Cleveland now talking to former #Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan, according to multiple league sources.
— John Keim (@john_keim) January 28, 2014
According to multiple reports, the Cleveland Browns and head coach Mike Pettine are talking to Kyle Shanahan about their open offensive coordinator position. Shanahan most recently worked under his father as the offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins and spent time working under Gary Kubiak with the Houston Texans.
Shanahan gets a large amount of grief because he was working for his father and was virtually shielded from all criticism in Washington. The media was resigned to the fact that Mike Shanahan would never fire his own son.
The other dark cloud hanging over Shanahan’s head is the handling of quarterback Robert Griffin III in their playoff game two years ago. Though not responsible for the actual injury, Shanahan continued to call plays that asked Griffin to be mobile, rollout and use his legs when he was clearly struggling to move on the leg that would eventually house a torn ACL.
Shanahan does get rave reviews for some because of his aggressiveness with play calling and running a quarterback friendly offense that is not afraid to use play action, roll the passer out and go deep. He also has experience working with a mobile quarterback like Griffin as well as a relatively immobile one in Kirk Cousins.
Recently, Shanahan was linked to a job with the Baltimore Ravens to be reconnected with Kubiak but it ultimately did not happen.