On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns met with the media for a press conference following the team's morning practice. It was a treat for the media - all of Pat Shurmur, Dick Jauron and Brad Childress spoke to important, hard-hitting issues with the team. Among the things addressed were comments from Cincinnati's Rey Maualuga on running back Trent Richardson, Mike Holmgren's comb-over and 10 reasons why Colt McCoy won't be the starting quarterback.
No wait, those would be interesting topics of discussion. Instead, Shurmur had "no reaction" to the Maualuga comments, the comb-over wasn't even discussed, and all we know is that Brandon Weeden is the guy going forward. The three combined for a press conference in which virtually nothing of substance was actually discussed. The only worthwhile thing we got was a quote from Childress (surprise) about ... smelly armpits, or something along those lines. Make the jump for the Tweet.
OC Childress: "winning is a great deodorant." I see that becoming a hashtag.— Tom Reed (@treedPD) September 13, 2012
So in other words, the Browns stink. They missed their once-a-week laundry day and the gym shorts are pretty rancid following Sunday's close loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Right now, everything is being questioned and that's all thanks to the fact that the team is 0-1 instead of 1-0. Change just one play from that game and the Browns escape with a narrow victory, and things are much better in Cleveland.
They'll hope to apply a fresh coat of Right Guard with a win over the Bengals in Week 2.