The Cleveland Browns seem to be doing the same old song and dance with their offensive coordinator search that they did with their head coaching search. While candidates have been mentioned for the Browns job, the team is shuffling through potential hires like a kid hurriedly shuffles through a stack Playboys.
One name that was mentioned in connection with the job was former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Browns are no longer interested.
Would be surprised, based on what I’m hearing, if the #Browns hired Kyle Shanahan to be their OC. Believe they’ve moved on
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 30, 2014
Unlike their botched coaching search earlier this offseason, not many are blaming the Browns for passing on Shanahan. It’s not as though he’s a bad offensive coordinator, he just seems to be a bit toxic at the moments thanks to having just come out of Washington.
Being toxic makes Shanahan more of a fit than anyone else in the league, as any and all jobs with the Browns have been deemed toxic as well.
Still, the Browns need someone in the job and it’s starting to sound like they’ll promote from within. Whatever they do, Cleveland won’t be hiring Shanahan.