The Browns Put Out A Brock Osweiler Hype Video That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Team (Assuming It's Not The Browns)
I'm going to have to give myself a slap on the wrist for this one. When I first saw this tweet I momentarily convinced myself that the Cleveland Browns had magically found some self awareness before I even watched this "hype video". With the overdone lettering on the name of one of the most mocked players in the NFL and the cringeworthy pun in the caption, how could this not be an attempt to laugh at their own organization for starting a quarterback that they were quite literally incentivized to take? Brock Osweiler was basically the least valuable (albeit most expensive) asset in the trade that brought him to Cleveland, and the trade that brought him to Cleveland featured three nameless draft picks at the time. I thought there was no way their social media team could possibly pick that guy to single out as Browns' fans only source of hope.
Boy, was I wrong. This video may have been hilarious in the sense that not one of the passes thrown in it traveled more than 10 yards, but it definitely wasn't meant to be. The careful cropping of what I imagine was every one of Brock Osweiler's completions over the last two weeks? The overly dramatic slo-mo that was used on a 5-yard crossing route during a 7-on-7 drill in which lineman don't participate? As crazy as it seems to use a montage of check downs to show that your franchise is on the up-and-up, there was far too much attempted production value for me to think that this was a self deprecating source of humor. That doesn't mean these "highlights" weren't completely and utterly laughable, but they definitely highlight just how impossible to do your job when your job is to make the Browns situation under center look promising. If anything, this just proves that no amount of editing could make Brock Osweiler look like a decent option, and that should make Browns' fans want to (b)rock...themselves into a year long coma.