Word is that if Scott Linehan lands in Dallas, Browns could make a run at Bill Callahan to be Mike Pettine’s offensive coordinator.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 26, 2014
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, if the Dallas Cowboys end up hiring Scott Linehan to run their offense, the Cleveland Browns could go after Bill Callahan to run theirs. Callahan has been part of the staff that has been able to put up some explosive offenses but has been heavily criticized for their running game and their unwillingness to use it. Much of that has been attributed to Jason Garrett, the Cowboys’ head coach, but it is nevertheless a question for the former head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
The good news, should this happen, is that Callahan’s background is as an offensive line coach and the Browns could use all the expertise in that area as they work to develop some of the young linemen they have on their roster, such as Garrett Gilkey, Martin Wallace and Chris Faulk.
Callahan also has experience as a head coach, which Mike Pettine has said he has been hoping to add to his staff. There are a few moving parts in all of this, but Callahan appears to at least be on the radar.