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by justmebd » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:29 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:45 pm
Citing conversations with people around the league, NFL Network's Albert Breer says the feeling is the Browns' head-coaching job is viewed as "radioactive.""Tough spot for them," added Breer of the Browns, who were quickly spurned by Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. The Browns have an alleged-criminal owner and kicked Rob Chudzinski aside after one year on the job, also letting outstanding coordinators Ray Horton and Norv Turner leave without a fight. There is no franchise quarterback or running back on the roster. It's not surprising coaches around the league aren't lining up to succeed Chudzinski.
by bookelly » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:09 pm
by Hikohadon » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:51 pm
bookelly wrote:Per SI - Coaches are calling Chud to ask him what the hell happened, and he's being honest. His take is that the Stooges aren't on the same page. Wow. We'll be lucky to get a High School assistant coach at this point.
by OldDawg » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:49 am
Hikohadon wrote:bookelly wrote:Per SI - Coaches are calling Chud to ask him what the hell happened, and he's being honest. His take is that the Stooges aren't on the same page. Wow. We'll be lucky to get a High School assistant coach at this point.Like they had to call Chud to find out that "scoop".
by pup » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:37 am
by OldDawg » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:28 pm
pup wrote:We all know, that is Chud was to "tell the truth" about what goes on behind closed doors, Jimmy and Joe would go after his $10.5M...don't we?
by bookelly » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:54 pm
by rbm0183 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:54 pm
Your coach: Mike Munchak. To refresh your memory, here's Peter King talking about how Mike Munchak got his job:Munchak spent 48 hours preparing for the (Titans) interview. […] Some assistants have nice, glossy presentations prepared when they interview for a job. Munchak had nothing. “I’m not a networker,” he said. “So when it came time for one of the important parts of the interview, identifying which coaches I’d try to hire on my staff, I didn’t really know a lot of them.”“Shocking,” said (GM Mike) Reinfeldt. “He had an answer for everything. And some great ideas. We had no idea that was coming.” Not just the Paterno-spawned ideas either. Sports jackets on road trips. No hats in the building. No headphones while working out; talking and communicating was preferred. No TVs in the trainer’s room; don’t want it to be too comfortable in there. A 12-minute video presentation on the history of the Oilers going back to the old American Football League days “because you should always know where you came from,” Munchak said.So let's recap: Here's a coach who didn't prepare for his interview, had no clear idea of who should be on his staff (arguably the most important job of a head coach), and whose biggest idea was a fucking hat ban. Why, they'd have been fools NOT to hire him! It's not often you find a coach who likes showing players motivational videos and is willing to promulgate a useless, infantilizing disciplinary regime. That's totally unique! Jesus Christ, who's running this team? An owl? - From Deadspin
by googleeph2 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:57 pm
bookelly wrote: His take is that the Stooges aren't on the same page.
by bookelly » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:43 pm
by Hikohadon » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:52 pm
by Hikohadon » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:00 pm
googleeph2 wrote:bookelly wrote: His take is that the Stooges aren't on the same page. Since Lombardi reports to Banner, I suppose this translates to: Haslam is putting his fingerprints on the team, and it is contrary to Banner. I am convinced Haslam will call the shots re: not only the HC but the QB as well. I feel certain he wants Manziell, whom he considers to be a winner.
by rbm0183 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:56 pm
by Hikohadon » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:44 pm
by HoodooMan » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:18 pm
rbm0183 wrote:while the rest of the league sees him this way:
by rbm0183 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:53 pm
HoodooMan wrote:rbm0183 wrote:while the rest of the league sees him this way:Nazi?
by HoodooMan » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:58 pm
by Hikohadon » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:30 pm
HoodooMan wrote:Well, with Peyton's hand in a fist, they at least look more like Olympic protesters than Nazis.
by rbm0183 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:29 pm
Hikohadon wrote:HoodooMan wrote:Well, with Peyton's hand in a fist, they at least look more like Olympic protesters than Nazis.It does look like that, the Black Power salute. Given by the two whitest guys alive.That pic to me says that Manning and the much shorter Gase are unified in some effort which induces fist-pumping.I think it's fair to say a lot of Gase's success in his ONE YEAR as OC is due to having Peyton Manning as his QB, as fair as it is to say that it's foolish to overlook that a 38 year old diminished-skills (although not nearly as diminished as some dolt was claiming before the season) Peyton Manning had his best season EVER with Gase.Really, all the candidates that are left are so... underwhelming... that Gase almost seems interesting in the fact that he is a giant question mark.Plus, he'll work really well with Peyton once the Broncs win the SB, Manning retires, and Jimmy immediately hires him as Lord of Football Ops and Banner's new boss.
by justmebd » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:21 pm
by bookelly » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:25 pm
by rbm0183 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:56 pm
bookelly wrote:I'd be great if we waited for Gase and then he told us he wasn't interested.
by HoodooMan » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:05 pm
Hikohadon wrote:Really, all the candidates that are left are so... underwhelming... that Gase almost seems interesting in the fact that he is a giant question mark.
by rbm0183 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:03 am
HoodooMan wrote:Hikohadon wrote:Really, all the candidates that are left are so... underwhelming... that Gase almost seems interesting in the fact that he is a giant question mark.Yep. A blank slate is more appealing than one with poo smeared on it.My Gase breakdown is as follows.Positives:-Resembles Vladimir Putin-2 year associates degree from The Peyton Manning School of Footballz-Young guy who moved up through the ranks quickly (some good history there)-Gase is a pun-friendly name. Murder Was the Gase That They Gave Me, What's in the Gase? (Pulp Fiction), Gase Western Reserve University, I give respect to King and it's not about Gase (just learned this isn't actually the lyric, but I'm still going with it), etc...Negatives:-Used the word "expecially" in a video I saw linked at the other site-Bit of a sidemouth talker. This is mitigated somewhat by the fact that he's more of a Popeye sidemouth talker than a Drew Barrymore sidemouth talker, but it's still a concern-Gase is a pun-friendly name. Does Adam have a Gase up his sleeve today? (Thing Solomon Wilcotts is guaranteed to say), Slow and steady wins the Gase (Possible headline after we finally hire him), etc...
