The New Packers Coach saga continues with an interview Friday with Josh McDaniels in an effort to replace Mike McCarthy. However, there is now reports that he may have his sights set on the Cleveland Browns:
Josh McDaniels very interested in Browns' job. CLE interested in him. https://t.co/ULyojNk6oi
— Steve Doerschuk (@sdoerschukREP) January 4, 2019
While he accepted an interview request with the Packers, McDaniels declined the Cincinnati Bengals:
If you’re wondering when Josh McDaniels’ interview with the #Bengals is happening, it apparently won’t. Source says McDaniels is passing on Cincy’s request.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 3, 2019
Packers fans seemed to be mostly divided – as usual. To be fair, McDaniels is a very polarizing figure. I personally wouldn’t mind seeing him in the position but it is still early in the search so there are plenty of other options to consider. If McDaniels can handle Brady and his massive ego, then he can also probably do a good job with Rodgers. Just hope he leaves that cheating shit out of Green Bay. With that said, the source of his interest in the Browns is dubious so that could be a bunch of bullshit. The Packers interview is the only thing carved in stone for this weekend as the Patriots are on a bye and he is temporary eligible for interviews.
There’s also the fiasco in Indianapolis last year to consider. From the link:
“I’m astounded that a guy who left the Colts at the altar — and I don’t have a problem when somebody sticks it to a billion-dollar organization because they stick it to people all the time — but when you tell people that you’re taking the job and they uproot their lives under the assumption, under the promise that you are going to be there and then you pull the plug on that and you don’t show up? I don’t know how he’s gonna land a staff.”
I also think Lincoln Riley might be a good fit but that ship has sailed.
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