The Detroit Lions have made their choice for head coach and went with Jim Caldwell. As a result, the only two teams without a head coach are the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings. The favorite for the Vikings job is Mike Zimmer, which would mean that the Browns would have a number of candidates they targeted to choose from in their search.
Among the names available that the Browns have interviewed are Dan Quinn, the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles, the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, Ben McAdoo, the quarterbacks coach of the Green Bay Packers, and Mike Munchak, formerly of the Tennessee Titans. They are also expected to interview Sean McDermott, the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers and Adam Gase, the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. And no movement has happened, but the Browns are still reportedly interested in Gus Malzahn of Auburn.
All of a sudden, the pressure is more or less off of the Browns. There is no race to hire anyone anymore and their intent to take their time and make the best choice appears to be a smart one. They still have to make the right hire, but they are not really in a rush to get a deal done.
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