— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2014
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is standing by his report that the Cleveland Browns are interested in Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. Mary Kay Cabot had tweeted that according to a source, the team was not going to interview the Sooner coach.
If the goal for the Browns’ front office was to leave the media in a state of confusion with no one really knowing to believe about the Browns really want and who they do not, it seems to be working. The only name that seems to consistently be in the conversation is Josh McDaniels, the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. Beyond that, names are flying out all over the place from a number of different media members.
The Browns had a similar approach to the NFL Draft last year and when the day actually arrived, no one saw Barkevious Mingo coming as the sixth overall pick. It is possible they have something else in mind like that or the guy who has been mentioned by everyone, McDaniels, is their guy and the rest of this is just window dressing.