The moratorium is over folks. Your resident Tribe sycophant has lifted his personal muzzle about your Cleveland Browns. Maybe its the new regime. Maybe its my fantasy football league getting geared up again. Who knows. But i’m ready to talk some football.
Just a quick post here for you that I think you will find interesting. SI.com’s Monday Morning QB with Peter King this morning actually featured some Browns chatter. Most of it centered around the maturation of QB Brady Quinn under the Brian Daboll system. But what caught my eye was the following:
The Browns, however, were the first team I’ve been around this summer that I just didn’t get a good vibe from. The players are still feeling out Eric Mangini, and more than a few think he’s working them too hard.
You know something, I’m glad to hear it. Mangini should be pushing these guys hard. They are used to four seasons of Tri-C, Crennel Country Club, and many of these guys don’t know any different. This is reality. Hard work now pays off later. Mangini is doing his best to set the no-nonsense tone with his players. If they don’t like it, then tough. Ask Shaun Smith what he thinks.
What I am concerned about is the behind the scenes complaining, if that is indeed happening, since King is getting that “vibe” from the team. Camp is what, not even two weeks old? King is one of, if not the, most respected national football writer in the business. He isn’t one to stretch the truth. There has to be some sort of merit to it.
We will see what happens going forward.