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Peyton Hillis out another week

Cleveland's Peyton Hillis watches the game during an NFL football game in Indianapolis Reuters

Last week, the Browns didn’t rule running back Peyton Hillis out for the game against the Texans until they boarded the team flight to Houston without him. This week, the Browns are wasting no time in saying Hillis won’t play.

Hillis has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Rams, Browns coach Pat Shurmur confirmed today.

And so the cursed season of Hillis continues. He’s missed three straight games with a hamstring injury, missed another game with an illness, and has been the subject of widespread criticism amid reports that his teammates don’t want him around anymore.

For the 2011 season Hillis has 60 carries for 211 yards. In 2010 he had 270 carries for 1,177 yards.

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38 Responses to “Peyton Hillis out another week”
  1. medtxpack says: Nov 7, 2011 5:24 PM

    dude kinda looks like Boz, ironic.

  2. damnyoulinelliot says: Nov 7, 2011 5:25 PM

    The caucasian Larry Johnson, ladies and gentlemen.

  3. expatpatfan says: Nov 7, 2011 5:26 PM

    This guy is becoming the poster child of how not to act in a contract year.

  4. mgscott says: Nov 7, 2011 5:27 PM

    This is becoming a non-story. He’s done for the year.

  5. tuckyous says: Nov 7, 2011 5:28 PM

    This guy is a jerk.

  6. stairwayto7 says: Nov 7, 2011 5:28 PM

    Typical Brown…LOSER!

  7. dirtybird70 says: Nov 7, 2011 5:28 PM

    Well that as a blown 2nd rounder in my FFL. Thanks Madden.

  8. damnyoulinelliot says: Nov 7, 2011 5:28 PM

    Holmgren should show this bum in the Dawg Pound. Those fans will show Hillis what an “illness” is.

  9. elotrain says: Nov 7, 2011 5:30 PM

    All this over a dude who had 1100 yards last year.

  10. iced107 says: Nov 7, 2011 5:31 PM

    My Rams need every advantage they can get – that incompetant coaching staff couldn’t even beat the pathetic cardinals… can’t wait for a new coach

  11. lacharger2112 says: Nov 7, 2011 5:32 PM

    He fell faster that he rose. Didn’t think it possible.

  12. cowboyhater says: Nov 7, 2011 5:47 PM

    Didn’t think he would quit on his team. What a shame. He reminded me of John Riggins, but don’t think he will have a career that would touch John’s. Once a quitter always a quitter. No team in the NFL should even offer this guy a contract.

  13. jtbaudendistel says: Nov 7, 2011 5:50 PM

    The people voted and he was awarded to be on the cover of Madden. People should take this in to consideration and vote for the best players on their rival teams to get on the Madden Cover.

  14. riihab says: Nov 7, 2011 5:54 PM

    Great white hype. Which Peyton wil have a better season?

  15. trickbunny says: Nov 7, 2011 5:55 PM

    Save yourself from having to re-run this headline for 8 more weeks: Peyton Hillis won’t play another down for the Browns, regardless of injury status. They won’t put him on the field when he’s 100%. He’s done.

    On second thought, I know how much you guys love drama, even when you have to really reach for it- so I guess we’ll see “Peyton Hillis sits out another game” headlines ’til the end of the season.

  16. tylerdurden0 says: Nov 7, 2011 6:00 PM

    Wow. Peyton Hillis stinks.

    Any chance of a big money deal after this season is almost zero… and “almost” just got put on IR for the year with a hamstring injury/”illness”

  17. nineroutsider says: Nov 7, 2011 6:08 PM

    This guy has acted like a complete baby and deserves all that he is getting (well, not the injuries). He has embarrassed himself (the team would be embarrassing without him) and the ultimate payday he is looking for…well no team is going to want to pay this guy.

    He will get another small 1 year deal somewhere and he will have to prove himself. Hopefully he learns from this and can bounce back.

  18. snarkzilla says: Nov 7, 2011 6:12 PM

    >My Rams need every advantage they can get – that incompetant coaching staff couldn’t even beat the pathetic cardinals

    McDaniels has wrecked your promising QB and has influenced personnel decisions to the team’s detriment. Somebody thinking he ought to be hired ought to be a reason for dismissal.

  19. earthtopft says: Nov 7, 2011 6:19 PM

    Tebow has more rushing yards than PHillis this year. With just three starts.

  20. nygdefenserules says: Nov 7, 2011 7:33 PM

    Even with all this drama, he will get a great contract somewhere.

    Browns should consider Franchising him and trading him, even for a reduced offer.

    Hillis to the Giants for Brandon Jacobs and a 3rd Rounder

  21. mayfieldroadboy says: Nov 7, 2011 7:42 PM

    If the truth be told: Hillis is the product of an over-inventive media; his strep throat opened Pandora’s box and all the vultures with a computer who make their livings conjuring up stories (whether true or not) that will make headlines and sell yellow-rag papers.

    Case in point: the “intervention” held by the Browns with Hillis behind closed doors to air their displeasure. The Browns senior staff meets once a week and Hillis is a member of that staff. According to the other staff members, there was no “intervention” or “clearing the air” about Hillis’ attitude. According to the staff members, Hillis’ MRI indicates a hamstring problem and he is unable to play; he is not “dogging” it, as some sports-casters/writers have indicated.

