The late, great Rodney Dangerfield once claimed his arm was broken when it wasn’t. Amid reports that Browns receiver Nate Burleson once again has a broken arm, Burleson says he doesn’t.
“It was reported a lot worse than it is,” Burleson said Tuesday, via Pat McManamon of ESPN.com. “It looks a lot worse than it is.”
Burleson explained that he didn’t re-break the arm that he first fractured last year while trying to keep a pizza box from sliding out of the front passenger seat of his car. Instead, the hardware used to fix the break moved after he hit the arm during offseason practice.
“I’m kind of rebuilt, like Robocop,” Burleson said “Sometimes you have to go in and fix a little bit. It was minor, though. I’ve had much worse. . . . The good news is the plan is to play 16-plus games, and that’s going to happen.”
That sounds like an indirect guarantee of a playoff appearance for the Browns. Which perhaps should have been the headline. But I’m too lazy to re-type the story.
I probably should just claim I have a broken arm.