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Rams want to interview Browns’ OC DeFilippo

Terrelle Pryor, John DeFilippo, Matt Leinart AP

The Rams have requested permission to interview Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.

The Rams fired offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti on Dec. 7 after promoting him last February. Rob Boras replaced him, and Rapoport reported that Boras may keep the job.

The 2015 Rams finished 32nd in yards per game.

DeFilippo, 37, served three years as the Raiders’ quarterbacks coach before being hired by the Browns last January.

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23 Responses to “Rams want to interview Browns’ OC DeFilippo”
  1. northernpackfan says: Jan 5, 2016 7:31 PM

    Seriously? The Rams are so desperate that they are trying to raid the BROWNS? Time to fire Fisher!

  2. Cavs2016NBAWorldChampions says: Jan 5, 2016 7:34 PM

    The Browns should hire DeFillippo to be their HC instead of the dopes they are interviewing. This guy is a magician. He did more with less than any coach in the NFL.

    And of course Hillbilly Haslam will hire that scrub Doug Marrone. Dude is a horrible coach, and he couldnt handle the media

  3. fsubulldog says: Jan 5, 2016 7:36 PM

    On one hand, since the Rams were dead last in offense this year, you could say that anything would be an improvement. On the other hand, what has the Browns’ offense done to impress anybody??? If the Rams have already asked 100 or so guys if they’re interested in an interview, and they all said “no”, then I could understand this story…

  4. td40 says: Jan 5, 2016 7:37 PM

    Anyone who thinks DeFillippo is an offensive magician didn’t watch any Browns games this year, end of story.

  5. therealraider says: Jan 5, 2016 7:38 PM

    Dang, was hoping Flip would make his way back to the Raiders and replace Downing as QB coach.

  6. catquick says: Jan 5, 2016 7:39 PM

    why?

  7. haslamdrinkshisownpee says: Jan 5, 2016 7:42 PM

    As a Browns fan😦 Defelippo was seriously our only bright spot. He didn’t discover Gary Barnidge or Travis Benjamin, but he did almost get those guys into the pro bowl. Read those two names again. Those were the Browns offensive superstars folks. The fact that they didn’t finish dead last in offense or points scored should automatically qualify Defilippo for some sort of lifetime achievement award. He even got Billy to somewhat resemble an NFL qb. The guy’s legit. Browns are dumb (today’s bombshell) to let him go.

  8. pvtsquiffy says: Jan 5, 2016 7:50 PM

    Flip is the only member of the Browns staff that I didn’t want to see go. For once we had an offense that wasn’t crazy predictable on rushing/passing downs and he wasn’t afraid to take a shot downfield.

    Think about what he had to work with before you dismiss him.

  9. ramfanmatt says: Jan 5, 2016 7:50 PM

    He took guys like Gary Barnidge and Travis Benjamin, guys who haven’t produced at all in the league, and helped them have really good years. He also revived Josh McCown. It’s not like the Cleveland Browns were loaded with offensive talent. He was given a bunch of castoffs and made the best of it. Most coordinators can do well when they are loaded with offensive talent, but he made the most out of a talent depleted roster.

  10. pittguy122 says: Jan 5, 2016 7:52 PM

    Really? Rams fire their OC? What about Jeff Fisher??? This guy is the most Over Rater Coach ever when will he be held accountable??

  11. skunksprayjim says: Jan 5, 2016 8:04 PM

    How can the Rams just poach another teams offensive coordinator to fil their own OC vacancy? I thought you could only interview other teams coaches if you planned on promoting them. Like if you want to interview a coordinator to hire them for a head coaching position.

  12. stoolerz says: Jan 5, 2016 8:36 PM

    If I were the Browns, I’d tell the Rams to shove it, but would offer to give Bernie Kosar a call for them.

  13. pacodawg says: Jan 5, 2016 8:51 PM

    You fans crack me up. It’s always fire the coach or he stinks. Fire the coach and get who ??? The best coaches are u unavailable for a reason duh!

  14. connfyoozed says: Jan 5, 2016 8:56 PM

    I was all set to say that this doesn’t make sense for DeFilippo: why would he want to move laterally from one NFL franchise to another, in the same role? However, then I remembered that we are talking about the Browns, who aren’t considered by many to be an NFL franchise.

  15. connfyoozed says: Jan 5, 2016 9:00 PM

    “Browns are dumb (today’s bombshell) to let him go.”

    The Rams want to ask for permission to interview DeFilippo, but either they haven’t asked yet or the Browns haven’t responded yet. And if I were the Browns, I wouldn’t give permission. It’s not for a promotion, so it isn’t like DeFilippo can get upset about being held back. And if the Rams offer more money, match it if it’s reasonable. I agree with you, DeFilippo did quite a lot this year with not a lot of ingredients to work with.

  16. pftbro says: Jan 5, 2016 9:16 PM

    The Browns would have to grant permission for that to happen. DeFilippo is still under contract.

  17. demolition510 says: Jan 5, 2016 9:41 PM

    I would take coach flip back in a heartbeat for OC position . Not sold on Musgrave

  18. mcmik54 says: Jan 5, 2016 11:06 PM

    I think what he did as OC without a backfield any wide receivers and a 62 year old quarterback was incredible. Imagine what he could do with some talent.

  19. schmitty2 says: Jan 5, 2016 11:41 PM

    I just hope whoever the Rams hire as OC will design at least 1 play where Tavon Austin catches the ball past the line of scrimmage

  20. pittsburghdamned says: Jan 6, 2016 12:08 AM

    Good thinking! That Browns offense was on fire this season

  21. danbrison04 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:25 AM

    Interested to see if browns will grant permission, really don’t wanna see this guy go!

  22. sumkat says: Jan 6, 2016 1:40 AM

    skunksprayjim says:
    Jan 5, 2016 8:04 PM
    How can the Rams just poach another teams offensive coordinator to fil their own OC vacancy? I thought you could only interview other teams coaches if you planned on promoting them. Like if you want to interview a coordinator to hire them for a head coaching position.

    ____________

    They can’t, that is why the Rams have to ask permission to interview him. My guess would be, the Rams are thinking if they fired the HC, they aren’t going to be too attached to the OC.

    They could offer him the OC/Assistant head coach position, which would technically be a promotion, and they could hire him that way. But I believe there is a limit to how many assistant head coaches you can have (don’t quote me on that, but I believe you can only have 1 at any given time)

  23. rutherforddabrave says: Jan 6, 2016 8:58 AM

    Tell them no

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