January 03, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Report: Browns firing Mike Pettine, Ray Farmer
The Cleveland Browns are expected to fire coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Per the report, owner Jimmy Haslam wants to "blow things up." Haslam has already been setting up interviews. The Browns went 10-21 under Pettine and Farmer. They're 3-12 this season. They've lost 17 of the past 20 games. The Browns defense dipped to 26th overall and 32nd against the run and 29th in scoring defense. "It's been a source of frustration,'' Pettine said. "It's tough for me, too, when that's my area of expertise and it's an area where we've fallen short, especially this year where I felt like we've overachieved offensively. If you look at the roster, the investment, we've underachieved. "We're not going to make excuses. It is a source of frustration, disappointment and something that myself and the defensive staff show up here every day to work and get corrected. Some areas we've gotten better and others we haven't." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.