    Yahoo sports’ Silver heard these comments from some anonymous source and printed it as if gospel; I think his anonymous source was the Browns front office. Holmgren, Heckert, and Shurmur are nothing more than a trio or turds in a toilet.

    Hillis will wear another uniform next year: Patriots, Colts, or another team wearing blue.

  22. doe22us says: Nov 7, 2011 8:08 PM

    Did i hear that he turned down $10 mill or so guaranteed during the of-season or when negotiations started? Hmm this is a case of someone over estimating their worth. Browns, good luck with Ogbonya that guy looked terrible yesterday correction the whole Browns squad looked terrible.

  23. splashtacular says: Nov 7, 2011 9:41 PM

    Looks like the Madden curse has grew so strong that it makes its victims turn into whiny bitches.

  24. lgbarn says: Nov 7, 2011 9:50 PM

    He reminded me of John Riggins…Really??? Why cause he’s white? Dude had one ok year. Come back in 5 years and tell me what his stats are. Same with Chris Johnson.

  25. barklikeadog says: Nov 7, 2011 11:14 PM

    Go cry in your own iron sh*ty (piss) beer stairway. You got your ass handed to you too, last night. By the original Browns I may add.

  26. MikeisWise says: Nov 8, 2011 12:26 AM

    Sooo…we done talking about him yet? Let me know when he has another big game, then I may think about giving a damn

  27. granadafan says: Nov 8, 2011 1:03 AM

    It’s not a good year for football players named Peyton.

  28. ruggerlad says: Nov 8, 2011 2:04 AM

    Why is this guy getting ripped on harder than CJ2 K? This guy is injured but at least he has plAyed a few games. CJ didn’t practice and it doesn’t look like he even worked out, he gets a big payday and is stinking it up in Tennessee. This was the offense last season, hey u don’t wanna pay him someone else will, another reason the Browns will always suck.

  29. ruggerlad says: Nov 8, 2011 2:11 AM

    Btw it is not the fact that CJ makes more in one game of doing nothing, Hillis has an injured hammy with MRI reports to prove it. There are loads of players out with hammy injuries right now.

  30. ruggerlad says: Nov 8, 2011 2:17 AM

    Oh and Shurmur is used to having a RB who will run himself into the ground and play injured when he should not play at all. The Rams coaching staff have not been good to Steven Jackson. They should have done a better job protecting him over the years. Now Shurmur is expecting Hillis to run himself into the ground and risk permanent injury and possibly end his career early for a fraction on what Jackson makes. Give Hillis a break! I hope a plays Healthy and wealthy against the Browns next season and destroys them.

  31. ruggerlad says: Nov 8, 2011 2:21 AM

    Why is it that nobody says boo when McFadden making much more misses the better part of a couple seasons with turf toe yet when Hillis has a far more serious injury and makes far less he gets ripped from everyone?

  32. nevin999 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:44 AM

    Back off curs, my boy Peyton has the sniffles.

  33. takemytalentstosoutheuclid says: Nov 8, 2011 5:59 AM

    And yet, The Browns still got the better end of the trade. How is Brady Quinn doing, Denver?

  34. liquidalfa says: Nov 8, 2011 6:38 AM

    Put him on the DL and just get rid of this distraction for the rest of the year.

  35. londonfletcher says: Nov 8, 2011 8:12 AM

    “He reminded me of John Riggins, but don’t think he will have a career that would touch John’s. Once a quitter always a quitter. No team in the NFL should even offer this guy a contract.”

    Don’t mention Diesel. You may give Dannyboy bad ideas about who to sign for rb next year…

    Peyton Hillis, Skins #40, 2012.

    Plus, the epic return of Clintion Portis.

  36. revrondog says: Nov 8, 2011 8:32 AM

    Hey Hillis! You’re FIRED!! From my fantasy football team. What a waste of a 3rd round pick you were.

  37. nedstarksbastard says: Nov 8, 2011 8:55 AM

    Sign Clinton Portis or trade for Ronnie Brown…

  38. mhalt99 says: Nov 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    He reminded me of John Riggins…Really??? Why cause he’s white? Dude had one ok year. Come back in 5 years and tell me what his stats are. Same with Chris Johnson.

    Actually it is a pretty good comparison. Aside from the color of their skin – they were both bruising runners & Riggins sat out the entire 1980 season with the Redskins over a contract dispute. Oh and Riggins was making 300k in 1980 which in today’s dollars would be $857,284.22 which is a greater amount then the $600k that Hillis is currently making.

    Of course it could be argued that Hillis is a one hit wonder with more risk and that Riggins had earned it…..you would also then have to consider that Riggins may have been used up to some extent and Hillis was fresh legged and had a longer future ahead of him. Yet again I would also have to throw in an of course and say that you would have to take into account the average lifespan of running backs in the 80′s vs todays NFL where 6’3″ 250 lb linebackers run sub 4.5 40′s (F=MA).

    Hillis will get a large contract somewhere albeit with less guaranteed money and an escape clause to protect the team. In a nightmare scenario he ends up being the best fullback in the league for the next 10 years which is a hidden key to the west coast offense.

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