Broncos Gase says thanks, but no thanks to the Browns

By Mike

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, he has just confirmed what we all thought was possibly going to happen with the Browns coaching search.

Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase has thanked the Browns for their interest, but informed them they can

Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

move on with their search as he focuses on the game.

So in other words, I understand you are very interested in me for the head coaching position of the Browns, however, I am really not interested in leaving Denver and Peyton Manning to coach the Cleveland Browns.

The writing is on the wall folks, and for most of you out there,  knew this was coming and felt it was just a matter of time.

Now it will be interesting to see if they wait to interview Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, or if they move quickly on Buffalo defensive coordinator Mike Pettine if they still like what they hear in their upcoming second meeting.

Will this be viewed as a swing and miss on the part of the Browns front office considering it was pretty obvious all along this was the guy the front office coveted from the start?

Should be very interesting to see what the Browns do now since Gase is now out of the picture…..