Kyle Shanahan has interview scheduled Wednesday for Browns OC job, per sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 28, 2014
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Cleveland Browns and head coach Mike Pettine will interview Kyle Shanahan for the offensive coordinator job on Wednesday. The Browns have largely filled their staff on defense and special teams but the biggest job on offense as well as many of the assistants on that side of the ball remain open at the moment.
Shanahan been an offensive coordinator for six years including the past four under his father Mike Shanahan in Washington and two with the Houston Texans under Gary Kubiak. Shanahan also coached quarterbacks and wide receivers in two seasons prior to that with the Texans. Shanahan played wide receiver at college first at Duke and then at Texas before becoming a graduate assistant at UCLA.
Shanahan has called plays for Matt Schaub, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins in his career, so he has experience with different styles of quarterbacks. There will be criticism of the play calling he had in Washington’s last playoff game as he an already hobbled Griffin keep running the ball and rolling out which could not have helped him when it came to the eventual ACL injury that ended his season.
Shanahan has called an aggressive offense that lets quarterbacks make throws down the field, use wide ranging play action and have gotten production out of relatively low picks in the NFL Draft at running back, much like his dad. This could also mean the Browns might move to more of a zone blocking scheme up front. Shanahan has a ton of experience already but is still just 34 years old.