Browns coaching search: Why Kubiak is not coming to Cleveland per Ian Rapoport
Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak (left) on the sidelines against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the reason that talks broke down between the Cleveland Browns and Gary Kubiak as a potential offensive coordinator came down to power and control. Kubiak wanted to be in total control of the offense and evidently head coach Mike Pettine and the front office were not willing to go that route.
Given how the front office allowed Rob Chudzinski to make his own decisions with the roster, this appears to be a decision made by Pettine. While many seem to believe that the front office was in control of the roster, Chud was allowed to make his own mistakes when it came to players like Willis McGahee, Chris Owens and the unwillingness to make an example of a player.
Kubiak is currently in talks to go to the Baltimore Ravens, where he would reunite with Kyle Shanahan and Rick Dennison, whom he coached with in Houston.