Browns to bring back Mike Pettine for second meeting per report


Just when you thought the day would be about enjoying the NFL Championship games and not worrying about the Browns head coaching vacancy, reports are flying out of Cleveland about the search for their next head coach.

Jul 28, 2013; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine points as he talks to the Bills defense during training camp at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 28, 2013; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine points as he talks to the Bills defense during training camp at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier today we told you about Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase possibly declining the Browns request for an interview once the Broncos season is over.

Well that could be more than just a report, considering NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, once again reported that Cleveland will bring back Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine for a second meeting, according to a Browns source.

With the possibility of Gase declining to interview with the Browns, this front office could be now trying to move quickly on finding a successor to Chudzinski.

As we mentioned earlier, Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is expected to also interview a second time for the Browns job, but again, he could also not be available until after the Super Bowl if the Seahawks win today.

If both Gase and Quinn declined the Browns job, and Pettine is out of the picture, who knows for sure who will be interviewed next for the job.

Possibly former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak  or former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Shiano?

It was reported yesterday Munchak was meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers about their vacant offensive line coaching position, so it’s not even a lock to say Munchak would still be available.

It is going to be very interesting to see how this all plays out, that’s for sure…

 

-MR(@puckelves)

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  • Letterman007

    Here we go ! And the coach of the Browns is WHO?? I’ve never heard of him!! He was the offensive control officer at what school? Our Lady of the what?? You’ll know him when you see him, he sold you your big screen t v at Best Buy!!!

  • wait til next year

    I tend to agree with people who call the front office the three stooges. But not the funny Larry Curly and Moe (including shemp of course) the unfunny ones.. What was their names joe dirita and joe besser? Our front office is a joke. I believe they set coach chud up for failure via both the draft and offseason pickups. Its not that they did it on pupose, but it was done from idiocy. I look back on 2013 kinda missing Art Model. Dear God did i really just say that? Go Bills… I mean browns.

  • Marvdawg

    I was at the last browns championship dec 27 1964 come on brownies the clock is ticking I still have faith

  • Michael J. McCabe

    I think they’re snake bit.Owner and fo is a joke.