Cleveland Browns scribbles: Far more to the changes than 'streamlining' the front office
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 12, 2014
Haslam added that he and Banner had been discussing this streamlining for two weeks. Scribbles in my notebook after yet another Browns firing: 1. The Browns had the same set up from the end of the 2012 season, when Banner and Lombardi took over the front office. If you are going to "streamline," you want the new front office to hire the coach. The sources said the change in the team’s structure with both coach Mike Pettine and new GM Ray Farmer reporting directly to Haslam is a fallout from the former system, which had everyone providing information to Banner.