- Kevin Stefanski can handle the challenge as new Browns coach, longtime NBA executive father says (Beacon Journal) - When Ed Stefanski was working his way up to general manager of the New Jersey Nets, Jason Kidd was the favorite player of Stefanski’s three oldest boys. A comment the Hall of Fame-bound guard made to the elder Stefanski became a family mantra, one that might be revived after Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski was named Browns coach on Jan. 12.
- Kevin Stefanski will interview Rich Scangarello, former Broncos OC for the Browns OC job this week, source says (cleveland.com) - Kevin Stefanski will interview former Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello for his offensive coordinator vacancy this week, a league source told cleveland.com. The interview is expected to take place on Monday or Tuesday.
- In coach-center world of Cleveland Browns, let’s be analytical about the GM job (Terry Pluto) - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam did more than fire coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey. He switched the center of power from the GM’s office to the head coach.
- Running to the right was the right choice for the Browns in 2019 (Browns Wire) - The Browns were one of the most successful teams at running the football in 2019. Spearheaded by the dynamic Nick Chubb, Cleveland finished near the top in effectiveness on a per-carry basis, finishing 4th of the 32 NFL teams in yards per carry at 4.8.
- Walsh Jesuit sending its full support for alumnus, Titans coach Mike Vrabel (Beacon Journal) - As former Walsh Jesuit football coach Gerry Rardin watched Mike Vrabel, one of the school’s most notable athletic alumni, lead the Tennessee Titans to within one win of the Super Bowl, he also remembered a much younger, much smaller but equally confident version of Vrabel sitting with his feet up on the coach’s desk as a sophomore who had talent but also the work ethic to make it stick.
- When Andy Reid coached his first conference title game, where was his competition? (ESPN) - This weekend with the Kansas City Chiefs, Andy Reid is coaching in his sixth conference title game. The three other coaches working Sunday — Mike Vrabel (Tennessee Titans), Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers) and Matt LaFleur (Green Bay Packers) — are making their first appearances. Reid, who is 61, is almost 20 years older than any of the other three. So, where were the young guys when Reid was on his way to his first conference title game?
- Jason Garrett’s re-emergence in the NFC East changes the dynamics in the division (Dallas Morning News) - The NFC East was abysmal last year. And using that word is being kind. The Eagles won a division they weren’t supposed to win. On Friday night, it all changed. Jason Garrett was named the Giants offensive coordinator. Yes, the same Jason Garrett who went 21-9 in the NFC East the last five seasons, including two division titles, as the Cowboys head coach. Garrett joins rookie head coach Joe Judge in a newly rejuvenated division where the story lines should make for interesting theater next fall.
- Mayock on 1st year with Raiders: Opportunities lost (NFL.com) - Once regarded for his ability to analyze prospective draft picks on the small screen, Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock delivered a critique upon the big picture that was his first season with the Silver and Black.