Kevin Stefanski might have lost the Browns locker room

Browns, Kevin Stefanski. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Browns, Kevin Stefanski. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns played much better than anyone anticipated on Sunday, but a locker room altercation could mean the staff has lost the team.

It was another disappointing ending in Baltimore on Sunday as the Cleveland Browns lost a closely contested game in the closing minutes. When it once looked like the Ravens were about to close the game out, a later turnover forced by Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah gave the team life.

Jacoby Brissett marched the offense down the field, but two late penalties ultimately led to a 60-yard field goal attempt being blocked and another Browns loss.

Truthfully, this was a game I had pegged as being blown out of the stadium. There was far too much finger-pointing in the media this week and the Ravens always have this team’s number. But instead, the defense played extremely well for most of the game, and the offense did just enough to give the team a chance. Under normal circumstances, I’d be happy they just kept it close.

While claiming a moral victory is fun and games with a backup quarterback, what’s more concerning is what happened after the game. There are minimal details, but multiple reporters noted that there was screaming inside the locker room falling the loss.

In his press conference, Kevin Stefanski called this “normal football” emotion. Usually, I would agree with him.

These are grown men playing one of the most physical sports in the game, things are going to get dicey occasionally. My bigger concern now is, will this be the final straw on Stefanski losing the locker room?

Just when I thought he had a chance at getting it back after his team played a very good game, for the most part, this is likely one of the worst things that could have happened. It won’t get any easier when the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals come to town next week in prime time.  Let’s hope Stefanski can ride the ship one more time.

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