The Cleveland Browns made the move to fire head coach Mike Pettine yesterday after finishing the 2015 season with a loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the right move for the franchise, but now comes the task of finding a better fit for their next head coach.
According to a report from Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns are interested in former Detroit Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz to fill their coaching vacancy.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 4, 2016
Schwartz would certainly bring coaching experience, which is one thing that the Browns could be looking for. They hired their last three head coaches without any previous head NFL coaching experience and obviously that ended up backfiring on them in a big way.
While Schwartz has the experience, there is not much excitement around the Browns’ fan base about the possibility that he could become their next head coach.
Here are just a couple tweets that have come out since the news broke about the Browns’ interest:
Jim Schwartz is a life time 21-59 as an NFL HC not surprisingly the Browns are interested.
— Brandon Broa (@brandon_broa) January 4, 2016
There haven’t been many positive tweets about the Browns’ interest, although Schwartz would probably be a better pickup than Pettine has been for the Browns.
Schwartz has coached in five NFL seasons, all of them being with the Lions. He compiled a rough 29-51 record during his tenure with the Lions, although he didn’t have a ton of talent to work with. That record still should strike fear in the hearts of Browns’ fans.
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