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Report: Cleveland Browns Wanted to Hire Bill Parcells


Aug 4, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; Bill Parcells at the 2013 Enshrinees Gameday Roundtable at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Parcells in the AFC North?

That was a scenario the Cleveland Browns pursued before ultimately hiring Ray Farmer to replace Micheal Lombardi as the team’s general manger.

According to Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report, the browns wanted to bring in Bill Parcells to take over the team:

Joe Banner, the team’s CEO of football operations, was also let go, so it’s possible Parcells would have been hired to replace him as well.

Parcells is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN. He won two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants, defeating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI and the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV while also reviving fallen franchises in the New York Jets, New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys.

He was also the GM of the Miami Dolphins when they bounced back fro a 1-15 season to 11-5 the next year and winners of the AFC East.

You can’t fault the Browns for hoping Parcells had a little magic left to revive the once proud franchise that’s fallen on hard times since their return to Cleveland  in 1999.

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