A great many Dallas Cowboys fan has long believed Jerry Jones is too hands-on as an owner, but Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns are here to remind us all that it could be much, much worse.
Less than a week into the offseason, the Cleveland Browns are having a rough go of it. Quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered rehab, wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for a year without pay for failing a test for alcohol and the team is facing the loss of a draft pick because general manager Ray Farmer is accused of illegally texting coaches during games.
Basically, the Browns are a mess. To say the relationship between the front office and the coaching staff is strained seems a massive understatement. And according to a report by Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports this week, many within the organization believe it all goes back to the owner Haslam who, one source said, is “like Jerry Jones, only without the football knowledge.”
“The guys on the business side want to run football operations,” the source told LaCanfora. “The GM wants to coach the team and have input on play calling. Jimmy calls the shots, and everyone is afraid of him with that quick trigger finger. If you stand up to Jimmy, he's done with you. Jimmy's own worst enemy is Jimmy."
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