Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini slipped into a chair behind the dais adorned with an orange helmet and noted the drastic changes.
"It's pretty great to be up here with three other people answering questions," Mangini said. "I can get used to this."
Later, a relaxed Mangini made it clear that he wasn't kidding.
"It wasn't a joke," the coach said in a back room following the news conference to introduce Heckert and Wiedmeier. "It's nice to have other voices in the organization and to be able to share different perspectives. Everybody has different roles, and for them to be able to get clarity, I think that's a good thing.
"This is a real fantastic situation for me personally and for us organizationally."
Last year, Mangini had little help. He now has a team.