Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Browns coaching search: Adam Gase the #1 option according to Tony Grossi

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 McCoywho 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.

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  • Josh Hart

    Meh, don’t believe the media speculation and bs. McDaniels will be the next HC of the Browns. Just as last year everyone knew Lombardi was going to be hired as the GM and Banner and the Browns kept denying such reports.

    • Pete Smith

      I believe it will be McDaniels as well, but we’ll see.

  • Sam Gold

    I never know when Grossi actually has legit info or is just blowing smoke. To your point Pete, these guys are really good at putting out bad info. At first I felt it was a foregone conclusion that McDaniels was the guy and the rest just a formality but now I’m not so sure anyone outside of Haslam/Banner/Lombardi really has an inside track on anything. Also, as much as Lombardi may be sold on McD I’m not sure Haslam and/or Banner have reached any conclusions prior to conducting a thorough, exhaustive search which arguably they failed to do last year. I think they intend to leave no stone unturned to ensure they’re not in this position again in the near future. I think Haslam really does value the Steeler way and is embarrassed that they weren’t thorough enough last year in finding the guy that would be in place for a LONG time. He’s not going to make that mistake twice.

    • Nick Flasher

      Schefter also said Josh McDaniels had an impressive interview with the #Browns on Saturday and is someone who has been "marked" by Haslam.— PatriotsXLVIII (@PatriotsXLVIII) January 6, 2014

  • jamick6000

    I’d love it if Gase was hired. He’s been successful working with very different QBs and no doubt could design an offense to fit Weeden’s talents (elite arm, maturity, leadership).

    This would allow the Browns to use the draft to pick up an RB + O-line and use 2014 to find out if Weeden is the guy.


    Their is a connection here…Gase works with QB Manning…who is…(Believe it or not) Friends with Owner Jimmy Haslam. Just Imagine; In the Future QB Manning HC/OC/GM/part Ownership/assistant for the Browns! Hey!…A Guy can dream…right? If anything….I enjoy being creative thinking in my Blogs. Take Care Friends of the Feather.