BEREA -- The negativity and frustration about the Cleveland Browns was increasing last week when a not-so-subtle message of encouragement was delivered to the team and public by one of the few players with the experience and credibility to deliver it.
Hey Cleveland, what u r seeing is not the same old Browns, read the message on Twitter. Trust me. I feel it. I can hardly wait until it explodes.
The words were eye-opening, because through four games it sure feels like the same old Browns.
But the messenger was Phil Dawson. And the messenger made the message more credible. Dawson is the ultimate professional. Too, he is not a frequent tweeter; he has posted just four times since Sep. 17.
Given his tenure and what hes accomplished, Dawsons words are a byproduct of the E.F. Hutton Rule -- when he speaks, people listen. Or they should. Even if it comes from a kicker on a team that just dropped to 0-4.
I said it to my teammates before I tweeted it, Dawson said Monday when asked about the ...