That’s what Joe Banner called the Cleveland Browns head coaching position, and that noise you hear is just Wahoo’s ghost laughing and firing up the soul grinder again.
Anyway, Ray Horton, Chip Kelly, Dirk Koetter, Bill O’Brien, Greg Roman and Mel Tucker all seem like fine candidates (and where’s David Shaw on this list?), assuming we’re operating under the constraints of a leadership team in Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner that doesn’t have the smarts or leadership skills it would take to bring the top overall candidate back to Cleveland.
Relatedly, here’s a good quick read from KSK on how “we get the horrible NFL media that we deserve.”
And if you hadn’t already figured out that the Mike Holmgren Era in Cleveland was in fact one of the very absolute worst in NFL history, Stats LLC reports that the Browns’ fifth straight season with 11 or more losses is tied for the second longest of all time, just behind the Raiders’ six-year streak from ’03-’09.
If you missed it on Monday, Trent Richardson confirmed what was reported here first via Brandon Weeden’s cousin two weeks ago about how the rookie Browns running back played for most of the season with broken ribs.
And there’s a quote of the day and it’s from Pat Shurmur (via Bill Livingston):
“I’m a tough Polack from Detroit. I’m not soft.”
Which, unless something crazy happens, is all for today, other than a shout to Free Clowney, and congratulations to Clark Judge of CBS, who’s done some excellent NFL journalism in the past, and was just selected as one of now thirteen At Large representatives of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.