After losing the last game of the season today, 28-12 to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns made a big change coaching wise, firing head coach Mike Pettine. He spent two seasons as the teams head coach. The team also fired General Manager Ray Farmer.
In two seasons with the team, Pettine has a record of 10-22. Finishing forth in the AFC North, also in both seasons as the head coach. Pettine was not the right choice for the team coaching wise, and the record proves that. He has also been involved in some drama, most notably the situation with quarterback Johnny Manziel, this season. He benched Manziel a couple of times, not naming him the starter week one, even downgrading him to third string quarterback.
It was known that the team needed change this offseason, after seeing what the team did this season. The team took the first step in the right direction with these firings. Farmer and Pettine were not working out for the team since the team hired them.
Once the team hires the new General Manager, the guy has to make a big decision on Manziel. Will he give him another chance or just get rid of him completely?
If the new General Manager keeps Manziel, look for the team to push hard to hire former Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly as head coach. Kelly was just fired this past week, but his offense would suit Manziel’s style much better then Pettine’s did. Kelly’s play style involves the quarterback to be mobile and make plays with their feet, and Manziel can do both of those things.