Jimmy Haslam has been, if nothing else, a hands on owner since he took over the Browns in 2012. Since that date, the Browns have flown through a pair of regimes. The team is now working with its third head coach and third general manager under Haslam, but that’s not all bad news.
The knee jerk reaction to Tuesday’s news that CEO Joe Banner and GM Michael Lombardi were out in Cleveland was to laugh it off as the latest catastrophe out of the factory of sadness, but the move to promote Ray Famer to GM and remove the CEO as a personnel influencing position brings the Browns back to a reasonable chain of command.
Until Tuesday, Mike Pettine’s status as the team’s head coach was a bit of a joke. After all, former head coach Rob Chudzinski lasted just one year despite working with a group of players with little talent. His firing led to a firestorm of criticism directed at Haslam, Banner and Lombardi, and the three stooges looked to continue running the team into the ground.no comments