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Before proceeding, I would emphasize what follows is a rumor, and has not been confirmed.
But it comes from the Boston Globe and its excellent NFL writer Greg Bedard.
He was one of the first guys who reported that Joe Banner would hire Mike Lombardi as the teams new GM, after Banner let Tom Heckert go. Bedard attributed that report to two independent sources he calls influential.
Today Bedard repeated the rumor, and fueled another one, that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would be the coach provided Nick Saban and Chip Kelly do the expected and turn down the Browns.
McDaniels is an Ohio guy with head coaching experience, albeit failed experience. He started a two-year career in Denver with four wins in a row, then finished 4-8 that season and 3-9 the next before he was fired. Those are numbers that should make McDaniels jealous of Pat Shurmur. McDaniels didnt even finish his second season.
Why McDaniels is a step up from a guy who has two years into the team is beyond...
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According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, former Broncos head coach and current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would love to coach the Browns. A source told The Plain Dealer that McDaniels, who coached the Broncos in 2009, would jump at the chance to coach the Browns. I thought McDaniels did a good job in Denver as a head coach. He ended up failing...
Earlier today Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would love to coach the Cleveland Browns.
Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe believes McDaniels would leave after only being back with the Patriots for one season.
Would he leave after just one season? Yes, if it was the right situation. A Banner-Lombardi-McDaniels...
CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora wrote today about young executives ready to get a shot at GM positions in the league. In that piece, he referred once again to the rumors that Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner are likely to remove Tom Heckert at season’s end and replace him with former Eagles personnel man Mike Lombardi-
“I continue to hear that it is likely the Browns do not retain...
Josh McDaniels had instant success when he took over the New England offense this season. So it was only a matter of time before the collective NFL forgot his poor head coaching stint in Denver and started thinking of him as a candidate for the top job somewhere else.
McDaniels has been linked to the impending opening in Cleveland, and now the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that...
Fresh off of their soul-crushing loss to the Washington Redskins, it appears that the inevitable shake-up of the Cleveland Browns front office and coaching staff is starting to take more shape. From ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi:
It is commonly believed that GM Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur will not be back. Heckert, my sources say, knew it the day Banner reported to work in...
Mark Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the a source informed her that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels ”would jump at the chance to coach the Browns.”
There’s been a lot of speculation in the last month as to who the next Browns head coach will be, assuming that current head coach Pat Shurmur is fired at the end of the season. Coaches like...
The scariest part is the not knowing. Even knowing what we think we know about who won’t be in Cleveland next year – namely Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert – that uncertainty about who will replace them is even scarier.
I think most have resigned themselves by this point to just about any alternative to Pat Shurmur. I know that’s not 100 percent in the fan base at this point...
Michael Lombardi was on the BS Report with Bill Simmons podcast yesterday and when asked about this, he just said no one has contacted him yet. So, obviously all of this is speculation at this point.Mike Florio was the first to bring this idea to the forefront and he was met with some skepticism. Now Greg Bedard, a trusted source in Boston media, is chiming in more on this. Bedard...
Joe Banner’s presence is clearly already being felt in Berea. Nobody is safe.
I’ve been off the grid for a few days, tending to my real job (oh, if only I could be paid handsomely to work fulltime at WFNY!), but I have been monitoring things and as always, keeping my finger on the pulse of what is going on here in the wacky wide world of Cleveland Sports.
There’s never a dull...
Jimmy Haslam's organization is starting to take shape.
Tuesday the team announced the hiring of Alec Scheiner as president and said vice president Bryan Wiedmeier, who is battling brain cancer, will shift to a new role working with CEO Joe Banner on long-term strategic planning.
Scheiner, who takes over Jan. 7, and Banner will do much of the work guiding the organization. Scheiner...