The Cleveland Browns soon discovered their next front-runner in the main office.
The team called John Dorsey their new general manager on Thursday night.
The movement comes hours after the Browns
dismissed the executive vice president of soccer operations Sashi Brown after only two years at work.
"Football is what I know, it's what I love, it's what I've worked on throughout my career and I thrive on every element that goes into building a winning soccer team," Dorsey said in a statement issued by the team. "I have spent most of my football life with two franchises that have also told the story and I think I have an idea of the mentality of fans in Cleveland and what it would mean to recreate the success that this franchise once had." They have quickly realized how passionate [Browns owners] Jimmy and Dee want to bring a winning team to the city and would not have accepted the job if they did not believe that the right property was in place. I look forward to working with Hue [Jackson] his staff and our personnel department to help us achieve the success these fans deserve. "
Dorsey spent the past four seasons as Chiefs general manager before Kansas City surprisingly fired the experienced player evaluator in June
Dorsey was nominated as a candidate for the post immediately after Brown's dismissal, and NFL Network informant Ian Rapoport reported that Browns recently hired a search firm to examine at silence to the candidates, looking at Dorsey, 57, as a potential employee.
The Chiefs accumulated a 43-21 record with Dorsey and coach Andy Reid.Drewsey, a respected talented scout, oversaw the drafts that added to Travis Kelce, Dee Ford, Marcus Peters, Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt and Patrick Mahomes, but also missed the first pick of General Eric Fisher and He surprised the scouts within the organization by using a fifth-round pick from Kevin Hogan.
The Browns clearly have ken on course with their analytical philosophy in favor of the explorer scout at Dorsey which represents a more traditional approach to player assessment and team building.
"We are delighted that John Dorsey is leading our football operations," Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement issued by the team. "John has been immersed in the NFL for 26 years, won two Super Bowls, built sustainable winning soccer teams and is highly respected for his keenness to football." We know we have a critical and very positive opportunity ahead of us to deeply impact. The basis of this soccer team: Bringing someone of John Dorsey's caliber, his track record of success and his experience, significantly strengthens our chances to form a winning soccer team and that has been, and still is, what we want for our fanatics. " 19659002] If Brown inherited a wardrobe disaster in 2016, Dorsey is ready to make rapid progress. Cleveland has more salary cap space than a handful of small nations to go with a bushel of draft picks in 2018, including five selections in the first two rounds and additional selections obtained from a flock of exchanges made by the Sashi regime. Take a look at the 2018 season:
Round 1: Cleveland, Houston
Round 2: Cleveland, Houston, Philadelphia
Round 3: Cleveland
Round 4: Cleveland, Carolina
Round 5: Cleveland, Kansas City
Round 6: Cleveland
Round 7: Cleveland
Brown was fired by a Variety of reasons. It begins with the unforgivable record of 1-27 during two seasons, an ugly mark that also falls to Jackson. Even more unforgivable, Cleveland passed up the opportunity to recruit a pair of innovative quarterbacks in Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, and opted to work with Robert Griffin III, Cody Kessler, the former selection of Dorsey Hogan and DeShone Kizer.
Sitting at 0-12, the Browns are blocked and charged for the first global pick, except for some unexpected streak of victories in the last four weeks.
The pressure on Dorsey will be intense to pinpoint and get a franchise quarterback, something the team has not since the days of Bernie Kosar many decades ago. Prepare for speculation about Dorsey chasing Alex Smith, who probably has finished with the Chiefs after this season. That would represent a safe option for the Browns, but it can not be achieved at the expense of finding a superior call sign in the draft.
Moving to the next Big Ben – or Watson or Wentz – is exactly what made Sashi Brown start badly with the fans in Cleveland, and by not signing a handful of his own free agents.
To chart a better course, Dorsey must decipher the plan in the center and assess whether he and Jackson can work as a cohesive, peace-loving combination. Endless incarnations of Browns front-office types have clashed openly with waves of hired trainers. Dorsey should have the opportunity to choose his coach, maybe it's Jackson, maybe it's not like that, and forge a reliable and viable relationship.
This is what has been lost in Cleveland for a thousand moons, and nothing will change until this happens. the organization is put on the same page, chooses the right field marshal and deviates from the dark waters towards a better future.