Originally Posted by Beast_from_East
The guy didnt do hardly anything that would be considered "GM duties" with the Cowboys, so I dont really get how Cleveland wanted him so bad. Seems his greatest claim to fame was being involved in building the stadium.
Am I missing something here?
The NFL is a business. Wouldn't you want people involved with the league's most valuable franchise working for your business?
While they are the Browns, they have a very loyal following. And they are a pretty well-to-do franchise given the economic climate of Cleveland and how poorly they have been playing. If I were the owner, the first priority would be to start winning again, but that would follow with being ahead of the game to capitalize upon that financially.