Shanahan's interview, specifically, didn't go smoothly.
"My understanding is that it is a long shot for (Shanahan) to be able to land the Browns job," Rapoport said on NFL Network's "Super Bowl Live" on Thursday. "I'm told the meeting did not exactly go as planned, and I would be surprised if the Browns made a move and hired either of these guys (Shanahan and DeFilippo) quickly.
"What I would think the Browns do, based on talking to people close to the situation, is go back and interview a couple more candidates."
The Browns' OC search is shaping up a bit like their head coaching search -- long, drawn out, with multiple perceived failures. However, we believe Mike Pettine was the right hire in the end. Just because they didn't get their first or second choice at OC by no means makes it impossible to get the best man.