Don’t count on it. Besides Cowher, I can’t think of many coaches I would rather see in Cleveland…but it isn’t going to happen. Mike Shanahan has been the Broncos head coach for 14 years. He won two Super Bowl titles there and had the Broncos in the playoffs seemingly every year. He has had a parade of thousand yard rushers and decent defenses. He is exactly the coach the Browns need…and won’t get.
I can’t imagine that Shanahan will be patrolling any sideline in 2009. I figure he will step away from the game for at least a season and weigh his options. He will be in high demand for NFL shows, and jobs will still be open next season if he chooses to coach again. Sorry to throw cold water on the celebration, I’m just trying to be realistic.
Shanahan out in Denver (NFL.com)