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- ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter releases an update onCleveland Browns’ head coach hunting progress
- Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Vikings OC KevinStefanski listed as the most likely candidates for the position
- Cleveland Browns should sign a new coach deal bySaturday according to Mr. Schefter’s sources
Cleveland Browns are on the lookout for a new coach after the team had to let go of now former employees Freddie Kitchens and John Dorsey. The Browns motivated their decision by citing the dispiriting performance in the NFL 2019/2020 season leading to 10 losses out of 16 regular games.
With the vacancy going unfilled for over a week now, sportsbooks have been floating several names and listing odds on who the next office holder could be. Josh McDaniels, Kevin Stefanski and Robert Saleh seem the most heavily-credentialed candidates who have the acumen, track record and determination to change the fortunes of the team for the better.
Yet, the Browns have some 12 names to pick from, according to the bookies. Meanwhile, they have lost the opportunity to tap worthy candidates, such as Mike McCarthy, Matt Rhule, Joe Judge and Ron Rivera.
Cleveland Browns New Head Coach Odds
- Josh McDaniels +150
- Kevin Stefanski +200
- Robert Saleh +450
- Eric Bieniemy +900
- Greg Roman +900
- Lincoln Riley + 1000
- Urban Meyer +1000
- Jim Schwartz +1400
- Marvin Lewis +1400
- Brian Daboll +1600
- Dan Campbell +1600
- Mike LaFleur +1600
Odds updated January 8th.
Will Cleveland Browns Hire McDaniels?
Sources have pointed in the way of the Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels who will sit down and talk with Cleveland management on Thursday.
Fox News. Adam Schefter, an ESPN NFL insider, has confirmed that the Browns are expecting to sign a new coach by Saturday, citing sources.
With the new man on the job, this will be the eighth coach since 2010. Cleveland have been without a head coach since December 29 when Kitchens was fired, with the team management citing poor AFC North standing at 6-10-0.
Jim Schwartz and Kevin Stefanski Interviews
Based on Mr. Schefter’s Tweet, the team is also interviewing Eagles Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz today. Schwartz is considered a long-shot for the position according to sportsbooks data.
Minnesota Vikings Offensive coordinator OC Kevin Stefanski is also being interviewed on Thursday, Mr. Schefter confirmed. As per his account Eric Bieniemy, Greg Roman, and Robert Saleh have all been interviewed already.
Meanwhile, the Panthers and Giants have already signed their new coaches for the next season. Carolina hired Matt Rhule and New York drafted Joe Judge.
As rotations in the coaching staff continue, we are drawing closer tothe NFL Divisional Round.
Kevin Stefanski, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, can’t just hop on Zoom to call plays for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns are not allowed to set up a command station in Stefanski’s home so that he can stay involved in the team’s play-calling or decision-making.
The NFL instituted rules during the pandemic for a situation like this one. Stefanski cannot contact the coaching staff on Sunday, and he cannot partake in any part of the in-game coaching process during game day.
Browns Head Coach
The Browns will be without their Coach of the Year candidate, a heartbreaking realization ahead of their first playoff game since 2002. Stefanski is not the only Browns coach likely to miss the game due to COVID-19 protocols. The offensive line coach, the receivers coach, the tight ends coach and the defensive backs coach are likely to miss the game, too. Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer will act as the head coach, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
With the Browns in a terrible spot, fans couldn’t help but dream about Stefanski’s involvement on Sunday.
We saw a similar situation in late December when Detroit Lions interim head coach Darren Bevell missed a game due to COVID-19 protocols. Bevell told reporters he could be available to work remotely with the team until game day, when he was unable to make any contact with other coaches. That left first-time play-callers Sean Ryan, a quarterbacks coach, and Evan Rothstein, the head coach assistant, to take the lead on offense and defense, respectively. The Lions lost to the Buccaneers, 47-7.
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The Browns have to hope for a different result this weekend.