How to reach Super Bowl? Add greatness

Posted by Vic Carucci on January 3, 2013 – 12:03 am

By Vic Carucci, Senior Editor

You’ve got questions and comments that you submit to the Browns’ official Facebook and Twitter pages. Here’s what I have to say about what you have to say:

Casey – How are we going to get to the Super Bowl?

Casey, the answer is simple.

The Browns get to the Super Bowl by adding great people, beginning with the hiring of their new head coach, followed by the hiring of a new general manager/director of player personnel, followed by the enhancement of the roster.

They get to the Super Bowl with an excellent leader who knows how to push every right button between seasons and games, and especially during games – someone who, along with his assistant coaches, can maximize the skills of every player.

They get to the Super Bowl by adding, through the draft and selective free-agent signings, difference-makers to a nice, youthful core of players.

And they get to the Super Bowl by allowing all of these things to happen and establishing, for the first time in many years, a sense of continuity that is crucial to building a championship team.

Simple answer. Not-so-simple process.

But that’s how the Browns get to the Super Bowl.

Mason – Do you think the Browns are good?

A 5-11 record doesn’t constitute good, Mason. Nor does winning only 14 games in the past three seasons.

But I know you know that.

The real question is, do I think the Browns have the ability to become good and make a significant improvement over what they were in 2012?


They have a great deal of promise, and I firmly believe, with some key additions on defense (pass-rusher, defensive back) and offense (wide receiver, tight end), they gain take major steps in a relatively short time. The new football decision-makers joining this team soon already have plenty with which to work, and I fully expect Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and chief executive officer Joe Banner to provide whatever is necessary to take this club from good to great.

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