Marvez: Chan Gailey a candidate to be Browns offensive coordinator
A blast from the past has emerged in Cleveland’s search for a new offensive coordinator to work with quarterback Johnny Manziel.
A source told FOX Sports that the Browns are seeking to interview Gailey for the position that opened last week when Kyle Shanahan resigned after just one season on the job.
Gailey, who turned 63 last week, has spent the past two seasons out of football after being fired as Buffalo’s head coach. Gailey’s lengthy resume includes head-coaching jobs with the Dallas Cowboys (1998-1999) and Georgia Tech (2002-2007) as well as four different stints as an NFL offensive coordinator. One of them came in 2008 in Kansas City when current Browns general manager Ray Farmer worked in the Chiefs’ front office.
FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported that Gailey also is a candidate to join the staff of Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles if he gets hired as an NFL head coach.
Gailey served last week as a head coach in the Medal of Honor Bowl game showcasing draft prospects in Charleston, S.C.
Gailey joins a Browns candidate list that, according to previous media reports, includes former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman and two Oakland Raiders assistants — Al Saunders (senior offensive assistant) and John DeFilippo (quarterbacks). A source tells FOX Sports that DeFilippo also could draw consideration as Cleveland’s new quarterbacks coach to replace Dowell Loggains, who was fired last week.
Greg Roman, who was San Francisco’s offensive coordinator the past four seasons, was set to interview Monday in Cleveland. Roman is instead in Buffalo hoping to complete a deal to become the Bills’ offensive coordinator under Rex Ryan, who also is working on finalizing his contract as the franchise’s new head coach.
Whoever is hired in Cleveland will be charged with trying to develop Manziel, the heavily hyped 2014 first-round pick who was a disaster in his six quarters as a Browns starter in December.