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Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/14/1979
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Browns OC Kyle Shanahan explained how he envisions developing and utilizing a rookie quarterback.
"Any time you bring a rookie in and you start him right away, you have to find out what they do well," Shanahan said. "You have to make sure you put them in a situation to be successful." Shanahan was brought to Cleveland both because of his success with a young quarterback (Robert Griffin III) and his ability adapt to different quarterback styles. His versatility affords the Browns several options as they attempt to address their quarterback woes. Feb 6 - 7:55 PM

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Browns hired ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator.

It took the Browns awhile to assemble a coaching staff, but Mike Pettine is in place as head coach, Jim O'Neil is defensive coordinator, and Shanahan will hold the keys to the offense. Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, it's a three-year contract for Shanahan. The Browns need to find a quarterback, and we'd expect them to do that with the No. 4 overall pick in May's draft. Cleveland also needs a running back, but being that this is Shanahan, he'll probably be able to work wonders with a late-round pick. We absolutely love this hire in regard to Josh Gordon. Andre Johnson, Pierre Garcon, and even Santana Moss dominated targets in Shanahan-run offenses from 2008-2013.
Feb 3 - 6:33 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports the Browns have hired Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal both reported early Saturday morning that Shanahan was very much still in the mix to be the offensive overseer for the Browns, after some guessed Shanahan was out of the running Thursday. Shanahan gets away from his father and will run the show on the offensive side of the ball for the Browns. First on his to-do list: find a quarterback. Shanahan's hire is a positive sign for Josh Gordon, however. In Shanahan's previous stops with the Texans and Redskins, Andre Johnson and Pierre Garcon dominated targets at X receiver.
Feb 1 - 12:48 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan is "still very much in the mix" for the Browns offensive coordinator vacancy.

The Browns hired ex-Titans OC Dowell Loggains on Thursday, which led some to believe Shanahan was in the rearview, but Loggains is expected to serve as quarterbacks coach. He could also take on OC duties if the Browns can't find someone to fill that role, but for now it appears Cleveland is still in search mode. We'd expect a resolution within the next week.
Feb 1 - 10:37 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns appear to have "moved on" from ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan in their coordinator search.

The Browns added ex-Titans OC Dowell Loggains to their staff Thursday, though it's yet to be determined if he'll serve as coordinator or quarterbacks coach. The fact that Cleveland is moving on from Shanahan is a strong sign Loggains will be the offensive overseer. Shanahan has now struck out on each of Cleveland, Baltimore and Miami's coordinator jobs. The humbled former whiz kid may have to latch on as someone's QBs coach to rebuild his reputation.
Jan 30 - 6:05 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Browns will interview ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan for their offensive coordinator vacancy Wednesday.

The Browns have confirmed the news. Mortensen's colleague, John Keim, first mentioned the Shanahan-Cleveland connection earlier on Tuesday. Out of all the names connected to the Browns OC opening -- and there haven't been many -- Shanahan or ex-Titans OC Dowell Loggains would be the most intriguing hires. Being that it's so late in the process, Cleveland is unlikely to land any top assistants from other staffs.
Jan 28 - 2:07 PM

ESPN Redskins blogger John Keim reports the Browns are "now talking to" ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan regarding their offensive coordinator vacancy.

It's the first we've seen Shanahan linked to the Browns, though the Cleveland Plain Dealer also wondered if Shanahan was a candidate for the OC job Tuesday morning. Shanahan's star has faded a bit over the past calendar year, but he's still viewed as a bright, young mind. If the Browns were to peg Shanahan as offensive boss, it would be tremendous news for Josh Gordon. Andre Johnson and Pierre Garcon were target monsters under Shanahan in the past.
Jan 28 - 11:24 AM

Ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan will not be joining the Ravens' staff.

Baltimore was rumored to be interested in combo'ing Shanahan with Gary Kubiak and Rick Dennison, but it now appears Kyle may take the year off with his dad. He is still thought to be on Cleveland's offensive coordinator radar, however. Shanahan appeared to be an up-and-coming head-coaching candidate as recently as the 2013 offseason, after leading Washington's top-five 2012 offense.
Jan 27 - 2:19 PM

The Ravens plan to name an offensive coordinator on Monday.

The decision is expected to come down to in-house candidate Jim Hostler and ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan. We'd prefer Baltimore hired Shanahan based on previous success as an offensive playcaller, but Mike's son has something of a fiery, rock-the-boat reputation and obviously isn't as familiar with the Ravens' personnel as Hostler. Hostler is currently the team's receivers coach.
Jan 26 - 2:08 PM

Ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan has been brought back for a second interview for the Ravens' offensive-coordinator vacancy.

The same is true of Steelers RBs coach Kirby Wilson. Shanahan is interviewing on Thursday, while Wilson will visit on Friday. It's the last coordinating job Shanny Jr. is in the running for. Although 2013 was an abject disaster for Shanahan's Redskins offense, he has a mostly strong six-year track record of calling plays. He'd be a good hire for the Ravens.
Jan 23 - 3:09 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Ravens have interviewed ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan for the same position in Baltimore.

It's the Ravens' first-known interview as they set about replacing Jim Caldwell, though Norv Turner is also believed to be a candidate. Ben McAdoo was in the mix before accepting the same job with the Giants. Shanny Jr. met with the Dolphins last week, but has otherwise been greeted by a quiet market since getting cut loose by the Redskins. Although 2013 was a disaster for his offense, Shanahan has generally proven competent in six years as an NFL coordinator.
Jan 15 - 5:10 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter Friday morning that the Dolphins' offensive coordinator search is "zeroing in" on Kyle Shanahan, Gary Kubiak, and Ben McAdoo.

Miami is the only team with known interest in Shanahan and Kubiak, while McAdoo has drawn long looks from the Giants and Browns. Kubiak did get an interview for the Lions' head-coaching vacancy, but isn't believed to be a serious candidate. Shanahan and Kubiak's offenses are similar and would be a fantastic fit for Ryan Tannehill, who would benefit from being utilized on boot-action plays with more commitment to a foundation run game. Miami essentially did not have a run game in 2013.
Jan 10 - 10:52 AM

Sources tell FOX Sports that the Dolphins want to meet with Kyle Shanahan regarding their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Mike Shanahan's final days with the Redskins became a laughable farce, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that this family knows how to coach offense. Kyle was the Texans' offensive coordinator from 2008-09, helping build what would become one of the league's most dominant rushing attacks. And in the same position with the Redskins from 2010-13, he continued to make fantasy stars of running backs like Alfred Morris and X receivers like Pierre Garcon. Gary Kubiak is also reportedly a candidate to fill the shoes vacated by Mike Sherman in Miami.
Jan 9 - 11:40 AM

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