The Cleveland Browns GM George Kokinis has been fired according to several reports, having served less then 9 months on the job. The Browns have confirmed the report with this statement."Cleveland Browns General Manager George Kokinis is no longer actively involved with the organization. In response to rumors and reports that Kokinis was escorted from the building today, the Browns deny those reports. In the interest of protecting the parties involved we will withhold further comment." said a team spokesperson. Browns owner Randy Learner has stated he will not fire first year Browns coach Eric Mangini as the team has struggled to a 1-7 start to the season. The Browns are looking at Ernie Accorsi as Kokinis' possibly replacement, a position Accorsi held with the Browns from 1985-92 during which time the team played for 3 AFC Championship's losing all 3 times to John Elway and the Broncos. He was also GM of the Giants from 1998 until he retired in January of 2007.
The Browns continue to prove to be one of the most inept offences in the league as they turned the ball over 5 times Sunday against the Bears. To put just how bad this offence is into perspective, the entire roster has scored 78 points the first half of the season which is only 4 more points then New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes(74) has scored in the same span.
Meanwhile some season ticket holders still plan to go through with the "Walk-in" demonstration in protest of the Browns futility since rejoining the league as an expansion team in 1999. As part of the protest Browns fans with tickets to the game are being asked on fan websites and forums to not be in their seats at kick off of the Browns Monday Night game against the Ravens on November 16th at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Learner is reportedly planing to meet with 2 such season ticket holders to get a fans perspective on the state of the team.
But what most Browns fans want to know is will Lebron James stay? It will be a very cold winter on the North Coast.