As the Cleveland Browns continue to search for Rob Chudzinksi’s replacement, the rumor mill is churning at full speed. The latest is Bob Stoops from Oklahoma having the inside track to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

While normally I am not superstitious, I think it would be a good idea for the Browns front office to stay away from anyone with the word Oklahoma attached to him. We still are having problems getting rid of the visions of quarterback Brandon Weeden’s underhand tosses that gave the opposition the opportunity to grab the football.

The Browns need to find the right guy for the job, but hiring a college coach with no NFL head coaching experience is going to require a learning curve. One that this Browns ownership apparently is unwilling to allow.

Further proof of the Browns ownership not being willing to let a guy learn on the job, was the Rob Chudzinski dismissal . The Browns thought they hire one of the brightest minds in the NFL when they hired Chud, only to let him go after one failed season.

Is bringing in a guy like Stoops really a good idea? I say NO! The ownership of the Cleveland Browns have a lot to learn and they are going to be patient enough to let a guy from the ranks of the NCAA learn how to win in the NFL.

If Stoops was smart, he would turn and run as far away from Jimmy Haslam III and Joe Banners as fast as he can. These guys are not to be trusted and they just proved it.

Besides, do Cleveland fans really want another guy with the word Oklahoma attached to him?


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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Coach Mike

    Before the Browns or any team that is looking for a Head Coach decides on a Head Coach they need to do the following:

    1. Get a scouting staff that knows how to pick pro-bowl players and not keep wasting 1st round draft choices.

    2. The President, general manager and owner of the football team need to sit down and determine who are the core players on this team that will not be traded, let go, etc… (Enough with the rebuilding garbage. You build a team around a core set of players. Especially, when you have numerous positions that need vital improvement. You don’t deal away you’re strengths, you build from and around them. How many times have head coaches walked on to a team and start wholesaling the key players. You aren’t going to improve, you’re just going to continue to lose and lose and lose. Think about this: Browns had a Pro-Bowl defensive line and wholesaled them to the Bronces. Broncos win superbowl, the Browns go back to losers! Remember the Browns: Use to have a pretty good limebacker corp, except Rudd made a mistake that cost Cleveland a game, and he and the rest of the limebacker corp were gone at the end of the season. The following year all the browns had a limebackers were rockies and second year players. You aren’t going to win anything doing that. These are just a couple of examples of how you can turn a team into a loser and keep it as a loser!)

    3. Hire a Head Coach that either has proven he can win, or whom has come from a winning (superbowl or college championship) football team. Show um the list of players that are untouchable, and say work to fill the weaknesses. (Personally, I’d pick Tressell as the head coach. He cares about his players and knows how to win games.)

    4. Tell the new head coach you can only hire assistant coaches that come from winning football teams. No more 3-16 (think Bud Carson), or 5-11 coaches.

    5. The owner needs to step in on any draft pick or trade that isn’t going to make the Browns a winning playoff team. It’s your money protect it!

    I have more to say, but that is it for now.

    Why not hire me? I’ll hire the assistant coaches that’ll make the Browns playoff bound, and it won’t take years, and years to do it.

    Coach Mike

    PS: I’ve been in the business world for over 35+ years,and the one thing I’ve seen happen too often is: Someone new gets hired or promoted into a managerial position and the first thing they do is start changing things without learn the system first. I’ve seen them screw up computer systems because they thought they knew better. It took others and myself months to fix the mess they made.

    • LG

      Nice reply Coach Mike…..

  2. marty

    I have to believe the front office already made their choice. The new coach has been informed and accepted. I can’t beleive they fired Chud and not have someone already in acceptance. I wasn’t one way or the other about Chud. I will say He faced an impossible task. He had garbage QBs’ to work with. Except for one that we haven’t seen enough, but had promise attached to his ass.


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