Posted December 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Browns are changing again. One day after ending yet another dismal season with a loss in Pittsburgh, Cleveland fired coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert, the first moves in what is expected to be a massive offseason overhaul by new owner Jimmy Haslam. Shurmur went 9-23 in his two seasons with the Browns, who will embark on yet another offseason of change - the only constant in more than a decade of futility. Cleveland has lost at least 11 games in each of the past five seasons and made the playoffs just once since returning to the NFL as an expansion team in 1999. The Browns just can't seem to get it right. The firings of Shurmur and Heckert signal the start of a renovation by Haslam and CEO Joe Banner, who will immediately begin looking for replacements. ''We felt that these moves were in the best interests of the Cleveland Browns and our future,'' Haslam said in a statement. ''I enjoyed getting to know Tom and Pat over the past several months, and want to th...
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