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Browns officially fire Dick Jauron, believe it or not

Dick Jauron AP

This seems like far less than breaking news, but I suppose it is.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns “officially” fired defensive coordinator Dick Jauron today.

That’s courteous of them, since they hired Ray Horton as defensive coordinator 10 days ago.

Letting Jauron twist for so long seems odd, but anyone who was interested in hiring him knew he’d be available about a week and a half ago.

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24 Responses to “Browns officially fire Dick Jauron, believe it or not”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 28, 2013 7:52 PM

    There sure are a lot of unemployed ex Bear coaches out there right now.

  2. nineroutsider says: Jan 28, 2013 7:59 PM

    I think he gets less credit than he should. New Orleans may want to talk to him, although he doesn’t run a 3-4 I believe. Changing to the 3-4, while Brees has about 3 good years left in him, doesn’t seem that wise and I bet they aren’t fully committed to doing it, so maybe Jauron is an option for them. He should be if he isn’t.

  3. blacknole08 says: Jan 28, 2013 8:04 PM

    Come to Carolina!

  4. greenngold says: Jan 28, 2013 8:06 PM

    This incompetent organization has become an absolute joke. Browns fans – I feel your pain. Letting an honorable football man like Jauron hanging in the breeze is despicable. No class whatsoever.

  5. jjb0811 says: Jan 28, 2013 8:37 PM

    The clowns for you. What’s the difference between this owner and the last?

  6. lakermetskins says: Jan 28, 2013 8:38 PM

    This new Browns Regime is getting off to a fabulous start wouldn’t ya say?

    Clowns!!!

  7. silvestregonzalez74 says: Jan 28, 2013 8:40 PM

    Stay classy Cleveland!!!!

  8. gpry says: Jan 28, 2013 8:42 PM

    Typical clowns

  9. eatitfanboy says: Jan 28, 2013 8:48 PM

    Love the knee jerk reactions from greenngold.

    This was obviously just some sort of bookkeeping or paperwork issue. Like the author said, everyone knew he was available 10 days ago.

    They hardly left him “hanging in the breeze”.

  10. bstras2809 says: Jan 28, 2013 8:50 PM

    There was no “hanging in the breeze”. It’s been reported for 2 weeks that they “let him go”. It’s only official now because the Browns held their press conference for Horton today.

  11. travel4football says: Jan 28, 2013 8:56 PM

    I don’t get it. Why did the Browns fire Jauron? I thought their defense was outstanding. I haven’t watched many Browns games last season (the usual thing, due to their lack of winning …), but from what I’ve seen….they looked good. On the other hand, Offense, that term must ring offensive (pun intended) to Browns fans.

  12. bleedgreen says: Jan 28, 2013 8:58 PM

    Did Philly hire a d-coord yet? Call Jauron up. I think they shoulda promoted him to d-coord when they promoted Castillo instead.

  13. rajbais says: Jan 28, 2013 9:01 PM

    What the hell??

    Philly, get yourself a DC now!!! He knows those players!!!

  14. randallflagg52 says: Jan 28, 2013 9:03 PM

    They Browns are quickly becoming the new Raiders. How can you expect to improve when there is no continuity in your entire organization?

  15. charman11 says: Jan 28, 2013 9:15 PM

    The Browns are doing fine no clowns here, the new owner has a right to do whatever he feels is right and who ever says different is being crazy. The defense this year really wasn’t all that and I am looking forward to a new look and a quicker meaner D. You all can just go on and hate on another team if you need to hate at all. No need to feel sorry for us Browns fans we love our team and we will be tuff and start getting it together this year. All is good in Cleveland and getting better. Go Browns!!!

  16. howiefeltersnatch says: Jan 28, 2013 9:17 PM

    Does anyone really think they were just letting him hang in the breeze? Heck, they probably told him he’d be gone last summer.

  17. eatitfanboy says: Jan 28, 2013 9:39 PM

    First they stopped paying him. Then they moved his desk four times in a year. He used to be over by the window where he could see the squirrels. But the last straw was when they switched to the Boston stapler and wouldn’t let him keep his red Swingline.

    They finally had to let him go when he repeatedly threatened to burn the building down.

  18. hikohadon says: Jan 28, 2013 10:00 PM

    As a Browns fan, normally I take umbrage to the tired “Clowns” moniker, but in this case they deserve it.

    More things change, the more they stay the same/suck.

    And, yes, Philly might do well to hire the guy in charge of the competent side of the ball in Cleveland since they already hired the incompetent one.

  19. mrfrostyj says: Jan 28, 2013 10:29 PM

    People are really naive if they think that Dick Jauron hadn’t been told he was being released as soon as Chudzinski was hired (now if they were preventing him from interviewing with other teams thats a different story). As far as his future, the Eagles are probably his next destination as I don’t see any superbowl d-coordinator taking a lateral move to a rebuilding franchise. Plus it would keep the Holmgren croney reunion they seem to be building around Chip Kelly out there.

  20. tatum064 says: Jan 28, 2013 10:47 PM

    One of those typical moves that ensures the Browns will have bad karma for yet another season….but maybe this time they have hired enough quality assistants, they might just get over the hump.

    Maybe a Super Bowl Raven loss portends a new beginning in Cleveland.

    Jauron will land on his feet…somewhere.

  21. longbino says: Jan 29, 2013 1:15 AM

    why is everyone jumping on the Jauron bandwagon? he was terrible here in Buffalo and the defensive was abysmal! No big loss

  22. macbull says: Jan 29, 2013 5:42 AM

    Allowing Jauron to twist in the wind after hiring his replacemement 10 days ago…

    …who the hell is running the Browns franchise ?

    …can’t blame Randy Lerner, he sold the team last fall.

    …can’t blame Mike Holmgren, he was fired in Oct.

    You say JOE BANNER is now running the Browns..that explains alot.

    …what the hell was Jimmy Haslam thinking when he hire Banner ?

  23. easywolf says: Jan 29, 2013 7:26 AM

    Retarded new owners alert

  24. mrfrostyj says: Jan 29, 2013 6:11 PM

    Here’s a question I have for those who keep bashing Banner. Where exactly is this “no one wants to work for him” stuff that’s always said coming from? The same thing was said of Managini who never had issue’s getting players to play for him in New York or Cleveland.

    The reason I question the “evil Banner” stuff is that most of the teams who got new coaches basically just picked the carcass of Clevelands coaching search and Cleveland actually got TWO of their candidates hired onto their staff which is almost unheard of. Especially with teams like the Eagles, Jets and Rams still having issues filling roles that Cleveland filled within weeks of the jobs being open with pretty big name candidates.

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