Lerner Wasting No Time on Nabbing Pioli

According to Adam Schefter’s blog on NFL.com, the Browns are looking to get an answer from Scott Pioli as early as today.  Happy New Year, Mr. Pioli!  Should you accept the GM position of the Cleveland Browns, you get the opportunity to make 2009 your most prolific, or self-punch-to-the-face-inducing, year of your life.  Congratulations on getting the chance to turn around one of the most backwards organizations in the entire league.  You will be met with plenty of scrutiny and harsh fan ridicule on a regular basis if you do not meet the somtimes ridiculous expectations of Browns fans.  Should you take the job, of course.

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  • http://www.midwestsportsfans.com JRod

    I say good for Randy Lerner for pushing his chips in and demanding either a call or a fold from Pioli.  Lerner wants a good football guy in charge of the coaching search, and Pioli is his #1 guy with Cowher out of the picture.

    Now, Pioli could very easily say no today…and I’m sure Lerner would allow him to say yes later this week or next.  But still, if you know he is your #1 guy, put the onus on him to call your bluff, especially if you know you will match or exceed whatever money anyone else can offer.

    And while the Browns job might not look great on the surface for Pioli, it is the place where he began his career, the team has a great fan base and a supportive (though reclusive) owner, he would have final say on all football decisions, and there is more talent in Cleveland than in KC…in my opinion.

    I share Lerner’s fervor and want Pioli in Cleveland.  I hope he says yes.  Even better if he says yes today.

  • bman

    Since Pioli has had so much fortune with the pats he will probably want a little challenge.

  • stevedimatteo

    The Browns definitely would have been a challenge for Pioli, and at the very least, going after him shows Lerner has some drive to make this team good.  I wonder what “extreme” demands Scott Pioli had that made him pretty much an afterthought.  I also wonder why the team hasn’t at least contacted Mike Shanahan, even before his vacation…