Browns beat writers got their first look at the multi-million dollar renovations of the Berea headquarters by coach Eric Mangini Friday. The consensus was the upgrades brought the facility to the first-class status of some other NFL teams.
Because it was raining heavily when practice began, Mangini allowed the media to cut through the building to the indoor field.
Mangini's four tenets -- finish, focus, communication and trust -- and other inspirational sayings are emblazoned on the walls, doors and even the ceiling beams. A ultra-modern lounge area outside the meeting rooms features leather furniture, a snack bar and a flat screen television on the wall. Color photos of the team's players of the week hang outside the cafeteria. The main meeting room appears to have a double entrance, a la movie theater.
The color palette was a creamy white, muted orange and soft brown.