As we found out yesterday, the Cleveland Browns are taking a brand new approach to attempt to fix the many years of losing. Well, new to the NFL at least.
After promoting Sashi Brown and hiring sabermetrics specialist Paul DePodesta, it’s clear Cleveland is trying to be the team which ushers analytics into the league. While the strategy has worked well in baseball and basketball, it’s yet to be tried in football.
If this all ends up working, it could be the first time in a while the Browns find themselves painted in a positive light. However, this will be a very complicated move, one which will need the right people in place in order for it to succeed. Everyone Cleveland hires from here on out needs to be fully on board with this brand new plan of attack.