Browns owner Jimmy Haslam won’t make any changes during bye week

Monday November 16th, 2015

Even after a 30–9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam told reporters that no member of the team's staff will be fired during the team’s bye week.

“No change,” Haslam said in support of head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer.

The Browns are 2–8 entering their bye week. Pettine told reporters following Sunday’s game that Halsam has requested that the coaching staff do some “soul searching” during their time off.

The Browns have now lost five consecutive games and 13 of their last 15 games dating back to last season. The team has also played for five different coaches over the past nine seasons.

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On Sunday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns, while Johnny Manziel and the Browns floundered.

Despite the loss, Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas stood behind coach Pettine.

“You always look at the effort players are giving and from what I saw guys were playing extremely hard all the way to the end even when you are down a few scores so I don’t see any loss of command or anything like that. I still see guys playing really hard for him. We’re not executing the way we really need to,” Thomas said.

Cleveland is set to take on the Baltimore Ravens (2–7) on Nov. 30.

- Xandria James

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