Haslam: “A win is a win.”

The Browns won in decidedly ugly fashion in decidedly ugly conditions on Sunday, but that didn’t seem to bother Pat Shurmur or Brandon Weeden in their post-game press conferences. Apparently it didn’t bother new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam either, as Daryl Ruiter reports.

I asked Browns fans on WFNY’s Facebook if there was anyone out there worried about the draft implications of winning ugly. There were a few, but most people said something like, “You play to win the game!”

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  • Seth M

    A win is a win. And reading this article, written by a snobby San Diego blog writer, makes this win even better.


    The quote “The Browns, even at home, do not belong on the same field as the Chargers” makes me laugh. Awesome win Brownies! You had me on the edge of my seat again. I still think Shurmur made some questionable calls in the 2nd half, but….a win is a win!

  • Harv 21

    so Jimmy will be offering comments after every game? First twinge of buyer’s remorse.

  • Jaker

    I’m always thinking of draft implications, but this win was important. This is a game that the Browns typically lose, but today they won. That shows a step in the right direction. Id rather have won the Indy game over this one, but im in no position to be picky. This year, Wins>Draft Position. We can still get a stud DE at 10, or Teo

  • Jaker

    Wow, reading this made me feel great

  • JK

    Sign me up for Te’o

  • maxfnmloans

    I haven’t noticed anyone in college who is clearly head and shoulders above anyone else this year. Obviously, that’s based upon little more than an uniformed opinion of an arm chair GM, but IMHO, the young guys learning how to win a game like that is as important as draft position, especially if there’s no clear cut blue chips.

    It’s not like Luck or RGIII come out every year. They don’t roll off the assembly line like Chevy Impalas.

    In unrelated news, are the Chiefs (a.k.a. the 2008 Browns) the worst team in football?

  • mgbode

    there is “potentially” a real nasty class of defense coming out this year. but, I think anywhere in the top10 will nab a very fine player this year (and you’ll have a couple teams reach for offense anyway).

    I agree, let’s get some wins and build some confidence. I really, really want 3-3 in the division. That starts *this* week.

  • mgbode

    first, he’s trying to demonstrate he is the anti-Lerner.

    second, what did he say that was so bad? nothing there but vanilla cliches. this wasn’t Jerry Jones questioning the coach or saying that a certain player will get more touches the following week.

  • maxfnmloans

    we are allowed to win division games? Horsefeathers!

  • mgbode

    me too. my favorite part was reading how the Chargers offense was 25th heading into the game (and dropping now), but that it would show “how great it is” in this game.

    Chargers fans can thank us anytime though. That game just sealed Norv’s fate.

  • mgbode

    Te`o is the biggest reason ND is #3 in the country and will assuredly make NY for the Heisman ceremonies (and could possibly win it if KState loses a game as there is noone else running away with it at this point).

    He won’t last to #10 even at the “lesser” position of LB.

  • mgbode

    we even have one this year!

    I understand the confusion given the past 13 seasons + Weeden throwing the ball into the stands on the last play of the first Raven’s game though 🙂

  • TSR3000

    Is Te’o considered to be a future star or just the typical college LB stud? Whenever I watch him it seems he has that “it” quality.

  • mgbode

    he was considered a future star from his HS days. it was considered amazing he would even consider going to ND (especially considering how bad their defense has been this century – not exactly a defensive NFL pipeline).

    and, he somehow has exceeded those expectations.

  • NamedMyKidPrice

    Lol! Thats great! We played them tough on their field. Time beat them on our own field. One thing scares me about this game other than the fact that they always beat us. They are coming off a bye and we are going into a bye. That is never a good recipe for success

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I think Luke Kuechly gets as much press as Te’o if he played for ND instead of BC. With that said, I think Te’o is a stud and wouldn’t mind at all if the Browns drafted him. I’m sure they could find the right mix with their best LBs in positions where they can succeed.

  • Man… I was just excited to see the Brown Unis!! That was the first win for me… Look gloriously ugly, and win the same way! Ugly wins trump pretty loses every week…

  • BisonDeleSightings

    True, but Kuechly is pretty darn good.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    That’s what I meant to imply… Kuechly is really good but didn’t get much press playing at Boston College.

  • Remember Von Miller out of A&M, something like Teo. He was the 2nd overall pick, going to Denver in the 2011 draft. And I don’t think Denver has had a moment of buyer’s remorse.

  • mgbode

    no, they have not regretted that choice. they are a bit different types of LBers though, which will make the discussion interesting.

    Miller was a pure QB-rush specialist, so he went high as many teams grouped him into the DE group even though he played at LBer.

    Te`o is more an “all-everything” LBer like an Urlacher or Willis.

  • You’re right. Wouldn’t it be an interesting challenge for a really good coach to find a way to use Jackson and Teo together?