All my WFNY brethren are seemingly photoshop geniuses. I have thrown my hat into the ring with this picture on the right. What’s up now, boys? Try and keep up, ok? (I used PowerPoint because I don’t know how to use PhotoShop. I know. Genius, right?)
Yesterday the Ravens dropped their playoff game to the Steelers and that could mean the Browns will finally have a general manager. George Kokinis has always been the frontrunner for the job. Well, since Scott Pioli turned the Browns down and they hired Eric Mangini, anyway. Now that the Ravens are out of it, George Kokinis is expected to return to Cleveland today for interview number two and potentially a job offer from Randy Lerner.
All indications are that Kokinis was avoiding becoming a distraction yesterday at the AFC Championship Game. According to Tony Grossi yesterday, GK was avoiding the press box so as to avoid becoming a distraction to the Ravens’ goal of defeating the Steelers. Imagine that. A guy as GM who might try NOT to be a distraction?
Our own Rock, for one, is going to be relieved if Kokinis signs today. While not going so far as endorsing Kokinis this morning in our emails, Rock was happy that at least the Browns were (hopefully) going to have whatever staff they seem to desire in place today. And wouldn’t it be just like the Cleveland Browns to get turned down in the 25th hour by the candidate they have targeted almost exclusively for a few weeks?
I, on the other hand am indifferent. If Kokinis takes the job today and he and Mangini get to work, I will just wait and see. Every time I get up or down for one of these types of decisions, I am seemingly wrong. I liked the Butch Davis hire. I thought Mike Brown should have been replaced. I guess the only one I was ever right about was Romeo Crennel, but even he had me doubting myself when he and Derek Anderson won 10 games. So, I will just sit back and try to analyze them after their first big measuring stick; the draft.
There’s no sense in getting crazy before they have a chance to do anything.