Bills OC Brian Daboll becomes 5th to interview for Browns job

Mike McCarthy heading to Dallas as Cowboys next head coach

Daryl Ruiter
January 06, 2020 - 10:20 am

CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns resumed their coaching search Monday, and with a familiar face.

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is in Cleveland interviewing for the head coaching opening the team confirmed Monday morning.

Daboll served as former Browns coach Eric Mangini’s offensive coordinator from 2009-2010 where he worked with a total of five quarterbacks in two seasons – Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy.

Daboll has been credited for Josh Allen’s strong sophomore season in Buffalo that saw Allen throw for 3,089 yards, 20 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. Allen also rushed for 510 yards and nine touchdowns to help the Bills reach the playoffs.

Daboll, who has won five Super Bowls as a Patriots assistant from 2000-2006 and 2013-2016 where he was a defensive coaching assistant, receivers coach, offensive assistant and tight end coach. In 2011 he was the Dolphins offensive coordinator after leaving Cleveland.

In 2017 Daboll returned to the college ranks where he served as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Nick Saban. Alabama won the national championship.

Daboll is the fifth to interview for the job. Interviews with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski will also take place this week.

With the Bills and Patriots eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend, the Browns could move swiftly this week to name their next head coach, unless Stefanski becomes their choice. Stefanski and the Vikings upset the Saints in overtime Sunday in New Orleans and will face San Francisco Saturday.

Former Packers coach Mike McCarthy has been hired by Dallas according to multiple reports. McCarthy was the first to interview for the job in Cleveland.

The Browns also interviewed Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman Thursday night in Baltimore, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy on Friday in Kansas City and 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh in San Francisco Saturday.