Anytime you make changes its going to effect some things. It’s not going to be smooth, it’s just not. I don’t think I’d be surprised [if I am in Cleveland next season], but I really don’t have an idea. That’s the honest truth. I would love to (stay) but if it doesn’t work out here I’ll go do it somewhere else.
— Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert, in an impromptu press conference, discussing his future with the team. Widely considered the best general manager in recent team history, Heckert has drafted the core of the team that has since been taken over by Jimmy Haslam III and CEO Joe Banner. Heckert made it very evident that he likes Cleveland and likes the direction of the Browns, in turn making it very tough to spin anything short of a firing.