The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise, we need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster.
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a high-profile big booster for the University of Tennessee and his name was brought up often in the coverage of the Volunteers' seemingly endless search to find a new head football coach.
That would be ideal in the harmonious sense, but it would make us question why the new GM would think that was the reasonable course of action.
A lot of that was on Brown, who did a great job of collecting assets and a poor job of utilizing them. Coach Hue Jackson is keeping his - for now. We have begun the process of having productive conversations regarding leadership of our football operations and will provide further updates when appropriate.
Our concern is that by keeping Jackson, the Browns could have yet another tumultuous situation behind the scenes, since the coach doesn't seem to mind if those close to him serve as sources of information that makes him look at smart as possible.
WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Brown's poor drafting record played a key role in the team's decision.
In releasing Britt less than a year into his contract, the Browns will take a $5,625,000 cap hit.
ESPN was first to report Brown's dismissal. Jackson, though, took a much different approach with the media on Thursday in the wake of Brown's dismissal.
Recently, the Browns failed to execute a trade with Cincinnati for quarterback AJ McCarron.
Once upon a time, a struggling Browns franchise missed on Donovan McNabb.
"My focus of coming here to the Cleveland Browns is to coach the football team and help get this organization turned around", Jackson said. He previously worked in the front offices of the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.