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Browns announce Jerome Henderson interview, more expected over the weekend

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 3:  Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Getty Images

The first three men to interview with the Browns for their head coaching vacancy this week were Doug Marrone, Adam Gase and Teryl Austin, all of whom have been on the lists of other teams looking for head coaches.

Friday brought a name that hasn’t been popping up all over the league. The Browns announced that they interviewed Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, who joined Austin on the Fritz Pollard Alliance’s list of minority candidates they are recommending to teams but hasn’t generated the same kind of interest from teams.

Henderson was the defensive backs coach in Cleveland from 2009 to 2011 before moving to Dallas, but there have been several coaching and front office changes for the Browns so institutional memory may not be much of a selling point. Per the Browns, Henderson interviewed with owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and consultant Jed Hughes.

The Browns are expected to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson over the weekend. There have been reports that Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is also on tap for an interview, but Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports nothing has been scheduled at this point.

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22 Responses to “Browns announce Jerome Henderson interview, more expected over the weekend”
  1. daysend564 says: Jan 8, 2016 5:34 PM

    Cowboys fans beg Browns to ink Henderson

  2. paulus72blog says: Jan 8, 2016 5:40 PM

    Kevin Kelley.

  3. jerruhjones says: Jan 8, 2016 5:44 PM

    Please…PLEASE, get this one right Cleveland!

  4. iammrbinky says: Jan 8, 2016 5:47 PM

    It’s obvious that Haslam is attempting to make the Browns the worst team in professional sports but the question is why?

  5. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 8, 2016 6:24 PM

    Maybe they should interview Joe Torre.

  6. dumbpollack says: Jan 8, 2016 7:09 PM

    Maybe “Jimmy” should do us Browns fans a solid and SELL THE FREAKIN’ TEAM!!!

  7. oldcracker says: Jan 8, 2016 7:40 PM

    I’m surprised Dee didn’t insist on interviewing her stylist for HC. I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if it comes out that Dee knows more about the fundamentals of football than Truckstop Jimmy.

    What not just bring in Bill James, the father of sabermetrics….for BASEBALL! Hell, why not me? I read James thesis for sabermetrics back in the late 80’s, and I own my own laptop.

    King Haslam, where everything he touches turns into a joke.

  8. Cavs2016NBAWorldChampions says: Jan 8, 2016 8:11 PM

    The best HC Candidate is already their OC John DeFillippo. That guy can flat out coach. To get a very respectable offensive performance out of absolute garbage players on offense was a miracle.

    And of course the Clowns are too stupid to see it.

    They are incompetent just like the Eagles. I’m sure the Eagles dont regret letting John Harbaugh go. LOL

  9. duanethomas33 says: Jan 8, 2016 8:37 PM

    What does the homeless guy think?

  10. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Jan 8, 2016 8:40 PM

    He looks deranged!

  11. kevbronson says: Jan 8, 2016 8:49 PM

    Lovie Smith would be a great fit

  12. geezohman says: Jan 8, 2016 8:52 PM

    FACE It browns fans… it s a curse ! YOU must go see a pyshic’ (sp) to get it removed. & don’t say ‘sell’ the team either ! teams are going to LA, then that vacant town will be willing to take the browns ! ok they won’t !

    Are you ever happy about any coach ?

    If Haslam can get that Team winning, he’ll ‘double his money… & that’s better than ‘Money ball !

  13. pacodawg says: Jan 8, 2016 9:35 PM

    Funny Cleveland fans “Lerner sell the team”! They sell to Haslam, they’re all happy. 4 yrs later Sell the team! If he sold they will be complaining again in a few years. Lol

  14. darcrequiem says: Jan 8, 2016 9:44 PM

    iammrbinky says:
    Jan 8, 2016 5:47 PM
    It’s obvious that Haslam is attempting to make the Browns the worst team in professional sports but the question is why?
    _________________________________________

    I think he’s trying to do the NFL version of the movie “Major League”, unfortunately for Browns fans he didn’t accidentally create a winner.

  15. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jan 8, 2016 10:33 PM

    Cavs2016NBAWorldChampions says:
    Jan 8, 2016 8:11 PM
    The best HC Candidate is already their OC John DeFillippo. That guy can flat out coach. To get a very respectable offensive performance out of absolute garbage players on offense was a miracle.

    And of course the Clowns are too stupid to see it.

    They are incompetent just like the Eagles. I’m sure the Eagles dont regret letting John Harbaugh go. LOL
    =======

    I’m not even an Eagles fan, but that is a ridiculous comparison. Just about every successful coach changes franchises at least once in their career, it doesn’t make the team that let them go incompetent.

    Also, the current Eagles ownership has taken the team to the playoffs 12 times, wins 11 wins and a Super Bowl appearance. Sure, they haven’t won, but it’s a much better record than Cleveland has accumulated.

    So, um, yeah, comparing them to the Browns is a little silly.

  16. sam887 says: Jan 8, 2016 10:50 PM

    The photo should be captioned, “Browns to interview someone’s crotchety uncle for annual head coaching vacancy.”

    Seriously, I feel bad for this franchise. But firing the coach every two years is not the answer.

  17. rcali says: Jan 8, 2016 11:45 PM

    Sounds like another step towards a championship Browns fans! Analytically this move increased your chances by .005%

  18. mountaindont says: Jan 9, 2016 12:16 AM

    With last weeks hiring I was assuming Pete Rose would be on the short list of head coaches. I think this is why Manziel was in Vegas last week

  19. mountaindont says: Jan 9, 2016 12:18 AM

    You can always be assured of one thing with the Browns. What ever decision they make you can be sure it will be the wrong one.

  20. youbettercallsaul says: Jan 9, 2016 1:32 AM

    Wow the Haslams are shaping up to be the NFL’s answer to Frank McCourt and his shrew of a wife.

  21. thegenghiskahn88 says: Jan 9, 2016 2:44 AM

    K. As if any Cowboys fans care about this news. 😏

  22. cowboysdude says: Jan 12, 2016 3:16 PM

    You really think he’d leave an organization where you don’t have to do your job and you never lose it? Seriously people this is Al Davis Jr and as long as you say yes to him and kiss his butt you’ll have a job whether you’re any good or not…

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