Saying fans of the Cleveland Browns have to be frustrated is the understatement of the year.
Cleveland fired general manager Sashi Brown two days ago (just after 1 1/2 years on the job!). While I agree with the firing, I’m wondering why in the hell owner Jimmy Haslam allowed an baseball analytics dude in Brown to run his front office. If you want to win, you gotta have FOOTBALL people run the team (more on that in a minute). Now the Brownies have to start from scratch, AGAIN.
Since the Browns returned in 1999, they have had nine head coaches, eight general managers, and 23 starting quarterbacks. I’m starting to wonder if the Brownies are allergic to franchise stability.
But you know what, as much as this Steelers fan loves to have fun at the Brownies’ expense, there is light at the end of that long-ass tunnel.
Cleveland has 12 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. It has $58.9 million in cap space. And most importantly, they appear to have a competent football person running things.
The team hired John Dorsey from Kansas City, a man with a great track record. He was the director of college scouting in Green Bay when hey drafted Aaron Rodgers. While in Kansas City, he made the trade for Alex Smith and drafted Patrick Mahomes II.
Now do I think this guarantees the Browns will get it together? Nah. But I do think given the hire and draft assets moving forward, they have more options than before.
Maybe Dorsey brings in Smith to be the QB while they draft another to groom? Maybe draft that kid out of Missouri?
One thing is for sure: anyone who takes a job with the Brownies should rent…