by Erie Warrior » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:30 am
by Hikohadon » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:54 am
by idoctribefan » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:15 pm
by idoctribefan » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:20 pm
idoctribefan wrote:We look forward to communicating with you again after the search process in complete. Thank you again for your phenomenal support and loyalty."
by Hikohadon » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:06 pm
idoctribefan wrote:idoctribefan wrote:We look forward to communicating with you again after the search process in complete. Thank you again for your phenomenal support and loyalty."That is taken straight off the Browns' website. I did not change it from "is complete to "in complete". Simple error, freudian slip, or an omen perhaps?
by rbm0183 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:46 pm
by Hikohadon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:21 am
rbm0183 wrote:Mike Pettine added to the list of candidates. I don't know much about him, but Bills fans seem to be freaking out at the thought of losing him. I like that.
by justmebd » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:10 am
Hikohadon wrote:rbm0183 wrote:Mike Pettine added to the list of candidates. I don't know much about him, but Bills fans seem to be freaking out at the thought of losing him. I like that.I love it when they throw in candidates I've never heard of before.
by motherscratcher » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:01 am
by rbm0183 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:47 am
In an exclusive interview with the New York Post, Buffalo Bills defensive Mike Pettine, formerly on the Jets' coach staff, was asked about the accusations that he was a leak/source, to some Jets writers, last year.“In the fallout, a lot was made of the [leaking] thing, which bothered me,’’ Pettine told The Post. “I never addressed it publicly, because I was advised not to, but that bothered me because of lack of truth. All of a sudden everything coming out of the building was from me.“It’s struck me as funny that now that I’ve left, information still finds its way out of the building. That bothered me personally, but you understand there’s going to be a lot of people who look for negatives and dwell on the negatives. That’s something you deal with and move on.’’Nobody said everything came from him. Just some of it.He makes himself a victim in this quote.I'm not buying that.
The Buffalo Bills may be 6-9 and on their way to yet another losing record, but it’s not all bad in Western New York.Sure, the offense is still a work in progress, but the defense has come alive this season and all eyes focus on defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and his efforts. The pass rush has been getting some love this year, but the coordinator may be getting his due credit after Sunday’s dominating 19-0 win that may have ruined the Miami Dolphins’ playoff chances.Last week, TheMMQB.com’s Peter King reported that the NFL recently created a panel of former coaches and general managers to recommend head-coaching candidates to teams with vacancies. Not so surprisingly, Pettine is on that list.Naturally, Pettine had all the right things to say like “I’m not going to think about it until the season is over” or “flattered to be on the list, but lists are lists” and of course “we’re focusing on New England.” All the classics.Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/12/23/buffalo-bills-dc-mike-pettine-moving-on-to-bigger-and-better-things/?xi3VCpXekISm0Joj.99
Bills reporter from the Buffalo News, Tim Graham, called in to talk about the Browns latest candidate for head coach, Mike Pettine, who will reportedly interview today for the job. Tim called Pettine “a typical Browns hire,” a guy that brings a “squeamish” factor to fans. Tim said Pettine was an “unproven coordinator” having only lead the defense for one year in Buffalo. Prior to that, Pettine was with Rex Ryan in New York, where Tim described his time there as a “caretaker” to Ryan’s defense. The guys asked Tim if anyone in the NFL was interested in the guy and Tim answered with a resounding NO.
by Hikohadon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:59 pm
motherscratcher wrote:Hikohadon wrote:rbm0183 wrote:Mike Pettine added to the list of candidates. I don't know much about him, but Bills fans seem to be freaking out at the thought of losing him. I like that.I love it when they throw in candidates I've never heard of before.They are doing this the right way. Methodical and unrelenting in their zeal to leave no stone unturned. The Peeker Plan...if you will.
by Toxicadam » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:41 pm
by HoodooMan » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:10 pm
by justmebd » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:25 pm
by OldDawg » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:00 pm
by justmebd » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:21 pm
OldDawg wrote:Reports contradict this "handshake deal."http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.s ... ng_to.htmlFollowed up with this pointed and accurate rant:http://www.cleveland.com/budshaw/index. ... wns_3.html
by OldDawg » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:48 pm
by Nicastro13 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:45 pm
by Larvell Blanks » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:53 pm
Ian Rapoport@RapSheet35 mins #Broncos OC Adam Gase has thanked #Browns for their interest but informed them they can move on with their search as he focuses on the game
by mattvan1 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:19 pm
by Hikohadon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:24 pm
Nicastro13 wrote:Per Schefty on Twitter, Browns unwilling to wait until after SuperBowl, Gase withdraws name!!!
by HoodooMan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:32 pm
by HoodooMan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:36 pm
Hikohadon wrote:Yeah, Gase withdrew his name, then the Browns announced they didn't want to wait anyway. Fucking pathetic.
by Hikohadon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:06 pm
HoodooMan wrote:Hikohadon wrote:Yeah, Gase withdrew his name, then the Browns announced they didn't want to wait anyway. Fucking pathetic.I think this is actually one time where the Browns' PR spin might be worse than reality.We waited 3 weeks for the right guy...but couldn't wait two more?
by Hikohadon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:13 pm
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