Report: Browns have eyes on John Dorsey

AP

The Browns pulled the plug on Sashi Brown’s time at the top of their personnel department on Thursday, which means that they can now begin searching for the next man to try to put together a winning team in Cleveland.

On a recent episode of PFT Live, Mike Florio discussed former Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey as someone who would make sense for the Browns if they did decide to change directions because Dorsey represents a more traditional approach than the one the Browns have tried over the last couple of years. It appears the Browns agree.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns “have eyes on” Dorsey after vetting candidates behind the scenes. With the Giants already in the hunt for a G.M., clearing Brown out of the way now would enable the Browns to move quickly to hire Dorsey if they feel they’d risk losing him.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says that Hue Jackson will remain the team’s head coach in 2018, which could be an issue for Dorsey or any other G.M. who wants to hire their own coach. Or, given that the Browns have not proven averse to rapid shifts in organizational thinking in the past, it might prove to be little more than a forgotten press release.

19 responses to “Report: Browns have eyes on John Dorsey

  1. Dorsey grew up 40 miles from Baltimore… but… I’d trust him
    more than a new england patriots fan.

  2. John Dorsey will be a Great GM for whoever hires him. I would just say they need to make sure they had a good salary cap person to work hand in hand with John. He screwed up some contracts in KC that cost tens of millions in salary cap damage. As far as finding good players and coaches, he was Incredible. I wish he were still the Gm for the Chiefs. I hope he goes somewhere other than Cleveland. That place seems to be a coach/gm killer.

  3. Thank goodness they have a lot of cap space… Dorsey is gonna use all of that to sign a 40 year old Tamba Hali to 5 year 90 million fully guaranteed salary. Just look at the cap hell he put the Chiefs in.

  4. Whoever shows up is pretty well screwed from day 1. It would take Belichek and Brady 5 years to get this team to .500 ….. unfortunately for Dorsey, he’ll get 2 years at most.

  5. and to be quite honest, the worse they are the better at this point. Even if they were firing on all cylinders they would only be 4-12, just as well get high draft picks if you aren’t gonna make the playoffs.

  6. Why don’t they hire that homeless guy who told them to draft Manziel after they spent $100K on a study saying they should draft Bridgewater?

    I guess I just answered my own question.

  7. nathanp2013 says:
    Thank goodness they have a lot of cap space… Dorsey is gonna use all of that to sign a 40 year old Tamba Hali to 5 year 90 million fully guaranteed salary. Just look at the cap hell he put the Chiefs in.
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    A smart person would research before laying down such an inflammatory comment. The fact is Hali's contract is 3 yrs / $21 mil and KC can get out of it in 2018 with only $1.7 mil dead.
    Hali was guaranteed $11 mil when he signed it prior to the 2016 season. These are facts from Spotrac. Look it up next time nathan before embarrassing yourself.

  8. If you’re a potential GM candidate right now and you jump at the Browns job without first making sure that the Giants want nothing to do with you, then you are NUTS.

    Im taking the job that I’ll likely be at for 10+ years as opposed to the one where I might last 2-3 seasons.

  9. nathanp2013 says:
    December 7, 2017 at 11:12 am
    Thank goodness they have a lot of cap space… Dorsey is gonna use all of that to sign a 40 year old Tamba Hali to 5 year 90 million fully guaranteed salary. Just look at the cap hell he put the Chiefs in.

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    the media raves about hyped gms who are wildly overrated. for years, it was ted thompson and ozzie newsome, but their drafting has been
    poor.

    their cap allocation by position has been poor as well, and they lost their leverage.

    even that ballard guy who went to indy was hyped because he comes from the trendy ted thompson tree, but at best thompson has been mediocre.

    it is like bill polian having peyton manning or elway for that matter. if that qb falls into your lap, it shouldn’t give carte
    blanche to be so mediocre or at times bad
    at your job, with no repurcussions for your employment.

    many of these supposed great gm’s have been caught with their pants down.

  10. If I were Jimmy Haslam, I’d have all the GM candidates bring all the scouting reports they’ve written on QB’s for the last 10 years or so. I mean, if you worked for a team that had a Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, everyone in the organization looked smart. But once they got out on their own and didn’t have Tom Brady, they weren’t nearly as smart. I don’t care about the other positions. QB’s are the hardest to evaluate, and I want to see who the good QB evaluators really are. I wouldn’t want them to tell me how good they are, I’d want them to show me.

  11. TheVikingsHaveHowManySBTrophys? says:
    December 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    John Dorsey will end up with GB as their GM when Ted decides to pack it in. That might be pretty soon.
    On the other hand, I could see Eliot Wolf taking the Cleveland job if they don’t hire Scot McCloughan first.

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    Please don’t tell me Eliot Wolf is Ron Wolf’s kid.

  12. kcflake: Are you related to Dorsey? The reason I ask is that I live in KC too, and he was, at best, an average GM, at worst, terrible. The guy had no clue on how to draft, as most of the successful players on the team were drafted by Pioli. He often had the habit of drafting 3rd rd value players in the 1st round and 5th rd talents in the 2nd. Because of Dorsey’s drafting, the Chiefs will not win a playoff game for the next several years, and wouldn’t be surprised to see them have to completely rebuild soon.

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