Jim Tressel cant coach in the NFL yet.Id like to see Bill Cowher come out from behind the desk.

  37. It’s not the personnel on the field that’s the problem, it’s the owner and the front office.

  38. Ummmm, when in Philadelphia, there was a certain A. Reid and J. Johnson coaching. I think that had just a little to do with those NFL Championships, Mr Banner.

  39. Just hire Mike Lombardi as the coach. He thinks he knows everything. Hell, he thinks he is Vince Lombardi. The fun thing to watch for is when Lombardi & Banner turn on one another, as rats eventually do.

  40. klroot says:
    Jan 18, 2014 2:46 PM
    And he also signed Devon Bess to a gaureenteed contract I do not think that he is doing well His draft was lacking no impact players andhe signed a WR off of the Green Bay Packers who was injured for season @ Green Bay surprised him. Green Bay schooled Banner andLombardi

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    bumbleb572 says:
    Jan 18, 2014 2:46 PM
    HOF GM??? you mean HOF QB. That HOF GM hired Josh Mcdaniels and ran there best two players out of town for Tim Tebow. Lets face it. The only advantage Denver has over Cleveland going forward is Peyton Manning and he’s 36 years old. If the browns land their QB in this draft who looks better going forward then?? This regime is being killed and they have only been here 2 years and the real only big mistake they have done was hire the wrong coach in their opinion and I give them credit in not screwing around but sacking up and taking the criticism they knew they were going to take in getting rid of him after 1 year. I guess their other boneheaded move was trading Trent for a 1st round pick right???? Too early to make judgements about the current regime based on the other idiots who ran this franchise for the previous 13 years. Lets see how this draft shakes out. Bottomline get a QB and the rest takes care of itself just ask the HOF GM Elway.. LOL!!!
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    Elway was hired the year after McDaniels was fired. Elway hired John Fox

  41. The Browns could always hire Jim Haslett to be their HC, I don’t think the Skins would stop him from taking the job.

  42. Funny how Denver fired josh after 1 year and the peanut gallery thinks banner is a fool for getting rid of chud after 1 season. Truth is ur better to cut ur loses and move on. Chud did zero to warrant a second year. His team quit on him and has no sideline presence. Players don’t respect him as a Head coach

  43. The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 18, 2014 11:56 AM

    Six rings towers over the rest.

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    9 Rings > 6 Rings

  44. The only way for the Cleveland Browns to break the cycle of futility is to buy their way out of it.

    This means going after a big name head coach, giving him total control of football operations and handing over a blank check.

    It also means the same thing regarding top free agents. The only way a player worth a darn will come to Cleveland is if he is grossly overpaid.

    The same concept also applies to the fans. You have to like the loyalty they have shown supporting such a dysfunctional team. But that same loyalty is also their own undoing.

    The only way to send a message to an owner who consistently fields a 5 win team year after year yet enjoys sell-out crowds every Sunday is to hit him in the wallet.

    That’s right, STOP selling out the stadium every weekend and see how quickly the wins go up.

    Well, I’ve spoken my peace. Let the thumbs down begin…

  45. I live in Cleveland. I could just cry. We are letting really good people go.. and Jimmy has NOBODY to replace them with. Chud got hosed. One and done?
    No way did Banner or Lombardi sign off on this.
    Jimmy is an idiot.
    He pulled rank as an owner and looks like an idiot.
    That letter he wrote to the fans this past week insulted ANYONE’S intelligence.
    He is clueless.

  46. The Browns are horrible becauase their drafting is a joke. Last years draft was horrible. What moron would take McFadden instead of Honey Badger. A clueless idiot thats who.

    Has nothing to do with coaching. Their personnel is horrible. They have no QB, no RB, and OL that cant run block and is average at pass blocking. LBs are avg at best, Haden cant stop anyone with game on the line.

    Gordon and Cameron were the only legit Pro Bowlers

    They need to take Sammy Watkins at 4, Jeremy Hill at 26, get good RB offensive lineman in 2nd Round, take AJ McCarron at QB if they can get him in the 3rd, if they project McCarron in 2nd Round then take good RB OLineman in 3rd. They need playmakers not scrubs that cant get on the field for a horrible team.

    There are no QBs worth a first round pick. Just because the Draft needs QB hype doesnt mean one is worthy of being taken in the 1st round. See Ponder n Gabbert as what im referring to

  47. edgemyster says:
    Jan 18, 2014 1:04 PM
    Why Adam Gase? He studied under Martz and Josh McDaniels, watched McCoy show how you take Tebow to a playoff win, learned from Peyton’s play correction at the line of scrimmage, and just called the plays in the most effective offense of all time.

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    In other words, Adam Gase has had front row seats to watching great people accomplish awesome things. Correct me if I’m wrong, but to be deserving of a promotion you have to actually accomplish things yourself, not just watch other people do it.

  48. 5 pro bowlers is a joke. Thomas over rated only because of draft status, Mack centers an offense that can’t run or pass, Josh Gordon is one drug test away from a year suspension and can’t hold AJ Greens jock, ward is a head hunter strong safety on a team that can’t stop the run. Hayden only one who’s legit.
    The Haslem fraud organization led by league wide joke Lombardi sealed their fate firing a coach after one year. Turner gone, Horton gone, and no legitimate coach will touch this job.
    Factory of Sadness continues.

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