No second round of interviews for Browns head coaching search

AP

The Browns are the only NFL team without a head coach, but it may not remain that way for long.

Josh McDaniels became the eighth person to interview for the Browns’ head coaching vacancy on Friday and he will be the last. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the team isn’t planning on speaking to anyone else about the opening. We’ve also learned that a hire could come as soon as Sunday and the outcome of Saturday’s games are not believed to a significant factor in the decision.

49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski both interviewed with the team. A coach from a losing team could be hired immediately, but an official deal would have to remain on hold for a coach whose team moves to the conference title round.

The Browns will also be tying their General Manager hire to the new head coach. If the choice is McDaniels, names to watch would be Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry, former Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli and Patriots pro personnel director Dave Zeigler.

They’ve requested an interview with Colts assistant G.M. Ed Dodds, who has ties to Saleh from their time in Seattle. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Saleh also had Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner on his list of G.M. ideas along with 49ers vice president of player personnel Adam Peters.

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll also interviewed for the job.

20 responses to “No second round of interviews for Browns head coaching search

  1. My choices would be Bieniemy, an offensive mind to develop Mayfield, and Zeigler, a guy who has studied under Belichick. That means the Browns will do the opposite and hire a HC with a background as a defensive coach and a hot dog vendor for GM.

  2. Mr. Magoo, Michael Scott, Otis Campbell, Elmer Fudd, Captain “Wrong Way” Peter Peachfuzz, and Captain Horatio Huffenpuff have all declined.

  3. Big mistake hiring a HC before hiring a GM. Not sure the HC should be involved with the GM hire, but the GM should be involved with the coaching hire. Esp. if they hire McDaniels.

  4. wunderkind mcdaniels coaching know it all baker is a recipe for disaster. please let it happen. the comments will be grand.

  5. They need to look inward to know what they need.

    When competitive, defensive firebrand Gregg Williams was the interim head coach ZX what was the Browns record? What was it the year before that with Hue Jackson. The Year after with Kitchens.

    I do not know all 8, but McDaniel’s is not a Gregg Williams. Different cat.

    Anyone ever see a Williams coached unit be anything but on fire crazed driven players?

  6. tavisteelersfan says:
    January 11, 2020 at 6:44 pm
    They need to look inward to know what they need.

    When competitive, defensive firebrand Gregg Williams was the interim head coach ZX what was the Browns record? What was it the year before that with Hue Jackson. The Year after with Kitchens.

    I do not know all 8, but McDaniel’s is not a Gregg Williams. Different cat.

    Anyone ever see a Williams coached unit be anything but on fire crazed driven players?
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    The day Kitchens was hired I said Willimans should have got it. All I got was downvotes. All everyone could say was how mean he was or some snowflake BS.

  7. FRISCO BALD HEAD GETTING JOB THEY JUST HAD MCDANIELS FOR GAREETT TO BASH HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH HIS HELMET FOR NOT PITHCHING THE BALL OUT TO A RUNNING BACK WITH 3RD N 1 LAST WEEK BUT HE SCREWED OUT OF THE BUILDING TO FAST

  8. So Bad Faith McDaniels accepted the job, changed his mind, and then backed out already? That was fast.

  9. Hopefully they take Stephanski in Cleveland as he proved today he was more interested in a HC job than he was the game he was coaching at the time today. Looks like 2017 Shurmur all over again. Keep Kubiak and get rest of the other trough feeders.

  10. DePodesta wanted Stefanski last year, think they’ll probably hire him now. Then in two years Stefanski and DePodesta will be out in Cleveland. The cycle continues.

  11. “hire a HC with a background as a defensive coach and a hot dog vendor for GM.”
    .
    The right hot dog salesman would be an improvement…

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