And you thought Daniel Snyder was out of control. Snyder seems somewhat timid in comparison to what the Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is doing. At least Mike Shanahan got four seasons to try get his program winning. Haslam recently fired former head coach, Rob Chudzinski after only one season, and that was before firing Pat Shurmur after only two.
To top that off, Haslam has now fired his CEO Joe Banner and also his GM Mike Lombardi after one season as well. Haslam has promoted Ray Farmer to be his new GM, and Farmer apparently took no part in hiring new Browns head coach Mike Pettine. And this places Pettine in a precarious situation of having to work for a man who didn’t hire him.
Pettine may end up wishing he’d stayed in Buffalo, because if the Browns aren’t close to .500 next season, Farmer might look to fire Pettine and bring in his own guy. It’s no wonder the Browns had so much trouble trying to hire a new head coach this off-season. And some media pundits and fans thought Mike Shanahan got a raw deal from Daniel Snyder.
Snyder has calmed down considerably since his days of sacking Marty Schottenhiemer after one 8-8 season. And as bad a Shanahan thought he had it working for Snyder, it had to have been considerably better than what Shurmur, Chudzinski, and Mike Pettine will now have had to endure working for Jimmy Haslam.