Cleveland Browns: GM John Dorsey ridicules previous regime

By The Sports Xchange  |  Dec. 14, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey didn't wait long to take a shot at the previous regime.

Dorsey took the Sashi Brown-led regime to task on Thursday, saying the group led by the former head of football operations failed to give coach Hue Jackson players that could lead the team to victory.

"You know what? You gotta get a guy like that (Jackson) players. And you know what, I'll come straight out with it, the guys who were here before and that system, they didn't get real players," Dorsey said in an interview on 850 WKNR-AM, via

Dorsey became the ninth general manager since the club was resurrected in 1999 when he was hired last Friday, one day after the team fired Brown.

Dorsey made it no secret that he respected Jackson, who has seen the Browns post an 0-13 mark this season and 1-28 record under his watch.

"I think as Bill Parcells would always say, you are your record. And you know what, there it is. That's the truth teller in this whole thing. And I'm going to do my darnedest to get Hue players," Dorsey said. "And that's all I can ask for, and that's all I can do. I like the man."

Dorsey, however, had no issue with releasing wide receiver Kenny Britt, even going so far to say that it was an "easy" decision.

"I have no problem making that decision. From a cultural standpoint, I don't think he fits in the prototypical character point of what I'm looking for, in terms of a leader," Dorsey said. "He did not live up to his expectations as a player. He may have a higher opinion of himself than I have of him as a player. I thought that was easy."

Britt, who signed with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, has 18 receptions for 233 yards and two touchdowns this season.

The 29-year-old Britt was a disappointment in his one season with the Browns after establishing career highs of 68 catches and 1,002 yards last season for the Los Angeles Rams.

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