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On Tuesday, Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku appeared on the Rich Eisen show and discussed the coming season. He said the team is stacked on both sides and also set a lofty goal for himself — 20 touchdowns.
To be fair, Njoku was laughing when he said the number and did say he doesn’t measure success merely by statistics. Then, he started talking about the past which brought up former head coach Hue Jackson.
Jackson didn’t seem to make many friends in Cleveland and it doesn’t sound like Njoku was one either. The third-year tight end said that the team felt disrespected by Jackson who went on a media tour after being fired and blamed everyone but himself for his 3-36-1 record.
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"“We came together after Hue left,” Njoku said, “and took it upon ourselves to work extra hard to finish the year off strong.”“Baker has a voice, as we all do, and he didn’t appreciate what happened,” Njoku said. “It’s not like we’re robots. We felt, in a way, disrespected.”"
Jackson made enough friends in the media that he was able to go and share his opinion for the world to hear but the players got backlash when they responded. The truth is, Jackson continually undermined players and pointed fingers. It’s hard to see how they could have felt anything other than disrespect from him.
"“Hunt has a lot of repairing to do. He must repair his image. He must repair his standing in the league. And he has to repair his game after such a long layoff. The Cleveland Browns gave him the second chance we knew someone would. It remains to be seen what role Hunt will play for the Browns this season, though, particularly after a reportedly tumultuous encounter at a bar recently.”"
While the situation was overblown, it’s not the best look for a guy already on his second — and possibly last — chance in the league.
Dan Justik looks at the fact that Baker Mayfield is the second most popular pick for MVP at Caesars Palace. He had a really good rookie season but winning MVP won’t be an easy task at all.
The general consensus was that Cleveland got a steal when they landed Greedy Williams at No. 46 overall. The people at EA Sports seem to agree as he was tied for the 20th highest rookie rating and the second highest cornerback in the class.