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Mike Pettine Named New Head Coach; Staff Assembly Progress

In a stunning turn of events, the Cleveland Browns fired first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski. After weeks of searching, his replacement was named -- Mike Pettine, former defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.

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Browns Add Another Coaching Intern in Stan Watson

The Browns confirmed the addition of another coaching intern last week.

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Browns Bring Mike LaFleur on as Coaching Intern

What's the connection that brought Mike LaFleur to Cleveland? Kyle Shanahan.

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Pitt Hires John Settle, Former Browns RB Coach

Former Cleveland Browns running backs coach John Settle is headed to the college ranks, as the Pittsburgh Panthers announced on Friday that he will hold the same position with their team in 2014.

"John Settle has a tremendous football background as both a player and coach," said Paul Chryst, the Panthers' head coach. "He knows what it takes to be an outstanding running back. His track record brings immediate credibility from a coaching and recruiting standpoint. We are fortunate and excited to bring his talents to Pitt."

Settle had two stints with the Browns -- one as an offensive assistant way back in 1995, and then in 2013 on Rob Chudzinski's staff as running backs coach. With the coaching changes this offseason, Settle was replaced by Wilbert Montgomery. Settle had a pretty rough situation to deal with last year: after his top three running backs were gone from the team by Week 3 (Trent Richardson, Montario Hardesty, Bradnon Jackson), he had to work with the likes of Willis McGahee, Edwin Baker, and Fozzy Whittaker, guys who were either over-the-hill or had no regular season experience.

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Daron Roberts Finds Work With Texans

This offseason, we were wondering whether the Cleveland Browns would retain defensive quality control coach Daron Roberts, who served under Ray Horton's staff. He was seen as one of the brighter young minds in the NFL. When the Browns announced that Tony Tuioti was coming aboard as the new defensive quality control coach, though, the writing was on the wall that Roberts was no longer part of the Browns' staff.

Reports have come out that Roberts has been hired by the Houston Texans as a scout:

We'll see just how quickly Roberts' rise to stardom takes place, but it doesn't look like it will be in Cleveland.

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Chuck Driesbach Comments on Mike Pettine as HC

The Browns' new linebackers coach had some kind words for his head coach.

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Complete List of Cleveland Browns' Coaching Staff

A comprehensive list of all of the Browns' coaches under head coach Mike Pettine.

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Colts Hire Former Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski

The former Browns head coach has already found his way back into the NFL.

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Shanahan's Offensive Staff Complete With WR Coach

The Browns have pretty much completed their offensive coaching staff, concluding with wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel.

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Paul Ricci Named Strength & Conditioning Coach

The Browns have made a change at strength and conditioning coach.

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Recap: Browns Introduce Shanahan, O'Neil, & Tabor

Mike Pettine's staff is in the house.

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Presser on Thursday to Introduce Coordinators

Get ready to welcome the Browns' new coordinators.

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Browns Reportedly Hire Jimmy Raye & George DeLeone

Two veteran coaches are going to be giving a helping hand to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

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Shane Steichen Leaves Browns, Headed to San Diego

On Monday, the San Diego Chargers announced that they have hired Shane Steichen as their new offensive quality control coach. Steichen is re-joining the Chargers after he was a defensive assistant with them from 2011-2012. Last year, he came to Cleveland as the team's offensive quality control coach under Norv Turner. It's not yet known if the Browns will fill the position with somebody else or leave it vacant.

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Rusty McKinney Joining the Browns' Staff?

According to Coaching Search of 247 Sports, the Cleveland Browns may have added Rusty McKinney to their staff:

Tweets from Bentley University players indicate that linebackers coach / strength and conditioning coordinator Rusty McKinney will join the Browns’ staff.

If true, it would be interesting to see what role McKinney would hold in Cleveland. He has some strength and conditioning coaching experience, but served the 2013 season as a defensive coordinator for Bentley University. The Browns have yet to announce anything that would indicate departures from the current strength and conditioning coaches, which consists of Brad Roll, Chris DiSanto, and Derik Keyes.

