August 23, 2014

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Browns notes: Mangini already filling coaching positions

BEREA — New coach Eric Mangini moved quickly to fill the two most important positions on his staff. While nothing has been made official, Mangini is set to hire Jets quarterbacks coach Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator and Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for the same position. “I would really like to have them in Read More…

Mangini is the man for Browns: Fired Jets coach was favorite of owner Lerner’s from the outset

Love at first sight. That may be a touch dramatic, but Randy Lerner fell for Eric Mangini in a hurry. The Browns owner’s eyes got wide when he was told by reporters Dec. 29 that Mangini had been fired by the New York Jets. He interviewed Mangini the next day and immediately moved him to Read More…

Browns hire Mangini to replace Crennel

CLEVELAND — Eric Mangini needed less than two weeks to get a second shot as an NFL head coach. Browns owner Randy Lerner was more than happy to give him that chance. The Browns reached an agreement this afternoon with Mangini to replace Romeo Crennel, who was fired Dec. 29. Mangini becomes the 15th coach Read More…

Browns plan to interview Eagles’ Heckert for GM job

The Browns may be set on Eric Mangini as their next coach — which is widely believed — but they’re not done interviewing general manager candidates. The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing a league source, reported Tuesday the Browns received permission to interview Eagles general manager Tom Heckert and the meeting will probably take place this weekend. Read More…

Browns: Mangini looking like the guy, could be hired this week

Even without a general manager in place, the Browns could hire Eric Mangini as coach. A person with knowledge of the Browns’ search said Monday it’s possible a coach will be hired before a general manager, and WKYC-TV’s Jim Donovan reported Mangini could be hired early this week. Owner Randy Lerner interviewed Mangini last Tuesday Read More…

Browns commentary: Lerner should stick to plan, hire GM first

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Strike that. Stop Randy Lerner if you’ve seen this before. The Browns owner covets a former Patriots defensive coordinator and commits to him as coach, then hires a Ravens executive as general manager. The plan failed in 2005 when Lerner hired Romeo Crennel and Phil Savage, and there’s Read More…

Browns to give pair of in-house candidates a look in their search for a coach and GM, but odds are long for both

The interviews continued Friday in the Browns’ quest to find a new general manager and coach. Owner Randy Lerner, who’s leading the search, reportedly met in the New York area with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for the coaching vacancy created when Romeo Crennel was fired Monday. Lerner was also scheduled to meet with a Read More…

Browns owner still interviewing GM, coach candidates

The Browns remained without a general manager or coach as 2009 got under way, but owner Randy Lerner continued the search. He had an interview scheduled Thursday with New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after meeting with fired Jets coach Eric Mangini on Tuesday and Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli on Read More…

Browns focusing on Pioli: Pats’ VP thought to be on top of team’s most-wanted GM list

Browns owner Randy Lerner met Wednesday with the man he hopes can turn his franchise from dysfunctional to exemplary. Lerner was scheduled to interview Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli, but details of the discussion weren’t immediately available. Pioli is believed to be at the top of Lerner’s list to head the football Read More…

Browns: Lerner expected to move quickly in hiring GM, coach

 Owner Randy Lerner is acting swiftly in his search for the next general manager and coach of the Browns. Lerner was scheduled to interview former Jets coach Eric Mangini either Tuesday night or today. He was also set to meet with Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli today. Neither interview is in Cleveland. Read More…