The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know including a possible issue as John Dorsey and Jimmy Haslam look for a new coach but have different guys in mind
Now that the 2018 NFL Season is over for the Cleveland Browns, we can start looking ahead. While roster changes will be imminent, the more important decision will be centered around the head coach.
That could end up being easier said than done. After taking over for Hue Jackson, Gregg Williams went 5-3 as an interim. He also won over many of the players and fans with his personality and energy.
He apparently even won over the owner of the Browns as Matt Verderame says Jimmy Haslam is “enamored” with Williams. However, he also goes on to say that general manager John Dorsey isn’t sold and he prefers to hire someone he trusts such as Mike McCarthy.
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It could be resolved quietly, but whenever Haslam gets involved with head coaching searches, there are reasons to be concerned.
We look at that story and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“According to FanSided sources, the Browns are impressed by Williams’ job with the organization but are concerned about his personality in the long term. Cleveland general manager John Dorsey prefers Mike McCarthy as his top option to take the position, although owner Jimmy Haslam is somewhat enamored by Williams.”"
This is something to keep an eye on for sure. Originally it was said that Haslam would make the call on the new coach, but then the team reversed course and said that Dorsey would lead the search. Dorsey has never hired a coach, so it would make sense for him to try and select someone like McCarthy who he has seen win in the NFL. It will be an interesting story to watch unfold.
While Verderame says McCarthy is the preferred choice, our own Dan Justik looks at Jason La Canfora’s report that Josh McDaniels is ‘well-positioned’ to be the head coach. He comes with his own set of concerns considering how things unfolded last season when the Colts offered him their head coaching gig and he backed out — after hiring his assistants.
Martin McConnell breaks down all the action from the Browns final game, including the fact that Baker Mayfield broke the record for most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback. He finished the season with 27, topping Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson who each had 26.