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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar was informed on Thursday that he will no longer be the color analyst for the Browns’ preseason games.
Belichick believed Vinny Testaverde was ready to be the Browns starter. "Because it was something I should do," Kosar said. "Bill and I made up not long after he got the New England [Patriots coaching] job," Kosar said. Bill then called me to thank me, and we've been friends ever since. Now, it's what Kosar calls it when his son tackles him. He tells me what is going to happen with a play as soon as the teams are on the line of scrimmage .
But Testaverde was out with a shoulder separation when Belichick made the poorly timed, incredibly unpopular decision. "I was interviewed about it, and I told the writers that I thought Bill would make a good coach. I have never been one to carry grudges for long." For real? I didn't want to carry that around when it came to Bill. He could learn offense, and he'd learn from what happened in Cleveland." But there's more. I thought Bill would be perfect for a team on a tight timeline because of his incredible organizational skills. Kosar doesn't dwell on the past, but he thinks about it. I may be watching film of certain blitzes or defenses, then I go to sleep -- and suddenly I'm in a game, facing that defense.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and the Haslam Family deserve rings for donating a million dollars to the Republican National Committee to help make it happen.
It also helps when your younger brother is Bill Haslam, the Republican governor of Tennessee who Forbes lists as the richest politician in America.
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Bernie Kosar has reached out to Manziel in hopes of helping him, but Manziel has not returned Kosar’s messages.
But the fact that he would mention it says two things about Kosar: 1) He is a very creative thinker and risk taker when it comes to football. Asked to discuss Kosar, Belichick responded with this e-mail: "I have always had a lot of respect for Bernie -- his football intelligence and passion for football. "We never talk about The Drive or The Fumble [which led to losses by the Browns in the AFC Championship Games during the 19 seasons]. We talk about guys we played, games we saw -- even some individual plays in games. I admire how he handled all that." There are nights when Kosar feels as if he's still the Browns' quarterback.
Both Haslams are close to Ohio's Republican governor John Kasich who makes no secret about his presidential ambitions, or about being a Steelers fan.
Local media estimate that the four-day GOP shindig (July 18-21, 2016) that "Big Jim" helped bring to town will generate 0 million for the Greater Cleveland economy.
"We hadn't talked since I was cut [by the Browns in 1993]," Kosar said. Kosar also forgot he was an honor student with a finance degree from the University of Miami. "Anyone who had a lot of Florida real estate and says they didn't get killed [financially] in the last few years is lying." Kosar is starting over. He is now represented by Neil Cornrich, one of the National Football League's most respected agents. He gave a short speech about the company's product line aimed at pro and college football fans. "He misses the locker room environment that no one really understands but the players. They proved it in the last four games of the year." Kosar remains a consultant for the Browns. He simply said he was available to the coaches, and it wasn't long before Mangini began to incorporate the former quarterback into some film sessions with the coaches.
"I heard that Art was in a wheelchair and not doing well. "When I was playing, I never thought it would end," he said. He allowed some people to handle his money, and he simply didn't pay attention to where it went. He's dating Tami Longaberger, the CEO of The Longaberger Co. It's nationally known for its handmade, quality baskets and enthusiastic, Avon-like sales force. Kosar is working through his bankruptcy issues and working with Longaberger on selling products with NFL licensing. Yes, he was there to shake hands and sign autographs, but he was more like a blocking back and a safety-valve receiver with Tami quarterbacking the business. He still appreciates the loyalty and love he receives from the guys he played with." Kosar's last game with the Browns was 11 games into the 1993 season. That's why I loved sitting down late at night in Berea with [Browns offensive coordinator] Brian Daboll and [coach] Eric Mangini, looking at film. When former General Manager George Kokinis left the team in the middle of last season, owner Randy Lerner asked Kosar to be around the team -- to be available to Mangini.