Jun 18, 2013; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter shown on the field during minicamp at the Falcons Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Factory Lines: Dirk Koetter, Carrick Felix and Omar Vizquel

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter
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FactoryLines-590x481Every weekday morning, we’ll take a look at headlines from the last 24 hours to make sure you’re up-to-date on everything Cleveland sports. With three major teams in one town, fans have a lot of information to process. Some headlines are big, but often it’s the small news that can have the greatest impact. So we’re here to help. Let’s take a look:



Yesterday, news broke that Denver Broncos OC Adam Gase declined to even interview for the Browns head coaching job. Factory of Sadness wondered about the Bob LaMonte contingent and what Gase was being advised to do. Well, there’s your answer.

Darin Gantt of ProFootballTalk didn’t think it was the best public relations scenario either:

“Whether he was a favorite for the job or not, it still creates an embarrassing appearance for a franchise that was left at the altar by Chip Kelly last year. Gase had previously told the Browns he didn’t want to interview until the playoffs were over, and now he’s telling them no thanks.”

A little later, Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reported the Browns were trying to move on and interview more prospective candidates:


For an OC that presided over a 4-12 Atlanta Falcons team and a stagnant Jacksonville Jaguars offense for many years prior, what is going on here?! I suppose we’ll soon find out. The entire Browns’ brass was in Mobile, Ala. last night meeting with Buffalo Bills DC Mike Pettine for a second time. Did they offer him the job, or are they waiting to talk to Seattle Seahawks DC Dan Quinn again later this week?



The Cavs recalled G/F Carrick Felix from their NBA D-League team, the Canton Charge. He was the 33rd overall pick in the 2013 draft. In six games this season for the Charge, Felix averaged 10.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 27.7 minutes per game.

In his final year of basketball at Arizona State University, Felix was named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. He also led the league with 13 double-doubles on the year, which is quite impressive for a shooting guard. Perhaps Mike Brown is now ready to use some of those skills:



Former Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel will be honored in a ceremony before the Indians game against the Detroit Tigers on June 21. He’ll be inducted as the 40th member of the Indians HOF. In a statement released by the ball club, Vizquel said:

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David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

“I never thought that I could belong to a prestigious group of players that have given everything to the city of Cleveland in an Indians uniform. My priority always was the game and to enjoy it as much as possible. I’m honored by this and to have had the chance to play for the Indians.”

It’s great that our longtime hero is finally being inducted. With 11 Gold Gloves and the all-time highest fielding percentage for a shortstop, it’s well deserved. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Let’s hope this event, however, doesn’t take place with him in a Tigers uniform.


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