Well the Browns hired another head coach, and there are plenty that are less than happy about it. Kevin Stefanski is in, and the harsh critics are out in full force. Will he be any good? I have no idea. None of us do. Time will certainly tell.
Fans are venting their frustrations because this looks exactly like all the rest of them on the surface. There's no way around that. It does. Same kind of guy, same level of experience, same no name. I get it, it gets tiring after a while. It's like having the same bad dream every night. But again, only time will tell. And being frank, I would have gone a different direction, and that's no reflection directly on Stefanski.
The Haslams have put themselves back on the hook. Hiring say, New Englands Josh MacDaniels would have taken them off of it. I don't know if he would be a success or not either, as I am not here speaking as a MacDaniels fan. There are questions there too. But his 6 rings from the Belichick tree, and his resume is not in question, plus his local roots. If he failed, then it could be said he was the best man out there for the job and they would be right in the perception of the press and fans. Now, it's back to the belief in someone that is unproven and green. And if Stefanski fails, it looks really bad again, and this ownership needs a win. It's a shame he comes into town under less than ceremonious circumstances.
I don't know Kevin Stefanski, and niether do any of the rest of us, and let's wish him the best. But it does look the same as always, and that's a tough pill for many to swallow.