Jimmy Haslam III felt it necessary to write a letter to what he calls his “Loyal Browns Fans.” Haslam and Banner didn’t get the warm response at their presser yesterday, so he must have thought it was necessary to put his foot, further into his mouth.
Below is the letter Haslam III sent to his Loyal Browns fans;
Loyal Browns Fans,
We wanted to reach out and connect with you regarding our news last night that we relieved Coach Chudzinski of his coaching duties.
As we communicated in our press conference, there is an urgency for success. There is an urgency to create a winning football team not only next year but for years to come. As we watched this season evolve, we were not seeing progress, not just in the win-loss column but in building the right foundation. In fact, we were taking a disconcerting step backward. We need to achieve significant progress to help us attain the consistently competitive team that we desire and you deserve.
We appreciate Coach Chudzinski and his passion for this city and this team, but we needed to quickly admit that a change was needed and move forward instead of maintaining the status quo. This is an important offseason and we wanted to make sure that we put ourselves in the best possible situation to succeed. We simply did not see enough to feel good about moving forward without the change we made yesterday.
As an organization, we have been dedicated to improving all aspects of the Browns, from substantial stadium renovations to enhanced facilities, and the team on the field. We have made progress in beginning to build a world-class football culture and that will establish a stronger foundation with our new head coach. Everyone in our building, including our players, understands the high expectations and need for accountability, and have seen our commitment and investment toward success.
As we continue to build this football team this offseason, the numerous draft picks we have will provide critical value, and our salary-cap space will give us the opportunity to impact our team in key areas. We will work tirelessly to secure a coaching staff that can help us win on a consistent basis.
While a difficult day, we feel strongly that this move will help us take the next significant steps in becoming a consistently successful and winning NFL franchise, a franchise that makes you proud.
Thank you for your continued support.
One fan decided to write a response to Haslam’s letter. Below is what he wrote back to Haslam III;
When you realize that listing “team on the field” improvements AFTER stadium and facilities improvements is a mistake, I will stop calling you an inbred hillbilly fool. Until then…thank you for testing the fan base thus ensuring that the few fans that you have left are the strongest willed and the best in the NFL.
Loyal Browns Fan
You can see, Loyal Browns fans are starting to question the leadership of the Cleveland Browns. The so called Loyal fans are sick and tired of the same old song and dance.
Since 1999 the Browns as an organization have had the support of their loyal fan base, and people’s patience are running low after another 4-12 season.
No other NFL franchise has performed this poorly for this long after coming into the NFL as an expansion team. Haslam III, Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi, or the Three Stooges are they are being referred to these days, better get it right when they choose the teams next head coach.
Otherwise, the loyal fans may not be so loyal in the future.
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