Sport Jimmy Haslam's Biggest Mistake Was Hiring Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson Together

03:21  08 december  2017
03:21  08 december  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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Jimmy Haslam ’ s biggest mistake two years ago wasn’t making Sashi Brown captain of his personnel department. And it wasn’t hiring Hue Jackson to be his head coach. We ’ re here today—with Brown out in Cleveland—because he hired them together .

of owner Jimmy Haslam and remains unified with head of football operations Sashi Brown . BEREA — The Browns finally had their starting defense together and healthy Sunday against Lions 38, Browns 24: Hue Jackson says blame him after Cleveland falls apart late to drop to 0-9.

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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam voted to approve Oakland’s move to Las Vegas. Much like it is not fair to blame executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and head coach Hue Jackson for all the problems that have plagued this team over the years, it wasn’t Haslam ’ s fault that

Jimmy Haslam , Sashi Brown , and Hue Jackson need to get along for at least four years, thanks to Jimmy Haslam ' s track record. When asked about whether the Browns were built to win right now, Hue Jackson told the media this week that was a question for Sashi Brown .

Jimmy Haslam’s biggest mistake two years ago wasn’t making Sashi Brown captain of his personnel department. And it wasn’t hiring Hue Jackson to be his head coach.

We’re here today—with Brown out in Cleveland—because he hired them together.

The Browns are starting over again, for the fourth time in Haslam’s five years as owner, thanks to an inability to see the one thing that takes down more teams than anything else on a consistent basis. Cleveland’s football operation wasn’t aligned, the same reason it went sideways under the last two regimes, and this time, Haslam should’ve been able to see it coming all the way from Knoxville.

In Brown, the Browns brought aboard an analytically-driven, outside-the-box business-side-bred executive to put together the roster. In Jackson, they hired an old-school coach who’s spent 30 years teaching the game, and was wildly successful, over the four years previous to his arrival, working for one if the NFL’s most old-fashioned franchises, in Cincinnati.

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BEREA, Ohio -- Sashi Brown agreed with Hue Jackson that the front office and coaching staff are in sync despite their 1-19 mark and a national report to the contrary. Brown reaffirmed that owner Jimmy Haslam is supportive.

The Browns added another chef to the Kardiac Kitchen on Wednesday, hiring Hue Jackson to serve as head coach. While owner Jimmy Haslam specifically mentioned executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown , chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta, outside search consultant Jed

Philosophically, scouting and coaching were inevitably going to butt heads. And a team can best overcome that if it’s in a position to win quickly, because winning has a way of pulling people together to work out their differences. But Cleveland was in shambles when Brown was elevated and Jackson was hired—and needed a full-on football facelift.

Predictably, it didn’t take long for problems to surface.

Two months in, Brown and the personnel staff drew a hard negotiating line (again, those numbers) and lost free agents Alex Mack, Mitchell Schwartz, Travis Benjamin, and Tashaun Gipson, among others, as a result. A month after that, the Browns traded down in the draft, and in many cases out into future drafts in an effort to amass capital. And therein, festered the problem.

The NFL’s version of The Process was underway, and through it there was very little question that EVP of football operations Sashi Brown was doing a bang-up job of building an asset warchest that would make Sam Hinkie blush. And the haul now looks great on paper, and may look even better a few years down the line. But in the end, he couldn’t swiftly enough give his coaches what they really wanted.

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I am all for stability and moving forward together but Hue Jackson is NOT the guy to do it with. I never thought I’d say this but Sashi Brown is even worse than Matt Millen was . It must be clear to everyone by now that while Jimmy Haslam is a billionaire, he hasn’t got a clue what he is doing at the

In the end, Sashi Brown couldn't give Jimmy Haslam what he wanted quickly enough, so the Browns ' owner pulled the plug on the Cleveland process. NFL. Mmqb. Jimmy Haslam ' s Biggest Mistake Was Hiring Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson Together . Quickly.

He couldn’t give them enough players quickly enough.

Privately, the results were what you’d expect—competitive coaches were unhappy with the state of the roster and the limited chance they were being given to win on a week-to-week basis—and animosity building as a result.

Drafting Myles Garrett, something the coaches wanted from the start, gave the two sides of the building one moment of compromise in 2017, but it was fleeting. And everything only worsened in October, when Brown failed to land one of the two quarterbacks that Jackson wanted—Jimmy Garoppolo and A.J. McCarron.

There was a perceived lack of aggression in pursuing Garoppolo—Cleveland wanted Garoppolo in the spring but was told he was unavailable, then sat on the sideline as he went to the Niners on Oct. 30. It was, even moreso, the way that the trade for McCarron, whom Jackson worked with in Cincinnati, was botched, leaving the coaches fuming.

All the while, Brown carried out his plan to build through the draft, by building up a huge margin-for-error with creative moves like dealing for Brock Osweiler’s contract and getting a second-round pick as a result. But the team was losing, and a coaching staff, which was skeptical of the analytics experiment and impatient with a slow process that left the roster with gaping holes, eventually had enough.

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In Cleveland Browns chatter, one scribe believes Sashi Brown ’ s job is more in jeopardy than that of head coach Hue Jackson ’ s . Owner Jimmy Haslam hired the team lawyer to head up the football operations department.

Hue Jackson got testy during news conferences last week when asked whether he advocated drafting Deshaun Watson, and now we know why. Jackson apparently didn’t want to throw his boss, Sashi Brown , under the team bus.

That’s not to exonerate anyone, but it’s clear that the greatest miscalculation was made by the man who matched two diametrically opposed philosophies in the two most important positions on the football side of his franchise.

If there’s a glimmer of hope to be had here, John Dorsey’s name was the first to surface in the Browns’ looming GM search. And that has little to do with Dorsey’s credentials. It’s all about who he is.

As I understand it, Haslam has been working for over two weeks on a potential overhaul. At first, he was looking, with Brown, at the idea of adding a strong, old-school voice to help run the personnel side. Then, after some research, he made the decision to just pull the plug on Brown.

The fact that Dorsey’s name (and I’m told the Browns are looking at Dorsey hard now) is here is a tacit acknowledgement that Haslam sees what he should’ve two years ago—coaching and scouting have to be aligned. Dorsey is an old on-the-road scout, with a belief system that lines right up with Jackson’s. Short of the moonshot of landing Peyton Manning (he and Haslam are close), this one actually makes sense.

And it shouldn’t be lost either that this offseason will be about picking players, with the assets in place. Cleveland will likely have the first pick, and be in position to take a quarterback there, and that’s just part of a haul that includes five picks in the first two rounds, 12 in the first six rounds, and over $100 million in cap space.

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Hue Jackson got testy during news conferences last week when asked whether he advocated drafting Deshaun Watson, and now we know why. Jackson apparently didn’t want to throw his boss, Sashi Brown , under the team bus.

Jimmy Haslam : Opening statement: “I think we are off to a good start with the first two days. On why Jackson , Brown and DePodesta are the right guys for this team: “First of all, they are good people. Sashi ( Brown ), AB and Paul will be involved, but it will be Hue ’ s call at the end.

It couldn’t be more obvious, looking at all of that, that there are a lot of big decisions coming for the Browns over the next six months.

But the biggest ones come now. Because if Cleveland can’t avoid the missteps it took two years ago, the rest—as people there know well by now—probably won’t matter.

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