The Cleveland Browns hired Mike Pettine as the team’s 15th full-time head coach. However, the team has been unable to hire an offensive coordinator after days of examining guys like Kyle Shanahan and John DeFilippo.
“My understanding is that it is a long shot for (Shanahan) to be able to land the Browns job,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport said on Thursday. “I’m told the meeting did not exactly go as planned, and I would be surprised if the Browns made a move and hired either of these guys (Shanahan and DeFilippo) quickly.
“What I would think the Browns do, based on talking to people close to the situation, is go back and interview a couple more candidates.”
Time is running and the Browns remain coachless on the offensive side of the ball. The NFL Scouting Combine is next month so the search must come to an end pretty soon but for now, the Browns continue to take their time.