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The Browns' coaching search isn't quite ready
01-14-2019, 11:07 AM,
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The Browns' coaching search isn't quite ready
to cross gender or diplomatic lines.General manager John Dorsey Authentic Jarvis Landry Jersey , who opened the possibility of hiring a woman to be Cleveland's next coach, said Sunday that the team has not discussed former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a candidate to become the club's ninth coach since 1999.ESPN, citing an anonymous league source, reported that the team would like to interview Rice, an ardent Browns fan since childhood, for its coaching job.However, Dorsey said she is not on the team's current list of candidates."Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a great leader, possesses the highest possible character and also happens to be a Browns fan," Dorsey said."I have the utmost respect and admiration for all she's accomplished and was honored to meet her for the first time earlier this season. Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed."Earlier this week, Dorsey said he would consider a wide-range of candidates."I just want the best possible head coach to move this thing forward regardless of age," he said. "It could be a woman , too. I am serious. Who knows?"The 64-year-old Rice would be an historic and outside-the-box candidate for the Browns, who fired Hue Jackson last month after he won just three games in two-plus seasons and went 0-16 in 2017.There has never been a woman interviewed for a head coaching job in the NFL.On her Facebook page, Rice professed her deep love for the Browns and said confidently, "I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level.""On a more serious note, I do hope that the NFL will start to bring women into the coaching profession as position coaches and eventually coordinators and head coaches," she wrote. "One doesn't have to play the game to understand it and motivate players. But experience counts 鈥?and it is time to develop a pool of experienced women coaches."BTW 鈥?I'm not ready to coach but I would like to call a play or two next season if the Browns need ideas! And at no time will I call for a "prevent defense."Rice's last reference is common among die-hard Browns fans, who still bemoan then-coach Marty Schottenheimer's decision to play soft coverage in the 1986 AFC championship game when Denver quarterback John Elway drove the Broncos 98 yards to a game-tying touchdown in the final seconds. "The Drive" as it's known helped the Broncos beat the Browns 23-20 in overtime, denying Cleveland a trip to the Super Bowl.Rice discussed her love for the team during a visit to the Browns' headquarters in 2010. Her passion for the Browns dates to her early years in Alabama, where she and her father watched games together and cheered for Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown on teams coached by Paul Brown.Rice has become increasingly involved in sports, serving on the College Football Playoff selection committee and chairing a commission on college basketball.She served as secretary of state under President George W. Bush from 2005-09.Dorsey said interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed for the full-time position following the season.The Browns have a bye this week and will face Cincinnati next Sunday, when they'll have a reunion sorts with Jackson, who was hired by the Bengals as a special assistant to coach Marvin Lewis.Cleveland Browns Training Camp Recap: Day 11 - Can't Make This Up The Cleveland Browns were back to practice on Monday after having had Sunday off Womens Darren Fells Jersey , and the news of Corey Coleman’s trade to the Buffalo Bills loomed large. Our full practice report summary is below.Cleveland Browns Training Camp Report - Day 11 (8/7/18)1. Callaway News Breaks During Practice: If you haven't heard the news already, the news broke just as training camp started today that WR Antonio Callaway got caught driving with a suspended license and with marijuana in his car early Sunday morning.Head coach Hue Jackson said he just learned about the situation today, and it's possible the team didn't even know prior to practice starting. Callaway was catching passes and fielding punts as if it was just another day on the field.Nathan Zegura of said that Callaway was running with the first-team offense and scored a touchdown on a reverse at the goal line.2. No Roster Move Needed for Gordon: According to multiple reports, the Browns left WR Josh Gordon on the Did Not Report list, but it will not impact his free agent status. The news broke just as training camp was wrapping up for the day:3. Solid Reviews for Bitonio: So far, so good for LT Joel Bitonio, who will not see excess reps at the position during the preseason despite being new to it. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Bitonio has been doing a fine job containing DE Myles Garrett, to which the defensive end had a priceless response:4. Big Day for Peppers: Per Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram, SS Jabrill Peppers had a big day with two interceptionsand nearly had a third.5. Brownies: FB Danny Vitale missed practice with a calf injury. CB Denzel Ward broke up a pass thrown by QB Drew Stanton. DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun intercepted a pass down the sideline while manning the free safety position. ... Former Browns WR Paul Warfield was at camp.6. Next Up: The Browns are off on Wednesday, as they get ready to head to New York on Thursday for their first preseason game. Custom Seattle Seahawks Jerseys

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