Well yesterday was the Monday after the last game of the season, and per Cleveland’s usual, there’s much to talk regarding the Browns.
Oh Cleveland. You never cease to amaze me. I mean it’s not just Cleveland. Season disappointment has led to front office and sideline firings all over the NFL. So much so that NFL.com had a “‘Black Monday’ Tracker” under their “Hot Topic” section.
We all knew it was coming, but the Cleveland Browns made it official this morning when they announced that GM Tom Heckert and Head Coach Pat Shurmur had been relieved of their duties with the Browns. The statement released by the Browns made it very clear that they feel the firings are moving the Browns organization in the right direction. Here’s part of the statement:
“Ultimately our objective is to put together an organization that will be the best at everything we do. On the field, our only goal is trying to win championships. I have a great deal of respect for Tom and Pat, and I want to wish them and their families nothing but the best.”
Isn’t that nice? It sounds nice. But what does it really mean for Cleveland? It means that, once again, Cleveland’s front office has to shop for a new Coach and GM. Haslam said that they would hire a Coach before GM. Here’s hoping something good comes from all this firing