Generally, there isn’t much cause for bandwagon jumping when a team is 2-2-1, but the Cleveland Browns are no ordinary 2-2-1 team. Everybody, it seems, has fallen hard for these guys.
What’s not to like? After years and years of futility, the Browns won a game for the first time since Christmas Eve 2015 and then won another. They tied another! Their two losses were by three points each time! And they’ve taken your breath away each time, with three of their first five games of the season going into overtime.
But that doesn’t mean the bandwagon is open for hop-ons.
“Snoop, I’ve known him for quite a while,” Coach Hue Jackson said (via Cleveland.com) after rapper Snoop Dogg, a noted Steelers fan, stopped by practice Wednesday while visiting town for a show. “He’s been around some other places I have been . . . It was good to have him out for a moment. A lot of guys see him on the sideline, and his message was ‘Man, you guys are doing some good things, some really good things.’
“I thought that was great. At the same time, there are going to be a lot of people that want to come be on this wagon when the wagon gets rolling, and we’re going to circle the wagon. I know that because I didn’t see any of these people the last two years. I’m still the same guy. I still knew all of these people prior to this year. We’re not going to get caught up in any of that. Our players won’t, and that’s my message to them. We are going to work, and we’re going to continue to get better and see where we are.”
Snoop reached out to rally the troops on social media, not that they need rallying with a home game against the Chargers coming up.
“The real Dogg had to come see the Dawg Pound and make it official,” he said. “I like a lot of players y’all got on your team. I like what y’all doing. [Jarvis] Landry, [Baker] Mayfield, [Myles] Garrett, [Jabrill] Peppers. It’s a bunch of guys I like how they get down.”
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