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Browns to interview Rich Scangarello for offensive coordinator job

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The Cleveland Browns are set to interview Rich Scangarello for the offensive coordinator job this week. Scangarello was the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, however, he was fired this past week.

The 47-year-old Scangarello has a long resume of coaching in the NFL and in college. He spent over a decade as an assistant with numerous college teams. He was part of the Oakland Raiders coaching staff in 2009 and the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff in 2015. In 2017, he joined the San Francisco 49ers as the team’s quarterbacks coach.

Scangarello helped to develop quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and was key a reason why the 49ers started off the season hot in 2017. However, Garoppolo suffered a season-ending ACL injury, which ultimately went downhill for San Francisco for the rest of the season. He was at that position for two seasons before leaving to become the Broncos’ offensive coordinator in 2019.

In 2019, the Broncos’ offense with Rich Scangarello in the offensive coordinator role was ranked 28th in the league in scoring and 20th in rushing. Throughout the season, they started three different quarterbacks, Brandon Allen, Joe Flacco, and rookie Drew Lock. They finished the season off second in the AFC West with a record of 7-9.

The Browns’ offense has struggled tremendously this past season despite surrounding talent around Baker Mayfield. Their former offensive coordinator Todd Monken, recently accepted an offer to join the coaching staff at the University of Georgia. After firing their former coach Freddie Kitchens, they’re hoping to make revamped their roster and coaching staff to make a run for the playoffs.