The Cleveland Browns Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam III wasting no time when it comes to filling the vacant head coaching spot left open after firing Pat Shurmur on Monday. Reports surfacing say the Browns flew Banner into the Arizona desert to talk to Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton too. Lets face it the Browns are after an offensive minded guy to fill the Head Coaching spot. They need a guy that can get the Cleveland Browns offense on the move and that guy could very will be Chip Kelly.
Kelly is not releasing any information about whether he will jump the ship from the Ducks and head into the NFL. Who can blame him? The truth is the Browns are in the front running for Kelly and Jimmy Haslam III has pockets deep enough to make things very interesting. Kelly at the age of 49 would be a great candidate that fits into Halam’s plan to get a guy that would be around for a long time. Haslam has a lot of respect for the Steelers organization who have not had a revolving door policy when it comes to head coaches. Nothing Banner and Haslam III would like better than to get a head coach that would be around for a long period. Whether or not the guy is Chip Kelly remains to be seen.
One thing for certain is, we will not know exactly what has taken place until Banner and Jimmy Haslam III want to make the information public. With all the head coach vacancies in the NFL right now the Browns have to put a great offer on the table to catch the interest of a guy like Chip Kelly. You can bet they will….I’ve heard reports coming from the inside that say the Browns are willing to pay a new head coach 10 million dollars a year. That is a lot of cash to turn and walk away from.
It still remains to be seen if the Chip Kelly Spread Option Offense can be a constant in the NFL even though teams like the Washington Redskins run a slight version of it with RGIII. Lets remember the Browns don’t have an RGIII in the house….
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