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Titans Hire Former Browns Defensive Intern

The Tennessee Titans have hired Cannon Matthews as their new quality control coordinator on defense:

Matthews served as a defensive coaching intern with the Browns last year on Ray Horton's staff. It makes sense that he receives a promotion in Tennessee, since that is where Horton made a lateral move to as defensive coordinator. What's interesting is that Horton's defensive quality control coach last season in Cleveland was Daron Roberts. We haven't heard anything about Roberts leaving Cleveland yet, so perhaps he will end up being one of the assistant defensive coaches who will be retained.

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Tony Tuioti Coming on as Quality Control Coach

What was the connection between a guy in the college ranks and Mike Pettine?

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Missing Out on Dan Quinn?

When the Cleveland Browns hired Mike Pettine, it had to stand out that CEO Joe Banner came out and told the media that the hardest decision of this whole process was passing on Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who had said he wanted to wait until after the Super Bowl to do a second interview.

So, how did Quinn do at the Super Bowl? His units played one of the best defensive games in Super Bowl history, routing the No. 1 offense in the NFL by a score of 43-8. Who saw that happening to Peyton Manning and the Broncos? After the game was over, Quinn was asked about the Browns, and he had this to say:

"I certainly would've been interested,'' Quinn told cleveland.com. "I mean, it's a big-time place. It's the Cleveland Browns.''

Dagger? Maybe, but Pettine's the guy, and we have to live with it. Technically, you could also say that it would've been a disaster had the Browns waited all this time to interview Adam Gase, who would've been coming off on the losing side in a game where Denver couldn't make any adjustments offensively.

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Kyle Shanahan Getting Three-Year Deal From Browns

The former Redskins offensive coordinator is getting a three-year deal with Cleveland, according to reports.

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Report: Browns hire Kyle Shanahan as OC

Don't blink. In what might be the strangest offseason the Cleveland Browns have had since expansion, you could miss a candidate come and go. Then come back again.

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Browns Reportedly Hire Andy Moeller as OL Coach

The Browns have hired former Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller, according to a report.

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Quick Look at Fan Perception on Chud vs. Pettine

Last week, one of our members wrote a FanPost, which conducted a poll to gauge fan perception on who fans thought had a better resume to be a head coach: Rob Chudzinski or Mike Pettine. The purpose of the poll was not to factor in how much the front office has botched this situation, but rather to determine which candidate is more qualified in the eyes of the fans to be a head coach. The results were split right down the middle:

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You have to think that Chudzinski's assistant coaches influenced the vote, but given the negative impact I anticipated fans would have toward the front office, it is a moderate surprise to see Pettine with already as much support as he has from the fans. The combination of getting a head coach, retaining Ray Farmer as assistant general manager, and seeing our players in action at the Pro Bowl has calmed the fire a little bit. Also, it doesn't hurt the Browns that the city's basketball team, the Cavaliers, are really struggling right now and absorbing all of the negative attention in sports media.

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Redskins Report: Don't Rule Out Shanahan Yet

Thursday night, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com indicated that it looks like the ship has sailed on the possibility of Kyle Shanahan coming to Cleveland as offensive coordinator, saying that the meeting between Shanahan and the Browns did not go very smoothly.

In response to Rapoport, Chris Russell, a Redskins Insider for ESPN Radio 980, said not to count out Shanahan-to-Cleveland just yet:

Could the door be open just a tad? We'll see if any other sources weigh in during the night...it'd be nice if Will Burge could score another exclusive in Cleveland, eh?

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Browns Looking at Wilbert Montgomery as RB Coach

No news on an offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, but how do you like this: at 80 years old, Gil Brandt can still get a couple of scoops as a senior analyst for NFL.com. According to Brandt, the Browns are close to bringing Wilbert Montgomery aboard their staff as running backs coach:

Montgomery was with the Rams from 1997-2005 as a running backs and tight ends coach. He was the Lions' running backs coach for two years before being with the Ravens in the same capacity from 2008-2013. The Ravens parted ways with him earlier this month.

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Browns Hire Loggains; Shanahan Didn't Go Smoothly

Cleveland may have a quarterbacks coach on board, but still no offensive coordinator.

