Browns Fire Head Of Personnel Sashi Brown; Head Coach Hue Jackson Safe

In a move unlikely to shock many, the Cleveland Browns fired Sashi Brown, their executive vice president of football operations, on Thursday. Brown, who headed the Browns personnel department for the past two years, was the Browns eighth general manager since the team returned to Cleveland in 1999.

Brown was originally hired to be the Browns executive vice president/general counsel in 2013 and was promoted to executive vice president of football operations three years later in January 2016.

Since Brown was promoted to control personnel decisions, the Browns compiled a 1-27 record. It is also now being reported that former Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is expected to emerge as a leading contender to replace Brown.

While the Browns did decide to move on from Brown on Thursday, team owner Jimmy Haslam has made it clear that Hue Jackson will remain Cleveland’s head coach next season.

In addition to only winning one game so far in the last two seasons, the Browns also reportedly botched a trade for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron right before this years trade deadline ended and you have to wonder if that may have played a small role in Haslam wanting to move on from Brown now.

It will now be interesting to see if Dorsey indeed winds up being hired to replace Brown in Cleveland and if he has any issues with Jackson remaining the team’s heads coach.

The 0-12 Browns will close out their 2017 regular season with games against the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Mark Stouffer

    And the Factory of Sadness continues to produce

  • Jones

    AB’s isn’t the only business that’s “boomin'”, lol

  • Talyn Scarbrough

    I have an idea so the browns may actually be able to win a few games per season. Maybe they should play college teams? They definitely don’t participate functionally in the nfl…

  • Froggy

    To the contrary, the Browns definitely had an impact on the AFC North race this year — by cutting Joe Haden.

  • Talyn Scarbrough

    Well the intended function of a NFL team is to win games but if they want to shower Pittsburgh with high quality players I won’t complain either…

  • Obi Ryn Denobi

    So I guess that whole team lawyer with the convenient last name making the draft picks with a computer program didn’t exactly work out, huh?

  • tcirish53@gmail.com

    LOL. Browns being the Browns!!

  • Edjhjr

    I actually feel sorry for them.

  • Steve

    Jackson should have got the boot also. Since Hue took over they have won one game. After 3 first round draft picks and coming up empty in the win column, the Clowns have shown little improvement.

  • Lil Smitty

    There comes that point where as a Steeler fan I pity their fans. At times it feels as if they don’t want to win. As the saying goes: even a blind squirrel finds and acorn once in a while.

  • Lil Smitty

    I didn’t look it up, but didn’t he go like 3 and 13 in Oakland as head coach? Norv Turner .2, a good and likeable offensive coordinator, but a bad head coach.

  • Steve

    Like Daddy always said, “can’t make chicken soup out of chicken Sh*t”.

  • Steve

    That’s the Clowns for you, always hiring someone else’s problems. Wade Phillips the same, Good DC but terrible head coach.

  • Edjhjr

    So who is better than getting Wentz……. that they are going to get? What a mistake….. and why he was fired

  • razaard2

    They got Sashi to rebuild the team from scratch and accumulate tons of picks. They hired hue to make them look like a NFL team. Which one got their job done?
    Factory of sadness

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    This team has had so many losing seasons that their whole team should’ve been not only 1st rd draft picks but first selections if this coach didn’t get rid of most of them if I was owner the first thing I’ll do is change the name and uniforms while I look to relocate

  • thomas hmmmm

    Yea after you have like 10 picks in a draft and half of them are WR then you should be fired. Especially when the team needs a total rebuild. Plus the let all their good young defensive players go in FA. If they would have drafted like 5 Olinemen instead of WR I would have been like “OK good thought process, because Oline is where to start when building an Offense, then QB or RB,”

  • StolenUpVotes

    Hue will be gone before long. Too much draft captial to not show more improvement than they have.

  • Steve

    Was surprised that the Clowns didn’t get a better QB.
    After all Jackson was brought in to work on the QB.

  • Steve

    Naw – the Clowns think Hue is the Wizard of Oz and will keep him a few more years.

  • John W.

    Here are more examples of the Browns being the Browns: After Week 11 of the 2014 season, the Browns were sitting at 7-4. That was exactly 50 games ago. Their record in those most recent 50 games is 4-46. In two of their 4 wins, the starting quarterback was Johnny Manziel (the other two wins came with Josh McCown and RG3 as the starting qb). None of the three quarterbacks currently on the Browns roster have any career victories. Their last win against a divisional opponent was Week 5 of the 2015 season. Their last win against the Steelers was Week 6 of the 2014 season. Their last win in Pittsburgh was Week 5 of the 2003 season.

  • Chuck Anderson

    Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is unavailable?

  • tcirish53@gmail.com

    LOL. Browns being Browns