Bernie Kosar blasts the Browns' front office
Dec/17/14 08:14 AM Filed in: Bernie Kosar
Johnny Manziel’s first start was a nightmare for Browns fans, and the rookie managed just 80 passing yards in an embarrassing 30-0 loss to the Bengals. Former Browns great Bernie Kosar doesn’t believe that Manziel should be blamed for the defeat, though. In a radio appearance on WTAM 1100, Kosar blasted the Browns front office being “uneducated” and fostering a culture in which the team can’t possibly succeed.
“When you have a front office that’s really uneducated – and I’m not talking about just the coach, way above him that deserves this – they don’t know how to lead and organize and set a culture to play winning NFL football…. This is a recipe for disaster, because when everybody’s talking about everything else other than their job…. It makes me want to throw up.”
Kosar said he doesn’t hold Browns head coach Mike Pettine or any of the Browns’ quarterbacks accountable for the team’s failures, and believes that the Browns’ culture needs to change before any young players can thrive.
“The issue is systemically, from a culture at Berea, they’ve got to get it together because I don’t know anyone who can be consistently successful in winning within this culture and within this organization right now. You just can’t play football like this…. You can’t put these kids in these spots. It’s almost abuse.”