Seahawks’ Quinn: Yes, interested in Browns’ job


Dan Quinn helped win an NFL title in his first season as Seahawks DC. (USATSI)
Dan Quinn helped win an NFL title in his first season as Seahawks DC. (USATSI)



Remember the debacle that was the Browns’ head-teaching search? You already know, how candidates stored taking themselves out of the operating (Josh McDaniels, Todd Bowles, Adam Gase, as an example) and the way the franchise waited longer than anyone else within the NFL to hire any person before giving the job to Mike Pettine – which turned out to be one of many least-exciting hires of the new teaching class?

Well, this is another punch within the intestine for Cleveland fans.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn – whose unit just stuffed the most effective offenses in NFL historical past en path to the Super Bowl XLVIII title – stated after the game that he would have had curiosity in the Browns job.

“I definitely would’ve been involved,” Quinn told the Cleveland Plain Seller. “I mean, it is a big-time place. It is the Cleveland Browns.”

Right, that is exactly why so many other candidates dropped out before Cleveland could hire them. It’s the Cleveland Browns, they usually’ve been terrible for therefore a few years that the job has develop into a training demise trap. Is not that proper, Eric Mangini, Romeo Crennel, Pat Shurmer and Rob Chudzinski?

But if Cleveland needed him, the Browns would have needed to wait. Quinn said he would not interview for a second time till after the Super Bowl was complete.

“To me, it was vital,” Quinn stated. “The connection I’ve with these gamers, to know we’re all in it collectively – I could not be extra proud to be part of that group.”

That, in fact, is totally understandable. And you also may perceive why the Browns perhaps felt like they could not take that chance. Considering that so many had turned down the group, Cleveland needed to determine that there was an honest shot Quinn would do the same.

Then, the group would be caught without a coach immediately.

Instead, the workforce hired a person answerable for final 12 months’s Bills protection, which completed a decent 10th in the league. Meanwhile, Quinn – whose unit finished No. 1 – will stay a defensive coordinator for a minimum of another season.