NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns reached out to Bill Parcells

Aug 4, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; Bill Parcells at the 2013 Enshrinees Gameday Roundtable at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 4, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; Bill Parcells at the 2013 Enshrinees Gameday Roundtable at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are not in a good place right now, and it’s tough to decide if there worse off than the Cavaliers or doing slightly better. Either way, it’s a tough time to be a Cleveland sports fan (what else is new) and the Browns seem poised to turn things around first.

After firing Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi this week, the Browns apparently reached out to Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells before rearranging their front office. According to NFL scribe Mike Freeman, the Browns talked to Parcells but the coach said he never talked about coming on board to help.

Several sources with knowledge of the situation said owner Jimmy Haslam wanted Parcells to run the team.

Parcells told Bleacher Report that he spoke to the Browns, but no job offer was made.

Parcells explained in an e-mail that he talked to the Browns “only about how I believe organizations succeed and others fail.”

Parcells has had a sketchy go of things post his coaching career and really post the 90s. He struggled with the Cowboys and failed miserably with the Dolphins which led him to no longer pursue front office gigs. The Browns maybe could have used Parcells but in the end, they need to dig their own way out of this hole.

Topics: Bill Parcells, Cleveland Browns

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