It is November 24, and quite bluntly, I am pissed off. I believe a week ago you named Johnny Manziel your starting quarterback for the remainder of the season? Does that sound correct to you? Okay, cool, we’re on the same page then. He played well against Cincinnati, and again performed admirably against the Steelers (in a 30-9 loss, one of the only positives). You even said so, but of course its Cleveland and Monday a video surfaced of your enigmatic quarterback nodding to “March Madness” in an Austin nightclub with a bottle of Dom Perignon in his hands. Concerning? Sure, Mike. It is not what you want to see from the guy, I understand that. He has a history, but has done his job in the building this season (probably better than you have performed at yours, more on that in a minute). The statement released by the Browns said this decision was yours, and yours only. You are an idiot, Mike. Lets take a step back and review your current standing as the Browns head coach, this should be fun.
Last year was okay, I guess. We lost our last five games, but a 7-9 finish in Browns fans eyes is hell of a lot better than the four/five win seasons we are accustom to. I was even a fan of you last year. You handled the Johnny debacle well, facing a media firestorm every week. I had optimism coming into this season. It was not the, blind schizophrenic optimistic disease that infests every Browns fan every offseason. You, your staff, and general manager Ray Farmer had us convinced we had a top five offensive line and a top five defense, with a vicious secondary. Amongst other bullshit you spewed in training camp, we were told players were developing (such as former first round picks Barkevious Mingo and Justin Gilbert). Oh, and 2015 first round pick Danny Shelton looked amazing too, apparently.
You say you can’t trust Johnny? I can’t trust you Mike, lets look at some numbers. To get the ball rolling, I would like to remind you that your record is 2-13 in your last 15 games as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. And we have thee worst record in the league this season currently (2-8). How about that defense Mike? Goddamn, they are stellar. With 27.7 points allowed per game, your defense ranks 30th in the league (there are 32 teams). Oh, and Danny Shelton was going to help us solidify the front seven and stop the run right? We are dead last against the run (138.8 yards per game). Dead f*cking last. Trent Richardson could probably rack up a 100 yards against your pathetic, excuse of a defense. Just a side note, weren’t you the “mastermind” behind Rex Ryan’s defense? I guess a blind squirrel can find a nut every now and again.
All training camp it was force fed that we were going to be a power running team with a smash mouth defense. I have already shredded your defense, on to the next one. How’s our run game doing? Well, we rush for 75.6 yards per game, Mike. Do you want to know where that ranks us? Not dead last, but 31st. How about that “top five” offensive line? They have conceded 36 sacks this season, most in the league. There has been no development on either side of the ball. You have done nothing, and now you just alienated yourself from an entire fan base yearning for excitement.
To be fair, I do not know all the details surrounding Johnny’s issues. But season ticket holders, and loyal Browns Backers deserve the excitement of seeing our 2014 first round pick play Monday night against the Ravens. Ironically Mike, I think you need Johnny Manziel. I just reeled off the numbers. You are a dead man walking, coaching the worst team in the NFL. You, as well as Ray Farmer, need a spark to keep your jobs. Jimmy Haslam should fire you right now. Trust me, the entire fan base wants you both gone. Demoting Johnny to third string did nothing but piss off a loyal fan base, and solidify your unemployment at the end of the season. You have brought nothing to this franchise, and for me, this was the final straw.
A pissed off Browns fan
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