I agree with you...to a point. Both Harbaugh and Tomlin were first-time NFL head coaches when they were hired. Both followed Super Bowl winning coaches and the franchise was blessed with stable front offices. There was a culture of winning is place, something Kitchens didn't have waiting for him when he was hired.This is what is wrong with the Browns .... the answer to their problems is always fire the coach ... lets just look at the other organization in our division, Baltimore had a chance to fire Harbaugh last year ... didn't and was rewarded with a great season. Pittsburgh had a chance to fire Tomlin ... didn't and was rewarded with maybe Tomlin's best coaching season ... in fact, Pittsburgh has been the model of consistency since the 1970's ... had a chance to fire Noll early on didn't was rewarded with 4 Super Bowls ... had a chance to fire Cowher, didn't was rewarded with a Super Bowl.
Just one time I would like to see the answer be NOT to fire the coach ... call him in after the season and sit down with him and have a heart to heart with him ... tell him, this is what you did right, and this is what we need to change(fix) .... for once try to have the answer come from within the organization instead of just starting all over, again, again, and again.
Dorsey, I think, will be a mainstay, and he has largely succeeded. What Kitchens DID have that he shared with Harbaugh and Tomlin were talented rosters. This is where the separation begins, I believe. I think Kitchens has underperformed developing winning game plans. There is a serious lack of creativity and week-to-week adjustments, and those are glaring faults that hasn't shown improvement and has cost the Browns some wins.
Ask yourself a question: if there was one area, specifically, where the Browns need to improve, where would that be? I'm all for patience. But the window, with this roster, isn't going to stay open for very long because of the salary cap issues it will be facing in a couple of years. Is there enough time to practice patience?