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Joe Haden frustrated with Browns continued struggles

Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) reacts during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are on a three-game losing streak and they have lost six of their last seven games since holding the top spot in the AFC North, which has led to continued frustration from the players on the Browns roster. Cleveland dropped their Week 13 match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, which only added to their struggles.

One player who took the team’s latest loss to heart was star cornerback Joe Haden, who delivered an expletive filled rant after the game to voice his frustrations.

Haden wasn’t directing the blame at anyone in particular, but he was speaking from the heart and shouldered some of the blame for Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts scoring a late touchdown that gave them the insurmountable lead.

“We f—— can’t stand losing, it hurts,” Haden said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

“I go out there and put my f—— heart out there every time. Every time. You know what I’m saying? And we end up coming up short. It was my fault on the touchdown. He ran a good route, a good play, good offense. Don’t take nothing from our D, we’re out there every time grinding, fighting. This s— hurts. … And, you’re gonna to come with the same questions every week and we’re gonna give you the same answers. ‘We’re gonna get better next week, we’re gonna get better next week.’ Until we do it, there’s nothing else to talk about. Straight up.”

While it’s nice to see Haden taking some blame, it would be shocking if the Browns didn’t feel most of the blame belonged to their offense.

Quarterback Brandon Weeden continues to turnover the ball with regularity and put his defense in bad spots, so there is really on so much that the Browns defense is able to do.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Joe Haden

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  • William Plaster

    When your QB throws for as many yards as Weeden did, you should win. It wasn’t Hayden’s fault the Browns lost the game, it was the whole team lack of effort. The whole team has to do some soul-searching.

  • Greg

    Haden is frustrated? Maybe if you played tighter defense, Jacksonville would not have scored on their last drive to win game. Defense gave up 32 points to one of the worst teams in NFL. Yes. Weeden made a ton of mistakes. He always does. But, all the defense had to do was hold Jacksonville on one last drive. But they couldn’t. This is where “soft zone” will get you. Wake up Defensive Coordinator.!!!!

  • Kopernicus

    Want to win? Go somewhere else. This team will be rebuilding for the next 10 years.

    I was born and raised in Cleveland and have seen almost a half-century of heartache.

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