Wishing it was possible to fire the Browns from the NFL
October 31, 2017 3:00 AM
by Dennis Ball
VIP Denny the Dog | Do you think possibly, just maybe, there might be a few heads starting to roll from the doors behind the Cleveland Browns’ front office? If you’re a Browns’ fan, first of all, I’m sorry. It couldn’t get much worse, could it? Cleveland hasn’t been able to get the draft right for the last 15 years.
Do you think possibly, just maybe, there might be a few heads starting to roll from the doors behind the Cleveland Browns’ front office?
If you’re a Browns’ fan, first of all, I’m sorry. It couldn’t get much worse, could it? Cleveland hasn’t been able to get the draft right for the last 15 years. That’s right, I’m not kidding you. They haven’t had a great draft in over a decade. Hence, the misery continues from season to season.
They’ve won one game the last two seasons. But here’s the reason heads should roll. People involved in the drafting process have been fired over the years. But this current crop has passed on more than a couple players who look like potential franchise QBs.
A few years ago they passed on Derek Carr. Of course, the owner had to have Johnny Manziel, and that’s who they drafted ahead. More recently they passed on both Jared Goff and Carson Wentz (I think Wentz will hurt Brownie fans more than anyone else). To top it all off, this year they passed on Deshaun Watson.
Fortunately, heads will probably roll sooner than later. Unfortunately, the one head that probably needs to roll the most is the owner himself. However, if you’re waiting for someone in Cleveland who can really evaluate football player talent don’t hold your breath.
Jimmy Haslem doesn’t have a great track record for hiring capable people at that task. But let’s not put the blame all on the current owner. Randy Lerner deserves a great deal of the blame himself as he owned the club after Modell fled to Baltimore. The Browns are 0-8. But the combined record of great drafts for Browns while owned by these two knuckle heads is beyond 0-8 and more like 0-15!
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