Posted: 1/19/2013 11:52 AM
Gary Reents wrote: Nah. Banner was chaffing under the limitations imposed by Luri that prevented Banner from exhibiting his prowess at talent assessment and organizational control. After years of unceasing and selfless efforts to save the franchise (without just or due appreciation), Banner reluctantly took a position with a new owner James Haslam III after Mr. Haslam pleaded with him for weeks to help him save the Browns. Banner graciously accepted after Haslam genuflected and kissed his ring...although...I hear Haslam slobbered on it and it almost killed the deal.