Is here for the Browns - attendance seen to drop to 40000. I wonder what level it would take to get mikey to act. Recall in 2002 there was a similar critical mass under LeBeau and the problems were "institutional" in nature. Granted the bungs though not good in critical areas aren't near to the Browns debacle but a few more years of this for the bungs - who knows?
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... ttendance/
Living in Cleveland, I feel sorry for the true Browns fans at this point. They really truly are good football fans, but their passion for the Browns has turned into apathy. I realize that not selling-out games is not as big of a deal anymore (because of the games not getting blacked-out), but I do think that this season the Browns would not be selling out games even with blackout rules, which did not happen since the days of the oversized 85000 seat Cleveland Stadium.
Regarding the Bungs I truly do not think that Mikey would take the approach of looking at attendance/apathy alone. If he does not believe Marvin to be the problem, for instance, he will not make a change assuming that he keeps him for the right price. With that said, he could also take the approach that "we can lose with Marvin or we can lose without Marvin" and do exactly that and make Zampese the lowest paid head coach in the NFL for instance. That is more Mikey than overracting to dropping attendance.