Browns make it official, sign Kyle Shanahan to 3-year deal
By Peter Smith
Oct 20, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan watches from the sidelines against the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
The deal that has finally been finished and the Cleveland Browns have officially made Kyle Shanahan their offensive coordinator. Mike Pettine had agreed to hire Shanahan, but he was out of the country on vacation and had to come back so he could officially sign the deal.
The Browns appear to only have one big coaching vacancy to fill at wide receivers coach now. Every other position has been filled or there have been coaches linked to those positions. And the team could bring in some extra coaches that have extra duties, but the last of the major position coach spots left is with receivers.
Shanahan raises the question as to whether or not the Browns will move to a zone blocking scheme from the gap blocking scheme they had been using. That could change up the offensive line and what they hope to find in linemen if that is indeed the case.
It also gives no indication as to what type of quarterback the Browns want as Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains have worked with every style out there from mobile, athletic passers to the more standard pocket passer.