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Age / DOB:  (50) / 9/25/1966
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The Redskins interviewed Mike Pettine for their defensive coordinator job.
Fired by the Browns one year ago, Pettine spent all of 2016 out of football and is now looking to get back in. 50-year-old Pettine is a Rex Ryan disciple who coordinated the Bills' defense in 2013 and the Jets' defense in 2009-2012. Although we haven't heard Pettine's name much in a while, he would be an exciting hire for a Redskins defense that underachieved in 2016. Jan 9 - 4:30 PM

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Browns fired coach Mike Pettine.

What a disaster. Meddlesome owner Jimmy Haslam has also canned GM Ray Farmer. The dismissals are warranted in and of themselves, but come after their predecessors were let go far too quickly. Each of the Browns' past four coaches has now lasted two seasons or fewer, a truly embarrassing statistic for what's arguably become the league's worst franchise. Haslam has canned three coaches in four years since purchasing the team from Randy Lerner. An alleged real-life fraudster, Haslam has been a clueless huckster as an owner. He's created an environment so toxic that it's hard to see anyone other than a desperate retread agreeing to replace Pettine.
Sun, Jan 3, 2016 07:06:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Browns coach Mike Pettine is expected to be fired following a Sunday evening meeting with owner Jimmy Haslam.

The Browns' eighth coach since their 1999 return, Pettine is 10-22 through two years on the job. Often overwhelmed on Sundays, Pettine also seemed to have trouble in the locker room after refusing to play Johnny Manziel. His defense has been in steady erosion since last Week 1. Pettine isn't the answer in Cleveland, but the problem is Haslam, who's been rash and seemingly naive since purchasing the team in 2012. At some point he needs to stick with a coach and general manager. Pettine will be leaving behind what's probably the worst job in the league.
Sun, Jan 3, 2016 05:58:00 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the "sense in the organization" is Sunday will be Mike Pettine's last game with the Browns.

This falls in line with most reports on Pettine's future. Owner Jimmy Haslam failed to give Pettine any assurances during discussions last week. Despite his background, the Browns have had one of the worst defenses in the league during Pettine's tenure, ranking in the bottom-10 both years. Pettine's also had multiple front office clashes that went public. The decision to fire Pettine has been widely expected. The only question is whether the Browns move on from GM Ray Farmer.
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine reiterated he has not discussed his future with owner Jimmy Haslam.

Pettine said almost exactly the same thing a month ago. A report from Bleacher Report's Jason Cole said the Browns are planning to keep Pettine and move on from GM Ray Farmer, but the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports a decision has not yet been made. There is reportedly tension between Pettine and Farmer inside the organization, and it is highly unlikely both men are back next season. Both could still be shown the door next week.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:12:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said it's "unfathomable" to think coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer will both be back with the Browns next season.

This report comes only a few days after Pettine admitted that there is "discord" within the organization. Pettine can't stand Johnny Manziel and may have sealed his own fate by refusing to start him earlier this year. Meanwhile, the last few drafts have been a debacle for Farmer, who somehow ended up with Justin Gilbert and Manziel instead of Khalil Mack, Sammy Watkins or Odell Beckham. Something obviously needs to change in Cleveland as the Browns have lost 15 of their last 17 games.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Browns coach Mike Pettine admitted there is discord within the organization.

In related news, water is wet. Pettine said the "tension" stems from losing, but made it clear there are competing agendas from different factions within the organization. "I think we all want what's best for the Cleveland Browns," Pettine said. "We all have ideas on how to get it done, and we need to be collaborative and we need to make sure that we're picking the best ideas and pushing those agendas moving forward." The good news for Pettine is he should be given his exit ticket from the house of dysfunction shortly after the season ends.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said he has not discussed his future with owner Jimmy Haslam.

