Originally posted by susweel:
Browns: Once the Browns hire a new GM, his first order of business will be to hire a new head coach. After being burned by giving too much power to Eric Mangini, owner Randy Lerner is more likely to go the "strong GM" route, which would rule out men like Cowher, Shanahan, Holmgren, and Gruden, who surely will hold out for a position in which they'll run the show. So Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier or 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky could become attractive options.
OMG...things must be slow today if this is what people are worried about...First, this is pure speculation. The writer even says that Manusky or Frazier "could become" candidates, not that they are candidates or are known to have interest or that the Browns (or anyone else) are known to have interest. Second, there's still over 1/2 the season to play so who knows who the hot assistants will be by then. Third, there's no indication that Manusky would want to go to the mess that the Browns have become. Fourth, whomever the next HC in Cleveland is going to be is going to be driven by the next GM, who hasn't even been hired yet. Fifth, the Browns just hired Mangini so while he could be one and done if their season continues to spiral out of control, it is also just as possible that if they play a little better and win a couple of games, he could be back at least for 1 more year.
Relax, the sky isn't falling...its early November...there are plenty of things to be worried about in 49er land other than Manusky becoming the next HC of the Browns.