This past week the Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner granted interviews
to the local beat writers and most of the questions leaned towards the
future. Unfortunately, at this point the most interesting thing about
the 2-7 Browns is what will happen after the season is over.
In the NFL, the key to a successful team is having the right coach and quarterback. As Joe Banner told Mary Kay Kabot in the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
You can't win big without a great coach and a great quarterback, he
said. And frankly, if you have a great enough coach and quarterback, you
can afford to make a few more personnel mistakes. You've got to lock
So, for 2013, Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner have head coach at the top of the list for the “get it right” plan.
The last seven games of the Browns' season will determine if Pat Shurmur is that head coach. In the same interview,
Joe Banner said that the quarterback and general manager are tied for
second on the to-do list, so Brandon Weeden and Tom Heckert are under
the microscope as well....
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