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Adam Gase Discusses Turning the Browns Away

Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository squeezed all that he could out of Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase during media day about how much the Cleveland Browns tried to lure him to be their next head coach. You should head on over to give the full article a read, but this part seemed particularly interesting, after the Browns first requested permission to interview Gase:

"Originally when John sent the slip back, I called (Browns CEO) Joe Banner, and I just informed him what I was going to do," said Gase, telling Banner he would do no interviews until after the Broncos' season was over. "Then Mr. Haslam ... he called me and introduced himself, and we had a discussion. And those guys ... they're great. Any time we won a game, they'd just text me and say, 'Great game, keep on rolling.' "

Gase said he ultimately told the Browns to move on because he felt that a loss to New England would no longer make him an attractive candidate, while a win would have him mentally focused on winning a Super Bowl. Basically, it'd be a disservice to both Denver and Cleveland if he were trying to pull both duties of preparing for a big game while assembling a coaching staff on the side. The chips didn't align for Gase and Cleveland, but that is bound to change at some point in the future...just with another team.

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Dan Quinn Talks About His Interview Process

Last week, Joe Lull of 92.3 The Fan pointed out that although the Cleveland Browns had two finalists for their head coaching job before deciding on Mike Pettine, Dan Quinn was not one of those candidates. Prior to the Super Bowl, Quinn confirmed that he wasn't really kept in the loop after his first interview with the team:

Despite the fact Quinn was in it right up until the day the Browns hired Pettine, he said he didn't receive a call from the Browns and found out about Pettine "just like everybody did.''

"We had a good first meeting and we didn't get a chance to take it any further than that. But (waiting for a second interview) was something that would've been important to me if it had come down to that.''

So there you have it: the mysterious second candidate remains a mystery...for now.

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Titans Hire Former Browns OL Coach Mike Sullivan

The Tennessee Titans announced today that they have hired former Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Mike Sullivan:

The Browns had a unique situation in 2013, as both Sullivan and George Warhop both had the title of "offensive line coach." Usually, one person would be the offensive line coach, while the other would be the assistant offensive line coach. Sullivan will have the assistant offensive line coach designation in Tennessee; a couple weeks ago, Warhop departed to Tampa Bay to be their offensive line coach.

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Browns to Interview Raiders' John DeFilippo for OC

Now the question is, "how big will the list of candidates for the Browns' offensive coordinator vacancy grow to be?"

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Browns to Interview Bills' Anthony Weaver for DL

With all of the defensive assistants the Cleveland Browns have already hired away from the Buffalo Bills, you can pretty much guarantee that this means Anthony Weaver will soon be announced as the Browns' new defensive line coach:

Besides other fancy titles, "defensive line coach" if the only vacancy the Browns have yet to fill on that side of the ball. If the Browns had an interest in Weaver from the get-go, it is not clear why he was not brought over with the rest of the Bills Monday afternoon.

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Report: Browns to Interview Kyle Shanahan for OC

Could the Browns have finally found their guy to be offensive coordinator? At 34 years old, he might be the young mind they've been seeking.

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Browns Showing Interest in Kyle Shanahan as OC

According to John Keim, who covers the the Washington Redskins for ESPN, the Cleveland Browns are showing an interest in former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan:

Keim adds that talks between Shanahan and Cleveland began Tuesday morning. That would put the candidates at three for Cleveland's vacant offensive coordinator position: Shanahan, Bill Callahan, and Dowell Loggains.

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Brian Angelichio Joins Browns' Staff as TE Coach

The Browns hired a tight ends coach, but we still don't know who the offensive coordinator will be.

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Browns Retain ST Coordinator Chris Tabor

Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski, and Mike Pettine -- what do they all have in common? Besides being Browns head coaches, they have all had the same group of special teams coaches in Chris Tabor and Shawn Mennenga.

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Jim O'Neil Hired as Browns' DC; Other Staff Named

Mike Pettine has brought over several defensive coaches from Buffalo to join his staff in Cleveland.

