The Cleveland Browns could be looking for a new receivers coach as the Ravens have requested to interview Chad O’Shea for their vacant OC job.
The Cleveland Browns could be in the market for a new coach on its offensive staff as the Baltimore Ravens have put in a request to interview Chad O’Shea for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to Mark Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. O’Shea is currently the Browns’ wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.
Chad O’Shea’s name appears to be a hot commodity this offseason as he’s also interviewed for the New York Jets offensive coordinator role as well. O’Shea has loads of experience as a 20-year NFL coaching veteran. He also called plays for the 2019 Miami Dolphins before being hired in Cleveland.
Losing O’Shea and his wealth of knowledge would be a big blow for the Browns. For the most part, the offensive staff has stayed in place since head coach Kevin Stefanski’s arrival in Berea. But if Baltimore were to hire him, it will also be very detrimental for the Browns due to the fact that O’Shea knows the Cleveland roster and coaching staff inside and out, giving the Ravens a major advantage in terms of game planning and preparation for their division foe.
The Browns would have some internal replacements that could fill the void if O’Shea leaves including Callie Brownson who is the chief of staff and assistant wide receiver’s coach. Another internal candidate would be offensive quality control coach, Ashton Grant, whose team bio says that he’s worked closely with Chad O’Shea.
It’s a bit surprising though that the Ravens would look at the Browns’ coaching staff for someone to lead their offense. Baltimore’s offensive was so centered around the run game and Lamar Jackson’s running abilities for the last few seasons. Looking at the Cleveland passing game coordinator may signal a change in philosophy for the Ravens, and maybe even an inside view at whether or not Jackson will be Baltimore’s quarterback in 2023.