Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could have potentially become the Cleveland Browns' choice for head coach instead of Mike Pettine if his team hadn't made the Super Bowl.
Quinn and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell won't be landing head coaching jobs now.
Quinn interviewed with the Browns and Minnesota Vikings, but those jobs are filled now.
“I had a good visit with (Cleveland) and a lot of respect certainly for their organization and Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam,” Quinn told Seattle reporters. “I also had a good visit with the guys at Minnesota and both of those guys have hired some great coaches. It was a great experience to go through and even more importantly having the support of John Schneider and Pete Carroll to have a chance to be so supportive of that.”
Quinn said he isn't frustrated with what happened.
“None. No, certainly not,” Quinn said. “I couldn’t be more fired up to be a part of this and moving forward here keeping the focus on our team, which it is. So none at all.”
He's busy getting ready to defend the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl.
“There are some terrific offenses out there that the high scoring offenses that we see in a week in and week out basis," Quinn said. "There are some really talented and featured players. It’s a real challenge for us each week and sometimes it’s different types of people. It might be a running back, or a quarterback, or a tight end, or their feature receiver. These guys have a number of them so we certainly have our hands full."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.