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Waiting For Next Year:
Again, amid all of the coaching rumors, the Browns have been abuzz on Twitter for other topics too in the last 48 hours. This one was big last night, as ESPN Cleveland reporter Will Burge shared some insight on Colt McCoy’s potential future with the organization:
Source in #Browns organization told me that just over a week ago Colt McCoy was told by Joe Banner he is “in the next head coach’s plans”
— Will Burge (@WillBurge) January 4, 2013
To clarify, I never reported McCoy was “the guy” w the next head coach just that he is “in the plans” Will most likely get chance to compete
— Will Burge (@WillBurge) January 5, 2013
This also would tie into Brandon Weeden’s comments from last week about his apparent dislike for operating potential coach Chip Kelly’s spread offense. (Notably, Weeden tweeted last night he was kidding about that earlier statement.) So while McCoy might not necessarily be the immediate starter, it’s likely his mobility doesn’t hurt his candidacy.
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk later responded to Burge’s report with some additional intel on McCoy and Kelly, who are both represented by the same agent. Florio said this is “possibly no coincidence” and likely just “a harmless effort to create interest in a quarterback.”
[Related: Rapoport: Chip Kelly, Browns 'Close' to a Deal]
BEST OF MAXIM
While Browns fans remain fixated on the team’s coaching search (which will occur before a GM search), Adam Caplan dropped a bit of a bombshell on Twitter this afternoon.
How much work has Lombardi been doing behind the scenes? Source said he has been working on free agency targets for the Browns.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 4, 2013
Caplan’s tweet said that Mike Lombardi...
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
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.
Per WEWS’ Mike Cairns, we have word that former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Bruce Arians wanted to return home but was not granted an interview.
I am told that Bruce Arians wanted #Browns job very badly but was never granted an interview.
— Mike Cairns (@MikeCairns5) January 5, 2013
Arians, the current offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, was one of the...
While Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam conduct interviews in Arizona for a new head coach, the one person I’ve been interested to hear from or about is defensive coordinator Dick Jaruon.
On Monday, Banner and Haslam made it clear that all coaches were free to interview elsewhere if they wished and that they could be brought back if the new coach wanted them. What we really don’t know...
The Browns have played in just 1 playoff game since 1994 (they were deactivated for 3 years in that stretch, but still). Lack of continuity continues to be an issue for them and it won’t get any better for them next season. They have a new owner who has brought in a new GM and front office, which will bring in a new Head Coach once again. That Head Coach is expected to be Chip...
The Cleveland Browns will be meeting with Chip Kelly on Saturday night in hopes of signing him to a contract that will make him their next head coach, per the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.“Be ready for something to happen today,” a league source told The Plain Dealer today.The Browns will have lawyers with them at their meeting tonight, according to Ian Rappaport of NFL.com. Kelly’s...
Team needs and impending free agents for the Cleveland Browns.
Add one more to the list: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns also have requested permission to interview Ray Farmer, currently the Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs:
Browns have requested permission to interview SF’s Tom Gamble and Kansas City’s Ray Farmer for their GM job.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2013
A two-time All-ACC saftey...
With Chip Kelly news at a standstill for the moment, you can add another name to the GM search for the Browns, according to Jay Glazer on Twitter earlier this afternoon:
Panthers and Browns have requested permission to interview Vikings asst GM George Paton for GM. He’s scheduled to meet w Panthers next week
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 5, 2013
George Paton (note: just...
Colt McCoy was informed that he's "in the plans" of the next Cleveland Browns head coach. ESPNCleveland reported McCoy, who served as the backup quarterback behind rookie Brandon Weeden in 2012 after making 21 starts in his first two seasons, is considered the better fit for Chip Kelly's system and was told by CEO Joe Banner that he is "in the next head coach...