Mike McCarthy now expected to interview with Browns next week

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Early on Thursday, there was word that the Browns’ schedule for interviewing head coaching candidates had changed and that Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski would be talking to the team on Thursday rather than waiting until Monday.

A report earlier this week indicated that the Browns would be interviewing former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on Thursday, but the change extended to that conversation as well. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that McCarthy’s interview is now expected to take place next week, but there’s no specific date mentioned for the meeting.

McCarthy is also slated to interview with the Jets, but it’s unclear which of the interviews is going to take place first.

The Browns interviewed Jim Caldwell on Wednesday and are set to speak with Saints tight ends coach/assistant head coach Dan Campbell on Friday.

25 responses to “Mike McCarthy now expected to interview with Browns next week

  1. I’m shocked that Bill Cowher’s name hasn’t been mentioned for an HC opening.
    I wonder if he will be interested when the Steelers fire Tomlin.

  2. For the Browns sake, I hope the interview doesn’t go well. This guy is not a good head coach. He was just fired for good reason.

  3. magnusthe1st says:
    January 3, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Why wouldn’t Gregg Williams get this job??

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    22-34 as a head coach. 0-3 as head coach of the Browns against teams that had more than 1 win in a month.

    Browns don’t have to settle for once so they aren’t going to.

  4. How is McCarthy a bad head coach look at his record. What cuz he has a couple questionable calls? Tell me what coach hasn’t made a couple head scratching moves? Out of the coaches who are applying for jobs mike is the best out of any candidate available. And I’m not even that big of a fan as his but I’ll take his 13 year run with the packers any day of the week compared too the garbage the jets have had. I can only hope that this guy becomes my next coach

  5. How is McCarthy a bad head coach look at his record.
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    Indeed. Look at his Playoff record.

    Totally outcoached in the NFCC Game in 2007
    531 yards allowed against the Cardinals in 2009.. 31-10 deficit at one point
    15-1 in 2011.. punched in the mouth, at home, again by lousy Giants team
    444 yards allowed… to a scrub QB that isn’t even in football anymore.. 579 total yards to the 9ers in 2012
    The 2014 NFCC Game implosion should have been the last straw.. 19-7 lead with 3:58 to go

    The man made losing an art form.

    I challenge you to find a coach that was worse in big games..

  6. aarons444 says:
    January 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm
    How is McCarthy a bad head coach look at his record.
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    Indeed. Look at his Playoff record.

    Totally outcoached in the NFCC Game in 2007
    531 yards allowed against the Cardinals in 2009.. 31-10 deficit at one point
    15-1 in 2011.. punched in the mouth, at home, again by lousy Giants team
    444 yards allowed… to a scrub QB that isn’t even in football anymore.. 579 total yards to the 9ers in 2012
    The 2014 NFCC Game implosion should have been the last straw.. 19-7 lead with 3:58 to go

    The man made losing an art form.

    I challenge you to find a coach that was worse in big games..

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    How about Bud Grant or Marv Levy, both losers of 4 Superbowls, maybe Bud takes the tie breaker because his team was favored in those Superbowls.

  7. Grant only managed 34 points in 4 Super Bowls.. but 3 of the losses were to some of the greatest teams of all-time (The Steel Curtain, Shula’s Dolphins, Maddens Raiders)

    Levy nearly won his 1st SB, and had the lead at halftime against the Cowboys in his 4th trip.

  8. The good thing about McCarthy is that he is invariably even keeled and steady. Practice schedules, travel routines, post game conferences, his response to adversity – all steady and therefore shall we say – predictable. His play calling unfortunately matches this steady predictable pattern.

  9. whatjusthapped says:

    January 3, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    aarons444 says:
    January 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm
    How is McCarthy a bad head coach look at his record.
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    Indeed. Look at his Playoff record.

    Totally outcoached in the NFCC Game in 2007
    531 yards allowed against the Cardinals in 2009.. 31-10 deficit at one point
    15-1 in 2011.. punched in the mouth, at home, again by lousy Giants team
    444 yards allowed… to a scrub QB that isn’t even in football anymore.. 579 total yards to the 9ers in 2012
    The 2014 NFCC Game implosion should have been the last straw.. 19-7 lead with 3:58 to go

    The man made losing an art form.

