Browns interviewing Robert Saleh today

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The Browns have announced that 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is interviewing for Cleveland’s head-coaching vacancy today.

The 40-year-old Saleh is in his third season as the 49ers’ defensive coordinator. San Francisco has had one of the best defenses in the league this year, and Saleh has emerged as a hot name in coaching circles.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Saleh was a linebackers coach for the Jaguars and has also spent time on the staffs of the Seahawks and Texans.

Saleh is the fourth candidate to interview for the Browns job, following former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

22 responses to “Browns interviewing Robert Saleh today

  1. that is a good list of coaches they have talked to, but it will not matter who they decide on if the owner continues to mettle.

  2. I wouldn’t be sad to Saleh go. I’m sure that’s unpopular among fellow 49er fans. The strength of the defense has been the d line. I’d say that’s due to talent more than scheme. He is fiery, but so are alot of other guys. Cool if he stays, cool if he goes.

  3. Why is it that when a team drafts well and has a great offense or a great defense the coordinator gets the credit?
    Did Salah personally teach these guys how to play ?

  4. “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile”. I’m in my seventies and have been a Browns fan all my life.The past 20 years have been so disgusting and disheartening that its hard for true fans to describe the sick feeling in our guts. I want to give up, but I just can’t.So, Jimmy let Dee do the picking. There’s a better odds with her than with you.

  5. How much of this is Saleh and how much of it is the 49ers having a stud line comprised of top draft choices? Seems like any jabroni could coach up that talent.

    So definitely the Browns will hire him.

  6. Robert Saleh…I’ve been a Browns fan longer than most have been alive. You want to work for a GM wannabe whose sole accomplishment in the NFL is leading the Browns franchise and front office to the worst record in franchise history, 1 win in two years…YOU GO FOR IT!

    You think you are going to enjoy playing MONEYBALL FOR PAUL DEPODESTA…YOU GO FOR IT!

    BTW, the Browns have lead the NFL in CAP SPACE AVAILABLE ever since Haslam hired his MONEYBALLER.

  7. Good coaches with superior talent win. Great coaches with inferior talent lose. If Jimmy Haslam hired a young Bill Walsh or a young Bill Belichick, he’d fire them before they had the chance to build a roster and start winning. Any owner wants to hear positive things about his organization, but Haslam has already stated that he thinks the Browns have the right players. The coach that lies and tells Haslam what he wants to hear will be fired in two years. But if he gets a five year guaranteed contract that can set his family up for life, why not tell a little white lie?

  8. Does this mean that franchises that lead the NFL in “cap space available” are assured of winning in the NFL?

    Something just isn’t right in Cleveland, because since Jimmy and Dee Haslam became NFL owners…the Browns have lead the NFL in CAP SPACE AVAILABLE in 6 of the last 7 yrs and we have not had a winning season yet!

    The Cap Space is meant to be used by all 32 NFL teams…not hoarded by “CHEAP OWNERS” wanting to play “MONEYBALL”!

  9. The owner keeps talking about his great Strategist Paul Depodesta. They have done zero with him helping pick coaches and GMs so why is it going to change this time? Any GM worth there salt will run from this job knowing that its not HC,GM Owner like Haslam says, but also the Podesta , JD and Dee influence.

  10. millardfillmore1983 says:
    January 4, 2020 at 1:05 pm
    “Good Coordinators don’t necessarily translate into good Head Coaches. Norv Turner is one such example.”

    Right on. So was Kitchens. Seems to be a pattern here…
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    At some time or another, a head coach has to be a rookie head coach. Where do you suggest teams find new blood, if not from the NFL coordinator ranks, NCAAF? Most successful college coaches prefer to stay put. At least the smart ones do.

  11. Bring the 49er Defensive Coordinator in, and NOW. He will take us to the playoffs in 2020. Listen to what all his Head Coaches have said. Carroll said Saleh is a great coach with leadership skills. Shanahan chose Saleh because his hard work effort, detailed and his players stand behind him. Haslams need to read what previous players have said about Saleh. Players who were released by other teams Saleh made them winners who can start for any team. Haslams hire him now.

  12. I’m reading a lot of “that defense is so loaded ANYBODY could coach them” comments…. it takes more than talent to win. Just look at the Browns. Many of you picked them to reach and the playoffs and even, some said, the Super Bowl!!! I was kind enough to point out the one thing that they lack. It is integral to winning….. LEADERSHIP!Coaching is important….. it’s also kinda funny when y’all talk out of both sides of your mouth and deny Tom Brady’s greatness because he has a future HoF head coach. Lol. Can’t have it both ways folks

  13. 49erstime says:
    January 6, 2020 at 6:42 am
    I’m reading a lot of “that defense is so loaded ANYBODY could coach them” comments…. it takes more than talent to win. Just look at the Browns. Many of you picked them to reach and the playoffs and even, some said, the Super Bowl!!! I was kind enough to point out the one thing that they lack. It is integral to winning….. LEADERSHIP!Coaching is important….. it’s also kinda funny when y’all talk out of both sides of your mouth and deny Tom Brady’s greatness because he has a future HoF head coach. Lol. Can’t have it both ways folks

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    For the record it was the Media that had the Browns winning it all in the preseason, not the Fans. We were happy about the increase of talent but also knew it would still take a couple years to be confident enough to expect post season action. We didn’t believe the hype, stop trying to make us sound like a bunch of brainless Lemmings.

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