• Haslam claims Browns aren’t dysfunctional, with a straight face

    Summary of 12 articles · Updated Feb 12, 2014
    The owner repeatedly said the team isn’t dysfunctional, and he blamed the perception that the Browns are dysfunctional on the local media. And there’s good reason to be happy Haslam made this change. Haslam spoke in his news conference in a way that would have made the Governor of Tennessee proud, a man who just happens to be Haslam’s brother. Dysfunction junction: The Browns might have made the right move in jettisoning Banner and Lombardi, but the owner needs to stop blaming the media for fueling the perception the franchise is dysfunctional. This argument doesn't fly with Plain Dealer columnist Bill Livingston, who says Haslam is now entering the conversation with the Washington Redskins' Daniel Snyder and the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones as the most impetuous owner in the NFL. From Livingston: "If you were in business, I'd be the guy that you'd bring in to bring something back that was headed in the wrong direction as opposed to somebody who would continue to operate something that was doing reasonably well. That's just what I do better."
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      Source: cleveland.com
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      Source: ESPN.com
    • Jimmy Haslam's latest front-office shakeup is only proof of dysfunction to the media. Trust him - Bill Livingston

      More upheaval from the Browns' owner who preaches stability. But, guess who's fault that is? Certainly not that of the owner with the itchy trigger finger.
      Source: cleveland.com
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    Source: cleveland.com
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      In a major front-office shake-up by the Browns, former Eagles exec Joe Banner is victim of streamlined operation.
      Source: philly.com
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      Browns owner Jimmy Haslam acknowledged he's made some grave mistakes in his first 16 months as Browns owner. He's already wiped out two whole regimes.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Cleveland Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam redefines the term "trigger happy" - Bud Shaw

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      Source: cleveland.com
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  • Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: Shakeup will streamline the organization, set the stage for winning

    Haslam tells reporters that it was time to streamline the organization and that the old structure was cumbersome.
    Source: cleveland.com

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