There’s plenty of talk still about the protest that Dawgpound Mike was trying to put together for the November 14th Monday night game vs the Ravens. The Browns have gotten wind of it, along with questions about it, and now owner Randy Lerner is speaking out about it:
‘On the grounds of frustration and irritation with performance, then that’s the medicine I [we] are going to take, and I accept that. The goal this year was to rebuild the culture at the Browns. We felt at the end of last year that we lacked any overall philosophy, approach or direction regarding recruiting, drafting, coaching, preparation or training. As a result, each season was feeling like starting over and 4-12 following 10-6 felt painfully not all that surprising.
”It’s been way too long since the Browns have had anything to feel good about or invest in, and it’s clear that the doubt and negativity are taking on a life of their own.
”What I can say is that we, and I, have remained open to new and fresh ideas and thinking and people with passion for the Browns and football experience getting involved and with hope and luck and support, making a difference. We won’t become entrenched or stubborn and despite my allergy to be more conspicuous, I do remain eager to seek help and guidance from any and all corners.”
At the end of the day, these things usually go nowhere, and I would be willing to bet that the fans will be in their seats come kickoff for the game – no matter what.