Jimmy Haslam addresses coaching search in letter to season ticket holders


– Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s open letter to season ticket holders, sent on January 15, 2014.


  • Chris Mc

    “We are strongly committed to finding the right person to coach the Cleveland Browns”.

    Can we have a season ticket holder ask Haslam what exactly it was that he did this time last year?

  • JHop

    Future column idea I’d like to see: when Gase gets hired as the next HC (definitely seems more like a ‘when’ than an ‘if’ t this point), and the organization has his introductory press conference, it’d be great to see how much of the reasoning/language behind the Gase hiring is the exact same as what they said/thought about Chud.

    “He has played and won at the highest level and had success there.”

    “His expertise is obviously on the offensive side of the ball.”

    “If you talk to people in the business, he is regarded as one of the brightest if not the brightest young minds in the business. He is tremendously innovative and, as you all know, Joe and I are very bottom line people, you look at the results.”
    I’d be willing to bet that each one of those lines is repeated near-verbatim.

  • mattc

    woohoo! we are keeping all five pro bowlers!! (assumes…..)

  • maxfnmloans

    The absence of the word “candidly” makes me think that perhaps this was written by PR lackeys and not Jimmy

  • 216in614

    Shouldn’t this be written in comic sans?

  • Better yet, why not wingdings? At least then it might be interesting to look at.

  • maxfnmloans


  • Garry_Owen

    Noting the draft picks doesn’t bother me at all. It’s presented as a selling point to a potential coach, not a statement of why the Browns are presently good; meaning, that coach could have a say in who is drafted and will have the opportunity to work with some good, new talent (in addition to the good, young talent that’s already here).

  • mgbode

    the wings are good but watch out for the dings

  • Bob

    Make the pain stop. Please….

  • Bob

    “We have had the opportunity to speak to a number of outstanding candidates”
    Don’t pander to me Haslam. I’m not expecting outstanding. I’ll settle for above average. Bring in a top 16 NFL HC and I’ll be content for a few years while you fine tune other areas of the team, than worry about optimizing our HC.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    You know the saying about assume right? It makes an a$$ out of u and me!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The new HC will have just as much say as his predecessor: very little! Don’t think for a reason these interviewees are dumb to that reality.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Jimmy “will” will the team to his kid!

  • cbrockman9

    Seems like a lot of ex post facto BS to me

  • “No QB, no coach make Browns fans something-something…”

  • Wow

    Candidly we have no idea who we want.

  • maxfnmloans

    one of my favorite episodes EVER

  • Right up there with “Homer Simpson’s BBBQ”. The extra B is for BYOBB!