Now that it’s apparent Scott Pioli will not be going to Cleveland, details are starting to trickle in as to why.
Contrary to multiple reports, Pioli never asked for anything from the Browns, according to people familiar with the process. He never demanded millions of dollars per year, as had been speculated. He never demanded certain powers, as had been previously reported.
Pioli never asked the Browns for anything, not a single thing, which flies in the face of multiple reports that he had.
It has been confirmed from two sources that Pioli didn’t make any demands, which raises a whole new set of questions that Browns owner Randy Lerner is expected to address soon, if not at the Thursday press conference in which he introduces new coach Eric Mangini.
Lerner made the decision that he wanted Mangini to be the man to lead his organization into the future. Soon enough he will explain why.