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Blame of Browns Failures to Fall on GM Farmer; Pettine Expected to Stay

According to Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole, the Browns are expected to keep head coach Mike Pettine – instead opting to fire GM Ray Farmer.

Cole says that the majority of the blame for the Browns current 3-12 season is due to the players on the field, and that falls on Farmer.

The Browns have lost 17 of their last 20 games following Sunday’s 17-13 loss to the Chiefs.

In a video on Bleacher Report Cole stated the following about the Browns situation:

“Sources within the Browns’ organization say they expect that coach Mike Pettine will survive this season despite the failure of the team, those sources indicate that the bigger problem within the Browns’ organization is not Pettine but is actually General Manager Ray Farmer and the selections that Farmer has made throughout his tenure and even before that when he was under [former CEO] Joe Banner.”

The video points out three possible new GM’s of the team if Halsam fires Farmer – that being Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin; Vikings assistant general manager George Paton; and Chiefs Director of Football Operations Chris Ballard.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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