Cleveland Browns: Sometimes No News is Not a Bad Thing.

gary wertmanCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2010

CLEVELAND - JANUARY 03:  Jerome Harrison #35 of the Cleveland Browns runs against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The time between mini camp and training camp has become pretty boring for us Browns fans. Not much to write about. Not much happening. It hasn’t always been that way.

Since Eric Mangini has taken over as head coach of the Browns, there’s not much to write about if it doesn’t happen on the football field. The Browns have pretty much avoided the bad press plaguing a lot of NFL teams.

In the past, the Browns used to be one of those teams.  For a while, Cleveland had its share of negative head lines. Those players are now no longer with the club, and have replaced with quality leaders.

Last year when Cleveland stumbled and bumbled to a 1-11 record, players could have quit and no one would have blamed them. It didn’t happen. No finger pointing just plenty of heart.

With their backs clearly against the wall, the Browns showed the character that made fans proud. After finishing last season on a four-game winning streak, fans started thinking that maybe Mangini really does know what he’s doing. Maybe he does have a plan.

Smart, selfless, players with good character. That is what Mangini said he wanted when he took on the job of rebuilding the Browns.  It looks like he’s found quite a few.

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The future looks bright for the Dog Pound. Character has become the team’s strength.

Cleveland fans can be proud of their team.

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