Is There Power Behind The Rhetoric
New catchphrases and mantras are flying around Berea like yellow jackets that inhabit trees of Baldwin Wallace. “Play Like a Brown” is the new rallying cry for the Farmer/Pettine regime. Character, Competition are being emphasized in every sound byte. Also every press conference, or mention from those that cover the Browns, are drumming this phrase “Stayed true to their board” in our ears post draft. We’ ve heard this before from past regimes, but is this the first time there is power behind the rhetoric? Less than 120 days before the draft Ray Farmer became the GM, Mike Pettine became the Coach of the Cleveland Browns. Both held pressers where they talked about building a tough football team which would win games. We now have the first tangible proof of how the new guys operate, in the draft they addressed a need Real Fans have been screaming for a better partner for Haden by taking two defensive backs. Accountability is something that has been much needed in this organization, starting with team but also throughout the front office. Hopefully this is the start of the Winning Culture Browns Fans Deserve! Below is the list of your new Cleveland Browns Draft Picks and twitter handles so you can follow them.
Round 1 Pick 8 Justin Gilbert DB Oklahoma State @jgil4
Round 1 Pick 22 Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M @jmanziel2
Round 3 Pick 35 Joel Bitonio OL Nevada @joelbintonio
Round 3 Pick 71 Christian Kirksey LB Iowa @chriskirksey20
Round 3 Pick 94 Terrance West RB Townson @terrancewest28
Round 4 pick 126 Pierre Desir DB Lindenwood @pierre_desir