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Report: Browns want second interview with Dan Quinn


The Browns are the only NFL team without a head coach and it seems that their timetable for changing that is going to have a lot to do with the availability of assistants in Sunday’s conference championship games.

Their interest in Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has been known for a while, but Gase opted not to take any interviews until after Denver’s season came to an end. Reports now indicate that Gase is leaning toward not interviewing at all, which may lead the Browns back to a coach they’ve already interviewed.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Browns are interested in a second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who interviewed with Cleveland during Seattle’s bye week in the playoffs. Per Rapoport, there’s mutual interest and that┬áKyle Shanahan, Gary Kubiak and Mike Mularkey are potential offensive coordinators if Quinn does wind up with the job in Cleveland.

Several candidates interviewed by the Browns have either taken other jobs or withdrawn their names from consideration. Those that haven’t include Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, former Titans head coach Mike Munchak and Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.

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27 Responses to “Report: Browns want second interview with Dan Quinn”
  1. nflsecurity862 says: Jan 19, 2014 10:42 AM

    Dan Quinn will be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns.

  2. bert1913 says: Jan 19, 2014 10:42 AM

    who could blame the browns? who wouldn’t want the coordinator of the number one defense in the nfl?

  3. greasestain says: Jan 19, 2014 10:44 AM

    He will be available Monday.

  4. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 19, 2014 10:47 AM

    A more pertinent question would be ‘Why would he want the job?’

    If the Seahawks lose tonight, there would be more satisfaction in returning to finish the what he started next year, rather than going to Cleveland.

  5. vikingdoode says: Jan 19, 2014 10:47 AM

    its Cleveland….

  6. fanofevilempire says: Jan 19, 2014 10:49 AM

    They should hire Del Rio.

  7. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jan 19, 2014 10:53 AM

    The HC needs to tell Banner to mind his own business on personnel decisions. The new HC is doomed if he lets Lombardi and Banner make personnel decisions

  8. folkcrusader says: Jan 19, 2014 11:02 AM

    Don’t do it Dan. Banner will eat your soul.

  9. donmcg2012 says: Jan 19, 2014 11:14 AM

    Of course they want a second interview, they are laughingly running out of options. It’s embarrassing to be a Browns fan these days.

  10. 4allintensivepurposes says: Jan 19, 2014 11:24 AM

    Dan Quinn to his wife: “answer this and tell them I’m not here”.

  11. heymister24 says: Jan 19, 2014 11:45 AM

    Mike Pettine will be the next HC of thee Cleveland Browns!!!

  12. heymister24 says: Jan 19, 2014 11:47 AM

    Why would Haslam want to go to a stodgy 4-3 defense? Get Mike Pettine and his Hybrid defense, no need to switch from the base 3-4.

  13. jakec4 says: Jan 19, 2014 11:55 AM

    The Browns vow to have a coach in place by draft day.

  14. azjam says: Jan 19, 2014 12:01 PM

    Quinn is nothing special. Pete Carroll has built the defense for the Seahawks. Quinn has been the DC only one year. Browns should go after 49ers OC Greg Roman.

  15. dirtdawg54 says: Jan 19, 2014 12:05 PM

    Well, it turned out really well for the last guy they hired as their back-up option …

  16. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jan 19, 2014 12:41 PM

    It doesnt matter who they hire, if whoever is ultimately in charge, keeps drafting bad players like the bomb job they pulled last year. Any good coach wants final day on draft picks and the roster.

  17. fanofbrowns17 says: Jan 19, 2014 12:58 PM

    My vote goes to Mike Pettine.

  18. kwjsb says: Jan 19, 2014 1:07 PM

    As the front office finds it self late in the season with no HC, just like last year. Where they may have to hire a 4th or 5th choice. Should the “I have seen no improvement” excuse to fire Chud not fit for Banner and Lombardi?

  19. 49erstim says: Jan 19, 2014 1:17 PM

    Quinn would only take the Browns job to get the experience of being a HC. That franchise is laughable. Look what they did to Chudzinski. One year? What do you expect ANY coach to do in one year? You’re still working with mostly the last guys stuff. What a disaster. It was supposed to be different. Don’t even get me started on Haslem being a giant distraction with that whole Pilot Flying J thing.

  20. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 19, 2014 1:21 PM

    The Grieveland Frowns.

  21. steeltuff says: Jan 19, 2014 1:54 PM

    Stay in Seattle, Dan. The Factory of Sadness will bring you down, like it has many others.

  22. tvjules says: Jan 19, 2014 1:55 PM

    If he stays one more year, he’ll have a much better selection of teams to choose from.
    Any coach worth his salt has and will avoid this toxic dump so long as Banner and Lombardi are there.

  23. drs76109 says: Jan 19, 2014 2:29 PM

    Folks the Browns want to talk to ought to start charging them…

    Or take a cue from Rocky Watters, “For who? For what?”

  24. natijim235 says: Jan 19, 2014 2:31 PM

    lol @ browns fans that think Quinn is the guy because he’s with #1 defense – the opening for HC not coordinator – he won’t do both

  25. dubs7 says: Jan 19, 2014 2:39 PM

    News Flash! Head coaching positions…OC and DC

    Cleveland hires as their head coach…the special teams coach for the Spokane Shock

    OC is the equipment Manager for the Portland Thunder….and

    DC is the lead singer for Motley Crew

    There you have it!!!

    Nice job 3 Stooges……

  26. klroot says: Jan 19, 2014 2:54 PM

    How bout coach Hayden Frey, has the same qualifications as general manager Lombardi

  27. sean222 says: Jan 20, 2014 9:31 AM

    Maybe the Browns will have to rehire Chud. Ya know, like a do over.

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