Well gents, at the halfway mark of the season I think we can officially lay this season to rest. It's over this year and the plane has only BEGUN its nosedive. Yet again the dysfunction is real in Cleveland.
I think the locker room is all but lost and will soon be in "fuck it" mode.
I think those reports of "anonymous" Browns players unhappy with O'Neil and the scheme are true. Example of this? We picked up Kruger to rush the passer last year, which he did very well... yet in the span of less than a year he is reportedly on the trade block and it sounds like he is unhappy here based on a recent quote he gave MKC. Said he isn't surprised about the trade rumors "based on the way things have been playing out". I mean this defensive scheme and play calling has Kruger dropping back in damn coverage. Why?!
I think Pettine needs to remove O'Neil and take over play calling duties on defense if he has any hope of saving his job.
Speaking of saving jobs... I desperately want to see continuity but Farmer and Pettine are not doing themselves any favors to make a case they should stay. I hate to think this way but I'm expecting a blow up at the end of the year, unless those two un-fuck themselves real fast.
Cleveland media (Grossi) was on the post-game talking about a feud between Farmer and Pettine being a real thing. Idk if this is Grossi being Grossi but there certainly seems to be some evidence to support it. This however goes back to my previous paragraph. If these two dickheads are using the players and team as ammo for their own little war then they both need to be fucking gone.
I hate seeing this team implode yet again. Kills me.