Originally written December 06, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
The Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns will play on Sunday, and Peyton Hillis and Joe Thomas are treating us to a nice appetizer before the game. On Wednesday, Thomas, a Pro Bowl left tackle for Cleveland, was critical of the way Hillis behaved last season as a member of the Browns. “It was a terrible distraction,” Thomas said of Hillis’ attitude last season. “He crippled our offense. We were struggling to find anybody who could carry the ball after all the injuries we had. To have Peyton going through a contract dispute and basically refusing to play, it was a big distraction. But more than anything, he was our starting running back that was a good player who was going to help us be a successful offense. “When he’s not there and you don’t have anybody to turn to, it makes it hard to win. And that’s the distraction, it’s not being successful.” Hillis was such a distraction his behavior led his Browns teammates to reportedly hold an intervention last year. On Thursday, Hillis,...
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