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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Wealth of talent, draft choices allow Cleveland Browns to pay six former coaches $49 million -- for not working   (cleveland.com) divider line 27
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2014-01-04 12:31:03 PM
Hell, Dan Snyder can say that about one player.
 
2014-01-04 02:26:25 PM
I am willing to not work for for the Browns, and I'm willing to take only $500,000.00 a year for 4 years. And I'm willing to not even move to Cleveland to do that.
 
2014-01-04 03:40:30 PM

teto85: I am willing to not work for for the Browns, and I'm willing to take only $500,000.00 a year for 4 years. And I'm willing to not even move to Cleveland to do that.


You haven't farked up enough.

I think it's somewhat funny.  "We think you're not good enough and we don't want you to work for us anymore.  Further, we will pay you money to not work for our competitors either."
 
2014-01-04 03:55:02 PM
On the other hand, those coaches have all coached the Cleveland Browns - a job that eats at your soul in ways that don't translate to dollars.
 
2014-01-04 03:56:58 PM

Mister Peejay: I think it's somewhat funny.  "We think you're not good enough and we don't want you to work for us anymore.  Further, we will pay you money to not work for our competitors either."


If anything, it should be the other way around.  "We'll give you a million a year to coach somewhere else--double that if it's an AFC North team."
 
2014-01-04 04:27:32 PM
"In contrast, the rest of the AFC North has fired just two coaches -- Dick LeBeau (Cincinnati), Brian Billick (Baltimore) -- since 2001."

I think they need to reword that to "head coaches"  Marvin Lewis and John Harbaugh have fired a few coaches since their times in charge.  Plus if public opinion holds any sway, Todd Haley will be next on the chopping block.
 
2014-01-04 05:17:44 PM
Haha.

/haha
//hahaha
 
2014-01-04 05:41:23 PM
The articles that have been bouncing around said that as of the end of this year the Browns will have paid out about $16 million of the $49m worth of contract fulfillment.  I really hope these coaches are deferring the payouts into something that's gaining interest.
 
2014-01-04 05:59:13 PM

degenerate-afro: "In contrast, the rest of the AFC North has fired just two coaches -- Dick LeBeau (Cincinnati), Brian Billick (Baltimore) -- since 2001."

I think they need to reword that to "head coaches"  Marvin Lewis and John Harbaugh have fired a few coaches since their times in charge.  Plus if public opinion holds any sway, Todd Haley will be next on the chopping block.


The Browns have fired the last 4 head coaches in their division. That's a heck of a run. Still Not Detroit though
 
2014-01-04 06:40:40 PM

degenerate-afro: Plus if public opinion holds any sway, Todd Haley will be next on the chopping block.


You can't fire Todd Haley. You can try, but he'll just call a bubble screen on the next three consecutive plays.
 
2014-01-04 06:40:52 PM

degenerate-afro: "In contrast, the rest of the AFC North has fired just two coaches -- Dick LeBeau (Cincinnati), Brian Billick (Baltimore) -- since 2001."

I think they need to reword that to "head coaches"  Marvin Lewis and John Harbaugh have fired a few coaches since their times in charge.  Plus if public opinion holds any sway, Todd Haley will be next on the chopping block.


I'm struggling to verify this, but I don't think the Browns have held the same Head Coach, OC and DC for two years since their inception. There's always at least one getting replaced.
 
2014-01-04 07:49:54 PM
degenerate-afro * * Smartest * Funniest 2014-01-04 04:27:32 PM "In contrast, the rest of the AFC North has fired just two coaches -- Dick LeBeau (Cincinnati), Brian Billick (Baltimore) -- since 2001." I think they need to reword that to "head coaches" Marvin Lewis and John Harbaugh have fired a few coaches since their times in charge. Plus if public opinion holds any sway, Todd Haley will be next on the chopping block.
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Good lord, I hope so. Todd Haley is god awful. The only reason Roethlisberger was any good this year was because he ran the no huddle a lot and thus, called his own plays. His plays were (usually) good. Haley's? Awful.

But at least we're not the Browns!

HAHAHA.
 
2014-01-04 08:19:20 PM
Is this the thread where Browns fans throw a hissy fit about the meany-weenie Fark mods always picking on their beloved  Cowboys Browns?
 
2014-01-04 08:51:16 PM

Mister Peejay: teto85: I am willing to not work for for the Browns, and I'm willing to take only $500,000.00 a year for 4 years. And I'm willing to not even move to Cleveland to do that.

You haven't farked up enough.

I think it's somewhat funny.  "We think you're not good enough and we don't want you to work for us anymore.  Further, we will pay you money to not work for our competitors either."


Even better, unless there's offset language, these guys can get a check elsewhere (granted, not likely as HC - Andy Reid is an aberration) AND still pick up money from the Browns in the same year. As players have - Delhomme making 7 mil * from the Browns while collecting 12 * from the Panthers in the same year.

/*or something like that - not sure I've remembered 100% correctly and don't care enough about the Browns to hit Google and find out.
 
