Lets just win out and control our own destiny!
YupYup, and for sure. Brownies have more 2020 story to write. Think what a story we'll tell if lightning strikes.
But I'm also talking about how sweet the future looks after this season.
Psyde: this team is poised to come back pretty much the same next year. Same FO. Same coaching staff. Same feature players. Same system. Same on field/classroom language. Same culture.
I can't stress how important that is. So much of CLE's bad history since The Return has been of an endless succession of houses hastily built upon shifting sands. We finally have a chance to build something
of quality that could last... and that (to me, at least) is more important than the final results of this season.
CLE v. NYJ is the next step. I'll be on the edge of my couch tomorrow. Go Browns!!!
Is that whole post a vieled "Next year" forget about this year kind of thing?
The Browns haven't been in the playoffs in 19 years, that's the longest streak in the NFL.
Pettine, had his best year year 1.
Romeo Crennel didn't match his success after his extension.
Culture and Foundation don't mean anymore than "moral victories", what does is winning, and there are no guarantees, I'll bring up the culture the Texans had 2 years ago, iirc, when they won the division, how bout the Jaguars won their division the year prior.
Browns do it THIS YEAR, or everything they did so far,
Coming back to beat the redskins
rebounding from opening day to dominate the bengals
surviving 500ish passing yards in week 7 from burrow
Winning in Dallas
Upending the Colts in the 4th quarter
Railroading the Texans, eagles, and jaguars after the bye week,
Sweeping 2 divisions
Upseting the Titans on the road
Is All For Nothing if they don't get In the Playoffs! This Year!
Screw Next year
It's been 32 next years!