Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns get pick of the litter for head coach

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The Cleveland Browns have conducted a wide-ranging search for their coaching vacancy, and that has led them to interview the most candidates compared to any other team that had a vacancy. As the Browns continue their long search, they are now the only team with a head coaching vacancy.

On Tuesday, the Browns were one of three teams still looking to find their head coach. That did not last long, however, as the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants both hired their head coaches within hours of each other. Both of their hires were not candidates for the Browns job.

Now Cleveland is the only team looking for a head coach and they will have the choice of almost any candidate that they want. They will have an opportunity to hire their No. 1 choice, and at worst go to their No. 2 option if a deal were to fall through.

Today's featured article looks at how the process has worked out in Cleveland favor and how it will benefit the organization.

Cleveland Browns News

Browns coaching search has fallen the right way to finally get it right - Dan Labbe, Cleveland.com

If the Browns are ever going to get this right, it has to be now. Only one candidate they have interviewed is off the table -- Mike McCarthy, who took the Cowboys job. Ron Rivera came off the table almost immediately. Matt Ruhle reportedly wasn’t interested. Joe Judge’s name wasn’t getting thrown around for this job.

The Browns did not have to rush to make a hire this offseason, and that is beneficial to them. Instead of having to quickly go through information to make a move, they can instead take their time and find the right person for the job. For how important this hire is for the Browns, Cleveland having some freedom should be a major benefit.

Robert Saleh a sleeper head coach candidate for Browns?

Even though the Browns seem to have their eyes set on either Josh McDaniels and Kevin Stefanski to be the next head coach, Robert Saleh inserted himself into consideration after his interview. John Hillberry believes Saleh is a sleeper candidate for the Browns job.

Matt Rhule’s megadeal with the Panthers could wreak havoc on the Browns’ coaching search - Charles Robinson, Yahoo Sports

That alone made it highly unlikely McDaniels would head to Cleveland for anything less than a top-level deal. With Rhule getting a massive commitment of seven years and now representing the sixth-highest paid salary among NFL coaches, it cements McDaniels being in line for a massive windfall if he indeed lands the Browns job.

The Panthers hiring Matt Rhule to a deal that could pay him $10 million a year will put some pressure on the Browns. Cleveland may have leverage because their the only coaching vacancy left, but candidates are still going to want big offers after seeing what Rhule. If the Haslams want to hire their top choice, they may have to pony up more cash than they've ever had to to get a deal done.

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