• Schiano’s candidacy created “major rift” between Banner and Haslam

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 13, 2014
    Banner wanted Lombardi gone, and yet Haslam wanted Banner gone, too. King writes at TheMMQB.com that Banner had strong opposition to the possible hiring of fired Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, while owner Jimmy Haslam was intrigued. No modern club in history has ever done what Haslam has. None. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had three coaches since 1969; the Browns have had three coaches since Haslam purchased the club . That is indeed Steinbrenn-ian. The Cleveland Browns interviewed Ken Whisenhunt for their head-coaching job in each of the past two Januaries, first after he was fired as Arizona’s head coach, and last month when he was employed as San Diego’s offensive coordinator.
    • Cleveland Browns and NFL Links: Peter King explains why Jimmy Haslam made changes

      Owner Jimmy Haslam had many good reasons to fire Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi.
      Source: cleveland.com
  • Banner, Lombardi clashed, so Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam canned both

    The details of the Cleveland Browns' second wave of mass firings has come out, and it appears as if team owner Jimmy Haslam just wanted to make his whole first-year mess go away. May Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that because former CE…
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi ended on bad terms with each other, and Browns owner Jimmy Haslam wiped out both

      Browns CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi ended on bad terms with each other, and Jimmy Haslam grew weary of the situation and fired both of them.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Two stooges down, one still standing and is Joe Banner the reason Ken Whisenhunt is not coaching the Browns? National Perspectiv

      The Cleveland Browns shocked the NFL with their front office shakeup. Tuesday morning. The moves created national headlines, with many writers chiming in, sharing their thoughts.
      Source: cleveland.com
  • Why The Browns Blew Up The Franchise … Again

    The Cleveland Browns interviewed Ken Whisenhunt for their head-coaching job in each of the past two Januaries, first after he was fired as Arizona’s head coach, and last month when he was employed as San Diego’s offensive coordinator. When Whisenhunt en…
    Source: CNNSI.com

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