Mike Holmgren’s interactions with the media weren’t perfect this year. He left everyone with some audio that he could regret some day if he was the type of guy to ever truly regret anything. I don’t get that sense about him, but certain quotes about playoff tickets could haunt a less confident person. Anyone who knows me well knows that I dwell on things I’ve said that were far less important than that on much smaller stages for excruciating periods of time as if it would do me any good to second-guess the things that come off the top of my brain. In that respect, I am guessing Randy Lerner is a lot more like I am than he is like Mike Holmgren.
Randy Lerner has turned things around of late and is letting people inside the giant gates that he’s maintained around him since he was pushed into stewardship of the Browns. We learned from Vince Grzegorek’s amazing profile of Lerner in Cleveland Scene Magazine that Lerner prefers not to be called “owner” of the Browns. That isn’t the most important thing Lerner says in the must-read profile. It seems Randy Lerner can learn a very important lesson about the value of letting his guard down and speaking freely. [Read more...]