Jul 28, 2013; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine points as he talks to the Bills defense during training camp at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cleveland Browns May Hire Mike Pettine

The Cleveland Browns may have finally found someone willing to take their vacant head-coaching position, and it’s Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine:


Pettine had his first interview with the Browns last week. He just concluded his first season in Buffalo after serving as Rex Ryan’s defensive coordinator with the Jets from 2009-2012, and is regarded as one of the brightest defensive minds in the game.

The Browns fired Rob Chudzinski earlier this month, days after the team finished 4-12 and less than a year after he was hired. Last week, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam asked fans to be patient while the team searched for Chudzinski’s replacement.

This, after a reporter called him out and said the front office were “the three stooges”:

Good times Cleveland.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, whose team will play the Broncos in the Super Bowl Feb. 2, is also possibly still in the mix, but the Browns might want to hire their man in hopes of assembling a staff sooner rather than later.


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  • Pridenpoise

    What a mess in Cleveland, they should have never fired Chud, Pettine is probably as good as it’s going to get for the Browns might as well get it done.

  • [email protected]

    I will say this, with an owner, who is one of the brightest business men in the country, (Pilot/Flying J is #7 on Forbes top Privately owned companies) I think he has a clue what he is doing, way better than any of us. Jimmy has always looked for ways to do the right thing and be successful. I am no where near a Cleveland fan but I have close enough ties to know that he will do whatever it takes to be competitive in a division that has 2 or 3 teams in the playoff race almost every year.