All last season I opined that whoever coached the Browns in 2013 would benefit from the work that took place in 2012.
The foundation had been built for future success — and that work was done by Mike Holmgren, Tom Heckert and Pat Shurmur.
Now that Jimmy Haslam has taken over the team, Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi and Rob Chudzinski should benefit.
Marvin Lewis agrees.
The Bengals coach was asked about the new regime taking over the Browns.
“They are inheriting a much better football team,” Lewis said. “They’ve done a nice job over the last couple of years of the addition of guys through the draft and watching them grow.”
“They are a much better football team than what their record showed,” he said. “It was a team that was improving. In my mind they were going in the right direction.”
We shall see.