By the way, a little birdie is telling me the No. 1 candidate on #Browns HC list is Denver’s Adam Gase, not Josh McDaniels.
— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) January 4, 2014
Tony Grossi is reporting that the Browns have not given up on Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and is in fact their #1 option; at least he is hinting it. Gase had told the Browns and Minnesota Vikings that he would not interview for their coaching vacancies while the Broncos were in the playoffs. This has been spun into Gase not being interested in the Browns because it is the Browns, despite all logic and reason.
Gase is the 35 year-old coach that has been getting a lot of press lately that he is not simply carrying water for Peyton Manning, but he is really working to put him in position to succeed. He inherited the position from Mike McCoy, who went to the San Diego Chargers as the head coach. Gase had been the quarterbacks coach the previous four years.
If they are indeed waiting for Gase, they will be spinning their wheels for a couple weeks and are interviewing other candidates in the meantime.
Different reports and media have had Josh McDaniels, Gus Malzahn, James Franklin and now Gase as the top prospects for this job, which suggests no one really knows or the Browns are really good about putting bad info out along with the good.