We never stripped the team to the bone before and build through the draft. It is One and a half years in their plan and I do like the progress.
This is the part most overlook. This is not like a typical "rebuild" in the manner that we and most every other team who has rebuilt has done. This is more like a restoration. Like taking daddy's old family car and stripping it down to bare metal and restoring it to what it used to be, Shinny and Fast.
It's not going to be done in 21 days. Counting only game days that's how long it's been. It's likely to take 32 days to make it look Shinny and Fast, at least enough to be competitive. Good enough to make it hard to predict the outcome of most games. That would be at the end of the 4th season. Shinny and Fast.
Of course, that will call for keeping the coaching regime and FO as they are now. There is room for some tweaking but too big of a change can wreck the whole thing, making it more like one of our past "rebuilds" that stutter mid-step.
Haslem's Browns took a huge gamble in tearing it down so far in order to start from scratch and build toward competitive. Of course they need more time. It's hard to believe that this early in the process so many fans are crying out for major changes in either the coaching or FO. It's not surprising. Vers called it way early on. Some argued with him. But it's the Browns fans way.
They've been fed, starting with Modell, a new coach bringing high hopes every two years that they become uncomfortable if the results aren't sudden. The high hopes never materialize because before they can it is stopped and restarted. The fans have been raised to not give a coach time to finish what he started.
They quickly yearn for the high hopes again. They're used to getting that every two years. They feel so much more comfortable living in high hopes than in watching the pain of work pay off.