Posted January 19, 2014

Report: Broncos OC Adam Gase likely to turn down Browns, if offered job

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Adam Gase (Steve Nehf/Getty Images)

Adam Gase has been a Broncos coach since 2009. (Steve Nehf/Getty Images)

Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase will be occupied with the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

After that, it’s been widely reported that he’ll get an interview for the Browns’ head coaching job. However, Gase, 35, is leaning toward staying with the Broncos even if he’s offered the job, a source told Mark Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

Writes Cabot: “Gase, who’s expected to interview with the Browns after he’s eliminated from the playoffs, loves his job in Denver and relishes the idea of spending a second season as Peyton Manning’s offensive coordinator.”

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Should Denver lose to the Patriots, Gase could be interviewed as early as Sunday night.

Other candidates who’ve already interviewed with the Browns include Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, according to Cabot. Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia was scheduled to interview on Saturday, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

Gase’s agent, Bob LaMonte, has reportedly been telling people around the league that his client may need another season as a coordinator before taking a head coaching job, Cabot writes.

Cleveland has already been turned down by Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

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32 comments
ChiefG
ChiefG

Who really wants this job? Maybe Tressel. But, Browns don't want him.

There is no job security. You won't have major control of team. You won't get the players needed to be competitive. It's just a no win situation.

Maybe Cleveland will have to start interviewing High School coaches. 

Joseph Rodocker
Joseph Rodocker

Im so glad the Haslam Family are billionaires. This just like most problems can all get fixed by the almighty american dollar. End of story

houndstoothunderwear
houndstoothunderwear

Lou Brown of the fictional Cleveland Indians has announced he doesn't want it either

KeysSteven
KeysSteven

There were times when NFL destinations Green Bay, San Francisco & Boston were as dis-favored by supposedly stellar coaching candidates & players as is today's Cleveland franchise, then Vince Lombardi, Bill Walsh and Bill Belichick were given an opportunity to bring their own special brands of coaching to their respective settings which they'd quickly transform into some of today's football meccas.


Cleveland was once its own football holy ground in the 40s & 50s and can be again with proper commitment, investment to winning.  Browns' ownership would be wise to put more emphisis on the atypical candidate, one who needn't be heavily enticed or coaxed but are instead men who are appreciative of the opportunity, eagerly seek the challenge of shaping such an NFL franchise while demanding the supportive environment that such a gargantuan task requires.  The aforementioned franchises are certainly glad they thought 'outside the box.'   

JizzMasterZero
JizzMasterZero

Their best bet is to do what Clemson did for Dabo Swinney in that if he is fired within the next three years, his $28 million contract is guaranteed.  That is one way to offer some sense of job security to a prospective coach. Coaching is basically a fraternity and I cannot imagine Chud giving his former employer's rave reviews.  As an added bonus, and prospective coach would be working for an owner who is under investigation by the Fed's.  So there's that.

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

The Cleveland Browns would like to announce that we have hired for our next head coach, Dave from Subway Restaurant on the corner of 18th St. and 4th Ave.  We're really excited about the enthusiasm that he's bringing to the organization.  

6marK6
6marK6

Call Norv Turner, he will take it.

Cool
Cool

That letter the owner wrote to the fan base was a good indication they are in desperation mode. Maybe the owner should have had that "laser focus" before he fired the only person that is willing to coach for him.  

6marK6
6marK6

Congrats, Browns, you are now the biggest joke in the NFL.


Signed

Raiders and Jags

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

Right now, Singletary may be the best realistic option the Browns have available, and he's probably as unlikely to coach for them as any other candidate that has already turned down or will turn down Cleveland.  Cleveland is probably looking at having to go a Mike Martz route or grab an offensive line coach or a linebacker coach from a mid-sized college.


Whoever they choose, it's not going to be a good choice, and will certainly not get any big free agents that actually want to win to come to Cleveland.  So here's my suggestion:  go in a completely off-the-wall, unorthodox direction with the head coaching hire.  Maybe go with a player-coached team.  The quarterback is usually the "head coach on the field", so why not incentivize a free agent quarterback by also giving him final say on all personnel decisions?  Or, even crazier, hire a woman coach.  There are a few women out there that know football, and, who knows, maybe Cleveland gets lucky and revolutionizes the game.


