ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported this morning that the Browns have wasted little in determining that Eric Mangini will no longer be the teams head coach as they begin to prepare for the 2011 season.
This move is by no means a shock to anyone and it seemed as if it was only a matter time. Mike Holmgren and company will now focus their attention on finding the next head coach. Here are a look at some of the names that have surfaced so far.
Peter King suggested that Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg could be an option for the team given that he has done a great job tailoring the Eagles offense to fit Michael Vick.
King also mentioned that John Fox will be considered for the position despite the fact that he has just fired after winning two games this season. Fox is a well respected coach and will get a job some where but the question is whether or not he’ll be a coordinator or a head coach.
Jason La Canfora mentions John Gruden as an option for the Browns. Gruden is off of the Holmgren coaching tree so this is a possibility. The problem is that Gruden is in a position to command a high salary and a good amount of control over the organization which is something that will not happen in Cleveland.