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Report: Bill Callahan Might Stay in Dallas

The Browns could be in another situation where they will have to decide if they'd like to play the waiting game or not. Rumors have had them interested in Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan to take the same position in Cleveland. Callahan could become available if the Cowboys do bring Scott Linehan aboard as offensive coordinator (which would leave Callahan as the offensive line coach only). An ESPN report said the following about Callahan's thoughts on a potential change:

When the source was asked would Callahan be happy with a potential change, the source said, "hell no."

That fueled the fire that Callahan might end up coming to Cleveland, if the Cowboys let him. Another report from ESPN says that Callahan will likely stay in Dallas for one more year, though, regardless of how disgruntled he may be about a change:

We've already seen Gary Kubiak's name virtually taken out of contention, so it's looking more and more like Dowell Loggains could be the guy in Cleveland.

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Browns Receive Permission to Interview Jim O'Neil

Monday was supposed to be "decision time" when it came to knowing whether or not the Buffalo Bills would grant permission to the Browns to interview linebackers coach Jim O'Neil to serve as defensive coordinator under head coach Mike Pettine. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Bills have granted that permission:

By saying it is a formality, Rapoport means that it is basically a done deal: O'Neil will be the Browns' next defensive coordinator. After he is officially brought on board, it would be expected that several defensive assistants would soon follow.

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Gary Kubiak Wanted Too Much Control With Browns

A pseudo-head coach title for Gary Kubiak? No way, said the Browns.

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Gary Kubiak Emerges as Favorite to be Ravens' OC

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it looks like former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak could be prepared to join the Baltimore Ravens as their offensive coordinator, something which wouldn't sit too well for Browns fans:

Cleveland has yet to announce any of their assistant coaches under Mike Pettine, but should be getting close to making some names official.

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Bill Callahan Rumored for Browns' OC

Several candidates have been revealed for the Browns' offensive coordinator position.

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Pondering the Browns' Second Finalist to Pettine

After Adam Gase pulled out of the Browns' head coaching search, the belief was that the vacancy in Cleveland was down to two candidates: Mike Pettine and Dan Quinn. According to Joe Lull of 92.3 The Fan, that was not the case:

Lull added that the Browns were "very impressed by Quinn in first interview, but that he was a convenient cover late in the process." That begs the question, then: who was the mystery candidate for Cleveland? Lull specifically said that it was a name who has not been previously reported. In response to a question about who he would rather have as the Browns' head coach, Lull said, "I'd rather have the other guy, but its not the Browns' fault they didn't get the other guy."

It's hard to even take a stab at a name, because it could literally be anybody. Does it matter, now that we've hired Pettine? No -- but it would still be interesting to know, especially if Cleveland's miserable cycle of front offices and head coaches continues in a year or two from now.

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Report: Browns Talked to Bill O'Brien

Right from the get go in Cleveland's coaching search this year, it seemed like Bill O'Brien was not a candidate for the job. Even on Friday, Pat McManamon of ESPN said that a source told him, "the Browns never actually pursued O'Brien." We also saw this several days ago from Brent Sobleski of the USA Today:

Earlier today, though, Joe Lull of 92.3 The Fan tweeted the following regarding O'Brien, saying that the Browns reached out to him, but never formally interviewed him because he wanted total control:

Total control wasn't going to happen with guys like Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi in charge, but it sounds like O'Brien is getting what he wanted down in Houston.

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Pettine's Contract is for 4 Years; Option for 5th

After the Browns introduced Mike Pettine as their new head coach on Thursday, Joe Banner told reporters that Pettine's contract would be for five years. The length was a surprise, considering former head coach Rob Chudzinski was coming off of a four-year deal and was fired after just one year.

Some confusion arose on Friday. During an interview on 92.3 The Fan, Pettine said that the reports that his contract was for five years were inaccurate, but that he didn't want to comment further on the deal. A little bit later, the Browns clarified things for everybody:

That makes sense. If Pettine ends up being a dreamy coach, Banner sees it as he'll be under contract for four years. But, the guaranteed money is probably only for four years, and then Cleveland could make a decision on the fifth year. I think we'd be happy to see any head coach stay that long, because it likely means he's been winning.

