Posted January 02, 2014

Report: Browns to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels

Josh McDaniels is one of four assistants coaches set to interview with the Cleveland Browns. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Josh McDaniels is one of four assistants coaches set to interview with the Cleveland Browns. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to interview New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Saturday, reports’s Chris Mortensen.

The Browns are seeking to replace replace Rob Chudzinski, who was fired after going 4-12 in his only season with the team.

McDaniels, 37, went 11-17 in two seasons as head coach with the Denver Broncos in 2009-10.

The team has not made the playoffs since the 2002 season and has not won more than five games since 2007.

SI WIRE: Browns reportedly interested in Gus Malzahn; will name Jim Schwartz defensive coordinator

The Browns are set to interview three other assistant coaches: Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.


poor, poor cleveland sports

1. 1954. The Catch. The great Willie Mays runs down a 420 shot to center field in sensational fashion preserving a 2-2 tie. Giants go on to sweep the world series.

2. 1976. Jim Chones breaks his foot in practice, cavs sunk in playoffs.

3. 1981. Red Right 88. Even though they were in field goal range (13 yard line) for a winning kick, Sipe tosses an interception in the end zone, Browns loose 14-12. Raiders go on to win the Super Bowl.

4. 1987. The Drive. 98 yard drive by Elway (including a 3rd and 18 conversion) tied the game with 37 seconds left. Browns lose in overtime. The legend of Elway is born.

5. 1988. The Fumble.  With 1:12 left in the game, running back Earnest Byner appeared to be on his way to score the game-tying touchdown, but lost a fumble at the 3-yard line.  Byner traded to Washington the next year and wins a super bowl for them.

6. 1989. The Shot. Micheal Jordan's iconic shot at the buzzer in game 5. The legend of Jordan is born.

7. 1993 Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews die in a tragic boating accident.

8. 1994. Brad Daugherty career ended because of back problems at 26. 

9. 1994. The Indians finally have a winning record that would have qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 40 years. The season ended with a strike.

10. 1995. Indians lose the World Series to Atlanta in 6 games.

11. 1996. Best record in baseball, lose to Baltimore in 4 games.

12. 1996. Browns and Art Modell leave Cleveland and move to Baltimore.

13. 1997. World Series, game 7. Indians have the lead in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs when Jose Mesa(1.12 ERA 46 saves) falls apart on the mound and lets the Marlins tie the game. In the bottom of the 11th, 4 time gold glove winner and 5 time all-star Tony Fernadez(.978 fielding %) muffs a sure double play.  Edgar Rentería ended the game with a single.

14. 1999. Browns back in Cleveland. Draft Tim Couch 1st overall.  Draft bust.

15. 2000. Browns draft Courney Brown 1st overall.  Draft bust.

16. 2001. Browns draft Gerard Warren 3rd overall.  Draft bust.

17. 2001. The Ravens and Art Modell win the Super Bowl for Baltimore.

18. 2002. Browns draft William Green 16th overall.  Alcoholic Draft bust.

19. 2002. New Browns finally make the playoffs and have a 22 point 4th quarter lead against Pittsburgh and lose.

20. 2003. Browns draft Jeff Faine 21st overall, Traded to saints where he becomes a probowl center.

21. 2004. Browns draft Kellen Winslow. 2 games into season he breaks his leg. Lost for year.

22. 2005. Kellen winslow blows his knee out in a motorcycle accident, lost for the year.

23. 2005. Browns draft Braylon Edwards 3rd overall. Blows knee out, lost for the year.

24. 2006. LeCharles Bentley, top rated free agent signs huge contract with Cleveland.  During the first play of the first practice he tore his patellar tendon and ended his career.

25. 2007. Cavs get swept in Finals. 

26. 2007 Indians have a 3 games to 1 ALCS lead on Red Sox.  They lose the last three games.

27. 2007 Browns give up a 2007 2nd round pick and 2008 1st round pick to select QB Brady Quinn.

28. 2008-2009. Cleveland trades not one, but 2 Cy young winners(CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee) Both pitchers meet each other in the world series. (New York vs Philly)

29. 2009. Cavs roll in playoffs, stopped by Orlando.

30. 2010. Best record in NBA.  Lose to  Celtics.

31. 2010 Lebron leaves Cleveland for Miami.

32. 2013 Browns bought by Jim Haslam Jr. He is now under ethics and tax fraud investigation.

33. 2013 Browns have a 26-13 lead with 1:03 remaining on the patriots and lose 27-26

34. 2013 Browns fire Rob Chudzinski after one year and a 4-12 season.


Even Tebow wouldn't QB this team. Don't do it Josh, its a trap, its a TRAP !

Perry E
Perry E

I would sincerely hope Josh was not stupid enough to step into this clubhouse! Certainly he is not that ignorant to know this franchise is a submarine with screen doors! He has a lot of talent, and his exit from Denver was not pretty, but certainly he is not so desperate to be a head coach again to step into this meat grinder where careers are killed by bad ownership!! 

Whoever is hired here can count on being unemployed within a year or two because the ownership will not put up the money to build a winner, and have no patience to wait for a coach to try and get miracles from mediocre talent. 

Let some desperate head coach wannabe have this one Josh! It is beneath you! Stick around New England. You have a much better shot replacing Bill when he eventually retires and have an owner who CARES about the franchise and will spend the money to get the proper talent on the squad! Bill's shoes will be hard to fill, but you have to at least step into a situation where you have a chance. Cleveland is the "purgatory" of the NFL with only one place to go from there, which is the Hell of Dallas!! lol


I don't know that i'd wish Cleveland or Detroit on anybody.


Is this to fulfill the Rooney rule?  I don't get this one at all.  


He would be stupid to sign with the Browns. Belichick is getting old.