Cleveland Browns Part Ways With OC Kyle Shanahan, Fire QB Coach Dowell Loggains

According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the Cleveland Browns are making another big offseason coaching change. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan reportedly asked for his release after just one year with the team, while quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains was fired directly.

Shanahan, son of former Broncos and Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, was the youngest offensive coordinator in the NFL when promoted by the Texans in 2008, and he spent 2010-2013 with the Washington Redskins before coming to Cleveland last year. Reportedly, coaching staff/front office friction played a role in Shanahan's departure, and he has been listed as one of the candidates for open head coaching positions in Buffalo and elsewhere.

Cleveland ranked 23rd out of 32 NFL teams in total offense in 2014, but 27th in points per game with just 18.7 per contest. Opening-day QB starter Brian Hoyer failed to live up to expectations, as did first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel, and the team's season was strongly impacted by the inconsistency at the quarterback position. The rushing offense fared slightly better, putting up 108 yards per game, good for 17th in the NFL.

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