Cleveland Browns: Are The Players Realizing That Coaching Is a Problem Too?

December 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns have lost their second game in a row to a team that only had two wins, falling to their AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals.
In Week 14, the Browns also lost to the then two-win Buffalo Bills.
Head coach Eric Mangini said that the team lacked energy and emotion against the Bills and then after the Bengals loss, both Peyton Hillis and Colt McCoy said the same thing.
Who's fault is it when a team plays flat and has no energy and/or emotion going into a game?
It is the player's fault?
Or the coaching staff's fault?
There is a fine line drawn with this one, but it is up to the coaching staff to lay out the game plan and get their team excited about it.
Perhaps some players did not see the excitement in the coaching staff's presentation of the game plan the last two weeks, but when players come forward and say the team lacked energy, then that is almost an accusation that the coaching staff was at fault.
"The whole team has to be i...

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