Specifically, Pettine was asked about being fired before the season ends. "We haven't had those discussions," Pettine said. "We're just going to fall back on what we know how to do. We're going to come in every day, prepare relentlessly like we do, we're going to coach our players hard and we will see what happens." Haslam said before the season he would not blow up the Pettine, GM Ray Farmer tandem even if the team struggled, but Pettine appears to have lost the locker room and refuses to start Johnny Manziel. It would be somewhat surprising at this point if Pettine got another year in Cleveland.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 09:13:00 PM

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he will not fire coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer even if the team struggles this year.

Considering Haslam has already fired two head coaches and two general managers since taking over the team in 2012, it is difficult to take his sudden patience seriously. Under Haslam, the Browns have become one of the most dysfunctional organizations in the league, and it would not be surprising if we see another housecleaning following this season.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine denies there's a "seeping rift" between he and GM Ray Farmer.

ESPN Cleveland reported last week that there was growing dysfunction in the organization. As the Browns embark on training camp, Pettine insisted he and Farmer are "singing from the same hymnal" after working through their differences. Vegas has the Browns' win total at 6.5 this season. We'd bet one or both of Pettine and Farmer will be fired if they don't go at least 8-8.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 09:37:00 PM

ESPN Cleveland says there's a "seeping rift" between coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer.

The Browns have eclipsed the Redskins as the NFL's most dysfunctional team. Farmer's texts to the sideline during games -- which earned him a four-game suspension -- highlighted an undermining of Pettine. The recent firing of Farmer confidant and Director of Player Engagement Dr. Jamil Northcutt is another blow to Farmer. This sounds a lot like the Chip Kelly vs. Howie Roseman saga, except that both of those guys had leverage because they were winning games. If Pettine and Farmer can't work together and win this season, the Browns can just fire both.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 10:51:00 AM

As expected, Browns coach Mike Pettine has taken on a bigger offensive role this season.

Pettine felt comfortable letting veteran OC Kyle Shanahan run the offense last year, but wants to be more involved with rookie OC John DeFilippo now calling plays. "Flip and I are very much on the same page with where this offense is headed," Pettine said, adding he will help the offense game plan during the season. With a defensive-minded coach calling the shots and an unsettled situation at quarterback, the Browns could be one of the most run-heavy teams in the league.
Sat, May 16, 2015 12:57:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine is expected to "immerse" himself in the Browns' offense in 2015.

As a first-time coach with a defensive background, Pettine let then-OC Kyle Shanahan run the show on offense in 2014. Rightfully so. Shanahan is one of the brighter offensive minds in the game, but he's now gone after begging for his release. It also didn't help that GM Ray Farmer, owner Jimmy Haslam, and other front-office types tried calling the plays from their suite. John DeFilippo is the new OC, and it's his first time as an NFL play caller. Expect Pettine to feature a run-heavy, power offense. It could benefit second-year RB Isaiah Crowell.
Fri, Feb 6, 2015 09:08:00 AM

The Browns confirm the league is investigating whether a member of the team's personnel department texted the sideline during games.

A "high-ranking" personnel man allegedly texted the sideline complaining about play calls. "Obviously I'm aware of it," coach Mike Pettine said Thursday. "I do know that's an ongoing league investigation." The use of "any electronic communication devices" on the sidelines or in the coaches' booth is strictly prohibited. That, of course, excludes headsets and league-issued tablets used for viewing photos. The Browns will likely escape with a fine if found guilty.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Speaking Thursday, Browns coach Mike Pettine confirmed new GM Ray Farmer wasn't present for his interviews, but said the issue was "overblown."

Pettine also insisted he's on board with the firing of GM Mike Lombardi and CEO Joe Banner, though he did call the moves "bittersweet." "(Owner Jimmy Haslam) realized there were some issues and wanted to make things right," Pettine said. "As controversial and shocking as it was, I think he’s a believer and he wasn’t going to let things stay the way they were." Pettine is wise to drink the Kool-Aid, but the situation is ripe for further dysfunction down the road.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 03:19:00 PM

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