Told Kubiak wanted a little more power over the offense than Browns were willing to give. Wanted to be pseudo-HC. Now, Loggains in play
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 27, 2014
Gary Kubiak is currently in talks to possibly become the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the issue that caused talks to break down between the Cleveland Browns and Kubiak came down to control and power. Kubiak wanted to get more than the Browns were willing to give.
While many will jump to the conclusion that this came down from CEO Joe Banner, the Browns front office let Rob Chudzinski have control of the roster and make his own moves. The front office wanted to go with younger players, but Chud is the one who wanted Willis McGahee to be his running back and Chris Owens to keep playing corner. Chud was also reportedly unwilling to cut players to make an example of anyone, so it did not happen.
This move seems to be more about how newly hired head coach Mike Pettine wants to organize his staff and how much control he wants to hand out to his assistants. The indication is that while Pettine is a defensively oriented coach as a former defensive coordinator, he is not willing to just give away the offense to an assistant coach.
Kubiak is expected by multiple outlets to go to Baltimore and reunite with Kyle Shanahan and Rick Dennison, whom he coached with in Houston.
Topics: Cleveland Browns