The first Browns minicamp of the 2009 season is in the books, and the buzz word that came out the whole weekend was pretty simple – attitude.
It was that attitude that was installed by new coach Eric Mangini, who seems to understand that if the Browns are going to be good in 2009, it’s going to be because of hard work, and there will be no room for divas or a country club attitude in Berea or elsewhere were the brown and orange go.
It’s really hard to gauge how laxed the attitude was with Romeo Crennel and Phil Savage, but it really feels like things got worse the longer they were in charge from things that went down. Remember Braylon Edwards helicopter ride to see Ohio State-Michigan the day before a Browns-Steelers game?
How about half the team it seems like having TV or radio shows (Josh’s Cribbs anyone)?! I have a feeling that with Mangini running the show, a lot of that crap is going to be out the window – like it or not. I also don’t think you’ll see Mangini doing pizza commericals anytime soon.
I’m hearing a lot more people come around now to saying give Mangini a chance. Hey, in the end, this team still may not be very good, and Mangini may have egg on his face when it’s all said and done. But if this first weekend minicamp shows anything – it looks like the new coach will win or lose his way. And only his way.