Yahoo Sports- Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill was asked if theCleveland Browns, who whipped his Bengals 24-3 on Thursday night, were better than he thought. Hill said, um, no.
Come on dude. Take the loss like a man. No one wants to admit that they got beat by a better team. It's wired into our DNA as men. However, you can't pull the 'they didn't win the game, we lost it' card after losing by three touchdowns. The Bengals weren't a field goal away from winning. They were an entire roster, 14 AJ Green drops, and a non-ginger quarterback away from winning. Plus, saying that your opponent isn't good is just admitting that you are way worse than that. At least if you wax poetic about the Browns you can still linger in mediocrity. Once you say the Browns suck you are basically counting yourself as one of the NFL's worst.
"They won the game, that's all I'll give them". Look how gracious Jeremy is. Takes a real man to admit that a team, that just murdered his team on national television, won. Did Hill give it to them, or did they just take it? Semantics I suppose. According to Hill, The Browns didn't do anything special. Pretty impressive win for just being average. Can't wait to see what they got when they really open up the playbook. Probably take a Super Bowl berth to impress Hill. He has very high standards, just not for himself or his team.