Had conversations last night with Browns fans who said, good riddense. Not unexpected. I'm not so cynical. His leaving town, with the team at the time he did was a heart breaker, sports wise, no doubt. Just..sports wise. He kicked Bellichik to the curb, one of the best coaches in nfl history..maybe. Having an actual HOF QB helps a lot. Nobody knows the blah, blah, blahs of the G.O.A.T nonsense comparisons. ALL conjecture. The worse thing about it to those paying attention to the realities of it was something that is more tangible. Ozzie Newsome going to Baltimore...arguably one of the G.O.A.T front office directors was the worst of it, by far. You can take away a coach, we'll find another just as good, you cn take away an owner, no big deal, but dont take away the guy responsible for bringing in the talent in a game made up of "who has the best talent". Baltimore going to the Super Bowl directly after the move was tough to swallow. A direct result however of Ozzie and his staff of talent evaluators. Any coach could have done the same as Brian B.
I love football, it's a great game. However, it's just a stinking game.
A fast talking AD executive responsible for much of the NFL growth, who could not battle in the NFL in it's Corporate evolution, for various reasons, many of his own doing and many not so much.