Holmgren out after the Browns are sold; Banner to take over as President
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Cleveland Browns are expected to be sold to Tennessee business man Jimmy Haslam III within the next several weeks.
When that happens, Mike Holmgren is expected to be removed by the Browns as President of the organization. The sale is expected to be approved by the NFL in early August or early September.
Holmgren is expected to be replaced by former Philadelphia Eagles President Joe Banner. Banner is apart of Haslam’s purchasing group.
Holmgren has been apart of the Browns franchise for the past two seasons, and hired Pat Shurmur has the head coach prior to last season. But his tenure with the team has been much of a failure.
It started with keeping Eric Mangini has the head coach after he arrived. Then, he has mis-evaluated Colt McCoy, as an NFL starter. McCoy is expected to be the back up to rookie Brandon Weeden when the season starts.
Under Holmgren’s guidance, the Browns have a horrible 9-23 mark, which is just a .281 win percentage. Banner is very familiar with current Browns GM Tom Heckert, as they worked together in Philadelphia for many years.
Heckert is expected to keep his job once Haslam’s group takes over.
© 2007-2012 The Capital Sports Report. All rights reserved. All the articles and photos contained on the website are protected by the US Copyright law and may not be re-produced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission. The Capital Sports Report and its logo are official trademarks of Anthony Caruso III and Anthony Caruso Enterprises.
© 2012, The Capital Sports Report and its Partners. All rights reserved. This material may not be re-published, re-broadcast, re-written or re-distributed.