Cleveland Browns fans were fooled by these 5 preseason stars
There will be no NFL Preseason this year which still hasn’t really sunk in. While fans do grow tired of the exhibition games (four games are far too many), there is something fun about watching players on the bubble trying to make a name for themselves.
It’s a chance for the players on the bottom of the roster to prove they belong and there have been several Cleveland Browns players who earned a job for themselves in these games — see someone such as linebacker Willie Harvey for example.
On the other hand, it could also de a deceitful time. With teams playing vanilla defense and not game-planning on offense, there have been plenty of times someone became a preseason star but then never did anything when the games counted.
Now without a preseason this year, we look back over the years and re-live the time when we were all fooled by a Cleveland Browns preseason star.
Notable omission: Jake Delhomme
Back in 2010, the Browns signed former Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme. He had previously taken his team to the Super Bowl so Browns fans were pretty excited about what he could do for them. And then in the preseason, he really performed well, making it seem even more likely that he could be the starter for a couple of seasons as they looked for the long-term answer.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Instead, Delhomme started just four games and had an absurd 2-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Even with his struggles, he still comes in as just an honorable mention since the porous offensive line had as much to do with his struggles as anything else.