— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 9, 2014
Theories continue to spill out as to why Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels took his name out of consideration for the Cleveland Browns head coaching position. The latest, courtesy of the Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot suggests that McDaniels was not assured that he was the front runner for the job, so he took his name out of the field.
This would maybe make some feel better about the organization. It would mean that McDaniels, though a possibility, was not their one and only hope to have take the job. It does not paint McDaniels in the most kind of light, but fans are going to be more sympathetic to the Browns than they are to McDaniels; at least the ones who are more hopeful the organization is going to make a smart decision. This could be a matter of the team trying to spin this into looking better than it might otherwise be.
Ultimately, the reasoning for why McDaniels has taken his name out of the process is more a matter for gossip and just wanting as much information as possible. In reality, it does not mean too much. McDaniels will not be the head coach of the team, whether people are happy about that or not, so the Browns have to continue to work out who will be.