Gregg Williams wants a quick decision from Browns owner Jimmy Haslam following interview
The Cleveland Browns have just finished interviewing Gregg Williams for the team’s vacant full-time head coaching job, and Williams is now demanding a quick decision from franchise owner Jimmy Haslam, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
Williams informed owner Jimmy Haslam that he would like to know soon if he’s getting the job because all seven other teams with vacancies want to interview him, and another four teams have told him they’ll fire their coach today if he’ll take their jobs.
Williams is obviously not interested in being involved in a lengthy waiting game, especially if the last part of this report from Smith is true. It remains a mystery which teams Williams is referring to, but it seems that he’s trying to play his cards in trying to force the Browns into giving him a job offer.
The Browns, however, can’t easily announce a decision right away. For one, they have a number of interviews lined up, including Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, and New Orleans Saints assistant coach Dan Campbell. In addition to those names, the Browns are
It’s been a while since a Cleveland head coaching job has been this tasty, thanks in large part to the team’s perceived bright future. Talented young pieces in the likes of quarterback Baker Mayfield, defensive end Myles Garrett, running back Nick Chubb, and cornerback Denzel Ward have all played well in the 2018 NFL season.
Unlike all the other candidates outside of Cleveland offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, Williams can be viewed as the favorite to win the gig based on experience in handling the aforementioned players. In eight games as the team’s interim head coach following the firing of Hue Jackson back in October, Williams was able to steer Cleveland to a 5-3 finish.