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NFLN technical glitch opens door for a Browns diss

During Saturday’s coverage of the Scouting Combine, with hushed commentary usually reserved only for golf (because football is usually played in silence), something happened with the NFL Network feed. And it led to an employee of the league’s network (which is owned in part by the Cleveland Browns) taking a shot at the Cleveland Browns.

After the broadcast unexpectedly cut from Rich Eisen and Mike Mayock, a shot of Eagles coach Doug Pederson was on the screen and voices could be heard talking off camera. One of them (apparently Chris Rose) could be heard saying this, presumably in reference to Carson Wentz: “As I texted this morning, is the next former Browns quarterback about to take the field?”

Far worse could have been said during the 30 seconds or so of confusion before NFLN threw to a break. After the commercials, the feed was still messed up, with a test pattern on the screen followed by a shot of Rose, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, and Brian Billick talking about tall quarterbacks running the 40-yard dash, with Billick making the point that, when Joe Flacco ran the 40, it looked like a six-foot, six-inch guy running.

Three years ago, misadventures with a hot microphone on NFLN resulted in a couple of “F” bombs being uttered (apparently by Warren Sapp) in the direction of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, with Chris Rose reading a vague but effusive apology the next day.

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26 Responses to “NFLN technical glitch opens door for a Browns diss”
  1. whatjusthapped says: Feb 27, 2016 12:29 PM

    How is that a diss, its not like the Browns have a franchise QB on their roster.

  2. mongo3401 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:33 PM

    Even though Sapp had a good playing career and even before him being arrested after the SB, I still found the man as one of the most obnoxious people on this planet.

  3. abninf says: Feb 27, 2016 12:40 PM

    Sapp? Did they hire that low life again?

  4. cinzano08 says: Feb 27, 2016 12:46 PM

    Sapp still upset he lost the SB against belicheck. Glad he’s gone from any tv station. He’s not missed.

  5. insightfulcomments says: Feb 27, 2016 1:02 PM

    “Sapp till upset he lost the SB against belicheck. ”

    Pats fans are SO knowledgeable.

    We all remember that Tampa New England Super Bowl right?

  6. rollsieboys says: Feb 27, 2016 1:10 PM

    how is this a diss when rose is from cleveland

  7. insightfulcomments says: Feb 27, 2016 1:13 PM

    Is that when Sapp played for the Lakers?

  8. warrensip says: Feb 27, 2016 1:31 PM

    Um, it’s a diss because he said the next FORMER Browns QB to take the field.

  9. pjg321 says: Feb 27, 2016 1:33 PM

    Rose is a lifelong Browns fan from Cleveland. He was just joking as a fan from Cleveland. like every other fan from Cleveland disgusted with their joke of a team.

  10. logicaldawg says: Feb 27, 2016 1:53 PM

    The league needs to apologize to Browns fans asap. This is unacceptable.

  11. BrownsTown says: Feb 27, 2016 1:57 PM

    It’s OK when it’s made in the house. Rose is a Browns fan.

  12. stealthjunk says: Feb 27, 2016 2:49 PM

    If anything, the Browns need to apologize to the league, not the other way around.

  13. fanofpft says: Feb 27, 2016 3:27 PM

    If you click on the reference link. You can see Florio has been whizzing down the pats leg going back at least 3 years now. I side with Sapp.

  14. chazthespaz says: Feb 27, 2016 4:19 PM

    Breath taking. This story overwhelms my mind.

  15. theclebrowns says: Feb 27, 2016 4:26 PM

    I’m a Browns fan, so I can talk crap on my team. But if you do, it’s not okay.

    Notice he said “the next forma’ QB” and not “the next former QB”. There’s a big difference.

  16. axespray says: Feb 27, 2016 5:40 PM

    cinzano08 says:
    Feb 27, 2016 12:46 PM
    Sapp still upset he lost the SB against belicheck. Glad he’s gone from any tv station. He’s not missed.
    Be grateful those teams didn’t play in the Superbowl, Sapp probably would of went at Brady’s knees after the whistle… Dude was dirty as hell.

  17. broncoscheatedthesalarycapisadouche says: Feb 27, 2016 6:00 PM

    That’s hilarious! However it’s the truth.

  18. jerry944 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:00 PM

    Patriot fans are as knowledgeable about their teams history as seahawks fans..werent any patriots fans till bout 10 years ago and everyone knows about the seahawks big they call them the 12s after them all jumpin on in 2012..when did the patriots beat the buccaneers in the super bowl

  19. suhmonster90 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:01 PM

    This seems like more of a “diss” on Carson Wentz.

  20. davefromtheburgh says: Feb 27, 2016 6:29 PM

    Rose is a Cleveland native and a lifelong Browns fan. So I doubt he was dissing them as much as making the kind of comment all Browns fans make after so many lousy years.

  21. TheBrownsareClowns says: Feb 27, 2016 7:45 PM

    It would be typical of the Browns to reach for one of these scrubs. They should suck for another year, like they have 15 out of the last 17, and take a true franchise Qb in Chad Kelly next year.

    Wentz, Lynch, and Goff are a joke. They all stink

  22. campcouch says: Feb 27, 2016 7:47 PM

    He uttered truths. Until my team decides to actually start a guy for a complete season and keep him for more than two years, it’s all true.

  23. billsfan1 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:55 PM

    Sapp still upset he lost the SB against belicheck. Glad he’s gone from any tv station. He’s not missed

    ^ this guy. He must hurt himself when he tries to smell the color 9.

  24. mrfrostyj says: Feb 27, 2016 8:06 PM

    Apparently Profootballtalk doesn’t know that’s not a diss that’s pretty much how Browns fans talk (and he’s not wrong).

    Geeze I mean you guys already overuse the “Factor of Sadness” thing to no end. Do you not realize A BROWNS FAN CAME UP WITH THAT?

    Local news in Cleveland even has a segment where the comedian who came up with that just makes fun of the team for 10 minutes instead of them going over the weekly “had the lead for 59 minutes and 50 seconds and still somehow lost” repeat Browns fans endure during football season.

    Browns fans are the greatest fans in the world because you can’t make fun of them since they’re jokes about themselves will always be funnier than anything you can come up with (see picture in this article).

  25. nyneal says: Feb 28, 2016 8:30 AM

    Even the Philadelphia 76’ers laugh at the Browns.

  26. fanodawg says: Feb 28, 2016 8:53 AM

    Right or wrong…way to keep it professional NFLN.

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