Browns’ Kevin Stefanski fans flames of no offensive coordinator rumor
The Cleveland Browns are making a lot of noise for a team that failed to make an impact over the past season. Kevin Stefanski has the unenviable task of turning things around at the Dawg Pound, and it seems like his decision to steer the ship back on track is by not hiring an offensive coordinator.
The Browns’ rookie head coach, who spent the entirety of his professional career with the Minnesota Vikings, revealed that he is mulling over following in Sean McVay’s footsteps and not hire a person who will take care of the offense for him.
Stefanski explains the logic behind his moves to not look for an offensive coordinator: he thinks that the right people must be hired if they have any chance of success.
Via WYKC’s Ben Axelrod:
“We’re definitely working through all that,” Stefanski answered when asked if the team will interview candidates for quarterback coach and offensive coordinator positions. “There’s a ton of good candidates. I know there’s a rush to it and we’ve got to get someone before September, but we’ve got to make sure we’ve got the right people.”
The current focus of his hiring process is with the defensive side of the football. Wade Phillips is a heavy favorite to join him as the Browns’ defensive coordinator after parting ways with the Los Angeles Rams. The rest of the coaching positions are being filled throughout the offseason.
It will be interesting to see how the offense will shape up if Stefanski really doesn’t hire an OC for next season.