Browns want to interview Mike McCarthy, and Kevin Stefanski again

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There were glances last year, but the Browns never made a connection with Mike McCarthy.

They want to make sure they give him another chance.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns want to interview the former Packers coach for this year’s vacancy.

There was some interest last year, but after they zoomed in on Freddie Kitchens, the interview with McCarthy never actually happened.

He has familiarity with General Manager John Dorsey from Green Bay, so the interest is reasonable.

Cabot also reports that they’re expected to interview Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski again this year, after talking to him last offseason before hiring Kitchens.

They’ve also requested to talk to 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, along with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

30 responses to “Browns want to interview Mike McCarthy, and Kevin Stefanski again

  1. why not interview entire nfl

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    Why not, indeed. Maybe (maybe!) they’ll get it right this time.

  2. The Browns fired Pat Shumur a few years ago and didn’t get any better. That tells you the problem wasn’t necessarily coaching. On the other hand, the Packers fired McCarthy and the team got a lot better. That tells you a lot of the problems in Green Bay were coach related. Haslam hasn’t made a good decision yet, so I’m not holding my breath waiting for him to start making good decisions now.

  3. Mike McCarthy is a good not a great coach. But no one out performs him or is more prepared. The best thing about McCarthy is he’s a leader of men. He will not put up with distracting players and he will likely bring a winning mindset to the Browns. As long as he’s given talented players he will succeed. It did not end well for him with the Packers but like Bill Walsh said: a coach wears out his welcome after ten years and it’s time to move on.

  4. MM might be a good fit with a younger QB. He did better with TT at the start until some of TTs picks didn’t pan out and AR began to have issues with the play calling. He also stayed with his DC for too long and that cost the team some playoff games

  5. I think either Ron Rivera or Mike McCarthy would be one of the best options. They were successful for majority of their careers and had respect from their players. Hopefully a fresh start will revive their success. Browns need a coach with leadership experience that can lead their young team and help them mature (or at least make them talk less and play more).

  6. My guess is McCarthy may have to take the job. Don’t think his stock is rising. He won’t get the control he was used to in GB from Wasongton, he’s not cut out for the NY media market. Carolina maybe?

  7. leroysbutler says:
    December 30, 2019 at 1:29 pm
    Mike McCarthy is a good not a great coach. But no one out performs him or is more prepared. The best thing about McCarthy is he’s a leader of men. He will not put up with distracting players and he will likely bring a winning mindset to the Browns. As long as he’s given talented players he will succeed.
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    What?!?! He took the most talented QB in the league and got 1 SB, and countless seasons of underwhelming results. You’re basically saying he didn’t have more success in GB because there wasn’t any talent. Oh, and btw, Aaron Rodgers was 100% a distracting player the last several years. Putting down his coaches, his WR’s, his teammates. Pretty much everything you said is the exact opposite of what is reality.

  8. charliecharger says:
    December 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm
    On the other hand, the Packers fired McCarthy and the team got a lot better. That tells you a lot of the problems in Green Bay were coach related.
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    Mostly Wrong.
    In case you missed it, Rodgers missed most of 2017 and played hurt all year last year. In addition, Rodgers wanted McCarthy gone.
    You live in a bubble Charlie.

  9. As a Viking fan, I wouldn’t mind seeing Stefanski hired elsewhere. Changes are needed on the offensive side of the ball, and a new OC would be a good start.

  10. Mike McCarthy will be exposed as a fraud in his next job. He basically rode the coattails of Favre and Rodgers in Green Bay. Not a good coach in my opinion.

  11. Browns job is as attractive. They had a solid rebuild plan going, dorsey came in and hit on baker, chubb, and denzel. But that has just blown picks and assets since. Trading fornall of new yorks cap cows and often times trading younger better players on rookie deals for older and broken down players. Also only seems to target people who are head cases. Obj trade we got fleeced on. Love my browns but I wont fan boy obj like alot of our fans. He gives no effort and is just a little, scared over rated baby. People think he has hands because he made a catch with one if them 5 years ago. Micheak thomas outs OB-me to shame. Ymbriwns job looked better pre obj trade than it does now.

  12. codylaws says:
    December 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    McCarthy would take Packers farther in the playoffs this year then the Lafleur will ever, which is one and done.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    It won’t be this year. The Packers earned a first round bye. Their “one” game is already in the bank. Even if they lose the “second” game, it isn’t one and done. That’s the whole purpose of earning a bye.

  13. The failed management keeps hiring assistant coaches from somewhere else ,they need a guy with a proven record McCarthy or Garret

  14. conormacleod says:
    December 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    What?!?! He took the most talented QB in the league and got 1 SB, and countless seasons of underwhelming results
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    1 SB, but 4 NFC conference championship games over the course of 13 seasons, and was in OT vs. Zona to go to 5th one, is HARDLY underwhelming, I am sure you would GLADLY take that success and consistency if your favorite team had those results of the course of a little over a decade…. he was a a good coach til the NFL caught up with him, and then his offense and message got stale. That sort of thing happens when you work with someone long enough.

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