I have stated over and over that the Clowns front office does the same thing and gets the same dismal results. Now the national media is repeating the same thing.
The Cleveland Browns’ decision to fire Freddie Kitchens on Sunday was met with head nods and chuckles.
Of course, it was time for Kitchens to go. Of course, he was in over his head.
But when word leaked Tuesday that general manager John Dorsey was in trouble and later got the ax too, well, those chuckles turned to deep sighs in Ohio.
Browns fans have seen this act before from team owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, who clearly want to win but have no idea how as they continue to put this fan base through a cruel and twisted football version of “Groundhog Day.”
Step One: The team underachieves.
Step Two: Haslam gets frustrated and impatient, someone (or some) get fired.
Step Three: A new hope gets hired, and expectations rise.
Step Four: Start back at Step One again.
I have been stating this repeatedly in this thread since 2015. We have people like GMdawg and Vambo who will tell you all is well. Do not worry. There is a plan. Clearly the only plan is to suck for the foreseeable future.
And so on, and so on it goes, which explains how, in an era of football when parity is a driving force of the league, the Haslams have accumulated a horrific record since they bought the Browns in October 2012.
Since 2013, the first full season the Haslams owned the team, Cleveland is 28-83-1. That’s a 25 percent winning percentage, about 16 percent behind what William Clay Ford Sr., the deceased patriarch of the Detroit Lions, posted as team owner from 1964-2013. That should explain how pathetic the Haslams’ winning percentage is, right?
Once again. I have stated this fact over and over again. Maybe now the Clowns fans will listen. smh.
And it’s a shame. The Browns are one of the NFL’s most historic franchises, a place where legends like Paul Brown, Jim Brown and Otto Graham thrived, and more importantly, won championships.
Of course, those championships came in the 1950s and ’60s. Since then, the Browns have not only failed to reach a Super Bowl — joining the Lions as the only non-expansion team to do so — they also employed the greatest coach of all time (Bill Belichick) and never reaped any of the benefits, went 0-16 in 2016 and implemented the single-worst uniform design in the NFL in 2015.
It’s time for this to stop.
All facts. All facts that I have stated over the years also. Not to pat myself on the back but. . . I am right. I was also right that the Clowns uniforms are terrible. And I am also right that its time for this to stop!
Now you all get it. Now you all see why I fight so hard for your behalf. Now you understand my frustration with your front office.
Now you can see why I sometimes proclaim. . Poor Clowns. Poor Clowns Indeed!