Cleveland Browns: The Same Old Joke

Posted: 14th September 2009 by A.L. Benz in NFL
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Things were supposed to be different this year for the Browns with the addition of Eric Mangini. The former Jet coach instilled a strict philosophy of discipline and accountability, a far cry from the sheltered summer camp feel of ousted Romeo Crennel. Fluff practices and special player treatment were replaced with tough-hitting scrimmages that included lap punishments for any miscues. A team-oriented philosophy was forced upon the players, with the quick trades of me-first players like Kellen Winslow and Shaun Smith. Things would be different indeed. Well folks, if game one is any indication of the upcoming season, then be prepared for dejavu. The Browns managed to neatly package a myriad of penalties, turnovers, an ...

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