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Recap of Mike Pettine's Introductory Presser

A recap from the introductory press conference for Mike Pettine, with notes from Pettine, Jimmy Haslam, and Joe Banner.

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Haslam & Banner Release Statements on Mike Pettine

Prior to the welcome press conference at 4:45 PM EST, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner released the following statements regarding the hiring of MIke Pettine as the team's next head coach:

Jimmy Haslam: "We are thrilled to announce Mike Pettine as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Mike is the epitome of what we want the Browns to be -- tough, aggressive and innovative -- with a blue-collar, team-first mentality. He knows what's necessary to beat teams in the AFC North. Most importantly, Mike has repeatedly shown the ability to lead his players to consistent improvement and success, clearly what we are striving for as he leads the Cleveland Browns moving forward."

Joe Banner: "We wanted to be thorough from the start and we interviewed as many people as we could. From that group, we hired the best individual for this job. Our players and fans are going to really enjoy Mike Pettine and his leadership style. We’re excited to have him out in front of our team, and we look forward to working closely with him."

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Browns Could be Looking at Jim O'Neil as DC

According to multiple reports, the Cleveland Browns could be looking to name Buffalo Bills linebackers coach Jim O'Neil as their new defensive coordinator to replace Ray Horton, who departed for the Tennessee Titans:

Regarding Alex Van Pelt as offensive coordinator, the word is that he is staying with Green Bay as their new quarterbacks coach, so don't expect to see him brought aboard in Cleveland.

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Cleveland Browns Hire Mike Pettine as Head Coach

The Browns ended up being the final NFL team to hire a head coach after firing Rob Chudzinski, but the search for his replacement is finally over. The man for the job? A defensive-minded coach in Mike Pettine.

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Report: Pettine to Enter Contract Negotiations

Is the search finally coming to a close?

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Schiano interviewed; Pettine gets third meeting

Just when you thought it couldn't get any stranger.

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Pettine Interviewing; Interest in 49ers' Coaches

The Browns will have a second interview with the Bills' Mike Pettine, and are asking about some of the 49ers' assistant coaches.

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Browns Lose Defensive Backs Coach Louie Cioffi

Another veteran defensive coach has departed the Cleveland Browns' staff.

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Reports: No for Gase, Quinn Getting 2nd Interview?

If Gase isn't interested, the Browns might be prepared to turn their attention toward a defensive-minded coach.

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Which Coaches Have Not Left the Browns Yet?

With more and more assistants departing the Cleveland Browns by the day, it's only a matter of time before almost everybody is gone. With that said, as of Saturday night, here is a look at the assistant coaches that still remain with the team:

OFFENSE

  • Running Backs: John Settle
  • Offensive Line: Mike Sullivan (*was a co-coach with the departed George Warhop)
  • Offensive Quality Control: Shane Steichen
  • Offensive Assistant/Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Steve Gara

DEFENSE

  • Inside Linebackers: Ken Flajole
  • Defensive Backs: Louie Cioffi
  • Assistant Defensive Backs: Bobby Babich
  • Defensive Quality Control: Daron Roberts

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Special Teams Coordinator: Chris Tabor
  • Special Teams Assistant: Shawn Mennenga

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

  • Strength and Conditioning: Brad Roll
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning: Chris DiSanto
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning: Derik Keyes

*Wide receivers coach Scott Turner has not officially joined the Vikings, but it has been strongly rumored that he will land there.

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Bucs Hire Former Browns OL Coach George Warhop

The Browns' longest-remaining assistant coach has departed.

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Ray Horton & Norv Turner Depart the Browns

The assistant coaching staff continues to thin, this time including both coordinators.

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Cowboys ST Coordinator Rich Bisaccia to Interview

It's not Brad Seely, but the Cleveland Browns are adding a special teams coordinator to their list of head coaching candidates.

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Why Are the Browns Allowing Turner & Horton Leave?

