Found December 19, 2012 on
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 a source in the organization says he “would jump at the chance to coach the Browns.” McDaniels, Alabama coach Nick Saban and Oregon coach Chip Kelly have been named as possible candidates for the head coach position, but now it looks like McDaniels is the front-runner. Tony Grossi of ESPN writes that a hiring of Michael Lombardi does not bode well for Saban getting the job, as some people first thought. Browns CEO Joe Banner has repeatedly said the position will not be taken care of until the offseason. But that’s just a couple of weeks away for Cleveland. McDaniels went 11-17 with the Broncos and was fired ...

Report: Josh McDaniels would love to coach the Browns

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...

Report: McDaniels, Mallett could end up in Cleveland together

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...

Browns rumors still surfacing from Boston

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...

Josh McDaniels As The Browns Next Head Coach?

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...

Grossi: Josh McDaniels and Mike Lombardi likely to become Joe Banner’s puppets

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...

Josh McDaniels/Mike Lombardi/Ryan Mallett team up in Cleveland

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...
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