With the close of the 2016 season, we wanted to thank you again for all of your support and apologize for such a disappointing year.
We greatly appreciate the tremendous passion and loyalty of Browns fans, and it is a difficult season like this that shows how truly fortunate we are to have such support. We fully recognize how tough this season has been for you, and we want to let you know it has been equally hard for us. We are extremely grateful for your support and do not take it for granted.
Clearly, this season has been a painful part of our building process. You deserve the best, and you certainly deserve better than a 1-15 team. We are sorry that our results have not been better.
Immediately following last season, we communicated our commitment to bringing in strong, smart leaders with high character, who would be relentlessly driven to improve our football team and look at every resource possible. We continue to feel very good about the leaders we have in place – Coach Hue Jackson, Sashi Brown, and Paul DePodesta – and how they have approached their individual roles, while working extremely well together, all with the sole interest of creating a consistent winning football team for you, the fans. While we obviously did not accomplish that this season, our confidence in our leadership’s character, attitude, approach and ability remains strong as we faced this year’s challenges.
We understand the critical nature of this upcoming offseason as we continue to improve our roster. Our personnel group has positioned us very well to add quality players through multiple high draft picks while maintaining salary cap flexibility and the ability to sign and retain our core nucleus of players.
We remain committed and determined to rewarding you with the consistent winning team you deserve. We will continue to do all we can to reach that goal.
And you're in the Deadpool... Better hope 2016 ends ASAP. Was watching CNN, and when they put up pics of the folks who died this year, hard to beat the sheer number who didn't make it out of this year. From Alan Rickman to ZsaZsa. Carrie Fisher-and now her Mom Debbie Reynolds. Not to mention Kenny Baker (R2D2 ) Gene Wilder. Musicians took it especially heavy. Bowie- Glen Frey- Leonard Cohen-Leon Russell-Merle Haggard-Keith Emerson- Prince- George Michael. Sports World lost some all time greats, Muhammad Ali- Arnold Palmer.-Gordie Howe, Ohio's John Glenn from the Space program. Maybe a guy you wanted to see dead from the political world Fidel Castro.
This is absolutely the worst team in the history of the Cleveland Browns, and it's not even close. Guys, I go back to 1958 if you're interested. The suckful teams of the 70s don't hold a candle to this shit.
Yup, we're "building for the future". Well, let's just look at the NOW for a second, can we?
How many times did the Ravens run that slant over the middle in the second half- and we couldn't do a f**king thing about it? Pitch and catch. Or Learn how to tackle a guy on the first try? Wow, we stopped 'em after 4 Browns whiffed.
Nice move Hue bringing in McClown with the game in the balance- I KNEW he'd screw it up- and he didn't disappoint me. This guy is a career backup (make that BUM) for a reason. Should have been yanked for Hogan he played so crappy. More turnovers in one game than Kessler has all year. If you want to teach Cody how to lose a game, mission accomplished.
Saw turnstile Erving miss a few blocks- no surprise there. Drango missed one or two, but he's a rookie. Good Lord, the level of offensive and defensive ineptitude in the second half was enough to make me want to puke. Dead Boddy made a nice int- but sorry Sushi and DePudster, he ain't fast enough. We don't have a safety in the starting lineup that would even be a backup on any other team.
There- that's my rant. I feel better now. Just don't give me shit on how "well" the young 'uns played. We got beat- and embarrassed 28-7. That don't mean jack shit when you're 0-10 with 0-16 on the very realistic horizon. Wow, Collins had a decent game- in the first half.