Coaching Notebook: Browns moving on from Oregon's Kelly
BY Associated Press
Monday, January 07, 2013
1/07/13 at 3:30 AM
Chip Kelly wouldn't jump. So the Browns bailed.
Oregon's visor-wearing coach isn't coming to Cleveland - or the NFL.
A person familiar with Cleveland's coaching search said the team passed on Kelly after he was indecisive about making the leap to the pros. The Browns nearly had a deal with Kelly two days ago, but they've moved on to other candidates, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday.
The Browns questioned whether Kelly "was committed to coming to the NFL," said the person. And because of his hesitation, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner returned from Arizona to Cleveland to continue looking for the club's sixth fulltime coach since 1999.
As it turns out, Kelly is staying at Oregon, a person with direct knowledge of his choice told the AP late Sunday night.
Syracuse's Marrone reportedly to take over Bills: Doug Marrone is set to try to turn around an NFL team after improving a college program down the road.
Marrone reached an agreement to become the Buffalo Bills' new coach Sunday, three people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. One person said the sides were still putting the finishing touches on the contract for Marrone to sign.
Marrone will replace Chan Gailey, who was fired Dec. 31, a day after the Bills closed their second consecutive season with a 6-10 record.
Eagles interview Broncos' McCoy in Denver: The Philadelphia Eagles took their coaching search to Denver to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday after a lengthy meeting with Oregon coach Chip Kelly a night earlier in Arizona.
The Eagles only confirmed their meeting with Kelly after it ended. While Kelly weighed his options, the Eagles already moved forward.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and team president Don Smolenski left Arizona for Denver on Sunday to continue the search to replace Andy Reid.
They met with McCoy for a few hours and then headed back to Philadelphia. The Eagles plan to interview Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley this week.
Houston 19, Cincinnati 13
Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10
Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9
Seattle 24, Washington 14
SATURDAY, JAN. 12
Baltimore at Denver, 3:30 p.m. (KOTV-6)
Green Bay at San Francisco, 7 p.m. (KOKI-5/23)
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
Seattle at Atlanta, noon (KOKI-5/23)
Houston at New England, 3:30 p.m. (KOTV-6)