— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 30, 2014
Will former Tennessee Titans quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains serve as the Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator? Here’s some information from Cleveland.com:
Loggains 33, could also be in the mix for the offensive coordinator job depending on how that search plays out, a source said. The Browns also interviewed former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on Wednesday and Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Thursday for their coordinator vacancy, but weren’t ready to hire either one on the spot.
So Cleveland hires Loggains as part of their staff and, while they’re not confident enough to immediately recognize him as the offensive coordinator, they may promote him to that spot if they can’t find anybody else.
Titans enthusiasts know all too well what happens when a team hires its head coach much later than anybody else. That’s especially true for a rookie head coach who may not have the same connections as someone like Ken Whisenhunt. First-year Browns head coach Mike Pettine finds himself searching for leftovers on the scrap-heap pile.
What’s with this fascination for Loggains? From 2008-13, the 33-year-old assistant coach spent time on the Titans staff as an offensive quality control coach (08-09), quarterbacks coach (10-12) and offensive coordinator (last part of 12, all of 13). Loggains earned his promotions despite the quarterbacks having never taken off under his tutelage. Under his supervision as offensive coordinator, the ground game continued to struggle and the passing game was average-at-best.
It’s an interesting scenario to watch play out. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is well-known around the Middle Tennessee area. According to the Sports Business Journal, Haslam initially wanted to purchase the Titans. From the Pilot Flying J Travel Center to the disorganization of that entire franchise, it’s a good thing that never happened.
How will Loggains fare in Cleveland with talents such as Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron? Maybe he’ll become the quarterbacks coach to groom, oh, Johnny Manziel?
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