September 10, 2007

Embarrassment on the Lakefront

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I was in attendance at Cleveland Browns Stadium for the opener yesterday, and about the middle of the third quarter, with the score 24-0, I was taken by a feeling that I was somehow owed an apology from somebody for the product and the effort that the Browns showed against the Steelers.

So to Randy Lerner, Phil Savage, and Romeo Crennel, and to 53 Browns players, (make that 52...Kellen Winslow played his ass off) I'll just say that this 20-year season ticket holder is ready for that apology any time now. Browns fans deserve better. We've seem some horrendous football down by the lake in the last...well, let's just take the last nine years for starters. The excuse of being an expansion team doesn't work anymore. Hell, Butch Davis had this expansion team in the playoffs one time before he took his check for $12 million and blew town.

I remember when the Browns-Steelers series was a rivalry. It won't be a rivalry again until the Browns win the game about three more times. The team simply wasn't ready to play yesterday, and while I'm not sure exactly what those missing intangibles were, what I do know is that their absence is a function of coaching, and that Crennel has yet to show that he understands what that's all about.

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Posted by dan at September 10, 2007 11:24 PM