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Browns interview Matt Patricia

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13:  Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots watches the action on the sidelines during their game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Getty Images

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels opted not to do any head coaching interviews this weekend, but defensive coordinator Matt Patricia took a different approach while New England waits to play their first postseason game.

The Browns announced on Saturday afternoon that they have completed an interview with Patricia. It’s the first interview for Patricia this offseason and reported interest from the Dolphins obviously isn’t going anywhere after Miami hired Adam Gase on Saturday.

Patricia has been on Bill Belichick’s staff with the Patriots since 2004 and coached both linebackers and safeties before taking over as the defensive coordinator in 2012. New England has ranked in the top 10 in points allowed in all four years that he’s been in the job and they ranked ninth in yards allowed this season, their best finish with Patricia as a coordinator.

If the Browns want to hire Patricia, they’ll have to wait until the Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs. A second interview could take place during the week after the conference championship games.

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30 Responses to “Browns interview Matt Patricia”
  1. fumblenuts says: Jan 9, 2016 6:33 PM

    Dude just looks like a Brown…..GO PATRICIA!!

  2. pacodawg says: Jan 9, 2016 6:33 PM

    I like him. Welcome to the dawg pound!

  3. neil0311 says: Jan 9, 2016 6:33 PM

    Matt Patricia is literally a rocket scientist. He’s way too smart to become Head Coach of that mistake by the lake. That franchise is a complete disaster of dysfunction. Being DC in New England is way better than being HC in that bastion of losing.

  4. trickticklerj says: Jan 9, 2016 6:40 PM

    Damn dude…you couldn’t wait:???

  5. burgandy2260 says: Jan 9, 2016 6:50 PM

    I think it’d be a good opportunity for him for a few yrs. The real question is, did he wear a backwards Browns hat at the interview or no hat at all? And did he shave the beard for the interview or just trim it?

  6. section310 says: Jan 9, 2016 6:54 PM

    Honestly, who wants the job?

  7. tommikula says: Jan 9, 2016 6:54 PM

    Do it now!!! Just don’t fire the guy after two seasons. If they give him time I think he could make this team competitive.

  8. zuzus petals says: Jan 9, 2016 6:57 PM

    I love Matt P. and I’d love to see him back in NE, but I’m also intrigued to see what he and DePotesta could do in Cleveland.
    If he does get hired there- I hope they’ll have the patience to let them put a program in place.

  9. feauxley says: Jan 9, 2016 7:06 PM

    People just like this guy because of his beard.

  10. alwaysaz says: Jan 9, 2016 7:12 PM

    This is the hire. If they pass, it is pure stupidity.

  11. One for the thumb says: Jan 9, 2016 7:13 PM

    Come on browns, wouldn’t you rather have McD? Don’t take our best coordinator.

  12. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 9, 2016 7:15 PM

    Why not. Bringing cheating to the factory of sadness will not bring a Lombardi.

  13. skawh says: Jan 9, 2016 7:28 PM

    Patricia is playing NE! He’s not going to SF or Cleveland. The New York Giants position, that do to its organization, is the only legit coaching vacancy I would consider. The rest of the teams aren’t worth interviewing with because they’re ongoing dumpster fires.

    But he’ll have plenty of time to interview soon if NE doesn’t get Edelman back at full strength. That’s a different offense without him allowing Brady to dump the ball off in 2 seconds. The dude is very quick, and a tough player. Edelman’s more valuable to NE than Gronk, imo. Should have been MVP in SB last year, for without Seattle being unable to guard Edelman in that 4th quarter no way does Brady get that 14 point comeback.

  14. hail74 says: Jan 9, 2016 7:39 PM

    Romeo crennel then Eric mangeni. Guess third times the charm with former pats D coordinators coaching the Browns.

  15. rickybobbie says: Jan 9, 2016 7:45 PM

    Should have kept Belicheat

  16. mnjoemama says: Jan 9, 2016 7:47 PM

    As a Vikings fan , I see this gentleman as the perfect hire in Clv, he has the Same intangibles and def play calling skills as coach zimmer. His beard and backwards hat shows hes a doesn’t conform to the nfl or anyone which should make him beloved by his players and a fan base that needs to believe in a coach like the Vikings w Zimmer . Good luck Browns , Skol Vikes

  17. aljack88 says: Jan 9, 2016 7:55 PM

    rickybobbie says:
    Jan 9, 2016 7:45 PM
    Should have kept Belicheat
    ==================================
    you would have had Belichick in Baltimore

  18. rcampore says: Jan 9, 2016 8:10 PM

    I was really hoping the Giants would look at him. We need a defensive minded coach to build that side of the ball.

  19. randy8123 says: Jan 9, 2016 8:12 PM

    As a Pats fan will be sad to see him go. He did a lot with scraps for a long time. Finally has some talent to work with and the results speak for themselves. One of the smartest coaches going. Certainly not consensus opinion, but I’d drive McDaniels to the airport myself if it meant Pats could keep Patricia.

  20. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 9, 2016 8:19 PM

    Dude’s name is Patricia.

  21. streetyson says: Jan 9, 2016 8:33 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jan 9, 2016 8:19 PM
    Dude’s name is Patricia.
    ——————–
    It’s a surname, you know, like Ruth – as in Babe Ruth.

  22. a1b24312 says: Jan 9, 2016 8:36 PM

    Maybe Jim Tressel? But this guy wont take this job, and he shouldn’t.

  23. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 9, 2016 9:00 PM

    Because the Belicheat coaching tree has been so successful in the NFL. lololol

  24. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 9, 2016 9:10 PM

    I don’t see any sense in a guy with his resumè working for that organization. He can do better for himself.

  25. twopaw513 says: Jan 9, 2016 9:20 PM

    rickybobbie says:
    Jan 9, 2016 7:45 PM

    Should have kept Belicheat
    ____________________________________
    Clever! Did you think that nickname up all by yourself. Then again, how clever can you be if you trust and believe Roger Goodell. Religion is for idiots and so are people that trust Goodell.

  26. twopaw513 says: Jan 9, 2016 9:28 PM

    randy8123 says:
    Jan 9, 2016 8:12 PM

    As a Pats fan will be sad to see him go. He did a lot with scraps for a long time. Finally has some talent to work with and the results speak for themselves. One of the smartest coaches going. Certainly not consensus opinion, but I’d drive McDaniels to the airport myself if it meant Pats could keep Patricia.
    ______________________________
    I think the opposite, I would drive Patricia to the airport to see him leave. He did nothing with scraps and only the talent has made him look good this year. I don’t see anything clever or unique that he does as a D-Cor. The team has played the most passive defense in the NFL and it only works with talent. I would rather have Mangini as a d- coordinator than Patricia.

  27. ballboy48 says: Jan 9, 2016 9:41 PM

    They should hire Patricia or Hue

  28. struckgold49er says: Jan 9, 2016 9:56 PM

    section310 says:
    Jan 9, 2016 6:54 PM
    Honestly, who wants the job?

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    Exactly right..
    The Browns will be interviewing candidates up until the Hall of Fame Game!!

  29. styro1 says: Jan 9, 2016 10:38 PM

    Matt Patricia isn’t as smart as they say he is if he takes the Browns HC job and he’s a rocket scientist.

  30. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Anyone who takes the Brown job is doing it based on getting paid millions of dollars for 2 or 3 years before they’re fired and setting themselves up for life.

    No one is honestly going to take that job claiming they’re going to turn the franchise around. Its a money gig, nothing more.

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