As expected, the Browns will reportedly seek permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their head coaching vacancy, according to CSNPhilly.com.
Browns President Mike Holmgren fired coach Eric Mangini Monday morning after Mangini led the team to records of 5-11 in consecutive seasons. The Browns won't be able to interview Mornhinweg until after this weekend's wildcard playoff games, per NFL rules. The Eagles play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. If the Eagles win, the Browns will then have until the start of the divisional round to interview Mornhinweg.
In 1995, Mornhinweg, a 48-year-old native of Edmond, Okla., began his NFL coaching career as an offensive assistant for the Green Bay Packers under Holmgren. Mornhinweg spent two seasons as the head coach of the Detroit Lions (2001-02), whom he guided to a record of 5-27. He's now in his eighth season with the Eagles and his seventh season as their offensive coordinator/assistant head coach.
He has strong ties to Holmgren and Heckert, who spent nine seasons in the Eagles' front office. All three of them have the same agent, Bob LaMonte.