Don’t let the new owner of the Cleveland Browns fool you into thinking there is serious change taking place on the team. There isn’t, the proof is in the releasing of line-backer Chris Gocong who missed last season because of a leg injury. The Browns who are already lacking line-backers cut Gocong from the team yesterday.
People where excited when new ownership took over the team,they thought change was on the horizon. They were wrong. Cleveland went out and brought back Mike Lombardi who was here before and left, leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths and they brought in a new head coach that has no head-coaching experience who was also a member of the Browns before.
Now, with the players reporting to the Browns facility, much of the same old crap is starting to take place. Chris Gocong was one of the Browns best line-backers. He was pretty good in goal-line situations and he could make big hits stopping teams from finding the end-zone.
You would think the Browns would at least give Gocong a chance to participate on the field before letting him go. The guy was a play-maker for the team and this is the thanks the Browns front office gives him. Come on man, the team has a bad reputation of treating players poorly and with a new owner coming in, you would hope he would work hard at changing a few things.
It doesn’t look like that is happening. It’s now wonder the team can’t bring in big name free agents. Sure we sign two guys this off-season, but we still can’t land the free agents who are big-time play makers in the NFL.
Yes, the Browns are under new ownership, but it is starting to look like more of the same. People thought Randy Learner was a bad owner because he was never there. Now Haslam III is doing the same thing.
The Browns are going to miss a guy like Chris Gocong, lets hope they have a plan to bolster their line-backing core before the season starts.
Filed under: Cleveland Browns