The Browns fired their head coach (Romeo Crennel, who used to be Bill Belichick’s defensive coordinator) and GM (Phil Savage, who worked under Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome) because things weren’t working out and they need to move into a new direction.
And what a new direction it is! Randy Lerner and the Browns are about to hire a brand new head coach (Eric Mangini, who used to be Bill Belichik’s defensive coordinator) and they’ll soon be interviewing their guy for the GM position (George Kokinis, who worked under Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome). Awesome.
In all seriousness, I have no idea if this will work. Mangini and Kokinis could very well turn the Browns around. They are their own men, Romeo and Phil have no direct bearing on readiness for the job(s). But if they fail, this go down as one of the dumbest decisions in a franchise who’s history is riddled with stupid decisions.
(also, LeBron traveled. It’s OK. He really did. If he would’ve made that move during the second or third quarter, they may not have had to come back from 14 points. Instead, they were content to just hoist jumpers and not challenge the Wizards inside. It’s not a good loss by any means, but it’s a long, long season. However, their recent level of play has not inspired confidence, especially with the showdown with Boston looming).