Jim Brown! Why?

I need to get a couple things off my chest.

Most people who follow The Cleveland Sports Flow already know that I think Eric Mangini can be a good coach. I have stuck up for him and pointed out numerous facts and opinions on why I feel the way I do. With that said, I do believe he will be fired, but not just yet.

Chris Mortensen reported on ESPN news last night that if the Browns lose to Detroit, Eric Mangini will be fired next week. Well I can almost guarantee that won’t happen. Who would run this team? Randy Lerner and Rob Ryan? I don’t think so. The point is, until a president and/or a GM is hired don’t plan on Eric being fired. Even if Casserly or Holmgren were hired today they would need at least a couple weeks to evaluate the staff and players before any major decisions were made.

Right now there are a couple of rumors out there about the Browns next leader. One of them says that Charley Casserly, former Houston Texans and Washington Redskins GM has been hired by the Browns as the next President and GM, and will be announced in the next 72 hours.

I don’t buy it but anything is possible with Randy Lerner.

Would Casserly be a good hire? Hard to say. He has definitely had his ups and downs but the one thing that stands out the most to me after reading the good and bad is the draft he put together in 2006. He drafted Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans and Owen Daniels. That’s 3 pro bowlers in one draft. A draft like that could easily turn a 3 or 4 win team into an 8 or 9 win team.

Which would be great for Cleveland.

The one thing I don’t like about the rumor of Casserly is that he’d be president and GM. This team needs to get with the program and do things the right way and install a chain of command and get Lerner completely out of the picture.

Now to my melt and the point of this whole post.

On Tuesday it was reported that Randy Lerner was interviewing Mike Holmgren, and that’s great, I’m glad to see him being active and trying to get something done. The thing that bothers me is that it was Jim Brown who opened his mouth when obviously Lerner is trying to keep things hush hush.

My question is why is Jim Brown still part of this organization?

I appreciate what Jim did for this organization as a player. I respect his accomplishments and the joy he brought Browns fans but I have no idea why he is on the Browns payroll.

It’s obvious that Jim Brown doesn’t know how to think before he speaks or keep his mouth shut. He is constantly bringing more negative attention to this already depressing organization. From him talking about who Randy is interviewing to calling the NCAA “the most ridiculous organization in the country” or calling out Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan about their lack of effort in social activism. There are so many more examples, i just don't have that much time.

Give it a rest Jim, you’re a wife beater and a black eye to the Browns organization.

Whom ever takes control of this organization, I hope they make getting rid of Jim Brown one of their first priorities. What this organization needs is solid stand up individuals that lead by example and hand out good advice. Not people who constantly bring bad press to this town.

If I were a superstitious person, I would blame him for the curse of Cleveland.

BTW. Congratulations DPM on your failed brown out. You can thank yourself when you get treated like Art Modell in Cleveland Browns Stadium for the rest of your life.

If you were wondering, that yellow sign says Duck Fawg Pound Mike. Classic.


  1. Hey, look who finally realized that there's no possible way Mangini can survive this.

    Jim Brown is Jim Brown. He's old school and he isn't afraid to say what's on his mind. He's from a different era, an era when this team was the most successful franchise in all of football. I'm glad he said what he said because it let the fans know that Lerner was serious about bringing somebody in.

    How much of this has to do with you not wanting Holmgren to take over the football operations? If Jim Brown leaked that somebody else was being interviewed would you still be all over him?

  2. One more thing...

    We need a head coach who IS a good coach NOW. Not a guy who "can be a good coach".

  3. None of it has to do with me not wanting Holmgren to take over. I honestly don't hate the idea. I just get tired of Jim Brown opening his mouth when he has no place to do so. He's an a**.

    Also, just because i think Mangini will be fired doesn't mean i think its a good idea. Almost anytime a team gets a new president and gm the coach doesn't hang around for very long.

    Like i said before. If Mangini sticks to coaching only, he is a good coach.

    Actually when Holmgren tried to coach and gm in seattle he failed and was stripped of his gm duties after a couple of years. If hired he may understand the mangini situation and keep him on board.

  4. If Mangini was able to focus only on coaching and not micro-managing every aspect of the organization he would still be a bad coach because he can't sell the players on his process and he makes horrible decisions.

  5. bull. he did a pretty good job coaching that NYJ's team that Rex Ryan can't win with.

    The players must buy into something if half of them came from NY and signed with him.

    Do you forget this man was dubbed "Mangenious"?

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