Prep notes for Joe Banner’s next podcast.

Joe Banner has created a twitter account in a transparent bid to be noticed and then hired by some media outlet.  No doubt it will work as he brings just the right mix of insider crap and non-information to be as useless as same as 90% of national media types. 1. Obsequious Goodell praise, check. Give Roger Goodell a lot of...

If Bill O’Brien chooses Browns over Texans, he’s the wrong guy.

While listening to the same old sorry horseshit from Banner/Haslam in the background I decided to take a look forward to one of the more preposterous rumors currently floating: Bill O’Brien as the possible next head coach of the Browns.  ??!! This rumor persists in spite of the reporting that he is the top candidate for the Houston Texans’ job....

Analysis of Joe Banner’s first season.

For a team that’s won one game since early October, I read a lot of positive pieces and comments about Joe Banner’s work to date.  And while I appreciate some of the play on the field and believe Chud will be a good coach and note that the players are still working hard… the sanguine mood toward Banner seems curious....

The Banner Plan.

. I wrote a post Thursday/Friday that was triggered by the Trent Richardson trade.  It was emotional, hot, angry, pleading, salty.  But yet it seems its point was not made effectively.  I’ve read several responses to it where the reaction centers on the trading Trent Richardson (and what value the Browns got for him).  That not just misses the primary point...

Banner to Browns fans: EFF YOU; National Wags to Browns fans: Smarten up and be patient longer.

. Looking for at least one post that doesn’t tell you how fucking smart Joe Banner is?  Just one write-up that doesn’t tell you, Mr. Browns Fan, that you’re a petulant child for expecting a competitive team this year?  One piece that calls bullshit on the Banner regime’s performance to date?  And what in the hell does the Carmen Policy...

Breaking faith with Browns fans.

Speaking only for myself:  I found my Browns fan experience yesterday largely unchanged from past years.  How was yours? The CSAT numbers can’t be good; perhaps a note to the VP of Fan Experience is in order. Because, I kid you not, the Browns can afford such an executive although apparently they cannot afford a probowl, never-missed-a-start center.  (We’ll get...

Browns 2013 preview: The year of indifference.

. The Cleveland Browns had five wins last year.  They’ve had four wins or five wins in each of the last five seasons.  The recent Browns teams have been pursuing mediocrity in vain.  Average would be a step in the right direction for 2013.  Trending upward would be something to be excited for.  Fill some holes, get some luck, and...

The curious case of Alex Mack.

The problems with the Mangini-era drafts have been well documented.  (Not even gonna link.)  But less widely acknowledged is that he won the Sanchez trade. The actual trade was the Browns’ #5 pick in 2009 (Sanchez) for #21 (Mack), #52 (Veikune) plus Jets vets Coleman, Ratliff, and Elam, plus two trade-backs for late picks (Davis and Francies).  Never mind that...

How I would renovate Berea.

Brent Stehlik, Browns EVP-Revenue, tweeted out a picture last week showing how the some of the renovations of Berea are coming along.  The latest renovation was one of the first orders of business for the Banner regime after taking over.  As it was for the Mangini era prior to that.  And by the Lerners in 1999.  All this for a...

Joe Banner is gonna fix your uniforms with focus groups.

. Why do seemingly reasonable men turn into pompous asses when they take charge of the Browns’ operations? Carmen Policy.  Wins four Super Bowls as CEO with the 49ers; abruptly quits as Browns CEO under a cloud.* Mike Collins.  Marketing executive pulls sloppy back-channel power play to fire GM Phil Savage, gets fired himself. Mike Holmgren.  SB winning coach can’t be...

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