Perry Fewell was interviewed by the Cleveland Browns yesterday as scheduled.
via The Courier:
Fewell, the New York Giants defensive coordinator who served as Buffalo’s interim coach for seven games last season, interviewed on Tuesday with the Cleveland Browns, the third known candidate to formally meet with team president Mike Holmgren. Fewell followed St. Louis offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, who met with the Browns last week. It’s not yet known if the club has scheduled any more interviews or follow-ups. It’s also unclear if owner Randy Lerner has had any role in the process.
Rumors aside, Jon Gruden is apparently not an option at this time even though he grew up a Browns fan (from Sandusky, Ohio) and has prior ties to Mike Holmgren:
Gruden was asked by announcer Mike Tirico if he would get back into coaching.
“No,” Gruden said. “I’ll be back with you.”
On Monday, a network spokesman told The Associated Press that Gruden “remains committed to ESPN and to Monday Night Football.”
The Columbus Dispatch also suggests that Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is somehow in the mix:
The Browns might still meet with Philadelphia offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who is believed to be on Holmgren’s short list. But Eagles coach Andy Reid said he has not received any paperwork from the Browns asking to meet with the assistant. The lack of formal permission doesn’t mean the Browns don’t want to speak with Mornhinweg, who went 5-27 in two seasons coaching the Detroit Lions. His record aside, Mornhinweg runs the type of West Coast offense Holmgren wants to install in Cleveland. Mornhinweg, 48, played for Holmgren in high school and coached with him on the San Francisco 49ers staff. He also worked in Philadelphia with Cleveland general manager Tom Heckert. But beyond that, Mornhinweg is represented by agent Bob LaMonte, whose net of clients covers Cleveland’s entire search.