A poll asking for the best Browns coach since '99 leaves us sad

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Cleveland fans apparently miss the coaching regime of Butch Davis. (Getty Images)
Cleveland fans apparently miss the coaching regime of Butch Davis. (Getty Images)

As the Browns continue their search for their next head coach -- perhaps it'll be Josh McDaniels -- you don't have to stretch far to understand why the fanbase might be sad.

In fact, owner Jimmy Haslam seemed to understand this point during his news conference to announce Rob Chudzinski's dismissal after just one dismal season when a local reporter wondered aloud whether the Three Stooges were running the organization.

That led to this poll on the Cleveland.com website in which readers are asked to pick the best Browns coach since 1999.

Here were the choices:

And the results (as of 10 p.m. Tuesday):

And though this probably doesn't need to be said, if fans are pining for the jolly old days of Davis, a coach who went 24-34 in less than four seasons (but did bring the organization its last playoff berth in 2002), the organization is not necessarily in great shape.

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