The Cleveland Browns' all-time leading rusher Jim Brown is starting to make a new name for himself -- the team's biggest critic. He has taken GM Mike Holmgren to task in the past, he was not impressed with the Trent Richardson selection in this year's draft and now he's criticizing the owner:â†µ
"I think that the owner, and I have to be very candid with you, is trying to turn all the power over to someone else. I don't think that's possible," Brown said. "I think that the owner is ultimately going to be the leader and I think until Randy takes that position, it's going to be difficult.â†µ
"Holmgren is a fine executive, but he is not the owner, and I think the players know that. So I think the players feel that they don't have that top dog sitting there in that office so they can feel that they have great leadership from the top. There's always a question mark when your owner is in England."â†µ
The Browns and Brown had a supposed falling out in 2010 and, of course, since that time anything out of Brown's mouth seems to be badmouthing the team. I have to believe it won't stop, either, until they've redressed their relationship or the Browns start winning and render Brown's incessant criticism unreasonable.