It's hard to come out of this without thinking, once again, that the Browns tend to downplay injuries to star players. I think back to Courtney Brown's injury last year that Lane, once again, called them on when they were still saying it was week-to-week. We all know what happened then, and what happened this time.
Sorry, but I got to give my man Lane props because no one in the mainstream press will admit that the story busted here. I guess I shouldn't expect them to, and so it goes. That, and he makes really good beer and gives it to me sometimes.
The operative question regarding the team's statements on injuries is "Why?". Why does the team feel the need to try to suggest that everything is rosy when even the media can tell that it's not? I guess I'm too touchy when I think someone's trying to play me for a fool. As anyone will tell you, I'm nobody's fool. I'm more of a dolt.
Anyhow, I put Marla Ridenour's story on William Green at the top of the wire. A lot of folks, including myself, have given Jamel White props for his incredible work ethic and determination. I love Jamel. Jamel rules. I wonder, though, if our appreciation for him has made us overlook the things that Green has gone through and the way he has focused on achieving success. Good reading.
Props also to Sean McClelland for telling it like it is. The Dayton Daily News writer is doing some great work down there in Bengals territory and hasn't been pulling any punches in writing as he sees things. I don't know him, have never talked to him, I just like his stuff. Also Steve Doerschuck has a real nice piece on Andre King today that I enjoyed reading. Check it out.
I'm not going to Muni tomorrow, so write me and tell me what it's like down there this year, or post your thoughts in the Cooler.
Later, folks. GO BROWNS!!!