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Cleveland Browns jettison their Head Coach and General Manager

In a not so surprising move, the Browns move on from Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer...

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The Cleveland Browns are the epitome of dysfunction in today's NFL, as their ever changing management has shown over the past few years. The last 5 head coaches fired in the AFC North were all fired by the Browns, and their last 3 coaches have all lasted 2 years or less.

The drafting of Johnny Manziel was a prominent factor in the lack of success in Mike Pettine's tenure as head coach, as was the front office's choice not to bring in good receivers. The regular missing of draft picks by the front office is a very good reason for the dismissal of general manager Ray Farmer, but I felt like Pettine was not set up for success and should have been given more time to prove himself.

The impatience of owner Jimmy Haslam, and the rotating crew of head coaches make the Browns an extremely unattractive option to top head coaching candidates like Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, and the Browns will likely have to make do with a retread, or an under the radar candidate, as there are openings on teams with better track records like the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins.

We will have to wait and see how things progress, but the Browns will be starting over, and will be needing a new quarterback too with Manziel showing he is not very interested in playing in the NFL. Jared Goff is the top quarterback in the draft according to most analysts, so the likelihood is he will be playing in Cleveland for whichever coach is chosen to succeed Pettine.