2014-01-04 09:35:49 PM
It's OK Cleveland, you still have Anthony Bennett.
 
2014-01-04 10:25:11 PM
The Browns have as many postseason yards as Trent Richardson this year. And one fewer turnover!
 
2014-01-04 10:37:12 PM

IAmRight: The Browns have as many postseason yards as Trent Richardson this year. And one fewer turnover!


Trent Richardson, however, is still playing.
 
2014-01-04 10:41:52 PM

steveGswine: IAmRight: The Browns have as many postseason yards as Trent Richardson this year. And one fewer turnover!

Trent Richardson, however, is still playing.


For a given value of "playing", maybe... If he hadn't cost them a 1, anyone doubt that he'd have been cut already?
 
2014-01-04 10:50:11 PM

EnormousGreenRageMonster: steveGswine: IAmRight: The Browns have as many postseason yards as Trent Richardson this year. And one fewer turnover!

Trent Richardson, however, is still playing.

For a given value of "playing", maybe... If he hadn't cost them a 1, anyone doubt that he'd have been cut already?


I've a feeling Richardson is going to be a much more respectable running back next year.

I *am* sort of waiting, though, for Cleveland to pick up Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown for peanuts in free agency this offseason.
 
2014-01-04 11:02:33 PM

steveGswine: EnormousGreenRageMonster: steveGswine: IAmRight: The Browns have as many postseason yards as Trent Richardson this year. And one fewer turnover!

Trent Richardson, however, is still playing.

For a given value of "playing", maybe... If he hadn't cost them a 1, anyone doubt that he'd have been cut already?

I've a feeling Richardson is going to be a much more respectable running back next year.

I *am* sort of waiting, though, for Cleveland to pick up Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown for peanuts in free agency this offseason.


One of them gets hurt in preseason, the other averages 2.8 yards per carry?
 
2014-01-04 11:15:29 PM
That's $49 million spent on coaches who were all chasing a star QB.  None of them could find one.
 
2014-01-04 11:19:15 PM

EnormousGreenRageMonster: For a given value of "playing", maybe... If he hadn't cost them a 1, anyone doubt that he'd have been cut already?


And since he wasn't out there after that one carry, he may not be playing.
 
2014-01-05 12:53:31 AM

degenerate-afro: "In contrast, the rest of the AFC North has fired just two coaches -- Dick LeBeau (Cincinnati), Brian Billick (Baltimore) -- since 2001."

I think they need to reword that to "head coaches"  Marvin Lewis and John Harbaugh have fired a few coaches since their times in charge.  Plus if public opinion holds any sway, Todd Haley will be next on the chopping block.


And, of course, if they're being fully honest, they probably should put in the fact that Bill Cowher retired. So, in the timespan from 2001 to now, the Browns have had 5 coaching changes (not counting Robiskie's interim term), while each of the other teams of the AFC North have had 1.
 
2014-01-05 01:02:43 AM

Troy McClure: That's $49 million spent on coaches who were all chasing a star QB.  None of them could find one.


Unfortunately, that's a tendency that extends to the front office. Instead of truly trying to sustain success, they keep trying to catch lightning in a bottle and ride that wave down. And the Browns did catch lightning in a bottle once. Problem was, Derek Anderson's second season was his undoing, and Romeo Crennel's.
 
2014-01-05 03:34:57 AM

IlGreven: degenerate-afro: "In contrast, the rest of the AFC North has fired just two coaches -- Dick LeBeau (Cincinnati), Brian Billick (Baltimore) -- since 2001."

I think they need to reword that to "head coaches"  Marvin Lewis and John Harbaugh have fired a few coaches since their times in charge.  Plus if public opinion holds any sway, Todd Haley will be next on the chopping block.

And, of course, if they're being fully honest, they probably should put in the fact that Bill Cowher retired. So, in the timespan from 2001 to now, the Browns have had 5 coaching changes (not counting Robiskie's interim term), while each of the other teams of the AFC North have had 1.


The article is about fired coaches and having to pay them still. Why include data for coaches who retired and were then owed no monies?
 
2014-01-05 02:36:56 PM

IlGreven: Troy McClure: That's $49 million spent on coaches who were all chasing a star QB.  None of them could find one.

Unfortunately, that's a tendency that extends to the front office. Instead of truly trying to sustain success, they keep trying to catch lightning in a bottle and ride that wave down. And the Browns did catch lightning in a bottle once. Problem was, Derek Anderson's second season was his undoing, and Romeo Crennel's.


And Chud's. He was the offensive coordinator.
 
2014-01-05 06:14:56 PM

IlGreven: Troy McClure: That's $49 million spent on coaches who were all chasing a star QB.  None of them could find one.

Unfortunately, that's a tendency that extends to the front office. Instead of truly trying to sustain success, they keep trying to catch lightning in a bottle and ride that wave down. And the Browns did catch lightning in a bottle once. Problem was, Derek Anderson's second season was his undoing, and Romeo Crennel's.


You can't really talk about sustaining success when there never has been success to sustain.
 
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