The Cleveland Browns are likely to cast a wide net in their search for former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's replacement, with names such as former Kansas/Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis and former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman already popping up.
According to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo, while Dirk Koetter has just signed on to be the Tampa Bay Bucs' OC, the Browns could look to the West Coast for another option:
Last year the Browns interviewed Atl OC Dirk Koetter for their HC job and Oak QB coach John DeFilippo for OC. Names to watch for OC now.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 8, 2015
Koetter accepted the Bucs' job several hours after Garafolo's tweet, but DeFilippo is a dark horse candidate for the job worth mentioning. He has 15 years of coaching experience, including functioning as the quarterbacks coach for San Jose State, the New York Jets, and two stints with the Oakland Raiders.
In 2014, he helped rookie quarterback Derek Carr transcend an offense mostly bereft of notable talent en route to one of the more successful statisical seasons for a rookie quarterback in recent memory.
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