Browns ask permission to interview Broncos OC Adam Gase


Apparently, Larry, Curly, Moe and company want to interview someone who may not be old enough to remember the Three Stooges.

According to Jeff Legwold of, the Browns have already asked the Broncos for permission to interview offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their head coaching vacancy.

Gase can interview this week since the Broncos have a bye, though there’s no indication that anything has been scheduled.

The 35-year-old Gase is a fast-track offensive whiz kid, who has also emerged as a possibility in Minnesota.

He has no head coaching experience, and just one year as a coordinator in the NFL. He’s benefitted from being able to call plays for some guy named Peyton Manning (such that anyone truly does), and that’s worked out OK for both of them.

The attraction to a young quarterback tutor like Gase is obvious, since the Browns have a pair of first-round picks, giving them the ability to use one to acquire a(nother) quarterback of the future. And it would also be an obvious departure from conventional wisdom, which the Browns are fighting hard to convince people they’re getting away from.

32 responses to “Browns ask permission to interview Broncos OC Adam Gase

  1. Remembering old entertainers can’t be the benchmark for being old any longer. Everything’s been or is in the process of being re-made.

  2. Can’t say if this is a good or bad hire since I can’t tell what Adam Gase has ever done.

    I guess Peyton didn’t fire him so he can’t be too bad at OC.

    Boy though… imagine going from calling plays to Peyton to calling plays for Brandon Weeden.

  3. I hope the Browns hire him, then the Vikings won’t! Flash in the pan only highlighted because Peyton is there. Put him on a team with no QB talent (Vikes, Browns, Houston, etc.) and he’ll crash/burn.

  4. You don’t call plays for Manning, you send out personnel. He then makes the decisions for what the formation, plays, routes and protections are going to be. You don’t even really have to prep for the game, because he watches enough game film for everyone and suggests what the playbook for the up coming game should be.

    You’d be better off hiring Manning as your OC.

  5. Another year gone and some team wants to steal another Coordinator from Denver. Here’s hoping the browns get McDaniels cause he worked out great for Denver 4 years ago.

  6. He has no head coaching experience, and just one year as a coordinator in the NFL.

    As a Pats fan I’d advising looking at what happened with Josh McDaniels in a similar situation when he went to Denver.

    There’s a reason he didn’t do well and ended up back with the Pats. He simply wasn’t ready to be a head coach. You need more than a year or 2 as coordinator at the NFL level to get a grip on what being a head coach is going to entail.

    This has failure written all over it.

  7. A young offensive coordinator with no prior HC experience. PERFECT! He’s just what the job description calls for:

    Wanted: Head coach for (alleged) pro football team. No experience needed; heck, no experience wanted.

    ~sigh~ Why do I continue being a Browns fan?….

  8. Hiring young coordinators has always worked out swimmingly…Josh McDaniels, Rahim Morris, Lane Kiffin, Eric Mangini, etc. Seems like a quality move by an elite franchise.

  9. coloneldukelacross says:
    Dec 30, 2013 1:56 PM

    Hiring young coordinators has always worked out swimmingly…Josh McDaniels, Rahim Morris, Lane Kiffin, Eric Mangini, etc. Seems like a quality move by an elite franchise.


    EXACTLY what I was going to post. Add Dennis Allen.

  10. This has mistake written all over it. Just like I predicted 4 years ago that Shanahan was overrated & looked good because of Elway. Well Gase don’t even look good because Manning calls most plays at the line! Don’t do it Cleveland!

  11. My 16 year old daughter could be the OC for Denver and look like a guru with Peyton running the offense. Just another indicator that the Browns front office has no clue what in the hell they are doing.

  12. Would this guy really be an upgrade over Chud? He’s probably an OC in name only, with Peyton doing the heavy-lifting. I could see the Browns being back here in 2 years again…or, I guess next year.

  13. This was a while ago, but didn’t Gase talk about Manning teaching him things when the latter signed with the Broncos last season?

    Come on, let’s be real. Manning runs the offense, everyone knew it was going to be this way when he got signed and everyone knows that’s how it is now. Not a knock against Gase, but if you’re hiring him based on the idea that he’s a primary factor in Denver’s offense then you’re setting yourself up for failure.

  14. I get so irritated with this…Peyton Manning goes to Denver and has 2 amazing seasons and now their OC is a genius up and coming Head Coach? Really? I imagine that I would give Manning the applause for those seasons, not some unknown OC that wouldn’t be known if any other QB started for Denver.

  15. Go for it! He has history now with Decker and from the same mold and college draft Isaac Fruechte in 2015 as a sleeper and utilize his blocking ability and develop him as the future reciever in Cleveland or Minnesota.

  16. As a Broncos fan, I don’t believe Gase is ready for a HC job yet. He needs another year experience.

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