So who’s ready for another published report about Browns front office intrigue?
Via Will Brinson of CBSSports.com, Pat Kirwan of CBS reports that the Browns’ newly hired offensive and defensive coordinators were to work under CEO Joe Banner.
The CBS report said Kirwan had been told by an unnamed league source that Banner had arranged so the coordinators reported to him.
The Browns hired Mike Pettine as head coach on January 23. Defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil was hired on January 27, while offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s addition was officially announced February 3.
The Browns made major front office changes on February 11, announcing Banner would be leaving the organization within two months. The club also parted ways with G.M. Mike Lombardi.Ray Farmer was promoted to replace Lombardi. Club president Alex Scheiner is responsible for the club’s business operations, but no CEO has been hired to replace Banner.