Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
Shula was who I couldn't remember.
It's really amazing that Brown went from Sam Wyche to a 32 year old whose coaching highlight to that date was getting demoted from his offensive coordinator position with the Cowboys within two years.
But in fairness, you could put Belichick or one of the Harbaugh's in Cincinnati and I don't think it would matter much with Brown as the owner.
Mike Brown loved the fact that if he hired Shula, he wouldn't need to fire any of the assistant coaches who were already under contract. Also, he was looking for an anti-Wyche, someone easy to control.