Found December 31, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
One of the biggest concerns about the Browns during the transition is what would happen to the draft if Tom Heckert was let go. This morning the Browns confirmed that they were parting ways with Heckert, so that asked the obvious question about how the Browns would be prepared for the draft. Now, we have an answer. Before opening up the press conference to questions from the media, Jimmy Haslam made perfectly clear after saying they would allow members of the coaching staff to interview and look for their next jobs that the scouting staff will all be retained. That’s good news, at least initially. Banner and Haslam also said that they would hire their coach first before looking to the general manager. So, that intimates that the coach will have a whole lot to do with the acquisition of new personnel. That’s Joe Banner’s M.O. in the past with Andy Reid in Philadelphia. [Related: NFL Report: Trent Richardson admits he played with broken, not just bruised ribs]
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