BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns overhauled the front office and coaching staff during the offseason ahead of the 2016 season, but the multitude of changes did little, in the short-term, to help the organization change their fortunes.
With coach Hue Jackson and executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown in charge, the Browns struggled their way to a franchise-worst 1-15 record in 2016, and it took until the second-to-last game of the year for Cleveland to get that one victory. And yet, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is confident the organization is going in the right direction.
“I think it might be more appropriate to go back and say what lessons can you take from the beginning, and I think the most important thing you have to do in any organization is get the right people in place,” Haslam said.
“I think that’s why we feel good now because we feel we have the right people in place with the individuals we mentioned.”
Knowing there were plenty of questions about cohesion between the front office and coaching staff because of pre-draft reports citing anonymous sources who said one half of the…
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