Even though the front office didn't approve of the job that Rob Chudzinski did, why is the Browns' front office allowing Ray Horton and Norv Turner to interview with other teams before the team's future head coach is hired? Wouldn't it be better for the next head coach to make that decision? Practically, yes. From a business perspective, no, according to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan:

The mentality sounds ridiculous, considering what the team is going to owe Chudzinski over the next several years by firing him. However, new head coaches rarely retain the full staff of assistants, so by allowing the assistants to find other work before they are "fired," it saves money. It would also be a reason why the team has waited so long to name their next head coach -- in hopes that guys like Horton and Turner can get "off the books." Turner is reportedly close to reaching a deal to become the Minnesota Vikings' next offensive coordinator.

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Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree Heads to Tampa Bay

After one season, Jon Embree has made a lateral move to become the Buccaneers' tight ends coach.

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Report: Browns To Interview Bills' DC Mike Pettine

The Browns will reportedly be adding another candidate to the interview pool, Mike Pettine, the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills.

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Jimmy Haslam Hints That Team is Waiting for Gase

The Browns owner relays that the team is willing to wait for coaching candidates in the postseason, which may include the likes of Adam Gase, Dan Quinn, Greg Roman, and Josh McDaniels.

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Redskins Hire Former Browns OLB Coach Brian Baker

The Browns are down another assistant coach on defense, and more departures are likely soon to follow.

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And Then There Was One

It's official: Cleveland will be the last team without a head coach.

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Browns Coaching Search: Todd Bowles Removes Name

Another name drops off the list...

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Are Coaches Contacting Chud About the Browns?

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, one of the deterrents to enticing candidates for the Cleveland Browns' head coaching vacancy? Former head coach Rob Chudzinski, who was fired after just one year:

Rapoport's colleague, Albert Breer, supported the notion of Cleveland's front office being radioactive:

Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer refuted Rapoport's report a little bit later, though:

It's tough to say which report is true. On one hand, I think Cabot's report makes sense, because it would seem wise for a Chudzinski, potentially looking for another job, to have his name associated with being a guy who throws his former employers under the bus. On the other hand, this is an exception where Cleveland's front office is being viewed as erratic for ditching Chudzinski after just one season, which makes Rapaport's report seem believable.

Either way, in the whole grand scheme of things, I don't think what Chudzinski says will make a difference. How the Browns handled this situation is evident to everyone around the country, insiders and fans included, so it really comes down to whether the coordinator is willing to take the risk of a short-term job in Cleveland, or if they'd rather wait for a more patient front office in another year.

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Browns' Interest in Adam Gase Could be Heating Up

The game between the Chargers and Broncos today will have an impact on the Cleveland Browns' head coaching search.

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Browns Might Show Interest in Sean McDermott

Could Joe Banner be looking in to one of his long-time assistant coaches from his Philadelphia days?

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POLL: Who do you want as the next Browns coach?

Breaking down the (extensive) list of potential head coaches for the Cleveland Browns.

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Vikings Interview Horton, Dolphins to See Farmer

Should the Browns be prepared to lose Ray Horton and Ray Farmer?

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Ken Whisenhunt Back in the Browns' Coaching Search

Could the Browns be reaching for a veteran coach to save face after what happened with Josh McDaniels?

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Josh McDaniels removes himself from Browns' search

Has the Patriots' offensive coordinator removed himself from the Browns' head coaching search?

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Browns Coaching Search: Ben McAdoo to Interview

Add yet another name to the list of potential replacements for Rob Chudzinski as head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

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A Closer Look at the Browns Head Coaching Job

Only 32 of these jobs in the whole world, but could the Browns have trouble filling the role?

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Joe Cullen Leaves Browns to Join the Buccaneers

The Browns have lost their first assistant coach after the firing of Rob Chudzinski.

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Bob Stoops Joins Rumored Coaching Candidates

Fresh off a win over Alabama, could Oklahoma's Bob Stoops be making the journey to the NFL?

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DBN Radio: Listen to Our 12/30/13 Episode

Matt Wood and the rest of the DBN staff discuss the firing of Rob Chudzinski and where the team goes from here.

