• Chris Palmer, 1999: Cleveland Browns Coach Hire Rewind (Part 1)

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jan 11, 2013
    The Browns hired Chris Palmer on Jan. This was my first choice from the start," said Palmer, 49. After Chris Palmer was fired, Butch Davis took over in 2001. And that's what I think we did," Lerner said.And that is how Palmer, a virtual unknown to the organization a week ago, became the first coach Lerner has ever hired." He knows he’ll be a future ex-Browns head coach if, over the next five seasons, fans don’t find a reason to paint the town at least some shade of red.“I really didn’t realize that until it was mentioned to me before I came in here,” Crennel said at his introductory news conference.
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    • Pat Shurmur, 2010: Cleveland Browns Coach Hire Rewind (Part 5)

      Just like all of the rest, the Browns were optimistic when they hired coach Pat Shurmur.
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    • Eric Mangini, 2009: Cleveland Browns Coach Hire Rewind (Part 4)

      Eric Mangini rose from ball boy to head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
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    • Romeo Crennel, 2005: Cleveland Browns Coach Hire Rewind (Part 3)

      Romeo Crennel became the third coach hired by the Browns since 1999.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Butch Davis, 2001: Cleveland Browns Coach Hire Rewind (Part 2)

      Butch Davis became the second coach of the Browns (since 1999) but he could have been the first.
      Source: cleveland.com

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