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Former Cardinals HC Bruce Arians: “Cleveland the only head coach job I would consider”

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Bruce Arians spoke out to Cleveland reporters, and the comments were surprising. What would make him want to return for a team other than the Cardinals?

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The Cleveland Browns are in need of a head coach. Having fired Hue Jackson after another poor start to the season and an 11-44-1 record.

Interim head coach Gregg Williams doesn’t seem to be the guy they will look to as a long-term answer, with many wondering about an offensive-minded head coach with a track record of developing young Quarterbacks that’s familiar with Cleveland.

What about...Bruce Arians?

No. BA wouldn’t....would he?

Well, the man himself said in an interview with Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Report that he apparently might:

This might seem like a shock, but Arians has gone back in Cleveland a long time, from working as the offensive coordinator from 2001-2003, including Cleveland’s only playoff win in a very long time and working with Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb.

He also was reportedly a huge fan of Baker Mayfield in this latest NFL draft, and there’s a lot of former Cardinals assistant coaches already in “The Land” including ST coach Amos Jones and new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens. Kitchens already has shared some of what Arians taught him as well:

Now the question is, how serious is Arians?

It seems like it might be a good match for him as well as the opportunity to turn around the Browns just like he helped turn around the Cardinals.

But is it possible? AZCentral’s Kent Somers seems to entertain the possibility but shares some important insight on Arians’ personal life that might put a snag in the “Arians to Cleveland” movement...

In his latest book, the Quarterback Whisperer, Arians also talked about how his wife was happy he had retired and they were going to their “forever home” until he got the call to become the Colts OC. Then came the Cardinals job.

At 66 years old, embracing coaching again might not be to her favor or to his health but the lure of coaching as we’ve learned in years past with retired coaches such as Herm Edwards and Jon Gruden, might be too much for some to ignore.

Your thoughts, Cardinals fans?

Do you expect Arians to entertain coaching again? Are you excited that he might get another shot or upset that it isn’t with the Arizona Cardinals?

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Will Bruce Arians be a head coach in the NFL again?

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  • 28%
    Yes, he can come back
    (97 votes)
  • 71%
    No, he’s not coming back
    (245 votes)
342 votes total Vote Now