LBS- In an appearance on “Mike & Mike” Wednesday, Polian said it is troubling that the Browns were able to tank in 2016 without most people even taking note of it.
“The thing that worries me is that the Browns essentially tanked the season last year and no one said — except a few of us — said anything about it,” Polian said, as transcribed by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “And it may well be that this is something that can spread around the league, and I don’t think that’s good for the sport in the long run. Because in the end it robs the customers of the chance to see a competitive team.”
This story is so stupid, and so symbolic of the senile old man responsible for it that I almost feel bad littering the commentary with sarcasm. Honestly, can we get the premature corpse that damn near orchestrated the most successful tank job in the history of the NFL to a nursing home before he completely tarnishes his legacy?
The most decorated porn star (figuratively and literally) in all the land can't even claim she had as much 'Luck' sucking as the team that was intentionally - and temporarily - run into the ground by Bill Polian. The man that sat idly by while Peyton Manning was in a neck brace, and let Curtis Paint(er) a self destructive masterpiece of epic proportions is worried about a team losing for the long haul? The beauty of the Cleveland Browns is that they have been so bad for so long that it literally took them trading for Brock Osweiler until I was like "okay yeah, they are definitely trying to stink for the future". The same can't be said about the franchise whose idea of "solidifying" their quarterback situation was starting Dan Orlovsky.
So spare me with the long term dangers of tanking, because if Bill Polian's decrepit ass didn't get immediately fired after engaging in the most egregious act of it then he would still be reaping the rewards of flushing a season down the toilet for a starting quarterback whose spinal health wasn't a massive question mark.