Browns fans ready for new era in New Year

5:06 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- On what should have been an otherwise quiet New Years Eve holiday, breaking Browns news had fans in a frenzy.

Even though no one seemed surprised at the firing of head coach Pat Shurmur or General Manager Tom Heckert, fans seemed anxious to weigh in on a new era coming up in this new year.

The Browns "Black Monday" was the obvious topic of conversation at WKNR, an ESPN Cleveland affiliate. The Really Big Show took callers eager to toss out suggestions about who they'd like to see as the new head coach.

Callers suggested big names like Mike Ditka, Bill Cowher, Lovie Smith and even Jim Tressel.

Out at sports bars across Northeast Ohio, Browns fans kept the conversation going.

Stephanie Kenney also suggested Lovie Smith.

"Because he has a great history, he was a great player, and I think he can build up our defense to be exactly what we need," Kenney said. 

Dedicated Browns fans have a list of criteria they're looking for, just like owner Jimmy Haslam.

"I think the biggest thing for me is I want to bring in someone who has got experience in the league, has experience as a head coach. We can't just bring in these guys who have just been offensive coordinators, that kind of thing," says Ryan Tegeder.

Although Browns management is not naming names of possible coaches, the fans are ready for a change.


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