YtownBrownsBacker Posted December 31, 2008 Report Share Posted December 31, 2008 Here's a little reality check. Selecting a GM and/or a HC, just like trying to sign FA players, it is a two way street. For most of these guys it isn't all about who offers the most money. It's about where they have the best chance of being successful. Someplace with a good scouting dept. already in tact. Someplace with a supportive owner, who wants to win. Someplace where the fans are passionate about their team. So far we match up okay. Then they look for teams with winners, guys with winning attitudes. Teams that don't have troubled locker rooms. Organizations with a winning attitude and history. They also look to see if this could be a home for their families. Check it out Cleveland isn't Palm Springs or Orlando. It is friggin miserable up here in the winter. My point is, you just can't see a guy out there and say..........................bring him in. It is a two way street. He has to want to come. Lerner has a hard job selling Cleveland because they have been losers since 1999 and the city isn't a mecca. If you can get somebody with a prior attachment, like Pioli, McDaniel, Mangini or Schwartz, then go get them. Because a Shanahan or Holgram or Cowher might be using us a leverage while looking at someplace else, someplace more appealing. If you pass on Pioli and his connections while looking for someone better, you may end up with what's left or Plan C. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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