By LG

Joe Banner & Jimmy Haslam waiting for Chip KellyWith the Cleveland Browns ownership sitting in the Arizona desert comes the speculation of who will be the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Tonight is the big game for Chip Kelly’s Oregon Ducks and tomorrow could be his chance to lead the Cleveland Browns into the future is Haslam and Banner can make the right offer. Some say the team is willing to pay 10 million dollars a year to a head coach. That’s a lot of money for a guy with a system that may not work in the NFL.

Kelly’s focus has been preparing his team for the Bowl game tonight. His work ethic and motivation may be just what the Browns need to get their young players focused on winning football games. The fans are waiting to see what happens with these talks. It is hard to say if Banner and Haslam will make a decision tomorrow or not. They have interviewed several former Cardinal coaches as well. Does Cleveland really want those guys or are they just doing these interviews to put up a smoke screen and satisfy league rules?

Only time will tell and we are just a day away from the Chip Kelly interview. Is Kelly the right guy to take the Browns into the future? Let us know what you think, just leave your comments below……

 

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  1. tigersbrowns2

    hi LG …

    kelly will be our guy … they interviewed ray horton to satisfy the rooney rule on interviewing minority candidates.

    kelly’s system WILL work in the nfl … Bill Belichick has already admitted they’ve copied / borrowed some of kelly’s offensive schemes. the patriots are probably the closest thing to what kelly is doing. and the patriots only lead the league in scoring almost every year.

    oregon has been in the top 6 in rushing offense every year since 2007 & has also been in the top 10 in scoring offense & total offense in that same time period. it will be very exciting to watch.

    everyone should tune-in to the fiesta bowl tonight & get a taste of what the browns may be doing next year.

    i believe haslam will overpay to get kelly if necessary … kelly would probably end-up being the OC … and haslam has already said the next coach will have final say on roster moves.

    and, i’ll bet if kelly’s named coach, QB will be a top priority. let the debate on QB begin …

     
    • LG

      SO what you are saying is Bye Bye Brandon Weeden!!!!!

       
      • tigersbrowns2

        quite possibly, yes … though the browns have more invested in weeden than they do in mccoy … money probably will not be a factor in the qb.

        i would have to admit mccoy probably fits in kelly’s system better than weeden. kelly may not like either one.

         
        • LG

          Weeden already said he couldn’t run that offense….

           
  2. RB

    I don’t believe either Weeden or McCoy will be the starter in Cleveland next year. It will either be someone else’s reject or they will draft a QB to fit their scheme.

    I would prefer a coach that builds his offense around the talent he has versus putting a square peg in a round hole.

    Will it be Kelly? Could be, but he may not want to come to Cleveland. I wouldn’t want to live in Cleveland. It could be O’Brien from Penn State. I would guess those are the two leading candidates.

     
    • LG

      Why wouldn’t you want to live in Cleveland? It is better than some places…

       
      • Anonymous

        Cleveland is a great place to be from. GO BROWNS!

         
  3. longhaul

    will take about 18 mil. to get obrien that is not gonna happen. kelly is good but im not sold on him yet.i personally think bruce ariens would be a good choice

     
    • LG

      I would love to see Arians here too he is my 1st second and 3rd coach

       
  4. RB

    I worked in Cleveland about 15 years ago…Didn’t care for the traffic. Cost of living is considerably higher than central ohio. School system sucks, and generally speaking, Clevelanders tend to be on average, more rude than other areas of the state.

     
  5. RB

    Perhaps being a Cleveland sports fan tends to make Clevelanders more rude.

     
  6. Horton

    Kelly would be my choice, he is the future of football as Paul Brown and Vince Lombardi once were.
    We don’t need same old, we’ve had that for too long and it doesn’t work. Cleveland’s true glory days were when Pauk Brown was at the helm. Is Kelly another Paul Brown? Maybe, just maybe.

     
  7. Joel

    Use some fXXXing punctuation, LG!!! I want to read your articles due to their Cleveland-related content, but you gotta at least use some periods and commas in your headline. Do it for the Browns. Do it for yourself!

