New Browns CEO Joe Banner stressed Tuesday that he’ll act swiftly on the futures of coach Pat Shurmur and General Manager Tom Heckert following the season finale in Pittsburgh.
Don’t forget the last two coaches canned were done the day following a game against the Steelers in the season finale as well, so Shurmur should be very nervous.
“I think we’ll make the decisions quickly after the season,” Banner said on a conference call to announce the hiring of his new president Alec Scheiner, former right-hand man for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “I don’t want to say if it’s one day or two days or three days but I think it will be quickly.”
Banner said he and owner Jimmy Haslam haven’t made up their minds yet, but have continued to discuss the front-office lineup.
“Obviously as time has gone on we’ve thought about it more, we’ve talked about it more, more factors that will influence the final decision have become clearer and clearer,” he said. “I don’t want to make it sound like we’re in the same place we were two or four or six weeks ago. That has advanced quite a bit. But we’re not at the point where we’ve made definitive decisions.”