Posted: 12:12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
By Brett Kollmann
Gary Kubiak might be taking his talents to Cleveland, as there's a report that the Browns are interested in hiring him to be their new offensive coordinator.
According to CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora, ex-Texans head coach Gary Kubiak may be getting a phone call from Cleveland sometime soon.
Gary Kubiak has always been known as an effective offensive play-caller (Matt Schaub's sudden decline notwithstanding), but his reputation as a "quarterback guru" will likely be the true value to a franchise that has not had a true standout signal caller since...well...I honestly cannot remember when the last time the Browns had a good quarterback.
What I personally find ironic about this potential pairing is how the running game will be effected. Kubiak's system relies on having a running back who is a pure "zone runner". He needs someone who excels at reading slower developing blocks with patience, someone who has excellent hands and can pass protect, or perhaps someone who was drafted in the top five by being extremely successful in a similar stretch-stretch-boot action scheme. If you haven't caught on, Gary Kubiak needs someone like the recently departed Trent Richardson. Cleveland foolishly tried to force their one-cut runner into a power scheme, traded him to the Colts who are also trying to force him into a power scheme, and are now poised to run one of the only offenses that Richardson could be truly dominant in. How perfect.