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Spott
12-07-2008, 05:44 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3752018

The Cleveland Browns are formulating a plan that ultimately could lead to the return of Marty Schottenheimer as their coach for the 2009 season, according to sources.

The Browns would also be open to considering Bill Cowher if he sends stronger signals that he's ready to return, the sources said.


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The Browns plan to fire coach Romeo Crennel after a disappointing year, regardless of injuries the team has suffered, the sources said. Pubicly, owner Randy Lerner has only said he will evaluate Crennel after the season.

The future of general manager Phil Savage also has been the source of speculation by various media outlets. Sources said Lerner prefers to retain Savage to run his personnel department but could scale back his overall duties, which include the final say on all roster moves.

Before the 2008 season, Savage signed a four-year contract extension for an average of
$2.7 million per year, the sources said.

However, Lerner is contemplating a different authority -- or "voice" of the franchise -- that can filled by an experienced coach like Cowher or Schottenheimer, the sources said.

Schottenheimer recently said he had no plans to return to the sidelines, but sources said he would consider coming back "for the job ... with a team that has a good core of talent."

Schottenheimer, 65, was fired by the San Diego Chargers after leading the team to a 14-2 record in 2006 and a first-round playoff bye. But a home second-round playoff loss to the New England Patriots and a broken relationship with general manager A.J. Smith led to a surprising dismissal in February 2007. Several Chargers players were upset that Schottenheimer was fired.

Schottenheimer was the Browns' defensive coordinator under Sam Rutigliano in 1980 but took over as head coach when Rutigliano was fired midway through the 1984 season. Schottenheimer had a 44-27 record with the Browns, won three divisional titles, had four playoff appearances and two AFC Championship Game appearances before he was fired by owner Art Modell.

Overall, in coaching stints with the Browns, Chiefs, Redskins and Chargers, Scottenheimer is one of only seven coaches with at least 200 career victories. His playoff record is 5-13.

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 05:45 PM
Those poor fans...

blueballs
12-07-2008, 05:46 PM
shitty
swipe

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-07-2008, 05:47 PM
sweet 3 threads in one day

Rain Man
12-07-2008, 05:51 PM
If he's circling back, that means we should get him back in about five years.

DeezNutz
12-07-2008, 05:51 PM
Why would anyone brown eye Schottenheimer?

JuicesFlowing
12-07-2008, 05:53 PM
sweet 3 threads in one day

Yes. I'm amazed myself.

Lex Luthor
12-07-2008, 05:53 PM
I can certainly why you guys don't like Schottenheimer. The Chiefs were great for the 15 years right before they hired him, and they're much better now than when Schottenheimer was the head coach.

JuicesFlowing
12-07-2008, 05:54 PM
I can certainly why you guys don't like Schottenheimer. The Chiefs were great for the 15 years right before they hired him, and they're much better now than when Schottenheimer was the head coach.

What?

mikey23545
12-07-2008, 05:54 PM
I would love for Schottenheimer to return <i>here</i>...

Skip Towne
12-07-2008, 05:54 PM
The Browns will see the playoffs before we do.

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 05:55 PM
The Browns will see the playoffs before we do.

LMAO


Well this will ensure that Cleveland wont ever make a superbowl before we do...

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 05:56 PM
I would love for Schottenheimer to return here...

You know I miss Marty and his thugs...

JuicesFlowing
12-07-2008, 05:56 PM
I can certainly why you guys don't like Schottenheimer. The Chiefs were great for the 15 years right before they hired him, and they're much better now than when Schottenheimer was the head coach.

Please make me understand this.

Rain Man
12-07-2008, 05:59 PM
I miss the glory years of Gansz and Wiggin.

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 06:00 PM
I miss the glory years of Gansz and Wiggin.

I miss the glory years.....

Well shit, I am only 35, I havent ever experience the Glory years of the Chiefs...

All I know is the mediocrity of the last 20 years...

Reaper16
12-07-2008, 06:02 PM
Brownseye, heh.

Rain Man
12-07-2008, 06:06 PM
I miss the glory years.....

Well shit, I am only 35, I havent ever experience the Glory years of the Chiefs...

All I know is the mediocrity of the last 20 years...


Sometimes we older people feel like Yoda on that swamp planet, the exiled lone memories of the days when the forces of good controlled the universe.

blueballs
12-07-2008, 06:09 PM
I kinda feel sorry for nancy boy Quinn

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 06:19 PM
Sometimes we older people feel like Yoda on that swamp planet, the exiled lone memories of the days when the forces of good controlled the universe.

Well right now we are being run by the evil empire...

Carl and Herm are destroying the fabric of this fanbase...

Hydrae
12-07-2008, 06:21 PM
Ok, I misread the thread title. I read something about "Brown eyes..." NTTAWWT

blueballs
12-07-2008, 06:23 PM
Marty steams into Cleveland for number 2

Skip Towne
12-07-2008, 06:27 PM
LMAO


Well this will ensure that Cleveland wont ever make a superbowl before we do...

It's been proven that teams in the playoffs have a better chance at the SB than those teams not in the playoffs. The Chiefs can't even get to the playoffs.

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 06:30 PM
It's been proven that teams in the playoffs have a better chance at the SB than those teams not in the playoffs. The Chiefs can't even get to the playoffs.

True and Marty cant win in the playoffs.... It has been proven that you have to ACTUALLY win those games to advance... Teams that dont win, dont move on to the next round...

Rain Man
12-07-2008, 06:32 PM
Well right now we are being run by the evil empire...

Carl and Herm are destroying the fabric of this fanbase...


We need Tyler Thigwalker. The force is strong in that one.

Skip Towne
12-07-2008, 06:34 PM
True and Marty cant win in the playoffs.... It has been proven that you have to ACTUALLY win those games to advance... Teams that dont win, dont move on to the next round...

You don't need to worry about the playoffs. Your team can't get there.

Smed1065
12-07-2008, 06:35 PM
It's been proven that teams in the playoffs have a better chance at the SB than those teams not in the playoffs. The Chiefs can't even get to the playoffs.

Just make out with Marty already.......

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 06:35 PM
We need Tyler Thigwalker. The force is strong in that one.

ROFL

Dude that was awesome...

Reerun_KC
12-07-2008, 06:36 PM
You don't need to worry about the playoffs. Your team can't get there.

Dude, I am just kicking at your walker.... I know you love all things Marty and it is an easy rile to get you going...

Brock
12-07-2008, 06:37 PM
Given their track record lately, they could do worse than Marty and they have.

splatbass
12-07-2008, 07:01 PM
Please make me understand this.

I believe it is called "sarcasm". You might want to look it up....