Peter King: “Haslams don’t want to blow it up”

As the season winds down for the Cleveland Browns, many believe wholesale changes are coming once again for the organization.

One of the top national writers reported Monday morning that the Haslam family doesn’t want to do it but may have to do it.

Peter King’s weekly “Monday Morning Quarterback” article  mentioned about the looming changes for the Browns.

Man, Jimmy and Dee Haslam want to keep the front office and coaching staff for another year. They don’t want to blow it up again. But this iteration of the Browns is 1-27 with Green Bay and Baltimore at home, then Chicago and Pittsburgh on the road. My gut feeling is the Haslams will do something of either partial or complete deconstruction, and be miserable about it.

I think everyone can agree that no one really wants to see changes to the organization because it’s happened almost every two seasons since the team’s return in 1999 with the exception of Butch Davis and Romeo Crennel each getting four seasons.

But with a 1-27 record so far with this current regime of Sashi Brown, Paul DePodesta and Hue Jackson, some type of change needs to happen with the organization.

There’s been rumors swirling all season about the front office staying, the coaching staff staying, everyone staying or everyone going.

You also have the rumors about Peyton Manning coming in for some kind of role, presumably the President of Football Operations role which haven’t been denied by the Browns or Manning himself.

When Jimmy Haslam made the last regime change almost two years ago, he said it would be a “multi-year” rebuilding project. I’m pretty sure he didn’t mean it would only be two seasons but I also don’t think he thought it was going to be the worst start for a regime in NFL history.

There has been talent added to the roster after they teared it down to the foundation and getting rid of some talented veteran players who have gone on to contribute for playoff contending teams.

However, they’ve swung and missed on some play makers and of course at the quarterback position including Carson Wentz who is heading towards an MVP award in his second season.

People want to put the blame on the front office for botching the quarterback position but there’s enough blame to go around for everyone including Hue Jackson.

He’s done a poor job maximizing the talent that’s out there on the field. As a “offensive guru”, he’s not getting the ball to his playmakers like Duke Johnson, David Njoku and Corey Coleman.

His clock management and play calling has been some of the worst seen by a head coach in NFL history.

Running an option play on a 3rd and 11 early in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers was the one of the worst play calls I’ve seen since Pat Shurmur decided to run the ball with a fourth string tight end

NFL Network reporter and close Jackson friend Mike Silver said on NFL Network on Monday afternoon that while Hue Jackson could be coaching elsewhere next season, one of his colleagues mentioned the Bengals as a possibility to which Silver said “they’re very comfortable with him”.

Some type of change is needed and at this point I think we’d be better off blowing the whole organization up. If Haslam keeps things the way they are currently in-tact, then the fans should go full munity on the organization until further notice.


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