Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels looks on during the fourth quarter of New England

Schefter: Josh McDaniels Withdraws from Browns Coaching Search


The Cleveland Browns Head Coaching search may have just hit a reef. Adam Schefter just tweeted the following:

For the Browns this seems to be another black eye. Once reported to be the top candidate, and possible a reason they were willing to fire Rob Chudzinski after one year, McDaniels seemed like the golden boy for this front office. Instead the Orrville, Oh native snubbing the Browns’ advances continues the ugly narrative toward the city, the team and especially this front office.

Does the team have a plan? Is one of the young assistant coaches in the NFL qualified for the position? Does one of the hot college coaches see the Browns as stepping stone into the NFL and a better job? Can the team attract a quality, qualified head coach with their distant and recent history?

This leaves the Browns in a precarious place, that their hire will be seen as a 2nd, or 6th choice, instead of a well qualified candidate. Can the Browns convince their fans and coaches otherwise?

Were you rooting for McDaniels to be hired? Were you rooting against his hire? How does this news impact your view on the front office and the coaching search?

Tags: Cleveland Browns Josh Mcdaniels

  • Nc browns fan

    Best news of the year so far.

    • Jared Mueller

      Why is that? What did you dislike about McDaniels? Who is your first choice for the HC position?

      • Nc browns fan

        My first choice was lovie smith. I wanted him last year before chud. McDaniels was not a successful head coach. Was also known as an arrogant person. I guess would of fit well with Lombardi and Banner. He was the last person I wanted as a coach. He was a total disaster in Denver as a hc a disaster as an oc in stl but has a hall of fame qb in New England so he can’t screw that up. There was nothing good about him.

        • Jared Mueller

          I agree with McDaniels’ perceived arrogance. I hoped he learned alot going back to the Pats after a chance as a HC. I didn’t like Lovie’s lack of offensive progression in Chicago, and really don’t want to go back to a 4-3 defense. Whose left on your list?

          • Nc browns fan

            Jim Caldwell, haslett, singletary, saban. I know some other coaches said no but money talks here are long shots cowher, gruden, dungey, and good old shotty

          • Nc browns fan

            Or zimmer fro cincy

  • Josh Hart

    So instead of having a plan in place to replace Chud, they just fire him and start the same process all over again? This FO really scares me.

    • Jared Mueller

      I really like the front office, until this. I believe McDaniels was their plan all along. Whether I liked him as the choice was secondary. I liked that they had a plan and were moving forward with it. Now… Not so much… Gase, if he is the front runner, has been OC for 1 year in a system that basically Manning runs.