Skip to content

Browns add Kosar as "set of eyes"

Ex-Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has been hired by Cleveland owner Randy Lerner in what appears to be a loosely-defined consultant’s role.

According to Tony Grossi in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kosar was hired last week. A league source tells Grossi that Kosar is valued as “another set of eyes” and will report to Lerner. Kosar’s are the second pair of eyes hired by struggling teams in the past few days.

Grossi notes that Lerner’s tried in the past to hire Kosar to no avail. But Kosar’s had some personal struggles of late so perhaps Lerner is throwing a valued member of the Browns family a bone while also capitalizing on Kosar’s football acumen.

Permalink 24 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: AFC, Cleveland Browns, Rumor Mill, Sprint Football Live - Rumors, Top Stories
24 Responses to “Browns add Kosar as "set of eyes"”
  1. PervyHarvin says: Oct 17, 2009 9:59 PM

    Nice to see a little loyalty in a big money,cut throat business. While I have never gave a jack about Kosar,I heard him on talk radio and to admit he was an idiot was admirable. Mistakes are made in life, but to acknowledge them and try to live better is all one can do. Hell,even Mike Tyson seems to have found the error of his ways lately.

  2. lvcc7272 says: Oct 17, 2009 10:00 PM

    well…well…well…ya think he can still “suit up”?
    The front office needs the set of eyes…to find talent…..
    not Bernie

  3. mwcarolina says: Oct 17, 2009 10:00 PM

    hopefully he talks them into trading Quinn to the Redskins and the Redskins give up 4th and 6th round picks, Washington needs a young quarterback badly and Quinn wont play immediatly since our line is bad, and Mangini likes draft picks.

  4. GoBrowns19 says: Oct 17, 2009 10:04 PM

    It’s about time! Bernie can only help this franchise return to the glory days when he was the QB and those days way before him.

  5. daffy87 says: Oct 17, 2009 10:04 PM

    I love Bernie Kosar. His input certainly cant hurt lol.

  6. dawgpoundgee says: Oct 17, 2009 10:08 PM

    suit him up!!!!! suit him up!!!!!!

  7. Lombardi 6 says: Oct 17, 2009 10:09 PM

    They wanted to hire Ronald McDonald, but he was busy so they got Kosar, who ironically should be working the Drive thru window…

  8. dawgpoundgee says: Oct 17, 2009 10:17 PM

    suit him the freak up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Oct 17, 2009 10:18 PM

    Bernie will only have to work 186,282 years to pay off the money he owes.

  10. Maddenboy says: Oct 17, 2009 10:24 PM

    . . . So now, their total number of eyes appears to be 2.
    Which only means that even a blind coach can beat my Bills. . sigh.

  11. bearsrule says: Oct 17, 2009 10:29 PM

    I didn’t think it was possible to embarrass Mangini even more, but Randy Lerner came thru in the clutch. No pressure, Eric. Just act natural.

  12. TFBuckFutter says: Oct 17, 2009 10:56 PM

    Maybe this was Mangini’s idea. Bring in Kosar so he can run him right out of town like Belichick did.
    I mean, as long as he’s already tried making weak comparisons this season anyway.

  13. cunn9305 says: Oct 17, 2009 10:58 PM

    BK needs the dough that’s 4 sure …

  14. JoeSixPack says: Oct 17, 2009 11:01 PM

    That sounds like a clear vote of confidence for ManKok.

  15. 56AB says: Oct 17, 2009 11:02 PM

    “Kosar’s are the second pair of eyes hired by struggling teams in the past few days.”
    All the eyes in the world can’t help this team; they’re gonna be in the basement of the AFC North for a long time.

  16. larry d. says: Oct 17, 2009 11:06 PM

    When you hire Kosar, you’re getting two sets of eyes for the price of one. The guy is usually sloshed out of his mind, so that double-vision of his might come in handy.

  17. Setobakura says: Oct 17, 2009 11:13 PM

    Tell him to suit up

  18. SlimPickens says: Oct 17, 2009 11:14 PM

    good for the browns

  19. ppdoc13 says: Oct 17, 2009 11:59 PM

    does lerner need another set of eyes to tell him that Mangina is a moron who is hated by his players, reviled by the other coaches in the league and is an all around douchebag?
    next thing you know, lerner will be hiring jim brown to be a third set of eyes…… oh yeah…… jim brown has been undermining the last half dozen coaches the Clowns have hired.
    how many real Browns fans think that what Jim Brown does is good for the health of their team? until he learns to STFU, sit in the owners castle, drink a beer or three, beat up more women, and not play fantasy GM for Lerner the Browns will be destined for mediocrity.

  20. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Oct 18, 2009 12:55 AM

    Well, this is a no-brainer — a total slam dunk. I mean, after all, the “set of eyes” concept has been proven to work incredibly well by the Redskins, hasn’t it?

  21. Your comment submission failed for the following reasons: Registration is required. says: Oct 18, 2009 2:20 AM

    Lerner loves Mangini. It’s wishful thinking that he’d be going anywhere anytime soon… they’re solid.
    That said, I love that Kosar’s getting involved. Say what you will, but dude is a brilliant football mind. Always wondered why he never got involved in either a coaching or front office capacity. Whatever he has to offer, it certainly can’t hurt–that’s for sure.

  22. Chains says: Oct 18, 2009 2:43 AM

    About 20 years ago at a celebrity golf tournament I stood outside in the parking lot of the golf clubhouse and Bernie was removing his golf bag from a rental car. He saw me standing there with a sharpie and some memorabilia and put his arm around me and said “let’s go get you some autographs.” Nobody was allowed in the clubhouse except the golfers (athletes) but we walked from table to table filled with athletes from all major sports and he demanded an autograph from each one. This took close to a half hour and he wasn’t even signed in yet. He didn’t grab a beer, he didn’t eat, nothing, until I got an autograph from everybody.
    The only autograph I still have from that day is his. I’m sad to see that Bernie made some mistakes but I am glad to see him get this opportunity. The Browns have more problems than Bernie could even begin to alleviate.

  23. buffobeel says: Oct 18, 2009 9:13 AM

    Do you think it might have something to do with the fact that Bernie is declaring bankruptcy and that the Cleveland Browns are listed as a creditor??…..to the tune of a million or so? I think Lerner just wants his buddy earning some of the money he owes in exchange for ……having no money.

  24. lvcc7272 says: Oct 18, 2009 8:03 PM

    I’ve watched the Browns/Steelers games since I was a kid…this is without a doubt the worst team I’ve ever seen…aside from Josh Cribbs (who is the real deal).they are really BAD…from the sidelines..to the players…to the ownership…and now to associate an ICON to this team….
    he used to be superman…but even BK can’t help this team. it’s like being on the titantic….

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!