Browns, Todd Haley Nearing Deal

The Browns are close to an agreement to make Todd Haley the team’s new offensive coordinator, according to a league source who spoke withPat McManamon of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Todd Haley (vertical)

Haley boasts eight years of offensive coordinator experience, broken up by nearly three seasons as the Chiefs’ head coach. He has spent the last six seasons as the Steelers’ OC and the on-field results have been largely tremendous. Over the past four seasons, the Steelers were second in NFL scoring behind only the Patriots.

Off the field, however, is a different story. Haley has been in the papers for the wrong reasons as of late, including a frosty relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a scuffle on New Year’s Eve that left him with a shattered pelvis. The Browns have dealt with their fair share of headaches from players, but they apparently feel comfortable with the fact that Haley

Before zeroing in on Haley, Cleveland interviewed former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan for the job. Hue Jackson has gone without an OC the past two seasons and the results have been worse than any other two-year span in league history.

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15 comments on “Browns, Todd Haley Nearing Deal

  1. acarneglia

    So what former AFC North Coordinator will join the Browns next? Lebeau?

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    • Peterd

      They should grab LeBeau and let him coach upstairs from a rocking chair.

      Seriously another good hired by the Brownies – quite the transformation going on. Hopefully they’ll be as successful in the upcoming draft.

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      • Marytown1

        As a Packer fan, it will be fun to watch Cleveland transform. Good things are happening. Once they grab a certain KC qb and a rub from Penn State they will go to the playoffs in 18

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  2. Connorsoxfan

    Did Dorsey hire Haley in KC as well, or was that before Dorsey’s tenure?

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  3. ThePriceWasRight

    I’m waiting in anticipation for that third paragraph to finish.

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  4. ken62

    I like the apparent hire. Not only does Browns benefit from his skill set, we’re also going to get a ton of insight on the inner actions of Steelers. Same with Ken Zampese from Bengals as our QB coach. If they are good at their jobs which improves Browns, our 2 for 1 bonus is inside knowledge of Steelers and Bengals. I love it.

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  5. chgobangbang

    I believe coach ego is pooping in his pants since this guy may make a good in season interim coach when HJ gets pooped canned. HJ no longer in charge since this hire is a threat and a Hugo problem:)

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    • CubsRebsSaints

      Pooped canned? HJ was “running the show” with his hands tied. I know he still led a team to a winless season. But he wanted Wentz. He wanted McCarron. He is making some good decisions. Now if he can’t right the ship with a little bit more talent, week in, week out prep, and better gameday decisions, he’ll be out. It’s not like he has to win 10 games. But he better win 6,7 games in 2018. And he also better win a couple early. And he also won’t make it through any lengthy losing streaks. They need be better every week than they were the previous week. He’s still on the hot seat, as he should be.

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  6. CubsRebsSaints

    Finally! A good move. Glad they let Hue Jackson stay and make his own decisions.

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    • JoshG

      ummm.. don’t think Hue had much to do with this .. All the GM

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  7. Thronson5

    Kind of shocked anyone would want this guy. The Steelers have some of the most dynamic offensive play makers and have not done much with it besides make it to the playoffs and fall short…this guy made some of the stupidest play calls in that playoff loss to the me Jags and he is a hot head.

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