The New Cleveland Browns: One Step Backwards To Take Two Steps Forward

January 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Hiring a respected, credible football man like Mike Holmgren to be the President of the Cleveland Browns organization was a smart move on the part of owner Randy Lerner. In fact, It is a decision that should have been made several regimes ago.
For the first time since the rebirth of the Browns in 1999, the franchise appears to finally be on its way toward creating a proper organizational structure.
The Head Coach answers to the General Manager who answers to the President who answers to the Owner. That is precisely the way a football team should be run.
But let’s just get one thing straight Cleveland Browns fans—this is not some quick fix that automatically puts your team in playoff contention next season.
In fact, this new era in Browns football may take a step backwards first. This is in no way an indictment of Mr. Lerner’s hiring of “The Big Show.”
For the long-term success of the Browns this was the right ca...

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