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Old 11-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Sources from ESPN: Kokinis out as Browns Gm

Ill see if i can post a link later. I keep seeing it on the ESPN bottom line. Personally if this is true, then to Randy Lerner and actually making moves, but then again its going to create more front office chaos. Manginas next.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sources from ESPN: Kokinis out as Browns Gm

He was stupid to let the head coach choose the general manager. Yeah, in Kokinis' contract is said he had final say over personnel moves, but we all know Mangini made those decisions and Kokinis was just a figurehead GM.

Maybe now Lerner will finally bring in someone with some experience at the GM position. Maybe put some order into the front office and strip Mangini of some of that power he has.

I honestly think if he does that, it's a step in the right direction for Cleveland. Lerner needs to bring someone in, someone with experience (especially someone who has rebuilt a franchise before), and give that guy the true power of a General Manager.

But then again, this is Randy Lerner....he will find a way to screw it up.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Sources from ESPN: Kokinis out as Browns Gm

Fail to see what good this is gonna do in the middle of the season, especially when you have to pay him anyway.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Sources from ESPN: Kokinis out as Browns Gm

im so used to seeing the Browns fail, that i actually get no pleasure out of this
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Default Re: Sources from ESPN: Kokinis out as Browns Gm

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Fail to see what good this is gonna do in the middle of the season, especially when you have to pay him anyway.
Its like that Seinfeld episode where Kramer was working at a job where he really didnt know what he was doing. You know...........this one. Just sub in Kokinis for Kramer and imagine that Lerner is the guy on the other side of the desk.

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Fail to see what good this is gonna do in the middle of the season, especially when you have to pay him anyway.
basically he's just trying to gain fan support and trying to take the attention away from himself.the fans wanna see heads roll, so he threw them a token sacrifice. ....
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I honestly think if he does that, it's a step in the right direction for Cleveland. Lerner needs to bring someone in, someone with experience (especially someone who has rebuilt a franchise before), and give that guy the true power of a General Manager.

But then again, this is Randy Lerner....he will find a way to screw it up.
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/.../nh1647108.txt

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George Kokinis was fired Monday as general manager and escorted from Browns headquarters, according to league sources. The Browns are not confirming the reports.

Hours later, sources said Ernie Accorsi was hired as the team's GM. The move is a blast from the past for Browns' fans. Accorsi was the Browns' GM from 1985 to 1992.

He also served as GM of the Colts from 1982 to 83, and also worked in the Giants' front office from 1994 to 2004, including a stint as New York's GM from 1998 and on.

In 2004, he spearheaded a trade to get No. 1 pick Eli Manning from the Chargers.

Kokinis has been on the hot seat for more than three weeks, the source said. The ax falls one day after Browns owner Randy Lerner said he plans on hiring a strong football personality to run the Browns.

The firing comes at the start of the bye week.

Kokinis was hired Jan. 23 at the urging of Browns coach Eric Mangini. Lerner has said Mangini's job is safe for now.

More to come as details become available. Tuesday's print editions will have a full report.
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Default Re: Sources from ESPN: Kokinis out as Browns Gm

We better look out the Browns will be on a come back and maybe a superbowl title with this change.
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Fail to see what good this is gonna do in the middle of the season, especially when you have to pay him anyway.
According to this, they are trying to get out of that. Some of it, anyway.

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One source told FOXSports.com that Kokinis was fired "with cause," which often means a team will attempt to get out of paying the employee his full remaining salary. Kokinis is highly regarded in league circles, but many warned that his marriage with uber control freak Eric Mangini was bound to fail.
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