April 24, 2014

Richardson: Browns can’t be satisfied with two-straight wins

For the younger guys that haven’t started winning yet in the NFL, we’re just getting our confidence up in the league. For the vets, they are just like, ‘We’ve got to keep going. We can’t get satisfied with it.’ That’s one thing we’re trying to learn as a rookie group, that we can’t get satisfied with it. For us, we’ve just got to keep on trucking. [...] It’s always nice to talk about victories no matter what. If it’s an ugly win or a bad win, no matter it’s always good to talk about victories. We’ve still got a lot to conquer and stuff like that. We’ve still got a lot of goals to reach. We’re still going and we’re still trying to get to where we want to be. We haven’t gotten there yet, we’ve still got a lot to put together, but we know we’re on the right page.

– Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson, Wednesday, discussing what it is like to finally be able to talk about wins. The Browns, with their win in Oakland this past Sunday, won consecutive games for the first time since September of 2011.

[Related: Tom Heckert’s future may rest in his own hands]

  • NoLombardi2013
  • Harv 21

    ” …but we know we’re on the right page.”

    Or maybe on the same track. Haslam, better stick your neck out on a limb and hire an assistant metaphor coach before your playas are good enough that they’re giving quotes to larger publications.

  • Jaker

    His job is to run the ball, not to come up with metaphors. Who cares what he says? we all know what he meant, and that’s what matters.

    This kid gets it. He’s got that winning attitude that Braylon and Winslow never had, this team is “most definitely” on the “right page”

  • Harv 21

    uh, at the risk that you’re clowning me, you’re saying that there’s absolutely no connection between a player mixing metaphors and, say, confusing blitz pick-up assignments as has been a problem for Trent early on? Or between understanding what the phrase you say means as you say it and understanding where the hole will be as you run it?

    At least I hope you’re clowning.

  • LaundroMat

    I tend to admire your reasoning, but the connection you’re drawing here seems tenuous. There have been a large number of very effective players whose eloquence in speech leaves a lot to be desired (Why choose to pick on the confused metaphor, anyway? Not much of what he said in the quoted excerpt is riveting, and it could use a good deal of editing.) There is not a necessary connection here. Besides, it could be that he hasn’t worked on interviewing skills because it’s not been impressed upon him that this is an important part of his job (save for being sure to not say something that can cause trouble) — unlike the obvious importance of being an effective running back. The cases are more disanalogous than analogous.

  • Jamindunn

    Just win baby. Just keep winning. Go Browns!

  • NamedMyKidPrice

    I bought several subway subs because of Trent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.workman.969 James Workman

    Harv, you’re reaching here.

  • Harv 21

    ok, last attempt at bringing the reason: I can’t use the official WFNY sarcasm font because I’m too often sarcastic, I comment too often and I’m too wordy when I do. The deluge of all-caps would ruin the aesthetics of the comment thread.
    Understand now? Does anyone? Nerd/Club Second Shift, where are you? no one’s throwing me a rope.

  • porckchopexpress

    “His job is to run the ball, not to come up with metaphors”

    Thats why Harv said “hire an assistant metaphor coach”. You don’t want these guys out their going off half clocked trying to make up their own metaphors. You’d better get your chickens in a row before shouting your mouth off like that. (lighted heart emoticon hear)

    Besides all the good teams already have assistant metaphor coaches. Its been trending ever since Bob Kraft hired the guy who came up with “well-oiled machine” to describe how the offense ran. Early in 2001 Drew Bledsoe described the offense as running like “something that’s lubricated pretty good”. The Moe Lewis hit on Bledsoe showed Kraft and Belicheck that “lubricated pretty good” wasn’t good enough. They brought in a top ranked metaphor coach and the whole season turned around.

  • Harv 21

    Thanks, pork. Felt like I was stuck in Being John Malkovich.

  • porckchopexpress

    Its things like this that make me embarrassed to say I’m a Browns fan. You and this petition are the equivalent of Cousin Eddie emptying the RV toilete into the sewer.

  • Garry_Owen

    I’m trying. Reaching. Grasping. Altitude too high. Difficulty breathing. Oxygen dangerously low. Heading back to base camp. Drive the ice ax into the wall! Hang on! Stay awake. You’re doing fine … You’ll make it ’til morning … Probably …

  • porckchopexpress

    I saw the Nerd Club symbol (Starfleet insignia laid over a Tie-Fighter surrounded by The One Ring) flash in the sky so I hopped on my Segway and headed here post-haste.
    I am actually prone to yelling “Hey Malkovich! Think Fast!” when throwing something to someone.

  • Harv 21

    Chillax, Pork got me, thx. But not before Jaker convinced the unwashed that I think Trent actually needs metaphor help. Really, this is my bad. Shouldn’t be WFNYing at night after rough days or weekends unless immediately following Browns games. It reminds me of being in a coffee shop last week when they abruptly switched the music from early Curtis Mayfield to Xmas carols by Beyonce or somebody like that. Manager needed to give me a heads up first. Took 4 hours for my headache to recede.

  • Garry_Owen

    I picked you up with some comment approval upticks. That’s as good as money.

  • Jay

    Or the equivalent of Dawg Pound Mike asking for a sit-down with Randy Lerner.

  • Jay

    Is that was he was endorsing? I couldn’t understand him :)

  • Garry_Owen

    Hold on! When did we remove the silhouette of 1978 Erin Gray from the symbol?? Dang it, but not being on Facebook is killing me.
    The symbol IS still accompanied by Weird Al music, right?

  • Harv 21

    Hold on! When did we budget for segways? Or maybe that’s pork’s and I can borrow it. Locomotion of the future.

  • porckchopexpress

    I took the silhouette off to uh, have it, uh, clean… yah know the less we talk about the silhouette the better off everyone is.
    Of course Weird Al music still plays, and the Symbol perches reverentl looking over the Golden Accordian, ever waiting for Weird Al to return and unite the 7 clans of Nerdonia.

  • porckchopexpress

    I took some money out of the discretionary fund, get it. You guys would have just blown the cash on a Jerry Lewis blue-ray box set or something.