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Josh McDaniels Emerging as Browns' Lead Candidate

The Browns already have an early top candidate to replace Rob Chudzinski as head coach, and his name is Josh McDaniels.

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Browns Looking at Josh McDaniels & Todd Bowles

Building upon what we learned earlier, there are two more names who the Cleveland Browns are reportedly requesting to interview: New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. You'd have to think that Ray Horton, the current defensive coordinator of the Browns, would be a little perturbed, since Bowles is the guy who replaced him last year in Arizona.

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Browns Coaching Candidates: Dan Quinn & Adam Gase

The early reports for Cleveland Browns coaching candidates are coming in: defensive coordinator Dan Quinn of the Seattle Seahawks and offensive coordinator Adam Gase of the Denver Broncos. The Browns can interview both Quinn and Gase next weekend since both Seattle and Denver will be on the bye in the playoffs.

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Chudzinski: "I Was Shocked and Disappointed..."

Upon being fired, former Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski released the following statement via the Browns' PR staff:

"I was shocked and disappointed to hear the news that I was fired. I am a Cleveland Brown to the core, and always will be. It was an honor to lead our players and coaches, and I appreciate their dedication and sacrifice. I was more excited than ever for this team, as I know we were building a great foundation for future success. While clearly I would have liked to see the long-term vision through to the end, I am very grateful to Jimmy Haslam and the Haslam family for letting me live my dream."

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Players React to the Firing of Rob Chudzinski

Rob Chudzinski, Joe Banner, and Jimmy Haslam met with the players on the Browns the day after Chudzinski was fired.

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Open Thread - Banner & Haslam to Speak on Chud

The Browns' upper management will have some explaining to do.

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Next Browns Coach Might Cost A Lot of Money

Are head coaching candidates going to be scared away from the Browns, or are they simply going to want more money guaranteed?

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Tony Grossi Dishes On Chud Firing

Tony Grossi has the inside scoop on why Chud was fired. None of it is encouraging.

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The Fallout from Firing Rob Chudzinski

They say the best time to write an intelligent article about a major change to a sports organization is after time has passed and the facts are available to provide a clear picture of what has happened.

Those pieces are coming. This is not reflective of the effort that will follow in current days....this is an impassioned look at the sadness that has preceded Black Monday.

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Krupka's Thoughts On the Firing of Coach Chud

DBN's Mike Krupka reacts to the news of the Browns firing head coach Rob Chudzinski.

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Rob Chudzinski Has Been Fired

Only in Cleveland, eh?

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Browns Reportedly Meeting With Rob Chudzinski

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Cleveland Browns officials are meeting with head coach Rob Chudzinski Sunday night to discuss his future with the organization.

It was reported earlier that the meeting was scheduled to take place Monday morning, but that when Chudzinski got back from Pittsburgh, he requested that the meeting be held tonight. Is Chudzinski's fate already sealed, or will he have the pitch of a lifetime ready to save his job?

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Browns Players Comment on the Chudzinski Rumors

After the Browns' 20-7 loss to the Steelers, several players heard about the rumors surrounding head coach Rob Chudzinski for the first time. Here are some tweets regarding what the players said, with the most vocal comments coming from linebacker D'Qwell Jackson.

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Browns Comment on Rumors Regarding Rob Chudzinski

Early in the Browns-Steelers game, the Browns reportedly had no comment on the rumors surrounding the job security of head coach Rob Chudzinski. Toward the conclusion of the game, the team released the following statement:

"Our focus is on the game today. We will not discuss any evaluation of the season until this upcoming week."

It certainly doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement for Chudzinski.

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Norv Turner Unhappy About Son?

Part of the reason that Norv Turner came to the Cleveland Browns this offseason to be their offensive coordinator was the fact that his son, Scott Turner, came as part of a package -- he would be the team's wide receivers coach. While Josh Gordon flourished this year, all of the team's other receivers struggled. With rumors of head coach Rob Chudzinski's job being in jeopardy, rumors surfaced that the Turner family isn't too happy either:

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Report: Rob Chudzinski to be Fired

Could the Browns suddenly be looking at a head coaching change?

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