Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning
This is not true either way.
First off, any new GM won't be hired until the season is over.
Even in such an event, whoever we hire will have done his homework on the upcoming draft.
The Browns are basically bringing in Joe Banner right now. And you can bet he's basically heading up the scouting operation in prep for the draft so they can fire Holmgren when the season ends.
And yes, if you hire a personnel guy, he'll have scouting reports. But they're the wrong reports. Scouts look for exactly what you tell them to look for. If you want fast guys, your scouting report will have only fast guys. If you have a 4-3 scout, he won't know how that player will function in a 3-4.