Cleveland Browns: Joe Thomas’ demeanor helps build positive environment

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Joe Thomas is considered one of the best players to ever suit up for the Cleveland Browns, even though the team has not had much success with him in town.

While Cleveland Browns fans struggle to remain positive after years of losing, it can only be harder on the players. But fans certainly don’t get that vibe from Joe Thomas.

Thomas, who has not missed a snap since debuting in 2007, remains a positive light among all the misery the franchise has endured not only since 2007, but since 1999.

He has never threatened to leave or demand a trade, and seems to genuinely enjoy suiting up for the Cleveland Browns. And with the team going through so many changes during his tenure, his positivity is important to the morale of fans and his fellow players.

His attitude shines through in many ways, including the segments he does known as the “Joe Thomas Hour.”

He is able to give fans a fun look at players on the team, while keeping things light during what has been a perpetual tough time to be a Browns fan.

He also has a great time on Twitter, keeping things fun and giving fans a look into his life.

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Thomas will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2018 season when he will be 34 years old. The likelihood of the Browns giving him another long-term contract are slim, even if he remains one of the top tackles in the NFL.

A trade involving Thomas could potentially happen next year if the Browns don’t plan on retaining him, but this could hurt more than help if the team begins to turn things around and Thomas remains a key piece of the equation.

But predicting success for this team is difficult, so for now fans just have to focus on the upcoming season and the fact the Browns’ offensive line will be anchored by one of the best to ever play the position.

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Having fun on social media doesn’t mean much when fans want the team to win, but it does help build a positive culture when the leader of the team displays such a positive attitude.