Mike Pettine is to meet with the Cleveland Browns for the second time over their vacant head coaching position, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:
#Bills DC Mike Pettine will fly to Cleveland tomorrow for a third interview with the Browns. He’s a finalist.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2014
This would be the third interview for the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator, who it seems is a favourite for the Browns job – though other ‘favourites’ such as Josh McDaniels and Adam Gase are also noticeably working for other teams still.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that there is another finalist scheduled to meet with the team on Thursday, and this is believed to be Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
Cleveland’s HC search down to two finalists who will meet with Browns’ brass Thursday, per league sources. Bills DC Mike Pettine a favorite.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 23, 2014
The Browns head coaching search needs to come to an end soon, both to save the fans the extra stress and so that whoever does finally gets the job will have a chance to recruit coordinators and a coaching staff that is up to the job.