This may not come as much of a surprise, but it would seem that LB Willie McGinest is done in Cleveland, barring any unforseen and improbable return. Despite the fact that he was contemplating staying in the league another year, he referred to the Browns as “they” in a recent interview on NFL Gameday:
"“Whatever coach comes into that system is going to have to crack the whip and get them organized…There’s a lot of talent on that team, you just have to put it all together.”"
He makes a solid point. I do agree that the team has talent, but is in complete disarray on a regular basis, with players claiming that they loved Romeo Crennel most likely because he didn’t care what they did on or off the field. Would a coach like Eric Mangini really be able to “crack the whip,” as McGinest pointed out?
– Just to show you the mess that was the pass rush this season: McGinest registered only one sack, coming in the 30-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.