Should NFL step in and force Cleveland Browns for new ownership?
The Cleveland Browns are a mess of an organization.
The Cleveland Browns are once again the worst team in the NFL season. They are 0-8 so far this season and it is very possible they go 0-16 this season. Cleveland went 1-15 last season.
I decided to bring up this question - Should the NFL force the owners of the Browns to sell the team? Jimmy and Dee Haslam are the current co-owners of the Cleveland Browns and they just recently took over the franchise in 2012. It seems like they haven't done much since they have taken over.
Apparently, Coach Hue Jackson stresses to the front office in how the roster is not good enough and the Browns front office refuses to do anything about it. They have been horrendous when it comes to drafting.
The Cleveland Browns have passed on players like Derek Carr, DeShaun Watson, and Carson Wentz. Look at what they are doing so far this season. The Browns have drafted players like Johnny Manziel, Cody Kessler, and DeShone Kizer and look how it turned out for them.
Quarterback A.J. McCarron was supposed to be traded from the Cincinnati Bengals to the Cleveland Browns, but the Browns didn't approve the trade to the NFL in time before the 4 p.m. deadline. Cincinnati did their job. This is a perfect example why the Browns are a mess as an organization.
They aren't organized and it seems like they have no plan for the future. With the Browns trying to get McCarron, it tells you that they don't think very highly of Kizer and the Browns have another bust at the quarterback position.
Apparently, Hue Jackson wanted Jimmy Garoppolo from New England, but the Browns wouldn't help him out. Cleveland hasn't only had busts from quarterbacks but they also have from other positions as well. Justin Gilbert (cornerback) was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and he didn't pan out.
The only bright spot for the Browns lately has been Joe Thomas. He might even retire now after his recent triceps injury. Cleveland has made the playoffs since the 2002 season. They lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They actually had a 10-6 record in 2006, but they failed to qualify for the postseason. Ever since, they have been a disaster.
It is probable that Hue Jackson will be out of a job when the season ends, but it will feel like freedom for him. They don't have stability at all. When you change coaches every year or two, players are learning new schemes and it is tough for them. Cleveland will have two first-round picks this season and I bet they will find a way to mess it up.
The Buffalo Bills haven't made the playoffs since the Music City Miracle, but it looks like they are on their way to the postseason this year. The Detroit Lions went 0-16 as an organization at one point in time, but ever since they have been respectable. Matthew Stafford might not have won a playoff game in his career, but he is the reason why the Lions are relevant.
Because of the Browns having recently new owners, they should get a chance to rebuild this team. If they are still this pitiful by the year 2020, then the NFL should do something about it. The Browns consistently throw a bad product onto the field year in and year out. At least bad franchises like the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, and the Los Angeles Chargers try to get better and make improvements.