Pat Kirwan is reporting that recently fired Cleveland Browns CEO had restructured the team so that new coordinators Kyle Shanahan and Jim O’Neill would report directly to him, and not new Head Coach Mike Pettine.
DPN was the first to report the power struggle inside the Browns front office that led to the firings of Lombardi and Banner, and this seems another confirmation of the accuracy of our report.
As crazy as it would sound under normal circumstances, it’s reported that Banner wanted full control of what players played and schemes that were installed. It would also have been unparalleled for a team CEO to micromanage a team to this extent. It’s hardly a surprise given the totality of the facts that Haslam saw the need to remove Banner and Lombardi from his team.