In and Out of Cleveland, There Is Still Faith in Winless Browns

November 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In all the computations and calculations that go into the Moneyball approach to sports, there is one simple multiplication rule that trumps everything when it comes to using the approach in the NFL.
Multiply zero wins by anything and it equals zero confidence in the process.
That's the problem the 0-11 Cleveland Browns face as they come precariously close to becoming only the fourth team to go winless in the Super Bowl era. If the Browns, who have two home games and a bye over the next three weeks, don't find a way to win a game this season, will that undermine what the team has tried to build this year?
"There's no question that you worry about that," a team source said. "But I don't think that's happened. I don't think anybody has lost faith."
Whether you call it faith or confidence, NFL coaches will tell you that once it's gone, it's nearly impossible to get back.
"If players don't think a coach can help them win anymore, they tune you out," Tampa Bay defens...

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