Well unfortunately here we are in an all too familiar place.
Yesterday, the Cleveland Browns dropped another one in Green Bay to fall to 3-4 on the year. With a trip to Kansas City slated for next week against the Chiefs, it is setting up for a very rough stretch. The Browns, once winners of three in a row and a share of the division lead, have now lost two straight games.
For the rest of us, Monday morning has reverted back to the way it has felt for way too long.
There was a three-week span where you would wake up, grab your coffee and all of a sudden it would hit you. We won a game yesterday and it feels good. Then the next week same feeling and if you couldn’t contain your excitement any longer, they strung together three in a row and it felt like being on top of the world.
That feeling is long gone now at this point with the strong possibility of it being gone even longer after next week’s game in Kansas City. It’s a feeling that we all don’t like and just wish would go away for good.
Dare we close our eyes for one second and imagine what it’s like to go through this season as a Kansas City Chiefs fan? Just a year removed from an ugly season in which they finished 2-14, the Chiefs are flying high and a top the AFC West, and the only unbeaten team remaining in the NFL. For seven straight weeks, Monday morning has been extremely pleasant if you are a Kansas City fan. Almost makes the week seem to go a little faster in anticipation of the following week’s game. Ah, wouldn’t it be great to feel that every Monday?
For the rest of us, Browns Nation, it’s business as usual here on Monday morning. A day of conversation marred with the talk of bad quarterback play, what if, and what might have been.
Perhaps we will again have that winning feeling to start our work week. That exciting feeling that lasts through the week and makes Friday come a bit faster.
Unfortunately, that feeling is on hold for another week at least. As you might have gathered by now, the word of the week is “feeling”. So in keeping with that theme, here’s to hoping the Browns can find a way back into the win column next Sunday and get us all back to that familiar winning “feeling” on Monday morning.