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At the end of the 1995 season, Art Modell decided to move the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, Maryland. The city of Cleveland retained the rights to the Browns name, and Modell renamed his organization the Baltimore Ravens. The principal reason for the move centered upon Modell's belief that the city government and the team's fans were not supportive enough of the organization. The NFL eventually awarded Cleveland a new team, which began play in 1999. Between 1999 and 2006, the Browns had four coaches, including Chris Palmer (1999-2000), Butch Davis (2001-2004), Terry Robeski (2004) and Romeo Crennel, each of whom experienced losing records with the organization, although Davis did take the team to the playoffs in 2002.
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