The Cleveland Browns are rebooting the machine once again.
Coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer have been fired following the team's loss to the Steelers, the team announced in a statement. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the Farmer news.
Pettine posted a 10-22 overall record after taking over as Cleveland's head coach prior to the 2014 season. Before joining the Browns, Pettine served as the defensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills (2013) and New York Jets (2009-2012).
The story went on to say Pettine's defense collapsed and the offense struggled to run the ball until late in the year. Farmer will be most remembered for his sour relationship with Pettine and for texting the Browns coaches last year during games, which resulted in a four-game suspension for violating league rules prohibiting electronic communication about competitive or strategic information during games. Farmer had four first round picks in two years, and three of them (Johnny Manziel, cornerback Justin Gilbert, offensive lineman Cameron Erving) struggled to live up to expectations.