On August 7, 2012, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said this to Peter King of Sports Illustrated:
"(The Browns have) averaged a new coach once every 2.8 years (since 1999). And that's just not a good recipe. One thing I learned from watching the Steelers is the importance of consistency in coaching, and how much it sets you back when you're always making a change. When you change coaches, it can be a three- or four-year deal to get back.''
On Dec. 30, 2013, Haslam said this to the Cleveland media:
“There’s nothing that, and you all have every right to write it, that galls me more to read on Monday mornings, ‘Same old Browns.’ That’s not what we’re all about and that’s not what we came here for. You have a right to be skeptical and until we turn it around and start winning games, start winning important games, playing meaningful games late in the year and be sitting here this time of year talking about who we’re going to play in the first round of the playoffs, you have every right to be skeptical.”