Was Mike Pettine the Browns best choice to become the Cleveland Browns 15th head coach in the teams history? No, but the Browns had little choice. Pettine told the team, you either hire me as the team’s head coach, or I withdraw my name from consideration.
Pettine said the process the Browns we forcing him to grow through was getting to him. Besides that he didn’t think it was fair to keep the Buffalo Bills in limbo for as long as the Browns were planning on dragging out their head coaching search.
The Browns wanted to wait until the Super Bowl was over so they could interview Seahawks defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn. Haslam and the others in the coaching search realized there was a chance Quinn could reject an offer the coach the Browns.
They knew others have rejected the position and if Pettine withdrew his name, and they waited until after the Super Bowl and got rejected by Quinn, they could have ended up with no one to coach the Cleveland Browns.
Pettine showed some intestinal fortitude to the Cleveland Browns. He could be the kind of coach the Browns needed. He motivated the teams front office to pull the trigger and hire him and fans are hoping he is the kind of coach that can take the players to the next level.
Pettine looks like the kind of guy who won’t be happy with losing. Lets hope he continues to force people’s hands and he can turn things around for the Cleveland Browns.
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