According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, new Browns general manager Ray Farmer didn’t participate in interviewing head coach Mike Pettine.
What does #Browns upheaval mean for the future of Mike Pettine? Source says new GM Ray Farmer wasn’t present during head coach interviews
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 11, 2014
The reason this is significant is because a new GM typically likes the bring his “own” head coach and even though Farmer has been with the Browns as an assistant GM, we don’t know how much support he has for Pettine since he really wasn’t the person who hired him.