Ray Horton discusses interview with Browns

Thearon W. Henderson

Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton spoke to reporters this week after interviewing with the Browns on Tuesday.

One of the top names on the Cleveland Browns' list at the moment, Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton, talked to Ken Somers of AZCentral.com on Wednesday about how the interview process has been over the last week.

Following his interview for the now vacant Cardinals head coaching position, the 52-year-old Horton informed the media that staying in Arizona remains his No. 1 choice due to his familiarity with the organization. But with rumors that Andy Reid may be in line to take Arizona's reigns in the coming days, Horton still sounded fully optimistic about any head coaching opportunity that may come his way this winter.

"I’m excited about the opportunity here and the fantastic interview I had with Cleveland last night," Horton said. "And [I'm] going to try to knock Buffalo’s socks off."

In addition to Horton, the Browns are also targeting a number of top candidates on the market, including Oregon coach Chip Kelly. While Horton may not bring the same type of name recognition as a candidate like Kelly, or even Alabama's Nick Saban, according to ESPNClevend.com's Tony Grossi, he represents a strong defensive mind with more than three decades of experience as either a coach or a player.

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