Bruce Arians has spent a year in the broadcast booth since leaving the Arizona Cardinals, but he’s open to taking an interview with the Cleveland Browns.
While appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, per Daryl Ruiter of WKRK, the current CBS analyst said he’s not politicking for the position but would love a chance to meet with team leadership — even if that’s unlikely.
“I’d love to listen to what Mr. Dorsey and Mr. Haslam have to say. I’ve always had this fondness for Cleveland and wanted that job wvery time it came open and never got an interview so I doubt I’ll get one this time too.” – Bruce Arians to @richeisen on @RichEisenShow
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) December 13, 2018
We do have to disagree with Arians right away. Publicly expressing interest in the job is, by definition, politicking. There’s nothing wrong with inserting his name into the conversation; just own it.
Still, since he’s a qualified candidate, the Browns certainly should take him seriously. Arians said he wouldn’t call plays if a return to the sideline happened, adding he’s most interested in the opening because of Cleveland’s great fans.
Arians retired following the 2017 season, ending his Cardinals tenure with a 49-30-1 record and two playoff appearances.