Skip to comments.Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will fire Mike Pettine
Posted on 01/03/2016 9:57:30 AM PST by BenLurkin
immediately after the regular season ends. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has already made the decision to fire coach Mike Pettine, multiple sources say, and it is likely general manager Ray Farmer will be shown the door, as well. Pettine leaves after just two seasons full of quarterback movement and a woeful defense. Farmer likely will leave despite never hiring his own head coach.
Haslam has already laid the groundwork for the move, doing work on potential candidates and seeing who will be available to him.
It ends a tumultuous tenure for Cleveland, filled with dysfunction, in-fighting, failed player acquisitions and wasted draft picks. Members of the front office were barely on speaking terms with the coaching staff, while Haslam informed them he must be consulted on endless football decisions. Pettine asked Haslam face-to-face on Friday if he would return, and the owner said nothing. Pettine and his staff then understood it was over.
According to sources, the Browns are expected to interview Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase for the head-coaching job. Former Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone likely will be interviewed by the team, too.
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Please, please, please take Jay Cutler with him...
I admit to a certain perverse pleasure in picking out, before the end of the season, those coaches i call “The Doomed Ones.”
I’m hoping Tom Coughlin of the Giants will be one of them. The team has had a great run with him, but after 12 years it’s time for him to move on.
Yep, just keep firing coaches every year, Cleveland, that’s the way to build stability.....not.
Bet you still had one of those coaches you fired, now if only I could remember his name, I think it was Beli-something.
so the Browns will be starting all over...again...
maybe haslam should stay out of the war room and stop making demands the team select certain weak-armed QB’s with little pro-potential..
No fair picking Cleveland though, its kind of a gimmie.
I hate the use of the word “fire” with regard to letting coaches go. Quarterbacks don’t get fired they get benched. I would prefer the use of “make a change” at head coach.
>>Iâm hoping Tom Coughlin of the Giants will be one of them.<<
Same for Garrett, but that ain’t gonna happen now is it?
Nah, Jerry knows a good Puppet when he sees one.
I have read in some places he is “Doomed.”
A new regime usually means a new quarterback.
I have an idea. Get another overrated QB who loves to party and lie to his coaches.
It’s interesting to me that even though they won 2 SBs the Giants never really had a good year with Coughlin. Both SB runs started by sneaking into the playoffs at 9-7, with predictions of Coughlin’s termination early in the year. A really/ lucky playoff coach but a really bad regular season coach.
And stop talking to homeless people.
“given his walking papers”
“given the old heave-ho”
“tossed out on his ear”
“booted out the door”
“pointed to the exit”
“offered the opportunity to resign”
“went on unpaid status and asked not to come to the premises”
“invited to join another team”
It was the Ravens that fired Belichick, when they were just about to leave Cleveland. But your point about stability at Cleveland is well taken. They seem to make all the wrong moves, and then they realize it and make some more of them. I sometimes wonder if some cities just have trouble winning because of something intrinsic to the city, rather than the owners, coaches or players. San Diego seems to be the kind of town that can’t motivate a team to greatness. Cleveland seems destined for heartbreak, but move the team to Baltimore, and they win twice. Probably a whacky theory, but I think city plays a bigger part than people realize.
Sign at a Browns game:
REBUILDING SINCE 1964
you forgot the first part of that- trade back into the late part of round one (quinn/weeden/manziel)..
Too much sunshine and it’s right on the beach for a team in San Diego to win.
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