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Browns will find coach, then GM

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01:13 PM ET 12.31 | As expected, new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner did not wait long to begin their overhaul of the franchise at the management level. The Browns promptly fired both head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert on Monday morning, joining several teams with new vacancies at those positions. Haslam and Banner met with the media on Monday morning shortly after the firing announcements were made. With two prime spots open, Haslam made it clear that the team would look for a new coach before hiring a personnel candidate to replace Heckert. Haslam told the assembled press in Cleveland that they would "begin very quickly to look for a new head coach first" and focus on the pool of GM candidates second.

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December 31, 2012  01:20 PM ET

Unless they already have one nailed down, picking a HC first has never proven to be a good idea.

December 31, 2012  01:29 PM ET

Maybe Rooney is giving him some tips on running a NFL franchise in the picture...

December 31, 2012  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Unless they already have one nailed down, picking a HC first has never proven to be a good idea.

Seemed like he had it backwards. The days of Bill Parcells like coaches are long gone. Players won't play for them.

December 31, 2012  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Unless they already have one nailed down, picking a HC first has never proven to be a good idea.

This.

With a team CEO who has been around for a while, this seems like a novice decision.

December 31, 2012  03:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Unless they already have one nailed down, picking a HC first has never proven to be a good idea.

and so continues Cleveland's era of stupidity

December 31, 2012  03:24 PM ET

They must have someone in mind that they want to hire as quickly as possible considering the vast number of job openings available in the league after today.

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December 31, 2012  03:42 PM ET

Why after fourteen years do you think that they would pull their heads out and look around?

December 31, 2012  04:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Why after fourteen years do you think that they would pull their heads out and look around?

Uh, new ownership?

December 31, 2012  04:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Unless they already have one nailed down, picking a HC first has never proven to be a good idea.

It's musical chairs time again. There are more teams looking for HCs right now than there are good HCs to fill the jobs. So, if a team futzes around looking for a GM, they may find themselves with Norv Turner, or rolling the dice on some college guy.

December 31, 2012  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Unless they already have one nailed down, picking a HC first has never proven to be a good idea.

Its the Browns Otis..did u expect them to do the right thing?

December 31, 2012  05:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Unless they already have one nailed down, picking a HC first has never proven to be a good idea.

Correct me if I'm wrong, didn't it work in Philadelphia?

December 31, 2012  05:12 PM ET

Besides, they aren't hiring a GM, they are getting a personnel director.

December 31, 2012  05:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They must have someone in mind that they want to hire as quickly as possible considering the vast number of job openings available in the league after today.

That's why your The Bishop!!!

December 31, 2012  06:22 PM ET

Happy New year!!

December 31, 2012  08:54 PM ET

Happy New Year Boys And Girls!!!

January 1, 2013  04:47 PM ET
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Correct me if I'm wrong, didn't it work in Philadelphia?

LOL depends on what you mean by "work"

January 2, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

LOL depends on what you mean by "work"

Good point, I meant made the playoffs more than once in 13 years.

 
January 2, 2013  08:23 PM ET

As far as I am concerned Haslam and Banner already made their first mistake....getting rid of Heckert. After YEARS of every pick the Browns made turning to crap, including most 1st rounders, they had a GM who was making great picks. So now just because they needed to change head coaches, they firing the GM. Should have picked a head coach with the understanding that Heckert will be GM. With Heckert selecting the talent, any good coach should be able to make it work. But instead we go the usual route of "Oh, we need to rid the entire old regimen" rather than keeping the parts that worked.....big mistake. Now we HOPE they find a GM as good.

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