"To me, it was important," Quinn explained. "The relationship I have with these players, to understand we're all in it together -- I couldn't be more proud to be part of that group."
Pettine said he "certainly would've backed out" had he been placed on the back burner for two more weeks. Banner referred to the elimination of Quinn's candidacy as the toughest decision of the entire process.
For all of the January trash talk about the Browns as an NFL laughingstock, they narrowed their choice to two excellent candidates, each of whom passed Sessler's thorough inspection.