WPB Dawg Fan Posted January 2, 2009 Report Share Posted January 2, 2009 Tucked away in an article by Grossi is an item about a 3rd option at GM....an inside guy: Cleveland Browns interviews continue today and tomorrow by Tony Grossi Friday January 02, 2009, 12:49 PM Browns owner Randy Lerner is conducting interviews in the New York City area today with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and two Browns hoping to be a part of the new regime -- defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and director of player personnel T.J. McCreight. McDaniels, of Canton, would be the third person interviewed for Browns head coach. Lerner previously sat down with fired Jets coach Eric Mangini and New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Tucker will be the first minority candidate to get an interview, and would put the Browns in compliance with the NFL's "Rooney Rule." The Browns had laid some ground work for other interviews with minority candidates but have not yet acted on them. McCreight is hoping to ascend to the general manager position vacated by the firing of Phil Savage. McCreight joined Savage from Baltimore in 2005 and eventually displaced Bill Rees as director of player personnel. McCreight has been in charge of the personnel department since Savage was fired last weekend. I don't know anything about McCreight....but it could be a viable option if we are looking at Mangini. Here is a blurb on him from the Browns official web-site T.J. McCreight Director, Player Personnel T.J. McCreight is in his fourth season with the Browns and was elevated to the position of Director, Player Personnel in 2007 after serving the previous two seasons as Assistant Director, Player Personnel. McCreight’s duties with the team include assisting in pro scouting, advance scouting of upcoming opponents, unrestricted free agency and assisting the college scouting staff in preparation for the NFL Draft. McCreight also assists with contract negotiations with some draft selections. McCreight spent the previous eight seasons (1997-2004) in the Baltimore Ravens personnel department, including his last two seasons with the Ravens’ as the club’s national scout. McCreight spent three seasons with Baltimore as the East area scout and was then assigned expanded coverage to scout players throughout the United States. McCreight gained his football experience in the college ranks both as a player and a coach. He was a tight end at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.), where he played under former Browns head coach Sam Rutigliano. McCreight graduated in 1992 with a degree in marketing. McCreight’s college coaching resume includes defensive line coach at Delaware State University from 1994-97 and receivers coach at Oberlin College in 1993. He and his wife, Linda, live with their son Matthew, 7, and daughter, Maggie, 5, in Bainbridge, Ohio. In another article....he was given credit for being the driving force behind drafting Jamal Lewis for Baltimore. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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