    I challenge you to find a coach that was worse in big games..

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    How about Bud Grant or Marv Levy, both losers of 4 Superbowls, maybe Bud takes the tie breaker because his team was favored in those Superbowls.
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    Kind of hard to call them losers when they made it to the Super Bowl. It’s an insult to compare the Grant/Levy records to a guy whose teams regularly fell short of the Super Bowl… sometimes out in the first round.

  10. Watching the Packers interview everyone that breathes proves they had no plan when they let McCarthy go. Wouldn’t be surprised if McCarthy gets interviewed by them… lol

  11. After watching the inept Vikings offense against the Bears, well I would scratch the Vikings offense coordinator coming in for an interview.

  12. Look at who Grant beat to GET to Super Bowls; Landrys Cowboys, at their peak.. The Fearsome Foursome, twice!

    Whats McCarthys signature win? A Super Bowl, where his team almost blew an 18-point lead? Rodgers had to chew up 5:30 of clock and put points on the board, or he would have gave that one away too!

  13. the jets have to do everything they can to get mccarthy. (which of course means they will fall flat on their faces again)

  14. I would hate to be John Dorsey. Every instinct he has is telling him to hire a guy like McCarthy, meanwhile the starving, rabid fanbase wants Williams and Kitchen to remain.

    I dont see McCarthy being asked or forced to bring those guys back. He has too much gravitas. He would have to volunteer to do so, and that doesnt take into account that Williams especially might not want to play second fiddle to the guy that bested him.

    Dorsey is damned either way.

  15. glac1 says:
    January 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm
    Watching the Packers interview everyone that breathes proves they had no plan when they let McCarthy go.

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    Interesting. Conducting a thorough systematic competitive search for a new head coach consitutes proof that they lacked a plan. Alternatively, one could hypothesize that the plan was to conduct a thorough systematic competitive search for a new head coach.

  16. I would be surprised if they picked him. My educated guess is they keep the interim guy and the rest of this is just window dressing. Mental Mike would set this org back 10 years. His run first pass second mode of operation failed to use Rodgers to his fullest. Not to mention he didnt always have go to running backs.

  17. I would hate to be John Dorsey. Every instinct he has is telling him to hire a guy like McCarthy, meanwhile the starving, rabid fanbase wants Williams and Kitchen to remain.

    I dont see McCarthy being asked or forced to bring those guys back. He has too much gravitas. He would have to volunteer to do so, and that doesnt take into account that Williams especially might not want to play second fiddle to the guy that bested him.
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    Its absolutely his MO to be hands off with the D. It would be in his best interest to have Williams stay. But that may not be in Williams best interests.

    It would also be best at this point to let Kitchens remain as OC. McCarthy is a dinosaur offensively.

    Just run the team. Its worked for plenty of coaches, some of the very best; Jimmy Johnson, Dick Vermeil, Joe Gibbs.

  18. jackofnotrades says:
    the jets have to do everything they can to get mccarthy. (which of course means they will fall flat on their faces again)
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    Watch what you wish for. Here are some of Mikes football ideas that he believes in per his own mouth during interviews:
    I like o linemen who are shorter with shorter arms they can run block better. -hey mike its a passing game now.
    OR, we dont need to develop a strong defense as long as we score more points then our opponent, that’s all that matters. Duh. Ya that works when your O works

  19. whatjusthapped says:
    January 3, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    How about Bud Grant or Marv Levy, both losers of 4 Superbowls, maybe Bud takes the tie breaker because his team was favored in those Superbowls.
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    You know, it’s easy to look up point spreads from every Super Bowl. The only Super Bowl the Vikings were favored in was Super Bowl IV against the Chiefs. That was when the AFL was still considered to be vastly inferior to the NFL, but that Chiefs team was full of Hall of Famers. In the other Super Bowls, the Dolphins were favored by 6.5 in SB VIII, the Steelers were favored by 3 in SB IX, and the Raiders were favored by 4 in SB XI. As aarons444 mentioned, these were some of the best teams of all time.

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