NFL Coaching Vacancies and Potential Replacements

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Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) on the sidelines with offensive coordinator Adam Gase late in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Broncos 39-33. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

As for Broncos OC Adam Gase, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Gase has postponed any potential interview with the Browns and any other team until the Broncos either win a Super Bowl or are eliminated from the playoffs.

The Broncos, with 606 points, set a single-season scoring record while quarterback Peyton Manning set league records for touchdown passes (55) and yards passing (5,477). In an offensive-driven NFL, Gase is likely to get a job sooner rather than later.

As for Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, the Browns have asked permission to interview him, and he too may wait until later in the playoffs to interview with them. With the mess the Browns franchise has become, the hot candidates aren’t going to jump at the opportunity to take over a franchise that is now seeking its seventh head coach since 1999.

It is worth pointing out that Browns CEO Joe Banner ruled out hiring a candidate who interviewed last season, meaning Caridnals DC Ray Horton, Bengals DC Mike Zimmer and Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt will not be candidates this year.

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