Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
Excellent....I like Tom Heckert.
I thought he was building the Browns up in the right direction when they let him go after the season.
He did a nice job with Philly before he went to Cleveland.
Probably hired to replace former Director of Pro Personnel Keith Kidd, who was let go last week and was a holdover from the Josh McDaniels cluster****.
On January 11, 2010, Heckert became the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns.
On Monday December 31, 2012, Heckert, along with head coach Pat Shurmur was relieved of his duties as Browns GM by the Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III. Despite posting by the Browns of a paltry record of 14-34 during his reign as Browns' GM, Heckert, along with former team president Mike Holmgren, are credited by many NFL observers as paving the way for the team, which has the youngest team in the league, for quick improvement in the near future by overseeing solid drafts in the past three years in which they selected high draft prospects and potential All-Pro players such as defensive backs Joe Haden and T.J. Ward, wide receivers Greg Little, Travis Benjamin and Josh Gordon, defensive lineman Phil Taylor, running back Trent Richardson, and 2012 starting quarterback Brandon Weeden.