Coming into this season, it was a nice relief to see the Cleveland Browns run with the same front office as the year before. Owner Jimmy Haslam had already fired two coaches since taking over the team in 2012, and there were rumors coach Mike Pettine was on the hot seat at the end of his rookie season last year. However, both he and GM Ray Farmer were given a pass, and the Browns appeared to be content building some consistency with these two.
Of course, if Pettine survives to see a third year, this would be a true miracle. Such a feat hasn’t happened since the likes of Romeo Crennel, and Vegas odds already list Pettine as a likely candidate to get fired at season’s end.
One thing which may make Pettine’s case a little different than previous Browns coaches, though, is it seems he might be hurting his own cause.