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One nice thing about how Randy Lerner never really cared about being the Browns owner was that Lerner never made a show of camping out for a week in the desert to to make his “top choice” to fill a head coaching vacancy an “an offer he couldn’t refuse,” then letting it be reported by every major outlet under the sun that he had “a done deal” with this top choice, and that his lawyers were in the desert to finalize as soon as the top choice finished a polite lunch with a lesser suitor, only to have it come out a day later that it wasn’t a “done deal” at all but in fact a deal that was never going to happen, before finally leaking a pathetic statement that he didn’t want the guy after all “because [he wasn't] certain [the candidate's] heart was 100 percent into leaving” his job as a college coach.
Once again, no one could have ever made this up. So what percent into leaving Oregon was Chip Kelly’s heart? 99? Six? Or was it just that Kelly didn’t want to work for Jimmy Hasla
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Two days ago, it seemed likely that Chip Kelly would be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. Now the Browns are back to square one.
According to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com, a source informed PFT that the former Super Bowl coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hasn’t stimulated any interest of the Cleveland Browns.Contrary to a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealerthat the Browns “might” pursue Gruden, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Gruden isn’t, and won’t be, on...
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Browns will look to interview both Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Toronto Argonauts head coach Mark Trestman.Part of Browns search will now include Bruce Arians and Marc Trestman. Don’t know who else could be in mix yet.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) January 6, 2013Trestman has done a great job up in the CFL...
As some digest what happened with Robert Griffin’s knee we are also left to ponder how Cleveland Browns tight-end Jordan Cameron began dating a Victoria’s Secret model. Cameron and Erin Heatherton are dating which means there is hope for Cleveland even after Chip Kelly turned down their coaching gig.
First Cameron, 24, as a football player
Heatherton, 23, as a model
What better way to start 2013 than with a Brian Spaeth chat? After writing my article about the Browns and their handling of the media, Brian wanted to talk about it. He initially thought I was being a “baby.” Is that the way he finished thinking about it? You’ll have to listen to find out. (Tease.)
Here’s what else we talked about.
The Browns and the current Cleveland media...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers made a change to their practice squad Tuesday, signing center Garth Gerhart and releasing offensive lineman Shea Allard.
Gerhart went undrafted in 2012 but spent the entire season on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad. Gerhart started 35 games at Arizona State from 2008-11.
Team needs and impending free agents for the Cleveland Browns.
A person familiar with the interview says the Cleveland Browns will meet with Marc Trestman, coach of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
The Browns have scheduled their meeting in Chicago with Trestman, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity on Monday because of the sensitivity of the search. Trestman's resume includes extensive time...
Jon Gruden has been linked to virtually every coaching vacancy in the college and professional ranks in the last few years after he joined the broadcast booth. This year, reports have suggested that Gruden may indeed be willing to re-join the sidelines as his time away from the game might make his coach relevancy less important. Gruden has a premiere job, siting alongside Mike Tirico...
DK examines the realties that came out of the failed attempt to woo Chip Kelly to the NFL and the Cleveland Browns.
Though the Cleveland Browns’ head coaching search officially began upon the ousting of one Pat Shurmur, it began to pick up substantial steam over the last 48 hours once Oregon’s Chip Kelly did his annual flirtation with a league he is obviously not cut out for. The rumor mill swirled, speculation was ripe, and the Browns left their temporary headquarters in Arizona without a...
Marc Trestman's coaching journey, which drifted into Canada, could bring him back to the Browns.
A person familiar with the interview says the Browns are meeting with Trestman, the current coach of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes and a former assistant with Cleveland.
Trestman interviewed with the Chicago Bears on Monday night and arrived at the Browns' facility in suburban...