The Browns didn’t deny the report that the team nearly traded for coach Jim Harbaugh. In contrast, the Browns have denied a CBS report that, under former CEO Joe Banner, the various coordinators reported not to the head coach but to Banner.
Reached for comment on the item that originated with Pat Kirwan of CBS, the Browns told PFT that all coaches report to the head coach. That’s the way it’s been through the entire tenure of owner Jimmy Haslam.
Thus, while there may be plenty of other facts on which outsiders to the organization could rely in describing the team as dysfunctional, the report that the coordinators reported to Banner is not one of those facts.