Cleveland Browns fall to 0-16 to finish a nightmare 2017 season

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The Cleveland Browns surprised no one by losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, finishing off the worst season in franchise history.

Well that was awful.

The Cleveland Browns completed the imperfect season this afternoon, falling to 0-16. Corey Coleman capped off the season with one of the worst drops I have ever seen, which was a microcosm of the entire season.

DeShone Kizer lost a fumble, Duke Johnson lost one as well and it was more of the same from the 2017 Browns to finish the year.

The Coleman drop was the lowlight of the game, and while I do feel bad for him, a play like that is just inexcusable. Who knows if John Dorsey will decide to move on from Sashi Brown’s first pick.

That’s all, ladies and gentlemen. The 0-16 parade is on and Hue Jackson will likely remain the head coach of this team in 2018. So much for a fresh start in the new year. I personally don’t understand how Jackson can keep his job, but Jimmy Haslam has continually made bad decision after bad decision so it doesn’t surprise me.

One positive from this game is that Josh Gordon looked solid, hauling in four catches for 115 yards, when Kizer actually put the ball on him. If he can stay clean, which is up in the air right now, he can return to his old dominant ways if the Browns get a real quarterback next year.

I don’t have much to say after this one, and I hope Browns fan can still enjoy their New Year’s Eve celebrations. I know the drinks will be flowing aplenty as fans rage about the 0-16 season.

Writing about history is supposed to be fun but this is the worst side of history to be on. There will be sweeping changes next year, as Sashi’s roster may be deconstructed after a 1-31 stretch of miserable football.

This is my final post with Dawg Pound Daily, and although it comes at an awful time to be a Browns fan I want to say thank you to all the readers. The comments on here and on social media help us writers know that we aren’t just writing for ourselves.

Enjoy your holiday and don’t let the Browns make you too angry. This one is on Jimmy Haslam, and unfortunately he has the control in the situation.

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And for the final time, go Browns!