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Policy to Step Down

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by BuckBackHome, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

  2. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    I love to see Ozzie come back to the team in this position. He's done a good job with the ratbirds and this would be a huge step for him.
     
  3. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Two things I don't like about Oz. First, he took a job with the devil himself, Modell. Second, they have given away too many draft picks recently.

    If he hits confession, pays his penance and doesn't draft just guys he coached in college then welcome aboard.

    Edit - Looks like John Collins is going to be the new CEO. He is currently their marketing and sales guy. Let's hope they still bring someone in to be the GM specifically in charge of football operations.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2004
  4. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Ozzie is the only one I don't blame for leaving. How many African American are there in the NFL with front office jobs? Not many. He had to go with fARt to stay in the game and get experiance.
     
  5. OGWheels

    OGWheels Original Flavor

    Seriously, how can you not like Ozzie. Just look at who he's drafted. Let's start with last year's NFL Offensive and Defensive Player's of the Year, Jamal Lewis and Ray Lewis. Then throw in Ed Reed, Todd Heap, Chris McCallister, Jon Ogden, Peter Boulware, Duane Starks, etc... the list goes on. That's some serious talent that he's identified and drafted. I'd be whacking off if he comes to Cleveland. He has too much control in Baltimore to make that move.
     
  6. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I'm not saying I don't like Oz. I would love to have him with the Browns. It just irks me that a life-long Brownie went to Baltimore with fArt. Yeah, he was able to get a shot and obviously proved he knows what he was doing, but it would make me feel dirty.

    His drafts have been great. They have started giving away draft picks, which always bothers me. For a team to give away picks to pick up a player they want is fine, but get some more picks back.

    Again, I think it would be great to be back and I know the fans would welcome him with open arms. Do I think it will happen? Probably no.
     
  7. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    A power struggle between Davis and Policy?

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    RUMORS RAMPANT REGARDING BROWNS

    During our discussions with league insiders over the past few days, we've caught wind of several new rumors regarding the Browns organization that are making the rounds in the wake of the announcement that president Carmen Policy will step down from his position as team president, effective May 1. (Thereafter, he'll become a consultant to the team.)

    First, several league types view the Policy departure not as a stepping stone to the Commissioner's chair (which is highly unlikely given his age) but as the outcome of a power struggle between Policy and coach Butch Davis.

    Davis, we're hearing, was against the recent addition of Ron Wolf as a high-priced consultant, even though the move was viewed by some at the time as an effort by their shared agent, Marvin Demoff, to get the powers-that-be on the same page. Instead, Davis simply isn't using Wolf, as Davis recently has acknowledged.

    Second, the arrival of John Collins, who had been serving as the NFL senior V.P. of marketing and sales, is being regarded in many circles as a kid-glove ouster of the man who ultimately was responsible for the Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime boob tube boob flap. Paul Tagliabue suggested in the wake of the incident that heads would roll, but no one ever took the fall. The Browns, many league insiders believe, provided Collins with a secure landing pad.

    The move also represents the latest example of the homogenization of NFL franchises via the influence of league office alumni. As businessmen take on greater and greater roles in NFL front offices, it makes sense for the various teams to look to the league offices for candidates. And as the former blue-suited go getters propagate around the 32 cities in which the league does its business, the various teams necessarily will emulate to a certain extent the tone set by the Commissioner at world headquarters.

    Third, the fact that Collins isn't a "football guy" means that Davis necessarily will acquire more power over personnel. Really, there's no one behind Policy (other than Wolf) when it comes to picking players. Since Collins won't be in a position to distinguish between a seam route and a trout stream, Davis will essentially have the keys to the football operation.
     
  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I'd be whacking off if he comes to Cleveland.

    I'd be excited for Ozzie to return to the Browns, but not to that degree...
     

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