Browns make quality hire in Dorsey, but Jackson's presence is problematic

Browns make quality hire in Dorsey, but Jackson's presence is problematic

Browns make quality hire in Dorsey, but Jackson's presence is problematic

While Brown stockpiled picks but didn't do a great job actually drafting players, he left behind many picks for Dorsey to build the roster with.

The swift, decisive move to hire a replacement appeared to be a positive, given the volatile situation the Browns constantly exist in.

In announcing he was firing Brown, Haslam also announced head coach Hue Jackson would return in 2018 for a third season.

Frustrations boiled over and now Brown is out of a job. On the same day that recently-minted athletic director Phillip Fulmer finalized a deal with Jeremy Pruitt to become the next Volunteers coach, the Browns fired executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown after less than two years and replaced him in about 12 hours with former Chiefs GM John Dorsey. Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction. We have begun the process of having productive conversations regarding leadership of our football operations and will provide further updates when appropriate. The Browns have two first-round picks in next year's draft and the team could have as much as $100 million in salary-cap space to help it rebuild.

What if Dorsey, should the Browns finish 0-16 and continue to fall apart in the second half, decides he wants to make a change at coach?

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

There have been multiple reports that the Browns did satisfy the requirements of the rule. We witnessed this with the botched trade of AJ McCarron from Cincinnati who many believe was Brown's undermining of the decision to acquire the backup quarterback.

Brown and Jackson appeared to be at odds over several roster decisions and Haslam figured his best course of action was to end the relationship rather than attempting to fix it.

Once upon a time, a struggling Browns franchise missed on Donovan McNabb. He previously worked in the front offices of the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks.

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