Obviously, the Browns have not yet achieved the turnaround we wanted for a franchise and the best fans in the NFL, who deserve it more than any other in sports. I know that turnaround is coming.
We worked hard. I am so grateful to the people I worked with throughout my four-plus years with the Browns, particularly the people I worked with the past two years. We embarked on a mission to rebuild the Browns for long-term, sustainable success. We were committed and aggressive in our approach, even if unorthodox at times. We made dramatic changes and put in place a foundation on which championships can be built.
I thank Dee and Jimmy and the rest of the Haslam family for taking a chance on me. And when that turnaround happens, wherever I am, I will smile – more than a little bittersweetly – and say, to myself, #8220;Go Browns!#8221;
La Canfora added that #8220;the failure to identify talent through the draft and free agency has driven a deeper wedge between the front office and various coaching regimes in Cleveland.#8221;
On Thursday, the first domino fell (again) as the Browns restart the clock on returning the franchise to respectability (again).
Over the last 10 years, the Browns have cycled thru Phil Savage, George Kokinis, Mike Holmgren, Tom Heckert, Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer and Sashi Brown as personnel chiefs.