The Cleveland Browns have picked Andrew Berry to be their general manager and with only a few months left before the draft, he needs to get right to work.
The Cleveland Browns have reportedly picked Andrew Berry to be their general manager, sealing the deal with a rumored with a five-year deal. The move reunites Berry with the Browns whom he spent 2016 to ’18 working for as the vice president of player personnel.
Berry comes in as the youngest general manager in the NFL and fans hopes that youth will serve him well. Berry, head coach Kevin Stefanski, and Paul DePodesta will all have to report to the ownership group of Jimmy and Dee Haslem as equals; according to ESPN.
The organization has been run largely as a revolving door of disaster since the passing of the late-great owner Al Lerner. From powerless figureheads to ex-head coaching icons to inept head coaches. Berry represents another possible failure in that line of successions that have plagued the Cleveland fanbase. He also, however, could be the one man who can turn it around finally.
Be real Browns fans, every time there is a hyped signing or big expectations, this team falls apart; Butch Davis, Romeo Crennel, Mike Holmgren, Rod Chudzinski, Hue Jackson and yes, John Dorsey. They all came in with hype, they all left after the disaster. Perhaps the underwhelming picks of Stefanski and Berry could finally be the guys to right the ship. After all, we tried the best available. They didn’t work. So let’s see if there are other people, with less hype and hoopla around them from the four-letter network, that can do the job.
I mean, ESPN themselves said that the hirings of Mike Lombardi and Jackson were good hires, and folks even ranted about Jackson getting fired despite having all of three wins to his name in Cleveland.
There is no crystal ball here, folks. No one, not even you typing furiously away in the comments, can determine what’s going to happen next. It’s impossible. This could be an utter disaster or will finally be what rights the ship.
If it doesn’t work, we’ll try again. And again and again and again if we have to. Because there is no giving up, simply trying again. Hopefully, with Berry’s prior experience dealing with the Browns dysfunction, he can be uniquely suited for navigating the dumpster fire that has been this once-storied franchise.