Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Jan. 28, 2014
After keeping much of the coaching staff intact, Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo appears to be drawing some interest from the Cleveland Browns to fill their open offensive coordinator position.
One other offensive coach to keep an eye on for Browns: Raiders QBs coach John DeFilippo. Cleveland has shown some interest.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 28, 2014
DeFilippo has worked with the Raiders for a total of four years, two separate two-year stints (2007-2008, 2012-2013). In between his stints, he worked as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the San Jose State Spartans.
As offensive coordinator for the San Jose State, the Spartans ranked 23rd in the nation with 276.8 passing yards per game and also set a school single-season record with 297 passing completions.
Should the Browns extend an offer, DeFilippo may be drawn in by the money and the ability to climb up another step of the NFL ladder and being named an offensive coordinator.
UPDATE (12:14 p.m. 1/28/2014): ESPN's Adam Schefter is now reporting that DeFilippo is scheduled for an interview with the Browns on Thursday.
In addition to Kyle Shanahan on Wednesday, Browns also scheduled to interview Raiders QB coach John Defilippo on Thursday for their OC job.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 28, 2014