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Peyton Hillis expected to miss “at least” two weeks

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A bad season for Peyton Hillis just keeps getting worse.

Hillis re-injured his hamstring during Browns practice on Friday and early reports are that it will be a while before he gets back onto the field. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that an MRI of Hillis’ hamstring showed “significant aggravation” and he is expected to miss “at least a couple of weeks” as a result. Hillis has missed the last two games and was expected to start Sunday against Houston before today’s practice.

If dealing with this injury wasn’t bad enough, Hillis also has to deal with a report that eight of his teammates held an “intervention” with him to try to get him to improve his attitude.

“It’s like he’s in a funk that he can’t get out of, and it’s killing us, because we really need him,” a Browns player told Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports. “And we’ve told him that. But we’re at the point where we just don’t know what to do.”

Now it seems they’ll have a little more time to figure out a better approach. Chris Ogbonnaya will start at tailback for the Browns on Sunday.

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28 Responses to “Peyton Hillis expected to miss “at least” two weeks”
  1. zeapelido says: Nov 4, 2011 4:35 PM

    Peyton has been debacled.

  2. goetznyc says: Nov 4, 2011 4:49 PM

    crazy…when it was Chris Johnson holding out, people just said he was right in trying to “get his money”. Now clearly Peyton Hills is a moron in the way he has approached this, but at this point he has to figure there is zero chance he’ll be back so WTF. Funny thing is, I don’t think Cleveland ever had any intention of trying to resign him…. additionally, does Cleveland have the worst Front Office or what? Look at their recent string of screwups
    - Brady Quinn draft
    - Allowing Shaun Rogers to piss all over the organization (see Braylon Edwards, as well)
    - Staph infection incubator
    - Hiring the Mangenius? (then Mangini Dead Man walking)
    - Cribbs contract debacle

    What a circus!

  3. earthtopft says: Nov 4, 2011 4:53 PM

    What started out as an “intervention” turned into a full blown convention. “We had no idea this many people hated PHillis”, said an astonished teammate. “We’ve got people here from all parts of the country, a few Europeans, and even a contingent from Japan!”.

  4. tfbuckfutter says: Nov 4, 2011 5:11 PM

    goetznyc says: Nov 4, 2011 4:49 PM
    additionally, does Cleveland have the worst Front Office or what? Look at their recent string of screwups
    - Brady Quinn draft
    - Allowing Shaun Rogers to piss all over the organization (see Braylon Edwards, as well)
    - Staph infection incubator
    - Hiring the Mangenius? (then Mangini Dead Man walking)
    - Cribbs contract debacle

    What a circus!
    ————————————-

    You forgot one point….
    -Replaced the front office that made all those above decisions.

  5. philk0731 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:28 PM

    It’s the curse from being on the cover of “Madden 12″

  6. trbowman says: Nov 4, 2011 5:31 PM

    Funny how Ogbonnaya’s first two starts will be against his two former teams in the Texans & Rams.

  7. jcdurden88 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:40 PM

    my god this madden curse seems to be real isn’t it payton??

  8. chilomane says: Nov 4, 2011 6:00 PM

    He’s still better than Knowshow Moreno

  9. thegonz13 says: Nov 4, 2011 6:17 PM

    Another Peyton who’s been derailed this year…

    Say, can someone go on IR with a bruised ego?

  10. jlv3gem says: Nov 4, 2011 6:30 PM

    It’s not the $; it’s the Madden Curse!

  11. snarkzilla says: Nov 4, 2011 6:34 PM

    More practice time with Madden 12. He’ll be able to stomp his brother soon with all this down time.

  12. td40 says: Nov 4, 2011 6:36 PM

    Cleveland radio is saying Hillis won’t play for the rest of the year and won’t be re-signed.

  13. richm2256 says: Nov 4, 2011 6:38 PM

    Any leverage this moron had, he’s pi$$ed away this season.

  14. sfkforever says: Nov 4, 2011 6:52 PM

    curse my butt…bust yes…lazy yes…curse no

  15. prmpft says: Nov 4, 2011 7:37 PM

    ok – NOW who doesn’t believe in the curse???

  16. eyeamlegend says: Nov 4, 2011 7:37 PM

    CURSE CURSE CURSE!

  17. prmpft says: Nov 4, 2011 7:38 PM

    …except for “sfkforever”…

  18. prmpft says: Nov 4, 2011 7:39 PM

    but except for “sfkforever” “what have the Romans ever done for us”!!??

  19. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 4, 2011 8:57 PM

    Is it ok to say its the Tecmobowl curse??????? Lol

  20. snarkzilla says: Nov 4, 2011 9:01 PM

    I don’t believe in The Curse. I found this:

    Hillis’s SIGMA test results raise several concerns. The approach he took to learning and preparation in college produced a personal belief that he was not able to consistently execute his responsibilities in games. There are strong indications that he needs to take more personal responsibility for learning what he needs to know. His coaches should make him execute, again and again, his responsibilities in game-like time constraints. During the off-season, pre-season, and practice, he will sometimes give less than his best effort and will let up when he sees an opportunity to do so. As a result, Hillis has not always been able to meet the challenges placed in front of him by his coaches. There were times when Hillis thought he came up short of meeting his own and his coaches’ expectations. He will be concerned about the kind of system he may be placed in and whether he can be successful and meet everyone’s requirements and demands. Hillis will tend to worry that he is not as prepared as he should be going into games. This self-doubt does not speak well for his chances of advancing and mastering his position requirements at the next level. Hillis is usually content to rely heavily on his natural abilities to get by and believes that his past coaches have had little impact on his performance. He thinks that he knows best and is less likely to listen to coaches’ advice and instructions and instead will try to play the game his own way. When things are not going well for him, Hillis will be openly critical and question his coaches and his teammates.

    Overall Profile Score Integrating the Motivational and Mental Test Results, Score: 1. 1-2 is Poor.

  21. mgscott says: Nov 4, 2011 9:19 PM

    Hopefully he doesn’t catch a cold while resting the hammy

  22. broncfanor says: Nov 4, 2011 9:24 PM

    It’s not the Madden curse.

    It’s the “I had a good season now pay me cuz I’m a primadonna” curse.

  23. 4512dawg4512 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:45 PM

    prmpft- I dont believe in the curse. I’m a grown adult, I don’t believe in video game “curses”. So if Mike Vick were on the cover, Hillis’s hammy would be fine and he’d be out running around while Vick was sitting the bench, sure man

  24. rollerino1 says: Nov 4, 2011 9:56 PM

    Dude is a hot mess.

  25. artflooney says: Nov 4, 2011 11:30 PM

    He had that aw shucks thing down great. I just thought he would suck this year, I didn’t think in a million years he would have become whatever this is he has become.

  26. dawkattack says: Nov 4, 2011 11:38 PM

    C. U. R. S. E. Your Welcome

  27. philyeagles5 says: Nov 4, 2011 11:56 PM

    4512dawg4512 says:
    Nov 4, 2011 9:45 PM
    prmpft- I dont believe in the curse. I’m a grown adult, I don’t believe in video game “curses”. So if Mike Vick were on the cover, Hillis’s hammy would be fine and he’d be out running around while Vick was sitting the bench, sure man
    =================================
    there are a lot of “grown adults” that play Madden so get off your high horse.

  28. burm61 says: Nov 5, 2011 3:57 AM

    Seriously stop with the Madden curse. It’s the curse of the city of Cleveland.

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