Cleveland Browns: It’s OK to be constructive concerning the workforce

That is the time of yr when Cleveland Browns followers really feel a kinship with Joel Goodsen, the character performed by Tom Cruise within the 1985 film Dangerous Enterprise.

The movie opens with Cruise stating, “the dream is all the time the identical” to a bunch of his pals, which for Browns followers equates to the annual perception that the mixture of the draft, free company, teaching hires, and maturity of the roster will lastly equate to success on the sphere.

That dream has changed into an annual nightmare for a membership that has solely made the playoffs thrice up to now 33 years. The gamers and coaches might change, however the finish result’s typically all the time the identical.

With extra dangerous than good for the higher a part of 4 a long time, it’s comprehensible if followers discover it troublesome to remain constructive, which is a scenario that security Juan Thornhill is making an attempt to treatment each on and off the sphere.

Since signing with the Browns in mid-March as a free agent, Thornhill has taken to social media to unfold his message of positivity:

Thornhill was requested on Wednesday about his marketing campaign to alter perceptions concerning the Browns and mentioned it’s as a lot about getting his teammates to consider as a lot because the followers (quote by way of a team-provided transcript):

“Pay attention, they are saying if you happen to converse unfavorable, unfavorable issues will occur. That’s what I actually consider. So if you happen to sit there and converse constructive, these constructive issues will occur. In case you say you’re going to win and also you step on that area believing you’re going to win, greater than doubtless you’re going to win. I imply, you’re going to play your hardest to get there. So I’m undoubtedly that kind of man that wishes to be constructive and produce everybody to the room and simply take pleasure in all the things collectively.

“So my tweets will not be actually something unfavorable. It’s similar to in Kansas Metropolis, I exploit them as a result of that’s the place I used to be earlier than, however in Kansas Metropolis, like, these followers there, I’d not say too cocky. Like they have been similar to, ‘we’re going to win this week.’ And the gamers can really feel that. Like if you stroll into the stadium, you recognize that you just’re going to win and everyone seems to be behind you. You don’t wish to be strolling round with followers saying, ‘I don’t know if you happen to’re going to win or not. I hope we win this yr.’ We don’t wish to see that as a workforce. We wish them guys to be behind us, pushing us daily, and like, we’re going to win. And after getting your followers backing you up, they make us wish to play more durable for you, as followers.”

There is no such thing as a hurt in gamers pushing a constructive message, particularly this time of yr when followers are deep into the season of positivity. And there aren’t any followers extra passionate within the NFL than Browns followers, which Thornhill and the opposite new gamers will shortly uncover as soon as coaching camp opens this summer season in Berea.

However as we’ve seen through the years, speaking is the simple half, it’s the potential to really make a distinction when issues matter that has proved problematic for the Browns.

Till that occurs, the dream will proceed to be the identical one which followers have been unable to wake from for a lot too a few years.