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Browns' Mike Pettine: 'I'm not into pleading'

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 05:07:35-05

Reporters peppered Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine with questions about his job security after the Browns finished their 3-13 season with a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pettine said that, contrary to reports, he did not see Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Friday and ask about his job status. He also told reporters that he may be meeting with Haslam tonight.

He added that he is aware of rumors circulating about his and general manager Ray Farmer's jobs and said, "it should be a topic of speculation, given what our results have been."

One reporter asked what he would say to make a case to keep his job. Pettine responded:

I’m not into pleading. It’s something that’s what gets put out there, how we attack work every day, the players. That to me is the resume: how hard the guys play, the effort that goes in, how hard we practice, what we do in meeting time, walkthrough, out on the practice field, how that carries over to the game field. I feel like we’ve done a lot of good things, but I’m the first one to tell you – you’ve heard me say it a million times – this is a pass/fail league, and the results aren’t there. Nobody wants to hear it takes time.

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