Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll seems to be a finalist for the Cleveland Browns head coaching job, based on earlier reports. A pair of ESPN personalities are reporting more details about Daboll’s candidacy.
“The Browns interviewed eight candidates, including [New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh] McDaniels and three current playoff coordinators ([Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric] Bienemy, [San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert] Saleh, and [Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin] Stefanski),” tweeted ESPN’s Chris Mortenson. “If there’s a “sleeper” it is Bills OC Brian Daboll, who had a strong interview, via sources.”
Dianna Russini echoed those statements in her own tweet.
“Not surprised by this at all. I’ve been told Daboll is exceptionally prepared and clear about his vision when he has interviewed for previous roles.”
Daboll has been the only offensive coordinator Josh Allen has ever had. It would certainly be a blip in his development to have the rug pulled out this offseason.
If the Browns truly had Daboll or McDaniels at the top of their list, they could hire them now and get a move on things. The longer the wait goes, the less likely it is one of the two already-eliminated coaches that will get the call.