Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/5/12
I am not the kind of guy that gets the telephone number or an email address of a CEO to complain about a product that I am dissatisfied with. I as an American have the right to decide if I want to go that particular place or purchase that product again. When my mother moved my two sisters and I to Cleveland in 1980 a bond was created. I have no choice but to be a fan of the Cleveland Browns. When I speak about the Cleveland Browns I say we. I always have to correct my articles to say the Browns and not we, but not anymore. Because before it says Browns it says Cleveland and I am Cleveland. I may live in Texas but everyone who knows me knows where I am from. I have been a part of The Browns Backers events in Greensboro N.C., Seattle, WA, Baltimore MD, and Dallas, TX, where there are 5 different venues. I have converted my wife into a Cleveland Brown from a Dallas Cowboy fan. I am not that fan that has a Cleveland Browns painted vehicle, or a house decorated in Brown and Orange.  I just bleed in it my veins. I live and die with every loss or win. I prepare draft boards, I analyze our players needs and it’s all for not. It never works out the way I want it too. Nobody knows what I do and nobody cares.  With the new purchase of the Browns I don’t think I can come close to buying the Browns now. Do I need to go back to school and try to become a GM? I can’t go back and have a dad that works in the business so that blows 75% of my opportunity. I love the Cleveland Browns, they are my life. I don’t know why I care so much. I just do. I love the Cleveland Browns over all my other sports team and they are they are the most disappointing. After Faith, Family and Friends I have: Cleveland Browns- are you kidding me. I can’t even have a conversation about the Browns in discussions that involve the NFL without getting laughed at. Ohio State Football- All I have to say is that “We have Urban Meyer” Cleveland Cavaliers- We have Kyrie, had Lebron Kentucky Basketball- LOL UMMM Yeah Cleveland Indians- Francona is on board so we may be on to something, Maybe Ohio State Basketball- Thad Matta is consistently consistent   The time may have come where I have to start sending emails. I have to do something, because the people that come through those doors don’t care about the city of Cleveland and the way the town has been tormented by sports. Somebody has to care and that person is Jimmy Haslam. We like to joke that this is a kids game that they are playing but for some reason Cleveland can’t figure it out that you draft players to fill holes and use free agents as stop gaps until you reach a point where you have a team full of your own drafted players. You become consistently competitive and then pick and choose free agents to take you over the top. It can’t be any more difficult than that can it. I will give you an example of wasting draft picks. Montario Hardesty was drafted in the 2nd round with the 59th pick, but he is a nonfactor on our roster. Colt McCoy was drafted in the 3rd round with the 85th pick, and he is a nonfactor. Both players were drafted in 2010. Two years later, two years later from the same team President Mike Holmgrem and same GM Tom Heckert they drafted the same two position two years later in 2012 using two first round picks. Two years later and you don’t even believe in your own picks. I remember reading a quote from Heckert that says he does not believe in drafting Linebackers early because he believes you can find success in later rounds. Maybe so, but HELLO, if you see the Browns you see that there is Zero Linebacker play. DQwell Jackson is average at best; he makes all those tackles because no one else can tackle. We are the Cleveland Browns we need intimidating playmakers. I hate to say but like the Steelers and Ravens and even Cincinnati figured it out before us. I can’t deny and say that there is not progress with these Browns, because there is. But I don’t want to backtrack. I want to win. I want to be in the conversation.  With all the information that they have access to I could do better with my eyes closed. Jimmy Haslam, I just hope that you care as much as I do, and as much as every other Cleveland Browns fan out there. We care more than anyone will ever know. Jimmy Haslam, reach out to me. I will do it for FREE. Nobody has to know, I will keep it a secret. I just want to win already. My daughter is 7 months old. She can’t be raised like this. And I say all this with all due respect.    

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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