The Cleveland Browns remain winless and Hue Jackson's decision to bench Cody Kessler in their loss at Baltimore has "heightened tension between the front office and coaching staff."
Defensive coordinator Ray Horton is facing a very uncertain future, with his unit allowing more than 30 points per game.
Owner Jimmy Haslam, along with his wife Dee, has become increasingly hands on, with many departments essentially reporting directly to his family. It was Haslam who ultimately decided to hire Jackson and sign off on Horton as coordinator, despite strong reservations expressed by others.
Haslam has fired three coaches and general managers in the past four years and has blown up his front office repeatedly, fluctuating from one organizational structure to the next.
"You basically have a husband and wife in charge of various areas they don't really understand -- football, coaching, scouting, analytics, ticketing, marketing," a team source said. "And that's the way they want it."