The year is 2014, 15 years after the Cleveland Browns returned to the NFL. They have had more head coaches and more quarterbacks than any other team in the history of the NFL.
Today, we saw the Indianapolis Colts pay D’Qwell Jackson 22 million dollars. 11 million is guaranteed money. Just days ago a team that won 4 games during the 2013 season,deemed Jackson as worthless.
Today the Colts begged to differ with that opinion. The Browns also can’t get a deal done, at least not yet with TJ Ward. Ward is a top 3 safety in the NFL.
If the Browns can’t sign him and he hits the free agent market, you better not expect him to be back in a Browns uniform for the 2014 season. Someone will sign him and Ward will walk away with a couple of fists full of money.
Now comes the sad reality. The Browns have an owner who has his head stuck so far up his A$$ he can’t think straight. Coming form being a minority owner with the Pittsburgh Steelers, you would expect Haslam to know something about running an NFL football team.
If his actions in his first year hasn’t proved that notion wrong, you must be blind. Haslam knows nothing about running a professional sports franchise.
He placed his trust in the wrong people and he was made into the laughing-stock of the NFL along with his team the Cleveland Browns.
Now comes the saddest part of the story. The Browns hired a guy to be the head coach who wasn’t even considered as a head coach by the new GM.
That’s right, Ray Farmer had nothing to do with hiring Mike Pettine. He wasn’t the GM when he was hired and if you were alone with Farmer having a couple of drinks, he would be the first one to tell you he didn’t hire Pettine and he probably wouldn’t have been his choice for a head coach.
Now you’re starting to get it. If Pettine doesn’t turn this thing around this season, we will be right back where we are right now doing the same thing we have been doing for the past 15 years all over again next season.
The Browns are making bad decision after bad decision all over again. It is the same old song and dance and people are buying into this crap all over again.
The fans should know by now, this team’s future is only 16 games long. If they don’t have a winning season, they will be starting all over again next year.
There is a reason the team didn’t raise their ticket prices this season. Who in the hell would pay more to see this crap they call football in Cleveland with this clown they call an owner at the helm?
The answer is simple. No one would. If they would have raised their prices, the fans would bail faster than they got rid of D’Qwell Jackson.
Mike Pettine better not unpack his stuff. If he doesn’t win, he will be gone. The only real hope the fans have, is that Haslam II gets indicted and placed in prison. Then maybe someone with a football I.Q. can take over this team and build us a winner.
This is what football in Cleveland has come down too, and it’s a damn shame……
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