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Browns' Scheiner Talks Uniforms, Offseason Shakeup, Stadium Renovations In Q&A

Browns President Alec Scheiner does not anticipate the reaction to the team's new Nike uniforms set to be unveiled in '15 to be "quite as severe" as those of the Buccaneers, but he "isn't expecting universal accolades, either," according to Kevin Kleps of CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. Scheiner  "isn't revealing design details" of the uniforms. Scheiner said the team and Nike have had "countless meetings back and forth" about the uniforms. Scheiner also touched on the recent firing of Browns CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi. Scheiner said of how his role has changed since their departures, "My job is a little bit broader now than it used to be, but not tons. I haven't worked any less than I did before the change, and I doubt I will." He said of Banner, "Joe was great to me. Joe included me in everything, and the Cowboys (for whom Scheiner worked eight years) did, too. So I've always been very fortunate to basically see 360 degrees (of an organization)." Scheiner also gave an update on the progress of a $120M renovation to FirstEnergy Stadium, saying, "We've got Turner Construction, we've got Gensler as our architects. They planned for rough weather, which you have to do if you're doing construction on the lake in Cleveland in January and February. But we're right on target; things are going very well. This is going to be transformative. It's one thing to talk about it and show pictures. Our stadium is going to be very different next year" (CRAINSCLEVELAND.com, 3/21).
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