Sunday, January 03, 2016
Browns fire GM, coach
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam fired General Manager Ray Farmer and Head Coach Mike Pettine. Pettine was in Cleveland for 2 seasons. Farmer had his job for 1 year.
Since the NFL gives equal money to every team and better draft picks to the teams with the worse records, the only difference between teams is managemet, starting with Haslam.
The Browns have been a mess since becoming an expansion team in 1996 after the real Browns went to Baltimore with owner Art Modell and Ozzie Newsome became a draft wizard.
Farmer joined the organization in March 2013 as the Assistant General Manager and was promoted to General Manager in February 2014.
Pettine was named the 15th full-time head coach of the Browns on January 23, 2013. In two full seasons with the team he compiled a 10-22 record.