Oh, the simple pleasures of a two-and-a-half-sport town. The LeBron shrine is not even entirely ash yet, and this nugget emerges from the Cleveland Browns public-relations machine:
The coaches were thrilled that Jake Delhomme had only one practice this spring where he threw more than one interception — especially since the veteran quarterback had 18 INTs a year ago compared to only eight TDs with Carolina.
They are stressing to all the quarterbacks "not to try for home runs and triples, you can win a lot of games with singles and doubles."
They mean not to try to for difficult passes into a pack of defenders. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
Point of reference: The Browns defense was ranked 31st in the NFL last season. (As in, at least we were better than Detroit!)
Point of reference No. 2: Maybe those high hopes will be realized Week One. Tampa Bay was ranked 27th.
Point of reference No. 3: Or maybe not. Delhomme was the 31st ranked QB. (As in, at least I was better than Lord JaMarcus Russell of Codeine Syrupsiana!)
Dream until your dreams come true, Cleveland.