Cleveland Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam Taking Opposite Path to NFL Relevance than Randy Lerner

When owner Jimmy Haslam took over the struggling Cleveland Browns franchise, he did it with a league-recommended CEO in Joe Banner at the helm. The struggles and divide between their two philosophies took a while to boil to the surface, but it really came to a head this offseason, as the embarrassed owner parted ways with his right-hand man. Banner made it known at an early stage...
Via Buckeye State Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam stops just short of guaranteeing Alex Mack will be back

The Cleveland Browns are in the news today because many associated with the team were on the “orange carpet” last night for a local premier of Kevin Costner’s Draft Day movie. Mary Kay Cabot was there as well and she got some comments from Jimmy Haslam that back up much of what we’ve all been thinking recently about Alex Mack and his situation as a transition tag-ee. “We...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

ABC Cleveland affiliate wrongly reported the Jimmy Haslam was indicted

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; ABC 5 News in Cleveland wrongly reported that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has been indicted for his involvement in a rebate fraud scam that’s associated with his company Pilot flying J. Oops. ABC 5 then issued the following statement. A report erroneously posted on newsnet5.com earlier Friday...
Via Pro Football Zone
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam sounds like the Browns owner we always wanted

  Maybe 2013 will go down in Browns history as a strange outlier. Maybe we’ll all laugh about it as the trial by fire (of a thousand suns?) that Jimmy Haslam needed in order to figure out how to run a football team and be the kind of team owner he always envisioned becoming. After reading his latest Q&A with the media from the NFL meetings in Orlando, I’m starting to see...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam discusses relationship with Bill Parcells, role in NFL Draft

What a difference a year makes. About this time in 2013, Jimmy Haslam was reassuming his role as chairman of Pilot Flying J, placing the Cleveland Browns in the hands of Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi, and speaking only through press releases and legal filters. There was a point where the team he had just purchased was merely a line item within a world in disarray. Today, though still...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns NFL Mock Draft all seven rounds

Cleveland Browns owner, Jimmy Haslam, fired Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi. Now Ray Farmer takes over as the teams new General Manager. Prior to his position with the Browns, he was Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-2012 and a scout for the Atlanta Falcons from 2002-2006. Farmer takes over a team with plenty of upside. The Browns have picks, m...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam owner of the Cleveland Browns aiming to bring impact player to franchise

    Since the return of the Cleveland Browns in 1999, the organization has been one of the leagues absolute worst teams. From 1999 to 2013 the team has lost ten or more games, in 12 of the last 15 seasons, including six straight seasons of ten or more loses. Ready for this, from 1946 to 1995 prior to Cleveland hiatus the Browns had double digit losing seasons seven times total. Ea...
Via College2Pro.com
March 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Everyone in the Browns front office hated each other

Can’t you just feel the comfort oozing out of this picture? On Tuesday morning when the Cleveland Browns disseminated the changes that were taking place in Berea, it appeared to be wrath wrought in the wake of impulsive decisions made by an impatient billionaire. Turns out that Browns majority owner Jimmy Haslam III, rather than choosing sides, decided that he had had enough of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam FINALLY gets it right for the Browns

Today is Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. Mark this day on your calendars, Cleveland Browns nation! This day will be looked back upon as the day real progress was made.   This day, the Cleveland Browns took a huge step in the right direction. They finally accepted the fact that the front-office was the problem. It was not the players, which included many Pro-Bowlers. It was not the...
Via cover32 - Browns
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Buzz: Haslam made the right move

The Cleveland Browns and owner Jimmy Haslam set fire to the NFL world once again by announcing major front office shakeups in Cleveland on Tuesday. Haslam announced that CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi will no longer be with the organization. Lombardi will be stepping down from the head of football operations, and Banner will transition out of the CEO role over the next two months...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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