The Browns will be looking for their first win at Heinz Field since 2003, their first playoff win since 1995 and their first road playoff win since 1969.
To mark the team’s return to the playoffs after an 18-year wait, and to add another level of hype to a game that likely did not need anything more, the Browns rounded up a few of their former players to deliver inspirational messages today.
First up is running back Kevin Mack, who played his entire nine-year NFL career with the Browns, and is fourth on the franchise’s all-time list with 46 rushing touchdowns and fifth all-time with 5,123 rushing yards:
“You have a lot of people in the city excited”— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 10, 2021
Kevin Mack's message to the team: pic.twitter.com/sVuSQDrw8z
Next up is quarterback Bernie Kosar, who led the Browns to three AFC Championship Games during his nine years with the Browns. Kosar is fourth on the franchise’s all-time list for touchdown passes with 116 and third all-time with 21,904 passing yards:
Wide receiver Webster Slaughter played six years with Browns, and is ninth on the franchise’s all-time list with 305 receptions and eighth with 4,834 yards:
“LET’S GO!”— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 10, 2021
Webster Slaughter getting us so hype with his message to the team: pic.twitter.com/zgHLV9er6P
Kicker Phil Dawson also checked in. Dawson played 14 seasons with the Browns and is second on the franchise list with 1,271 points, third in games played with 215, and holds seven franchise records:
Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins only played three seasons with the Browns, but that was enough for him to fall in love with the Dawg Pound:
Future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas also checked in:
And the day would not be complete with the greatest of all time, Jim Brown, sharing a message: