While Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert should be commended for helping rebuild the Browns with a combination of young talent and depth, another relatively disappointing season won't a good indication that he'll be keeping his job.
Sure, they're still in a playoff hunt in the midst of a three game winning streak, but chances are slim at best; they'll have to run the table and that's easier said than done, staring with the Washington Redksins. New owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner will most likely look for an overhaul of the staff, and Hekcert concedes that.
“You know, it’s going to be disappointing,” Heckert said Friday, via the Newark Advocate. “But I do get it. It’s just one of those things."
"There’s a variety of reasons why that could happen, but I’m OK with that. I don’t know how else to react. If it doesn’t work out, I can’t just sit around and pout about it, I’ve got to go try to do it somewhere else. We’ll see what happens.”
If anything, he has some players on his side that feel it would be a big mistake in letting him go.
It would be really upsetting,” Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas said. “You just look at the track record he had in Philadelphia and he’s been such a big part of this upswing that we’re on now with all the young talent on this roster. It would be a shame if we let him go anywhere else.”