Browns hire Kyle Shanahan as Offensive Coordinator according to Alex Marvez
By Peter Smith
Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan walks off the field after the Redskins
According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the Cleveland Browns and head coach Mike Pettine have hired Kyle Shanahan as the offensive coordinator. This comes after reports that the interview between these two sides did not go particularly well, possibly preventing this match from happening.
It remains to be seen what the issues were, but it would appear they have been worked out and the Browns have their play caller for 2014. Shanahan is young but a veteran as an offensive coordinator, having done it for two years with the Houston Texans under Gary Kubiak and four years with the Washington Redskins under his father, Mike Shanahan.
The Browns had previously hired Dowell Loggains to be their quarterbacks coach, who was himself a candidate for the offensive coordinator job. On the surface, Pettine seems to have put together a nice offensive staff despite the lateness of his hiring with a few positions left to be filled.
The interesting part with Loggains and Shanahan is that neither of them shed any light on the potential quarterback decision looming for the Browns as they have experience working with just about every size and shape of quarterback in their career.