Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Browns coaching search: McDaniels withdraws because he was not the front runner?


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.

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  • Letterman007

    Thank God, NO McDaniels !!!

  • Sam Gold

    Keep the shipped pointed forward.

  • 7ryder

    McDaniels is obviously much smarter than we’ve been led to believe

  • Letterman007

    The problem is finding a good coach that wants this job! Because of this organization and the way the Browns have been since 1999 , this is a grave yard of coaches! now this Front Office does this to Chudzinski, They may not be able to land their first choice as they were not able to do the last time with Kelly!! It’s getting to the point where no one will want to coach here except for the ones we really don’t want!!