Browns players in Denver – who cares

You knew it was coming. Mary Kay Cabot couldn’t help herself. She had to rehash the long-running story of the four Browns defensive linemen who are now playing for Denver in the playoffs.

Frankly, I could care less. These guys generally had solid seasons, but they didn’t set the world on fire. The reasons behind the success of the Broncos defense do not start with these players. Having a solid offense that controls the ball is a huge factor, and there are some pretty good players playing behind this group.

By any measurement, Gerard Warren and Courtney Brown are still busts after this season as well.

Phil Savage did what he had to do. Romeo Crennel wanted to switch to a 3-4 defense, and some of these players didn’t fit. Warren had to go given his history, and Brown wanted too much money. Savage was able to land Rueben Droughns for Ekuban and Myers, and that alone justifies the purge. Droughns was our best players last season, and you can build an offense around a tough back like Droughns.

I’m glad they’re gone. Now let’s get back to the business of rebuilding the Browns.

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