NFL Predictions: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 12/31/17

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

Asked if he wants to come back here next season for his 10th season and second year of his two-year Browns deal, he said, "I'm under contract, so that's how it works". It shows that he doesn't mind putting all the pressure on him. Theyve only grown worse.

The worst of the worst.

It's a huge dropoff for Keyes, who went to the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons just past year.

The 2017 Browns will live in infamy. And wide receiver Antonio Brown already is out with a calf injury.

Browns Nation, which has been reduced to tattered, Third World status, didn't know whether to cry or wind their watches - to coin a phrase used by legendary Pittsburgh Penguins announcer Mike Lange.

"The stigma that comes with that is that we are going to have to do some recruiting everywhere", Jackson said. Thats what it is.”. Those were the main reasons behind the Browns continued fall from grace this season, but the teams issues are older and run even deeper.

Cleveland's Hue Jackson really will return in 2018, owner Jimmy Haslam reiterated after the loss in Pittsburgh. Imagine if the Browns could pair one of the highly-touted prospects at quarterback with Gordon.

Instead, theyve descended to new depths. He played on the defensive line with five National Football League teams from 1986-2000, so he knows what it's like to be in the trenches.

"Our guys played hard and I've said that all year".

WHAT WENT RIGHT: It seems like a decade ago that the Browns were 4-0 in the 2017 preseason. Because they traded with the Texans during the draft past year - in the deal where Houston moved up and got Deshaun Watson - the Browns get the Texans' first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Sashi Brown was sacked as general manager at that point and replaced with former Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey. Since 1944, the only other teams to go an entire season without a victory were the 1960 Dallas Cowboys (0-11-1); the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-14), in their inaugural season; and the 1982 Baltimore Colts (0-8-1), in a strike-shortened season. He missed the last six games that season with an ankle injury, the final 11 with a serious foot injury previous year and is 0-15 in 2017. The comments on here and on social media help us writers know that we aren't just writing for ourselves.

"I'm thankful we got the win, but we got to bury a team like that man", Mitchell said. Jimmy might be the worst owner in the history of Cleveland sports, including Art Modell, but I still have to look at what he's doing and analyze it.

“The only thing thats going to change it is results. "We're going to fix this". "We are in a war for talent on every level right now".

There's no question the Browns' internal dysfunction has hindered Jackson.


Its no wonder so many fans are outraged. The man now known as arguably the greatest coach in National Football League history, literally had to be sheltered when he walked from the locker room to the media room at Cleveland Stadium, all the while hearing chants of "Bill Must Go" ringing from the huddled masses.

As he and his teammates cleared out their lockers Monday, cornerback Jason McCourty perfectly summarized two insane years in Cleveland. I think what it has done is the urgency within the building, within our team, within everybody to get it fixed because if you don't, this is what things lead to.