Bruce Arians says Browns need coach with 2013-17 Arizona Cardinals head coaching experience

CLEVELAND — Since the Browns’ firing of head coach Hue Jackson, the speculation of the full-time replacement has been rampant.

@Brownsfan35 on Twitter, who claims to have a source in the front office despite working as a snowplow driver, is dead set on Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, while recently fired Mike McCarthy has emerged as an underwhelming candidate. One thing that has become different for this Browns coaching search is some potential real interest from candidates, and former Cleveland offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has given his two cents on the search.

In an interview on the Rich Eisen Show this week, Arians said what he thinks the Browns need from their next coach.

“The Browns need a strong leader, and one who was the Arizona Cardinals’ head coach from 2013-2017,” said the two-time NFL Coach of the Year.  “Any candidate with that experience will be much more prepared for the job than anyone else out there.”

Arians went on in the interview to point out how much he loved Cleveland.

“I just loved the fans there as well as Slyman’s Deli, that was one great corned beef sandwich.”  Arians said he did not think he would get an interview but does plan to roam around the Browns’ Berea facility in January when general manager John Dorsey makes his decision.