Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/21/12
Jimmy Haslam bought the Cleveland Browns earlier this season and this is a letter to him about the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have seen so much turnover since their return to the league in 1999 that they have yet to stop rebuilding over ten years later. It has been a revolving door at quarterback, players from Tim Couch, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Colt McCoy have all been seen at one point the Franchise guy who can save the Browns. Brandon Weeden is now the latest quarterback in this revolving door of Quarterbacks that is trying to show he can be the franchise quarterback for the Browns.… Read more
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  • If haslam is as smart as I think he is, he has to know the franchise is in desperate need for some stability, and that starts with his head coach. Right now he must realize that the team has taken over once again has the wrong man in charge of a roster that is better than what is being shown on Sundays. This team has hired more than there share of inexpierenced coaches, and this "learn on the job" approach has got to stop. Jimmy, if your listening, do not bring in anyone not named Cowher, Gruden or Saban, period. If you want to correct the mistake that Holgrem left you with, then dismiss SHURMUR once the season is over and name your replacement right away. Hopefully with your time in Pittsburgh you witnessed how important a coach like Cowher was to the Steelers. His (11) playoff wins plus one Super Bowl victory were only out shined by the number of years he kept his team in contention for the playoffs. He did this with vertually no free agents, low draft picks and quite a few undrafted free agents, like James Harrison that he turned into starting players. You also have to admit no team played more physical and carried an important attitude that our Browns have never had, and all because we did not take advantage of Cowher when he interviewed not once, but twice for the head coaching job here, but instead we hired Bud Carson and then Bill Belicheck. Third time is a charm, so let's get it right this time Jimmy and you will quickly see the difference he can make with your investment.
  • In order to take complete control, Haslam needs to excise down just past quarterback; we are close on defense and need a true franchise QB, a guard and one wide receiver on offense. To go to the next level, you need your own GM, coach and QB. Everything gets built from there. Staying with Shurmur and Weeden is like building a house on a sand foundation, as they do in N. Carolina on the outer banks. Of course, those people have enough money to rebuild when a storm roars in. If Haslam builds his team on Shurmur and Weeden, he'll be rebuilding again soon! We need a coach with leadership qualities and a QB who can project that leadership onto the field; and it isn't Weeden!
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