Tag Archives: front office

Cutting Kruger exemplifies new Browns way

The Browns’ release of veteran OLB Paul Kruger qualifies as a surprise, but it perfectly fits the new braintrust’s strategy for preparing the team for sustained success. In our contest last week to predict the final 53-man roster, every single entry included Kruger, despite his age (30), salary ($6.5 million), and diminished production (2.5 sacks, […]

Browns gain upper hand with trades down

trades down

Let’s break down the two trades that netted the Browns WR Corey Coleman and a slew of extra draft picks. This chart shows the hypothetical value of those picks according to two methods, the time-honored Jimmy Johnson draft value chart, and a more recent measure that values the historical perfomance of drafted players in the […]

Roster turnover already tops Banner era

The release of starting strong safety Donte Whitner tells us that even in the month following free agency, the process of pruning the Browns roster of highly-paid players that don’t fit well into the long-term plans continues apace. Whitner wishes that the move, if it was inevitable, would have been made earlier, so he’d be […]

Browns head coach search status

Browns head coach search

The Browns head coach search remains in progress, seven busy days following the firing of second-year man Mike Pettine. I’ll use this space to update the state of the search, based on both official and reported developments. So here’s a list of the candidates, with the strongest and most likely contenders nearest the top: Bengals […]