Browns Fire Executive VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown

They might be 0-12 on the season and just fired former executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and his staff, but they have already found a GM replacement: former Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.

Dorsey essentially lost a power struggle with Reid.

"All the people I talk to about Hue, they love Hue", Dorsey said Friday. Dorsey might do very well with this opportunity. Needless to say, it will be interesting to find out whether Jackson makes good on his tease of hiring an offensive coordinator next season.

That arrangement, while not uncommon, can cause problems when things aren't going well, as the Browns know all too tell. Owner Jimmy Haslam has stated that head coach Hue Jackson will be back in 2018, despite only having one win with the team in almost two full seasons.

The Cleveland Browns have hired a new general manager.

Jackson being safe at this time is something of a surprise given the context of the winless campaign but, in the end, it appears that Cleveland's leadership decided it was the roster, not the coaching, that is dooming the Browns at this point.

Meanwhile, rookie safety Jabrill Peppers (toe) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Maybe Dorsey took the job knowing all of this, and is OK with it.


Don't get us wrong: This structure can, and does, work.

Along with losing, the Browns have been consistent in front-office and coaching shake-ups.

There have also been several reports that the Browns have been talking to Dorsey for weeks.

By committing to the coach, we wonder if Haslam has really learned his lesson from all of the past losing, and all of the past behind-the-scenes bickering.

First, as one of Tennessee's most influential boosters, Haslam was caught in the middle of one of the wackiest coaching searches in college football history.

Frustrations boiled over and now Brown is out of a job.

It's no given he will, but the early signs indicate he's registered the Browns' biggest victory in 2017.

But Jackson shouldn't emerge from this mess unscathed.


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