Browns finally pick head coach
The circumstances surrounding the Cleveland Browns' head-coaching vacancy -- they dismissed Rob Chudzinski after just one injury-riddled, 4-12 season -- weren't without controversy. How they filled it, too, drew negative attention, as the franchise was the last to hire its sideline boss. But on Thursday they did it, tabbing Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as the next head coach. Even this, though, is no automatic home run; Pettine was not on their original list of candidates, but emerged as the leader after numerous other choices either took other jobs or dropped out altogether. Can Pettine thrive? Will the franchise prove it knew what it was doing all along?