At this point, unless they get lucky and score either Gase (unlikely) or a Singletary, Cleveland is going to be a fantastic mess next year.  So they may as well go the "freak show" route and make some money while they're at it.  And, who knows, maybe they do something right in the process and change the game?

Joseph Rodocker
Joseph Rodocker

This article us wrong. Neither Bowles or McDaniels were ever offered the HC job and your reporting they turned it down. Listen at the end of the season there will be only one winner. Just one. Everyone else is just a ranked loser. Dont throw hate on other clubs unless its your hometown hoisting yhe Lombardi Trophy, unless you are just simply a hater.....then of course you will keep typing useless garbage

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

No one wants to coach to Browns with dumb ownership...........

Willmac7496
Willmac7496

I would too... Its not a good job when 3 assistants turn it down

joe6647
joe6647

When your organization fires a coach after a year, the job has zero appeal to potential candidates

jbup08
jbup08

This was a panic move by the Browns front office and now they are paying for it...

BillBelcher
BillBelcher

Tragic.  I already posted that it would have to be Cowher or it would be a mistake to dump Chud.  I can't think of any fans who were displeased with Chud.


Hoyer was rolling.  Manziel or Bortles would be enormous for Chud this season and lets hope we either hire Gase regardless of reports of we should hire Munchak, who had QB issues and WR issues but his teams played hard for him.

Sulkaman
Sulkaman

Way to go Browns.  Get rid of a coach that will be at least as good as whatever coach you bring in.  Great move.  Fire someone without a plan. 

brucem
brucem

Of course the OC for the Broncos will turn down the job; he can still play QB for them!

Michael39
Michael39

No one intelligent wants to work for Haslam.

davetheG
davetheG

It was dumb to fire a coach after only one season when you had NO QB!!!!! Hoyer was doing well until he tore his ACL.  This late in the game the guy who works at Chuck E Cheese may be the DC and John at the Quickie Mart will be the OC

jeebs
jeebs

"...expected to interview with the Browns after he’s eliminated from the playoffs..." Really? So, he expects to lose?

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

He is not that dumb.. He would be exposed as being in over his head and not ready to be a head coach.. Peyton Manning wouldnt be around to do his job anymore.. Exactly like McDaniels being exposed when Brady isnt with him to do his job..lol

clt0002
clt0002

No big name wants this job. The Browns were really stupid to fire Chud. They're getting what they deserve. 

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

@Joseph Rodocker If that were true, then two guys wouldn't have already turned down a substantial pay raise, and numerous others wouldn't be avoiding the opening like the plague.

a025830
a025830

@JizzMasterZero My understanding is that for coaches, that is the case. Their contracts are guaranteed. I feel sorry for Cleveland fans as they now seem to have sunk into Raider territory with regards to desirability for coaches. 

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

@Joseph Rodocker Ummm...what?  I'm going to go point by point here:

1)  The article is not wrong.  It did not say Bowles or McDaniels were offered the job, simply that Bowles and McDaniels "turned them down".  That means they were asked for interviews, but both men removed themselves from consideration.

2)  This has nothing to do with "wins and losses" or whatever that point is.  This has to do with an organization run by a guy who may very well be going to prison for something to do with another one of his ventures making a boneheaded decision in which their organization fired a head coach after one year, despite signs that he was doing good when he had personnel available (keeping in mind his GM traded away his starting running back early in the season and the QB he wanted to start looked really good in limited playing time before he was lost for the season).

That they can't find a head coach now?  That is something very much worth mocking.

baroden
baroden

@BillBelcher There were plenty of fans that didn't think Chud was a good hire and din't like him as a coach.  He accomplished very little before he was hired and took a 5-11 Browns to a wondrous 4-12 record even though he fielded the best WR in the league and 5 Pro Bowl players.

Firing him after a year was strange at best but if the Browns weren't doing what the ownership thought it should and didn't see a path forward with Chud, why not fire him?  Chud walked away with $10 million.  He's not standing on a bread line anywhere. I certainly didn't hear of any of the other teams beating a path to his door to coach their teams.


At the end of the day, HC of the Browns is still one of 32 highly unique jobs in this country.  If whomever they hire wins 3 or 4 more games next season than this one, he'll have done well.

Sulkaman
Sulkaman

@clt0002I'm a Browns fans and a season ticket holder and I completely agree.  And now we, the fans will suffer again.