The Cleveland Browns have had a quiet offseason, which is a nice change of pace. The same cannot be said for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cleveland Browns fans have enjoyed a peaceful offseason in 2017. From no major scandals to what appears to be a solid draft, the team has barely been on the news radar for anything other than positive chatter.
This is a nice shift from most years when there seems to be a new story breaking every day, usually not in the realm of positivity.
That has now fallen upon the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have fans panicking after GM David Griffin was allowed to walk even after taking the team to three consecutive NBA Finals. It seemed to be a power move by owner Dan Gilbert, and Browns fans know a thing or two about those types of moves.
The Cavaliers will likely recover, but it is crazy to see the franchise in disarray one year after winning a championship. It is even crazier that the Cavaliers have usurped the Browns as the most dysfunctional team in town, at least at the moment.
While this sheds negative light on the Cavaliers, the change also comes because of the great work done by Sashi Brown and his staff since coming aboard at the beginning of 2016. He came in with a plan and has stuck to it, avoiding any absurd Dwayne Bowe-esque contracts made by previous people in charge.
A 1-15 season in his first year wasn’t ideal, but as long as the team consistently improves throughout the next few years, his plan will not be a failure.
Brown hired a great coach in Hue Jackson and has worked well with him, while Jimmy Haslam has allowed the two to commit to the plan in place and not panic after a 1-15 season. It’s almost surprising this is the Browns we are talking about.
The Cavaliers may have sold the soul of a franchise for a title, but the Browns have done nothing to make fans worry about the upcoming season or the future. The Browns may be the least talented of the three major teams in Cleveland, but the group is trending upward.
And while the Cavaliers ended the city’s title drought, the dysfunction within the franchise has risen to the surface, officially taking the publicity off the Browns in time for training camp.