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Adam Gase tells Browns to go on without him

Adam Gase

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase speaks to reporters after NFL football practice in Englewood, Colo., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The Broncos are scheduled to play the New England Patriots on Sunday for the AFC championship. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)


If the Browns were waiting until after the Super Bowl to try to talk to Adam Gase, they can proceed.

The Broncos offensive coordinator has told them he doesn’t want to be considered for their still-vacant head coaching job, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Whether he was a favorite for the job or not, it still creates an embarrassing appearance for a franchise that was left at the altar by Chip Kelly last year. Gase had previously told the Browns he didn’t want to interview until the playoffs were over, and now he’s telling them no thanks.

Gase’s work with Peyton Manning during a record-breaking season has obviously raised his profile, apparently to the point he thinks he can do better next year or in the future.

The Browns, meanwhile, will have figure out a way to save some face in addition to the ongoing coaching search.