I avoided talking about the Browns yesterday because why talk about something bad when there was something so good in the Indians. But I have to say something about it now. Why is everyone so surprised at the Browns looked bad on Sunday? Did people really think they’d score 51 points every game? The defense is bad. That should have been obvious after the Bengals game only people didn’t want to talk about that because the offense looked so good.
My biggest problem is what the team was saying after the game. Numerous players said something like “we underestimated the Raiders” or “we took them lightly.” WHAT!?!?!?! How can the Cleveland Browns take anyone lightly? THEY ARE THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. The same Cleveland Browns who have won just 32 games since 1999 while losing 90 (after the Raiders loss). Are you kidding me?!?!?!? You took a team lightly?!?!?! Everyone should be fined and forced to run around every neighborhood in Northeast Ohio apologizing to us loyal fans.
You would think the coach wouldn’t let this happen. You think he’d have his team prepared to play. Especially coming off a big win the week before and with a very winnable game and a chance to give fans a real sense of hope. Does he do this? Of course not. He doesn’t even deny that HIS team took Oakland lightly. When asked about that, Romeo said, “yeah, I think so guys might have done that.” ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME, ROMEO?!?!?! HOW DO YOU LET THIS HAPPEN!?!?! Then how do you let them say it to the media? Then how do you agree with it? How do you not say something like, “I didn’t underestimate the Oakland Raiders, my team better not have underestimated them and if someone is saying that, I’ll speak with him and we’ll get him straightened out. We can’t take anyone lightly. We have to out work everyone on every snap. That’s what I stand for. Believe me, if guys took Oakland lightly, they’ll never take other team lightly because I will make their week a living hell they will be afraid to not give 100 percent even when drinking water on the sidelines.”
Romeo, I know your fat, emotionless and never going to win any contest that deals with speaking, but my goodness. Reporters are calling your team out and you take and agree with them? That’s awful. That’s why you won’t be back next year. Take a lesson from Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy and show some passion. Stand up for your players and when you players let you down, be a man and let people know you aren’t going to stand for it. Don’t roll up into an oversized Milk Dud and hide in the corner.