Monday, January 02, 2006

How Do You Like the Browns' New Uniform?

After 50 plus years of brown and orange, this may take a bit of getting used to, but based on what I've read from Randy Lerner and John Collins over the past couple of days, this is what the Browns will be wearing when they take the field next season.

Vinny's worried that yesterday's win will deprive the Browns of an opportunity to pick another impact player like Tim Couch, Courtney Brown, Gerard Warren, William Green, Jeff Faine, Kellen Knievel or Braylon Edwards in the first round of the draft. Unfortunately, Vinny just doesn't see the big picture.

Unlike my misguided pal, Browns' insiders know that the key to the future lies not in the draft, but in filling another critical personnel need. They inadvertently tipped their hand about this on Friday, when John Collins, under pressure from the media because of the Savage situation, blurted out the position that tops the list of Browns' off-season needs. "We need a Chief Counsel," Collins said. "I don't know that we have a Chief Counsel in the building. We have a couple junior lawyers, but we don't have a Chief Counsel. We may need that. And maybe that person should or shouldn't have player-negotiating experience.''

Exactly. If the Browns are going to seriously contend for a Super Bowl, there's just no substitute for finding the right guy to put their law department in order. And that guy really, really needs to have player-negotiating experience. Or not.

You can't make this stuff up.

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