Tashaun Gipson hopes the Jaguars “hang 40” on the Browns

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The Jaguars are winning at the moment, which makes it a lot easier for their players there who left bad organizations in blatant cash grabs to make jokes now.

But Jacksonville safety Tashaun Gipson was willing to express his glee that he’s on the right side of the equation now, and hopes that his current team adds to the misery of his old team Sunday in Cleveland.

I truly hope that we hang 40 on them,” Gipson said on ESPN Radio’s Freddie and Fitz show Monday. “Their offense probably shouldn’t score against our defense and I’m excited. That’s the true thing.

“It’s personal, but yet at the end of the day you’re still blessed . . . knowing that I’m in a situation right now where I don’t look back about it. I don’t look back with any regrets. I’m extremely excited with where I’m at right now, but you know it’s definitely going to be personal man, for sure.”

Signing a five-year, $35.5 million contract to escape Cleveland two years ago is reason to feel blessed, but for a guy who isn’t looking back, Gipson had plenty to say about Cleveland. And none of it was particularly complimentary.

The Browns are winless now, have lost 34 of their last 36 games, and lost double-digit games in 12 of the past 14 seasons.

But at the time Gipson joined the Jaguars, they had lost double-digit games five years in a row, and hadn’t been to the playoffs in nearly a decade, so it wasn’t like he signed with the Patriots or anything.

“You look back and I feel bad for those guys because, like I said, it’s nothing that they can do. They just go out there and play,” Gipson said of the players. “It’s the guys above them who make these decisions and, you know, it’s unfortunate. We’ve seen it time and time again, the opportunity that’s slipped by them.

“Every time [Eagles quarterback] Carson Wentz pop up on the TV, somebody brings it up [that the Browns didn’t draft him]. I had to play against [Texans rookie quarterback] Deshaun Watson. It’s unfortunate what happened to him, but that’s going to be one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and one of the best quarterbacks in the league in the coming years.

“It’s things like that you just continue to scratch your head. You’ve just got to look back and say, ‘Man, I’m glad to get up out of there.'”

Gipson was part of the free agent exodus of 2016, which saw a talented core of homegrown Browns leave for greener wallets, if not pastures. Tackle Mitchell Schwartz (Chiefs), center Alex Mack (Falcons), and receiver Travis Benjamin (Chargers) joined Mack in leaving on the field day of free agency.

And while he’s grateful for the Browns giving him a chance as an undrafted rookie in 2012, he’s even more grateful to be gone.

19 responses to “Tashaun Gipson hopes the Jaguars “hang 40” on the Browns

  1. Hey TAshaun. You can certainly be happy to be out of there but without them you probably wouldn’t be where you are? And wanting to beat them is just fine. But wanting to hang 40 on them? Come on man, show a little class!!!

  2. Gipson – Browns should have kept
    Schwartz – meh, had same PFF grade as Pasztor last year, and Shon Coleman is playing well now
    Mack – wanted to go to a Super Bowl team, Browns had no chance to keep him
    T-Benj? – Super small and not putting up big numbers.

    Browns just need to find the QB. Kizer just had his best game and is one of 3 youngest QB to EVER start in the NFL.

    Patience. Until wins come, everyone will LOL-Browns it. Fair enough.

  3. Gipson truly quit on the team in 2015 after he didn’t get the contract extension he wanted. Missed all of training camp with a ‘calf’ injury and was not as effective as he had been in the prior 2 seasons. I also remember him complaining last season about how he was utilized in Jacksonville

  4. Despite all his talk about being glad he is where he is, he sure does still seem a little ticked off. Why? He got out, why continue to trash the team he left? God knows everyone else does-guess he just wanted to pile on too.

  5. Pretty bold talk for a Jags player. Watson, Mercilus, Watt, Cushing and Covington are out for the year along with Luck and Mariota is playing hurt. THAT’s why you’re leading the division. Enjoy winning but know it only lasts so long.

  6. you sound like you drank the cool aid. its funny that you browns fans are fans of team named after paul brown.

    oconrecon says:
    November 14, 2017 at 7:30 am
    Gipson – Browns should have kept
    Schwartz – meh, had same PFF grade as Pasztor last year, and Shon Coleman is playing well now
    Mack – wanted to go to a Super Bowl team, Browns had no chance to keep him
    T-Benj? – Super small and not putting up big numbers.

    Browns just need to find the QB. Kizer just had his best game and is one of 3 youngest QB to EVER start in the NFL.

    Patience. Until wins come, everyone will LOL-Browns it. Fair enough.

  7. Lol at the compliments denying the success of Jacksonville this year…you losers must be steelers fans…horrible opening in this aricle by an opionated journalist…Jacksonville is the truth after we win it all all of you can kick rocks!

  8. The NFL has a chance to retract where it matters – getting rid of one AFC and NFC team next year – revoke the franchises of the fake Browns and the nasty Cowboys.

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