Marvez: Browns cut ties with Shanahan, Loggains
Another offseason, another set of changes for the Cleveland Browns.
FOX Sports 1 senior NFL reporter Alex Marvez reported Thursday that the Browns’ offensive coaching staff will have a shakeup.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 8, 2015
Shanahan and Loggains were both with the Browns for only one season, hired as part of a new coaching staff under first-year head man Mike Pettine.
Shanahan reportedly interviewed for the Buffalo Bills’ open head coaching position. His father, Mike Shanahan, has reportedly interviewed with the Oakland Raiders, as well as the Bills too.
In Washington, Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator under his father for four seasons before the elder Shanahan was fired following the 2013 season.
Loggains was immersed in reports following the draft that he helped influence the selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel after he said in a radio interview that Manziel texted him, "`I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to wreck this league together.’"
After having some success early in the season prior to the injury of center Alex Mack, the Browns offense struggled in the season’s second half and again ranked in the bottom half of the league in total offense (23rd).
With Shanahan’s departure, the Browns will be in a familiar place in searching for a new offensive coordinator. Whoever the next to fill the role is will be the sixth in six years, following in the footsteps of Shanahan (2014), Norv Turner (2013), Brad Childress (2012), Pat Shurmur (called plays as head coach in 2011) and Brian Daboll (2010).