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The firing of offensive coordinator Bruce Arians (pictured) is the subject of Bernie Kosar's analysis this week. Bernie looks at the impact that changing coordinators has on an offense, and offers his commentary on what next steps <I>NOT</I> to take as the Browns get ready for 2004...

The coach is always the one to take the hit. The team suffers through a disappointing season and everyone is looking for someone to blame. The fans want change, the owner wants answers and the head coach, if he survives the owner's anger, feels pressure to make everyone feel like something is being done. So, he fires an assistant coach, sometimes more than one. Marty Schottenheimer, my first...