Albert Breer points out that Kyle Shanahan and Dowell Loggains both have ties to Rams HC Jeff Fisher, and St. Louis happens to be in the market for an offensive coordinator.
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports is reporting that the Browns and OC Kyle Shanahan are parting ways after one season.
- According to Marvez, an announcement is “imminent.”
- Marvez adds that quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains is also out in Cleveland.
- Mike Garafolo lists Falcons OC Dirk Koetter and Raiders QBs coach John DeFilippo for offensive coordinator vacancy.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported earlier in the week that Shanahan was willing to consider making a lateral move to leave the Browns.
Shanahan’s willingness to consider other opportunities reportedly stems from friction between the Browns’ coaching staff and their front office.
Sources tell Cabot that the biggest issue within the Browns is that the coaching staff and front office aren’t seeing eye to eye on some key issues. On top of that, a high-ranking personnel member reportedly texted down to the sidelines about the team’s play calls, which caused a stir with the coaching staff.
There was talk earlier in the week that Kyle could join his father, Mike, as a package deal, but recent reports have said that Kyle would prefer to go out on his own, rather than re-join his father’s coaching if an opportunity were to be available to him.
Last night, Jason Cole reported that Seahawks DC Dan Quinn will try to hire Shanahan away from the Browns if he lands a head-coaching job in the coming weeks.
- Cole mentions that there is a “strong chance” Quinn could be hired by the New York Jets.
Quinn has been linked to every available head-coaching job in the NFL, so the Bears, 49ers, Bills, Jets, Falcons and Raiders could all be in play for him.
We’ll have more updates regarding Shanahan as the news is available.