     
    • LG

      Joel, you don’t see the comma in the Headline?

       
  8. NINO

    AFTER VIEWING CHIP KELLY’S PROGRAM, I’M CONVINCED THAT IF HE JUMPS TO THE NFL,HE WOULD BE A BETTER FIT IN THE BROWNS ORGANIZATION. THE BROWN’S ARE ONE OF THE YOUNGEST TEAMS AROUND, AND HE WOULDN’T HAVE THE PROBLEM TEACHING OLDER PLAYERS NEW TRICKS. NOTED WAS THE SPEED OF WHICH CHIPS PLAYERS PLAYED BESIDES THEIR ATHLETIC ABILITY. WEEDEN IS TO SLOW OFF THE BALL EVEN WHEN HE HANDS OFF THE BALL,HE HAS DIFFICULTY MAKING DECISIONS AND HIS ACCURACY ISN’T ALWAYS ON THE PROPER TARGET… WHERE AS MCCOY IS QUICKER, BUT LACKS THE ARM STRENGTH. THE BROWNS WOULD HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER QUARTERBACK TO FIT CHIP’S PROGRAM WHERE SPEED IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR..I GUESS WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE AS THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER TEAMS IN THE HUNT FOR HIS SERVICES, AND HE HAS MUCH LOYALTIES TO HIS OREGON TEAM AND FANS,ALTHOUGH MONEY TALKS AND YOU KNOW WHAT WALKS!!

     
    • Jeremy

      Weeden wasn’t slow off the ball, or to make decisions in the hurry-up offence he ran at OSU. The WCO offence sucks, and the coaching staff left Weeden no ability to improvise, which is his gunslinger attitude and what made him a prospect in the first place. I would bet that we see someone like Alex Smith or a new rookie come to Clevaland if Chip is the new HC. I am pulling for Whizenhunt, though.

       
  9. ABrown

    The Browns, for a change. may have a serious advantage going into the coach competition — a no nonsense owner who is willing and able to do what it takes to build a great team.

    I think coaches look at owners even before they look at players, who can change, and we have a really exciting new owner building something new and exciting in Cleveland.

    As far as where to live goes, Philly is certainly no dream destination. We can certainly compete with Philly!

    And when you look at players, we have some good players, some speed, strong linemen on both sides of the ball, one of the best spread quarterbacks this side of RGIII, and we have tons of cap space — lots of flexibility and potential to build on there.

    I think the Cleveland Browns could look very good to Chip Kelly.

    And would Chip Kelly be good for Cleveland? I think so. He’s a strong leader and motivator. Apparently, he demands a lot of his players and they want to play for him. He’s a really good teacher — as you can see from some of his coaching clinic presentations. He’s also an innovator who loves football and is working on the next great change that is already arriving in the NFL.

    And he believes in matching the plays to his players, not the other way around.

    Being the head coach at a major college program means he can handle all kinds of pressure and multi-tasking and constant change. It also means he knows the college players who were drafted in the last few years and those who will be drafted in the next few years better than almost any pro coach.

    I can remember when Jimmy Johnson came from “the U” to the Dallas Cowboys. He did a lot of things well, but one of the least noted but most important was how well he knew who all the talented college players and new NFL players were — including the least publicized.

    It’s hard to know what will happen, but if the Browns make Kelly an offer, there’s a good chance he’ll accept. And if he comes here, there’s a good chance he’ll do well.

     
    • tigersbrowns2

      hi ABROWN … one of your best posts ever. i agree (for once) on every single line … except for maybe the one that reads “we have one of the best spread qb’s this side of rg3″.

      you just know kelly would put a premium on the qb position even though the team may have more pressing needs, as kelly would have final say on all roster moves.

      i , for one , will be interested to see how he addresses the qb position.
      he may choose to work with is currently on the roster , bring in a free-agent qb or possibly even go with a rookie qb.

      the kid playing qb for the ducks last night was a freshman , stood 6’4″ , was lightning fast & had a decent throwing arm.

       
  10. RB

    The kid from Syracuse, I believe has possibilities.

     

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