Browns cornerback Joe Haden says he has no doubt about whose side the fans are on in the lockout.
“The fans are definitely on the players’ side,” Haden told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Definitely on the players’ side. The owners? Come on. They’re making billions and billions. We’re making millions, but they’re making billions. It’s like, Come on, guys.
Let’s just get an agreement, let’s get everything right. It was good before the lockout. Let’s get it back to the way it was. I’m ready to play football, fans are ready to watch football. The owners are ready to sit in their suites and watch football too, so let’s just get it all together.”
Haden’s opinion doesn’t mesh with the poll we took of PFT Planet: Our poll showed that 37.9 percent of fans blamed the players for the labor mess, while only 24.4 percent blamed the owners. (Another 37.4 percent blamed both the players and the owners.)
But the fans we hear from aren’t interested in taking sides, except to say that they’re on the side of getting a deal done in plenty of time for the season to start.