The troika of Jimmy Haslam, Joe Banner, and Michael Lombardi seemed doomed from the beginning, and the shit finally hit the fan yesterday with the announcement that the CEO and GM are out. We'll be hearing more and more insidery stuff as the days and weeks go by, but here's one early nugget on how the relationship…
After a disastrous year capped off by a prolonged, embarrassing coaching search, the Cleveland Browns have cleaned house in the front office. CEO Joe Banner is "stepping down," and GM Michael Lombardi doesn't even get to pretend that he's leaving by choice—he's "departing the organization."
On Monday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora did a hatchet job on Eagles GM Howie Roseman. He wrote that Roseman was "drunk with power" and "woefully out of his depth," and to add the sheen of authority, La Canfora cloaked it in "a growing perception around the league."