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Browns ask Patriots for permission to interview OC Josh McDaniels

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Here we go again.

The Cleveland Browns have asked the New England Patriots for permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their vacant head coaching position.

The Browns fired Rob Chudzinski yesterday night after finishing 4-12 in his first season as head coach, which opened up the position.

I think it's a no-brainer for McDaniels to accept a contract if the Browns choose to offer one. Cleveland has a lot of talent on offense and probably would've had a much more successful season had it not been for their shaky quarterback position. Not to mention the reports that said no player on offense really trusted Chudzinski.

Even though McDaniels wasn't completely successful in his last stint as a head coach with Denver, he did put together many of the pieces that helped the Broncos become what they are today, including wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.

In Cleveland, McDaniels would have one of the best wide receiver in the NFL, Josh Gordon, and a myriad of first round draft picks in the coming years.

If McDaniels does leave, it's likely that coaching assistant Brian Daboll would take over as offensive coordinator next season for the Patriots.