Sashi Brown: We aren’t focused on wins and losses this year

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As the Browns inch closer to the possibility of ending the 2016 season without a win, there’s been increased attention paid to how the team would react to becoming the second team to pick up 16 losses in 16 tries.

A report that there’s “heightened tension” inside the organization has been balanced by coach Hue Jackson talking about the support he feels from owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam and word that Jackson’s job is safe for the 2017 season. Executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown was the one stating that intention, saying that the Browns want a team of people who will be around for a long time.

Still, 0-16 is 0-16 and the Browns haven’t been known as a particularly patient organization over the years. According to Brown, though, the plan in place for Cleveland isn’t going to be shaken by the team’s record.

“We are not focused on wins and losses this year,” Brown said, via Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com.

That much seemed clear from the way the Browns put this year’s team together, an approach left tackle Joe Thomas calls “one of the most extreme rebuilds” in history. It hasn’t borne any fruit yet, but the word from Cleveland remains that no one is planning a course correction in the near future.

26 responses to “Sashi Brown: We aren’t focused on wins and losses this year

  1. Ok, so they passed up Ezekiel Elliott, they passed up Carson Wentz, and they passed up Dak Prescott. I don’t think Sashi Brown needs to remind us that he’s not focused on winning. That much is obvious. I just wonder if Jimmy Haslam and the Browns’ fans are on board with this “strategy”.

  2. Almost 48 mil under the cap of course you don’t care about wins.

    The only goal is for Haslam to keep conning money from the Cleveland fans while laughing all the way to the bank. Haslam will never put a winning product on the field.

    Given that games can’t be blacked out now, Cleveland fans should stay away from the last few home games and let the NFL show a mostly empty stadium with 3 or 4000 visiting team fan and 100 Cleveland ones.

    Don’t take this from a con man like Haslam. Don’t go to the games, don’t spend money on merch, don’t watch them on tv.

  3. This is much to do about nothing. The Browns could easily be 3-7 this year. This is a five year rebuilding process which begins next year.

  4. I will try and speak slowly so you all can understand what I am saying…

    Jason LaConfora’s “source” in the Browns organization is Mike Lombardi. Mike Lombardi hasn’t worked for the Browns in ages.

  5. Personally, I’m focused in on how there are about 10 guys at the exact same level as Sashi Brown, all with their own agendas, all reporting directly to one of the worst owners in the game. Wonder if that has anything at all to do with their failures on the field?

  6. The Brownies gave away most of their good free agents, chopped the roster to nothing, and has made people compete for jobs. Hue is actually doing a good job of making people fight for roster spots, and some bright spots have shown on the team.

    Next year’s draft will be interesting. They have 4 high picks, many needs and money to spend, but are 3-4 years away. I HATE the ‘give them some time to develop’ crowd most of the time, especially when you can see bad coaching (Jaguars?), but Hue needs time to develop the roster.

    If this owner fires Jackson after letting him cut the roster to build up a good team, it’s another year of frustration….

  7. HUGE ACTION isn’t going anywhere. Jimmyboy learned his lessons. HUGE is the first “real” head coach the Browns have had since the return. (although I did like Mangini)

  8. harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 17, 2016 10:38 AM

    Almost 48 mil under the cap of course you don’t care about wins

    That doesn’t count the dead money. They have almost $30M in dead cap money so they are really only about $18M under the cap. The dead cap money goes way down next year. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them spend big in free agency. If they were smart, they’d get a lot of mid-tier guys to fill in some of the holes they have. If they can somehow manage to have a few good drafts, they could be much improved in the coming years.

  9. Bring in Bill Parcells to work with the analitics guys to balance out football operations.

    Focus on building a solid team from the ground up.

    Unfortunately, the Haslams proudly use analytics to extract every dollar out of season ticket holders (that is a fact) so as long as they have a ready made market, don’t look for big change. Just enough to keep us hooked.

  10. “We’re not focused on wins or losses”. It’s really more of a mission statement for them for the last thirty years than an one time statement on this year.

  11. “We are not focused on wins and losses this year,”

    If a player said that there would be an investigation to see if they are trying to throw the game. And if they found out there was money involved it would be against he law.

  12. Well, gee….really? Thank God the Browns aren’t focussed on wins/losses this year. Even Johnny Manziel is having a better year! He has won more court battles than the Browns have won games!

  13. “If a player said that there would be an investigation to see if they are trying to throw the game. And if they found out there was money involved it would be against he law.”

    But a player DIDN’T say that. If your aunt had balls, she’d be your uncle. What’s your point, junior?

  14. He’s right, the focus is only on Losses. People must really not like their families to make time on their Sundays to go and support this organization.

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