Now, I didn't have a problem with Ekuban or Myers. However, any time someone brags about the gameplay of Gerard Warren, it burns me inside. Every one of us know that Warren didn't come close to what he was supposed to be. He was the third overall pick in the draft, but played more like a fifth rounder that eventually develops into a manageable starter or backup. Yes, he was a bust. If he wasn't a bust, he'd still be on our team. And, with respect to Courtney Brown, did Ekuban forget that he would suffer an injury every single season? Heck, even that tradition has carried over to the Broncos, because his season is already finished.
The only thing that would've made this funnier would have been if Morgan had included himself in that group. Granted our run defense has not been very good the past few years, but we aren't losing football games because of our defense. It has more to do with the fact that our offense can only put 20 points on the board once in a blue moon. It's funny that Morgan can talk so much now, when the only thing he's used for by teams is a kick returner. Maybe if the Browns never had him in the first place, we would've been a better team by giving someone who didn't drop the football a chance to make a play.
Although I do agree that some players felt this way, Warren's acting like he's the only guy throughout his years on the Browns who had their passion set on winning. His gameplay with us speaks for itself, with how many times he'd only register one meaningless tackle on the stat sheet. And, how many times did Warren get that quick penetration, looking like he was finally going to make a sack, only to see the quarterback laugh as he tossed a screen pass over his head for a 20-yard gain? Maybe people thought Warren was joking because he didn't play like he was supposed to.
Success? Most of this annoyance is coming from what Warren is saying, because he's making it seem like he failed because he was on the Browns. He may be on a winning team now, but he's not even close to the best defensive tackles in the league, and still looks like the same exact bonehead every time you look at him.
Now, of all the former players, I have the most respect for Kenard Lang still. He accepted his role and was a leader when he was here, and I believe what he has to say most of the time. As far as this wish though:
"The only thing I want the stadium to be is quiet when we leave," he said. "That's all that matters."
Regarding that, I think Lang and the Broncos will be in for a surprise this Sunday. Make sure you're watching, because I have a feeling the only place in the stadium that'll be quiet after the game will be the Broncos locker room.