Yesterday, I decided to poll Browns fans on a variety of topics. After collecting 421 responses, the voting is closed. Here are the first part of the results.
First things first, the Browns are sitting at four wins and nobody has any idea who is going to play QB just yet. So how’s the opinion registering on the current year?
The Current Year
The first two show us that Browns fans aren’t feeling good about the current season. To me that indicates that even against expectations, the Browns are underperforming in most fans’ minds due to the second two questions. 48% of fans want to win more games right this second compared to 41% of fans that don’t need or want to win right now. That’s not a huge majority or anything, but it does indicate a slight preference for winning now, especially when compared to the 82% of respondents who don’t like the way this season is going. 74% of fans think that the team “won’t” or “can’t” win during the remainder of the season.
The Coaching Staff
While Browns fans are upset with the year the Browns are turning out, it’s at least interesting that they seem to like the coaching staff still. This has got to be a major departure from either of the last two coaching staffs, I would think.1
Ray Horton is more popular than Norv Turner, but it appears the head coach is more popular than either of his assistants. It’s kind of refreshing that the front office hired a full coaching staff of qualified candidates. It’s definitely bought some leeway for a rookie head coach, Rob Chudzinski, who was deserving in his own right. Could you imagine what Browns fans might think of him if he’d been put in like Shurmur with no offensive coordinator? Even with all the QB injuries and good excuses, you’d have to think he’d suffer in these polls if left on an island.
We’ll have more results later as we get into the front office, the stadium, the Browns’ own free agents and more.
- If I had to guess I would say that Mangini was more popular than Pat Shurmur, but neither was as popular as this crew. [↩]