Cleveland Browns News: Steelers had plenty to say about Freddie’s shirt
The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including the Pittsburgh Steelers having a lot to sat about Freddie Kitchens shirt
Once again, the Cleveland Browns dropped a close game. After taking a 10-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers, they surrendered 20 unanswered.
Cleveland would get just one more field goal before seeing time run out on them. The result was a 20-13 loss to the hated Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now at 5-7, they have four games left to try and finish the season without a losing record. But that’s not what most people are talking about. Instead, the talk is once again centered around Freddie Kitchens’ shirt.
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His ‘Pittsburgh started it’ shirt drew a lot of criticism leading up to the game and afterward, the Steelers had a lot to say about it as well.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
Steelers blast Freddie Kitchens for controversial shirt
"“I know that our coach never would have done anything like that,” left guard Ramon Foster said. “Why throw gas? When you do something like that, you throw your players in harm’s way. He’s not on the field. You throw your players in harm’s way when you do stuff like that with a vengeance. And I hate that for them.”"
Foster’s words echo some of the feelings outside of Berea about Freddie Kitchens. He’s been criticized for being too laid back in the past and oftentimes the team’s lack of discipline is being used to prove that theory correct. While this didn’t have a bearing on the game, it was still something that could be used to draw negative — and unnecessary — criticism.
Cleveland Browns playoff hopes vanish on a day with almost no Odell Beckham — Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland.com
"“The stars were absent Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger, James Connor and JuJu Smith-Schuster were among those out for the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the Cleveland Browns played without Myles Garrett, Morgan Burnett, Damarious Randall, Greg Robinson, Christian Kirksey and Odell Beckham.”"
Yes, Lesmerises put OBJ on the list of stars that didn’t play in this game — and then says it’s due to the fact that he had no impact on the outcome. Beckham finished with just 29 yards on three receptions as he once again went missing for much of the game.
Freddie’s t-shirt causes mockery
Joel Cade gave his take on the shirt worn by Freddie Kitchens, and it’s safe to say he doesn’t believe it had any bearing on the game whatsoever.
Steelers cornerback Joe Haden seals win over his former team — Dan Labbe, Cleveland.com
"“I am very excited about it. Any time you can get an interception in a close game — last week I dropped two of them to close the game, so who knows. So working on the jugs and making sure if the ball came to me, I was going to be able to catch it, so it feels good.”"
Haden’s game-sealing interception sent a dagger into the hearts of the Browns. Haden was loved for years in Cleveland and now he’s making plays for the Steelers. Too bad this one had to come against Cleveland.
Baker Mayfield injury could be worse than we thought
The good news is Baker Mayfield finished the game. The bad news is he had a huge wrap on his throwing hand when he left the stadium. Hopefully it was just precautionary because the team needs him down the stretch.