Rob Oller | Expectations put Browns under the microscope

The Columbus Dispatch

Cleveland won 23-3 on the road before a national TV audience, yet many Browns fans fumed throughout and after the "Monday Night Football" game against the New York Jets. Consider it progress. Two years ago, these same fans would have stared forlornly into their hoppy carbonated beverage, silently focusing on the tiny air bubbles to lighten their hopelessness. Not anymore. Criticism borne of expectation, not exasperation, is back in vogue in Browns Town. A sampling of the angst-ridden worldwide web: “Confused by Browns offense right now. What's the identity?” “What is Freddie doing? Run the ball.” “LBs were good last night … corners were not. (Denzel) Ward was bad again.” Some of the social media

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