Don't be surprised if the Cleveland Browns are the last team standing in this winter's coaching hunt.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday night that Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase looms as a leading candidate for the job, while Mike Klis of The Denver Post reported the Browns will, indeed, delay their decision until they speak with the play-caller. Klis was told that Gase, who turned down requests from Cleveland and the Minnesota Vikings earlier this month, likely would accept an interview after the playoffs.
Cleveland is leaning toward the hire of an offensive-minded coach. Fans are antsy because candidates are being snatched up, but this isn't a race. Think back to 2007, when Bobby Petrino, Ken Whisenhunt, Wade Phillips, Cam Cameron, Lane Kiffin and Norv Turner all were hired before the Pittsburgh Steelers finally landed some nobody named Mike Tomlin.