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Report: Mike Pettine to have second interview with Browns

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The Browns are reportedly interested in a second interview with Seahakws defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, but that’s not the only candidate that’s in line for another conversation with the team.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is expected to interview with the team a second time. Pettine interviewed with the team last week after completing his first season with the Bills. Pettine was previously the defensive coordinator with the Jets under Rex Ryan and also coached with Ryan in Baltimore.

According to Mortensen, the Browns continue to wait to see what Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase will do when Denver’s season comes to an end. Other reports have indicated that Gase is leaning toward remaining in Denver, which is the same decision that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels made earlier in the search process.

There’s been speculation that the Browns could make another run at McDaniels, which Mortensen also passes along in his look at the NFL’s lone head coaching vacancy.

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25 Responses to “Report: Mike Pettine to have second interview with Browns”
  1. ttommytom says: Jan 19, 2014 12:57 PM

    What a mess …

  2. fanofbrowns17 says: Jan 19, 2014 1:02 PM

    Pettine is the man. Intense, no nonsense guy that will demand accountability.

  3. heymister24 says: Jan 19, 2014 1:07 PM

    Get Mike Pettine ASAP !!!!!

  4. rycoem says: Jan 19, 2014 1:08 PM

    I can only assume that Pettine is doing this for the experience so he is better prepared for an actual good HC opportunity in another year or two.

  5. i, flounder says: Jan 19, 2014 1:12 PM

    enough with the interviews. go find out whats in those storage lockers.

  6. keepongronking says: Jan 19, 2014 1:12 PM

    Pettine will still be a better coach than Josh McDaniels or Adam Gase who is just mooching of Peyton’s success

  7. zeddicuszorander says: Jan 19, 2014 1:14 PM

    This team and the Raiders are the worst jobs in the league. Run by clowns….

  8. bleedgreen says: Jan 19, 2014 1:17 PM

    Didn’t they realize that after firing Chud 1 year in, after trading Richardson (which wasn’t much of an addition to the team statistically but still sent a message to the other players, coaches and fans), that they would have a hard time finding someone? How do you trust a front office and ownership after the year they’ve had?

  9. djshnooks says: Jan 19, 2014 1:27 PM

    Beat candidate they have interviewed…and the most ready/most deserving, as well.

    He will instantly turn a team around.

    I’d rather Buffalo give Cleveland Doug Marrone and keep Mike Pettine.

  10. timmons94 says: Jan 19, 2014 1:36 PM

    Only in Believeland

  11. asthebeaver says: Jan 19, 2014 1:51 PM

    Isn’t it customary to hire coordinators from winning teams?

  12. jbcommonsense says: Jan 19, 2014 1:54 PM

    Pettine & Quinn are both strong DCs. The interview process should evaluate whether they will be capable game managers, personnel motivators, have HC experience or know some quality OCs they can bring with them.

  13. brownsclown says: Jan 19, 2014 2:00 PM

    Doesn’t matter. With Bummer and Dumbturdi in the front office Jesus couldn’t come up with a winning team!

  14. brownoholic says: Jan 19, 2014 2:01 PM

    Hoping for Dan Quinn.

  15. klroot says: Jan 19, 2014 2:12 PM

    Hire a new front office first,then hire a head coach, unless you want to rely on the people who recommended Bess,and the coach that you axed after 11 months

  16. luther6 says: Jan 19, 2014 2:35 PM

    Not a big deal, Bills fans. Just expand Danny Crossman’s portfolio to include Defensive Coordinator.

    The Bills are about to lose the only good coach they’ve had in more than a decade (Pettine). Pity.

  17. jackybadass says: Jan 19, 2014 2:45 PM

    Poor guy. Cleveland is a graveyard job!

  18. tolan04 says: Jan 19, 2014 2:53 PM

    Pettine solid dc but is he ready to be a head coach? Sad if he leaves buffalo I thought he’d be the main reason besides money Byrd stays.

  19. george1859 says: Jan 19, 2014 2:59 PM

    Don’t cut years off of your HC career Mike. Stay in Buffalo until a real NFL team comes calling…

  20. oldcracker says: Jan 19, 2014 3:18 PM

    OMG! I thought Haslam was going to bring in a proven winner. Of course, I’m still waiting for my check, too. (gas rebates)

  21. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jan 19, 2014 3:49 PM

    Lol this is a circus. Great idea, hire a guy that gave up 38 points to your own horrible offense.

  22. larry321 says: Jan 19, 2014 3:59 PM

    Manish Mehta is taking a job as a Cleveland beat reporter. Strange how he lost all his anonymous sources in NY after Pettine left.

  23. swesson57 says: Jan 19, 2014 6:22 PM

    Be careful what you wish for Mike Pettine. The Browns are making the Raiders look like a first class franchise.

    Be careful what you wish for Browns fans. Mike Pettine has only been “the man” for one year. Is he ready? You may get to find out.

  24. oldcracker says: Jan 20, 2014 9:46 AM

    Everytime I see my dog (pug) with a turd in its mouth, I think of Banner at Browns Stadium.

  25. jbeatty1940 says: Jan 20, 2014 8:09 PM

    I’m telling you the best thing to do is draft Manziel and name him player coach. Makes about as much sense as some of these candidates.

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