Sep 21, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns helmet on the field before a game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports
1. 1999-2000 Chris Palmer
Poor Chris Palmer. It’s bad enough to coach in Cleveland, let alone quite literally starting from scratch with an “expansion” team. You would think with a new team looking to make a fresh start in a football crazy town, that a leading man that has been an NFL head coach would be a top priority. Instead, Palmer was a career offensive assistant and was previously the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After going 5-27, Palmer never found another head coaching job. He currently is an assistant in Buffalo.
Palmer might best be known for the saying the Browns were “a runaway train.” His comments made it seems that he had no control of his locker room, but what he meant was that after the season starts, you play with the guys you went through camp with. There’s no magical player you can sign that makes you better six weeks into the schedule.