Cleveland Browns: State of the Franchise Heading into The 2011 Offseason

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Cleveland Browns: State of the Franchise Heading into The 2011 Offseason
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With the Cleveland Browns dropping a 20-10 decision to the hands of AFC North rival Baltimore, the wheels may have been set in motion for a tumultuous off-season overhaul ranging from the entire coaching staff and right down to the players themselves.  

Unless the Browns can somehow defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers they would have failed in improving their win total of 5-11 last year.

Depending on which Cleveland Browns fan you talk to some will say that Manigni deserves another year because he and his staff have just finally implemented their players and had a solid draft this past April in taking free safety, T.J. Ward, cornerback, Eric Haden and offensive tackle Shawn Lauvao and want to see some form of stability.

While other fans will point out that while he won four straight games to end 2009, he didn't do enough to get the Browns over the hump this year and that his retaining of offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll is the main reason why the offense has been unable to produce with three different quarterbacks.  

Sure it is unfair to be just speculating about Mangini's future like this, but the NFL is a results-driven, what-have-you-done-for-me lately business.

And in business your job is determined by your production. The Browns under Mangini's watch are only 10-21 in his two years as head coach. 

So do not be surprised considering the outcome of the Pittsburgh game in Week 17 if Mangini is dismissed.  

What this slide-show will cover is potential personnel moves that will be made in the off-season, ranging from a potential new head coach to possible offensive coordinators, free agency moves, to the 2011 NFL Draft. If I were in Mike Holmgren's shoes, these are the moves that I think should be made.   

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