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Browns need Joe Haden to be a leader

(ESPN) ... The last thing the Browns needed at their last public practice was Haden getting kicked out of practice. He shouldn't be dragging a teammate to the ground. His focus should be on picking up this team. This is a difficult time for the Cleveland defense. Outside linebacker Chris Gocong is out for the season, defensive tackle Phil Taylor is expected to miss at least the first six games and outside linebacker Scott Fujita faces a three-game suspension from the NFL for his part in the Saints' bounty scandal. Wide receiver/returner Josh Cribbs tried to downplay the incident. "It’s nothing," he said. "It’s like players getting into fights in practice. You fight in practice then in locker room you laugh and joke and singing songs together." This is more than "nothing." It's troublesome to see Haden exchanging heated words with coach Pat Shumur on the practice field. Have you heard of Ray Lewis or James Harrison doing this? Or even D'Qwell Jackson, for that matter? This exchange definitely doesn't help Shurmur, whose future is already uncertain with the change of ownership.... Ok, yes I gagged a little bit too when they compared two of the biggest assholes in the NFL with Joe Haden (I mean are you f_kng kidding me?...). But I thought the article was interesting food for thought nonetheless.

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