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17 minutes ago, The Gnat said:

Haha, oh man, were the Browns still on English time?.

This makes it even better.

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Apparently, there are rumors the Browns were celebrating the trade and realized at the last second they hadn't sent in their approval of it. Not 100% sure that's the case, but it's getting retweeted by some connected people. They even petitioned the NFL to get it approved, probably claiming some technology issues as to why it wasn't in on time, the NFL said no.

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It’s gonna be raining pink slips in Cleveland. 

Incompetence doesn’t even come close to describing that. 

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A new version of events has surfaced blaming the Bengals for the A.J. McCarron trade that wasn’t.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted that the Browns sent a signed trade document to the Bengals to sign and send to the league, confirming the trade. The Bengals sent in the wrong document, one signed only by them.

The league needed both signatures to approve the trade, and the deadline passed before they got both.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/31/report-bengals-botched-a-j-mccarron-trade-at-deadline/

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I engage in a lot of negotiations with deadlines, and depending on the paperwork involved, there should have been a firm deadline in place before the 4:00 P.M. deadline to account for things that could have gone wrong. The folks with the final say should have set 3:30 p.m. as the drop dead time for the deal. No deal by 3:30, no deal period. That would have avoided this fiasco. Cleveland should fire everyone, move to London, and just start over. 

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Reeling from the most public yet of their many humiliations, the Browns have blamed the failed trade for quarterback A.J. McCarron on the bunglings of the Bengals, telling Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Bengals failed to send to the league the trade document signed by both teams, after the Browns had sent the signed paperwork to Cincinnati.

There’s one small problem with that excuse. That’s not how trades are communicated to the league. And every key member of every front office knows, or should know, the proper procedure.

Per multiple league sources, a trade becomes official only when both teams independently communicate the trade to the league office. It definitely doesn’t happen as the Browns claim they tried to do it, with chain of communication involving one team sending a form to the other team, which then signs the form and sends it to the league.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/31/browns-mccarron-excuse-doesnt-mesh-with-nfl-procedures/

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Oh man, the Browns are special. Time for a house cleaning, bring in a new regime and give them five years to right the ship.

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Maybe Mike Tice was secretly working for the Browns and we just don't know it.  

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2 hours ago, The Gnat said:

Oh man, the Browns are special. Time for a house cleaning, bring in a new regime and give them five years to right the ship.

This is basically the Browns since 1999. Problem is, the Browns struggle with acquiring talented HCs and front office personnel, which can be blamed mostly on ownership. Can't force the owners to sell. Giving incompetence 5 years of patience is just as bad as changing regimes every two years. Have the Browns hired any real noteworthy head coaches or GMs in the last decade? Seems most of the guys brought in are first year options passed over by other teams.

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1 hour ago, vikingsrule said:

This is basically the Browns since 1999. Problem is, the Browns struggle with acquiring talented HCs and front office personnel, which can be blamed mostly on ownership. Can't force the owners to sell. Giving incompetence 5 years of patience is just as bad as changing regimes every two years. Have the Browns hired any real noteworthy head coaches or GMs in the last decade? Seems most of the guys brought in are first year options passed over by other teams.

Mike Holmgren???

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4 minutes ago, Virginia Viking said:

Mike Holmgren???

Holmgren was retired at the time. Not sure how much of a hot candidate he was at the time. 

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If they were to swoon Cowher or Gruden to un-retire and coach the team, along with bringing in a new GM, I think that would be their best bet for a successful overhaul. The wealth of picks, and position of those picks in the draft, would be quite appealing to the right front office/coaching team, and a strong head coach could really enact culture change. With how bad the Browns have been, it's time for the owners to step back, make a big money offer to someone who is of higher caliber, and then to give them carte blanche over roster decisions along with a long leash (minimum of 3 years). This would hopefully result in better drafting and development of young talent, but it could also actually start to lure more premier talent in FA. As it stands now, the only quality players that will go to Cleveland would be guys seeking a larger payday, because no one in their right mind is buying into the program that they are selling currently.

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