The Cleveland Browns have been a franchise over the past decade that has left the big decision-making up to the general manger and team president, while the owner was hands-off in personell moves.
That won’t be the case with new owner, Jimmy Haslam, who reiterated Tuesday that he plans to remain involved in key decisions regarding the team:
I want to assure everybody I’m more excited today about having the opportunity to own the Cleveland Browns, which is a very distinct and rare privilege as I’ve ever been. I still plan on being heavily involved in all key Browns decisions.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is already back at work, getting a head start on preparations for the 2013 season. He’ll likely go into next year as the true #1 option on the team with Mike Wallace set to depart free agency. Wallace has led the Steelers in receiving for the past three seasons, so a heavier workload will be placed on Brown, who’s ready to step up to the challenge:
You have to do something to better yourself every day. You have to take a step every day to be your best. If you want to be your best, you have to outwork your opponent. My opponent is not just someone I am competing against, but I am my biggest opponent. I know if I compete against myself every day I am working to be my best. That is something I always take pride in, working to better myself.