In the hopes of turning around their franchise’s losing ways, three young Cleveland Browns fans have made a video with a simple message:
Hire Jim Tressel, and hire him yesterday.
The video comes as a response to the organization’s firing of head coach Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night. Chudzinski ended his first and only season as the Browns head coach with a 4-12 record, and he struggled to find success with an offense plagued by injuries at the quarterback position.
There’s room for growth in this organization, however, and these young fans aren’t going to throw in the towel on their team just yet. They’re not exactly dreamers, though; they realize much work is left to be done.
The Browns are “Obamacare bad,” according to these politically involved 10-year-olds, and the only way the good ship Cleveland will ever reach port is with a sweater vest-wearing captain at the helm.
The girls rattle off a number of reasons as to why the Browns would be better off hiring the former Ohio State coach rather than poaching an assistant coach from another NFL franchise.
Giving a rather scathing review of the Browns' decision-making process, the girls offer up the advice of hiring a coach who can "win games."
They also speak to the standing concerns about Tressel's conservative play-calling style but noticeably neglect to address why the former Ohio State head coach is no longer coaching.
Another roadblock might be Tressel’s new job. He is currently the executive vice president at the University of Akron.
While the girls may or may not get their wish, they must be commended for their passion. The video is a creative work, and it provides an intriguing look into the frustration of young Browns fans, who at the age of 10 are already world-weary of living in their team’s basement apartment in the NFL.
They’re tired of losing. They’re sick of management overthinking decisions. They are 10-year-old Browns fans, and they want “#TresselForCleveland.”
Win or lose, they’d sell a boatload of orange sweater vests.