Other general managers around the NFL expect the Cleveland Browns to hire Bill Musgrave shortly for their offensive coordinator job.
Several teams that are interested in Musgrave, who was the Atlanta Falcons' quarterbacks coach the previous five seasons and their assistant head coach this past year, don't believe they will have a chance to talk to him at this point. Musgrave interviewed in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Musgrave has vast experience in the West Coast offense, which Browns president Mike Holmgren prefers, and has helped several quarterbacks thrive.
Musgrave has served as a quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins (2005) and Oakland Raiders (1997), and he has been an offensive coordinator at several stops, including the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-04), Carolina Panthers (2000) and Philadelphia Eagles (1998). He also was the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia for two seasons (2001-02).
New Browns head coach Pat Shurmur will be involved in play-calling, but the team's new offensive coordinator will have some of those duties as well. Quarterback development will be paramount in the job description, with rookie Colt McCoy in the fold.