The last-place Indians will fall to 34-55 after Maz Scherzer out-duels Jake Westbrook tonight. LeBron James is no longer a Cavalier. We haven’t heard much from the Bone Thugs lately. The city of Cleveland, at least, has the Browns to hang its hat on.
Or at least the optimism of Browns president Mike Holmgren.
“It kind of juices you up a bit,” Holmgren told the Cleveland Plain Dealer as to the city’s recent string of disappointments. “If, in fact, all eyes are turned toward us now, that’s a good thing. That’s a pressure that helps you work harder, helps motivate coaches, players, management. I believe our team is better than last year, already.”
Holmgren apparently hasn’t checked out his quarterback depth chart in awhile.
Aside from a fluky 10-6 finish under Romeo Crennel in 2007, the Browns haven’t had a winning season since 2002. They’ve had two above-.500 finishes since 1994.
“Our plan is our plan,” added Holmgren. “Yeah, I’m putting a lot of pressure to work to get this thing right. But it’s good. It’s football. Regardless of what happened with LeBron, we have a plan and are sticking to it and I’m optimistic.”