The Cleveland Browns were in the news for all the wrong reasons when the NFL’s trade deadline passed. Here are three things that stand out from the fallout.
It wouldn’t be a Cleveland Browns bye week without some sort of bombshell. While normally I would recap the Browns’ offensive takeaways from their London game against the Vikings, I have decided to recap and formulate takeaways from late Monday night all the way up to, and through the trade deadline.
From the coach’s daughter tweeting about the team to the Browns not being able to submit paperwork on time, this deadline was certainly one for the record books.
The ineptitude of the Browns is now at an all-time high. Fingers are being pointed. Coaches are emailing the media to try to save their reputations. The Browns even made a trade, but were too busy cheering “Dilly Dilly” that they forgot to tell the NFL about the trade and now figuratively sit in a pit of misery.
I am chomping at the bit to get more information on the botched A.J. McCarron deal, but from what I can gather is that no matter how many Harvard guys you put in one room, none of them seemed to be wearing a watch. If that’s the quarterback they wanted, not submitting the trade on time is a firable offense.
Once this shakes out and more details are unveiled, my guess is that there is some sort of organizational change over the bye week.
This organization has been a clown show for my entire lifetime, but this deadline was the lowest of the low. We have seen an offensive coordinator create a Powerpoint as to why he needed to leave the coaching staff.
We saw the team draft a 28-year old rookie quarterback and had another quarterback wear a wig and glasses to Vegas on the last day of the season instead of showing up to the game.
We even saw a general manager text the coaches from the press box to play the guys he wanted to see, but this latest story takes the cake.
Here are my takeaways.