PHOENIX -- Jimmy Haslam gave no brash predictions for the 2013 Cleveland Browns when he met the local media at the NFL Meetings this week.
His discussion about his team contained his usual candor and enthusiasm, but it was mixed with a heavy dose of realism.
Weve won 23 games in the last five years, 14 games in the last three, Haslam said. So were not going to go 13-3 next year. I think what Ive stated back to Aug. 3 is were going to do this the right way.
Haslam was the picture of comfort as he sat in a leather chair at the Arizona Biltmore -- even if he was the second-most famous man in Cleveland to wear a gingham shirt as he spoke. Saying his team wont win 13 games fazed him not one bit as he addressed several topics about the Browns.
I expect us to be better, he said, but this is a process and its gonna take a little bit of time. When I look at the 49ers and they have 10 guys in the (Pro) Bowl and we have three, and two of ours were special teams players, you can see talent wise...