The Cleveland Browns ended 2009 on a surprising four game winning streak, but that still only left them with a 5-11 record. During the offseason, owner Randy Lerner took a swing for the flag and hired former Super Bowl winning coach Mike Holmgren as the Browns' team president and basically gave him total control over football operations.
Holmgren in turn made a stunning move by retaining dictatorial head coach Eric Mangini and hired a new General Manager, Tom Heckert. Heckert and Holmgren acquired a number of new players through trades, free agency and the draft.
Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan returns with a number of new faces to incorporate into his complex version of the 3-4 defense while Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll is being tutored by former Seahawks Coordinator Gil Haskell.
Fans and writers alike have treated the offseason with the unabashed optimism of a child's birth or a long awaited first date, but there are still concerns surrounding this team heading into training camp.