The Cleveland Browns Head Coaching search may have just hit a reef. Adam Schefter just tweeted the following:
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has withdrawn from consideration for the Cleveland Browns HC job, per a league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2014
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?