Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

King Taharqa

Cleveland Browns sold

14 posts in this topic

The sale of the Cleveland Browns to Jimmy Haslam III has been unanimously approved by NFL owners.

Haslam bought the team from Randy Lerner for $1 billion, and the owners voted 32-0 Tuesday to approve the deal. Haslam was met with applause as he entered the room with the other team owners. Browns team president Mike Holmgren and incoming executive Joe Banner were not present at the meeting, according to NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Haslam, who built his fortune with Pilot Flying J truck stops, has been a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but divested that stock to buy the Browns.

Haslam and Lerner agreed to the sale in August just as training camp was opening. Haslam has said his mission is to bring winning football back to Cleveland; the Browns have made the playoffs once since returning to the NFL in 1999.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000080998/article/nfl-approves-cleveland-browns-sale-to-jimmy-haslam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its now being reported Mike Holmgren is no longer President of the Browns, effective immediately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And so begins another era of mediocrity for Cleveland

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quick fact: Haslam is a life long Steelers fan.

True Story!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upon hearing the news, Jerry Richardson smiled, realizing that if the Browns fetched $1B, his Panthers might be worth $1.5B... a nice profit...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sweet.

How do we get Richardson to put the team on the market.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And this will be the owner who will finally lead Cleveland back to prominence.

No really. This time for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Topics

  • Posts

    • We don't need Fournette to do the latter. He'd just fit it perfectly and could be a generational talent. There are other backs in this draft who could fit into a power run game built to utilize the play action and open up the intermediate and deep routes for Cam's big arm. We definitely should be adding some more short passing game into our offense, but not as a foundation of our offense. It should come from the slot position which hopefully is filled by the addition of Shepard or by a draft pick, ideally not a top 10 pick in McC or even at 40 though. If we want our offense to incorporate the short passing game as a feature then Cam needs to improve quite a bit there.
    • I think he lost weight will help get his speed back. He did look slowed last year. But he also had ankle problems and was beat up.  We need a traditional running game that can operate without Cam's own ability to run. Fournette and Stew would beat the piss out of a defense.  Receivers need to step up as does our OC.  Cam made some bad reads and held onto the ball a lot last year. But he knows how to ball.