NFL News: Bengals DC Mike Zimmer to interview with Brownsby Rick Grayshock in HeadlinesTwitterFacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedinPin this PostShare on TumblrMore services January 9, 2013January 9, 2013 29 Comments A- A A+ FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer is reporting this morning that the Browns will be interviewing Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer today for their head coaching position.Browns are bringing in Bengals DC Mike Zimmer for an interview later today for their head coach opening.Really like this fit for them.— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 9, 2013 The Bengals ranked sixth in total defense this season in yards allowed and eighth in points allowed per game. They finished 10-6 and were eliminated from the playoffs last week by the Texans. They won seven of their final eight regular season games.[Related: Trestman interviewed by Browns] By Rick GrayshockRick is a co-founder and editor of WFNY. His love of Cleveland sports is surpassed only by his faith and love of his family. Follow him on Twitter- @rickwfny.View all articles by Rick Grayshock Post navigation ESPN: Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas needs help NBA News: Varejao will undergo surgery; out 6 to 8 weeks MrCleavelandComing from the Bengals, Zimmer would no doubt be happy not to be making minimum wage anymore.The problem with all the speculation about Ariens and Lovie is that Haslam is looking for a younger guy who will be around here for 10 years or so. Natedawg86Are we cold on the Bengals OC? Shadow_playLovie is young, No? (I suppose I can Google) MrCleavelandI think he’s 54, which I guess would put him right on the edge. cleveland__rocksWell Zimmer is 56… Harv 21Perfect. They take a Paul Brown from us, we take a Zimmer from them.#clevesportsradio Harv 21so then Trestman has aged out? mgbodealready interviewing a CFL HC. don’t need to interview an Arena League lifer too. mgbodePaul Brown + Mike Brown = Zimmer (as Mike is a negative) Natedawg86They didn’t take Paul Brown from us. Ratbird Modell fired him. Fire the guy that your team is named after… MrCleavelandLook, if you guys expect me to base my bloviations on actual facts, then I’m afraid I’ll just have to quit guessing and actually look stuff up. Thanks a lot. The_Real_ShamrockGlad to hear this one he’s worth an interview. cleveland__rocksAnd there is like no competition for him right now. mgbodeI say Haslam doesn’t let Zimmer leave Berea. Harv 21Thanks, Gilligan. [Please re-read the fine print below my comments: All statements herein are made for sarcastic, half-hearted humorous and/or work avoidant purposes only. Statements are accurate only to the extent they serve those limited purposes] Harv 21My reliance on your accuracy had been based on your past history, but … Garry_OwenDon’t give in. Baseless opinion is what has driven Cleveland sports fans for 50 years. Indeed, it is our lifeline. Garry_OwenJON GRUDINS IS ONLY, LIKE 38 OR SOMETING. Garry_OwenProfessor. OR PICK A NAMEI don’t know enough to have a solid opinion about Zimmer, but in general I’m not excited about a defense-minded HC. I’d prefer Trestman or Whisenhunt as HC with Jauron staying on and running his aggressive, successful 4-3. mgbodeJauron runs an “aggressive” 4-3? SDAhe looked it up so it must be a fact. Any word on the Cowher thing Harv? (I think we need more rumors) mgbodeChud’s in town. I’m sort of on the fence with him (he has good and bad traits), but he is a lifelong Brown’s fan, has ties to the team, and shown the ability to coach a traditional offense as well as a new-school spread based on the talent available. mgbodeBill Walsh for HC and Al Davis for GM SDAoh heck I heard a rumor (from my wife a very reliable source who may know something about something sports related) That Ozzy was comin to town mgbodeon a crazy train? SDAthat’s what I heard . You heard it too? must be true then crobarredI’m glad Zimmer is getting a call. He’s a good DC and his players buy into his system. The young defense for the Browns would benefit from a guy like Zimmer. Also think the offensive guys would benefit from his coaching style. I’m a fan of Arians as well so either would work for me. Now someone sign Phil Dawson to a max deal! FearTheRooI would be okay with this, but we need to keep the 4-3. We’ve seen the 3-4 fail too many times.