Browns To Interview Mike Pettine, Dan Quinn Again For HC Job

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  1. DaBears22

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    With Adam Gase becoming the latest candidate to shun Cleveland's advances, the Browns are zeroing in on the only two names still alive on their coaching wish list.

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Buffalo Bills defensive play-caller Mike Pettine will stage second interviews with the Browns this week, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking.

    Pettine will talk with Cleveland's brass Tuesday night, and Quinn will meet with the team in the New York/New Jersey area later this week. That meeting would need to happen at least a week before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVIII.

    Asked if Pettine is simply going through the motions to gain interview experience, Tim Graham of The Buffalo News tweeted that a source close to the coach said that he wants the job "badly."

    Pettine spent years as Rex Ryan's trusted assistant with the Ravens and Jets. Pettine's work with New York's defense is chronicled in Nicholas Dawidoff's "Collision Low Crossers," a gridiron epic painting him as the son of a coach and a football lifer. Pettine's Bills shattered a franchise record with 57 sacks in 2013.