Browns can only keep on keeping on

Browns can only keep on keeping on
September 21, 2013, 7:45 pm
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D’Qwell Jackson is in his eighth season with the Browns. That’s a lot of losses, a lot of disappointment, a lot of waiting for next year. So when he heard that Cleveland had traded supposed offensive cornerstone Trent Richardson to the Colts earlier this week, he could only shrug his shoulders and try to move on.

"I've been around here for a long time and I've seen a lot happen and that's one of those deals where it's out of your hands and out of your control," linebacker Jackson, a former Maryland Terrapin, told the Associated Press. "I'm not saying that he's not a good player. He's just going to be a good player for another organization, and the powers that be felt like that was the best thing for the team and we've got to move forward."

Safety T.J. Ward said it doesn’t matter whether fans and media view the Richardson deal as a sign of surrender for this season, just two games in.

"We still have to go out and do what we do," Ward said. "Nothing changed for us. It's the same road. We've just got to go out there, hold it down for the defensive side of the ball."

Jackson said: "Trent was going to be the face of this organization, a high draft pick, much was expected out of him. Now that he's gone, I can see the frustration of the fans. The die-hard fans thought we had something in Trent. That's the ugly side of the business we can't control."

And if the Browns lose on Sunday to the Vikings, they will be 0-3. That’s another ugly side of the business.