BEREA, OHIO – In an open letter sent to Cleveland Browns’ season ticket holders, team owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam apologized to fans for the 1-15 season.
The letter apologized for a “disappointing year” and thanked fans for their support. It went on to reiterate Jimmy Haslam’s previous comments in which he put his faith in head coach Hue Jackson, General Manager Sashi Brown and Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta.
Read the letter in its entirety below:
With the close of the 2016 season, we wanted to thank you again for all of your support and apologize for such a disappointing year.
We greatly appreciate the tremendous passion and loyalty of Browns fans, and it is a difficult season like this that shows how truly fortunate we are to have such support. We fully recognize how tough this season has been for you, and we want to let you know it has been equally hard for us. We are extremely grateful for your support and do not take it for granted.
Clearly, this season has been a painful part of our building process. You deserve the best, and you certainly deserve better than a 1-15 team. We are sorry that our results have not been better.
Immediately following last season, we communicated our commitment to bringing in strong, smart leaders with high character, who would be relentlessly driven to improve our football team and look at every resource possible. We continue to feel very good about the leaders we have in place – Coach Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown, and Paul DePodesta – and how they have approached their individual roles, while working extremely well together, all with the sole interest of creating a consistent winning football team for you, the fans. While we obviously did not accomplish that this season, our confidence in our leadership’s character, attitude, approach and ability remains strong as we faced this year’s challenges.
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