Meet Your Newest Savior, Cleveland

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Browns, struggling to compete, have decided they need a new direction. About 11 hours elapsed between Cleveland announcing the dismissal of Executive VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown and the team welcoming John Dorsey as general manager to lead football operations going forward. The former Packers director of football operations and Chiefs general manager will be formally introduced on Friday. 

Bringing in someone of John Dorsey’s caliber, his track record of success and his experience, significantly strengthens our opportunities to build a winning football team and that has been, and continues to be, what we want for our fans,” owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement. 

Head coach Hue Jackson and Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta will reportedly stick around, but this is a clear pivot by the franchise. Dorsey has professed his preference for exhaustive film evaluation with a side of analytics, rather than the other way around. And his way has produced results. He helped build the 2011 champion Packers and assembled a talented Chiefs roster that finished with a winning record in each of his four seasons in K.C. (Dorsey was let go in a surprise move last offseason). 

Success-starved Browns fans hope the 57-year-old can do the same again, and he’ll have a lot to work with thanks to the foundation laid by Brown. Cleveland could have two top-10 picks (they

Article source: https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/12/08/john-dorsey-hired-cleveland-browns-gm-themmqb-newsletter

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