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Arizona Cardinals win over Browns creates more drama in Cleveland

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A win and things changed for the Arizona Cardinals.


That’s the story being peddled out of Cleveland at least.

The Browns, sitting at 6-7 with their playoff lives in the line came in and laid an egg against the 3-9-1 Arizona Cardinals.

The fallout has been fun to see.

Much like the Cardinals win over the Packers was the final straw for Mike McCarthy, apparently the Cardinals making the Browns playoff chances even slimmer came with some unhappiness from the Browns players.

There are a couple things to note, we’ll start with the good.

First, a lot of that has to do with Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury’s presence on the Cardinals.

I know people don’t buy this yet, but Kingsbury is liked by players because of his reputation as a player’s coach who makes things fun.

Murray is especially respected by other NFL players because of his work ethic and quiet nature. He draws other players to him because he plays big, but doesn’t demand the spotlight.

Now, the second thing is this: Mike Silver is very close to former Browns head coach Hue Jackson. He tends to be a bit dramatic to the Browns situation, especially when it comes to things that would somehow make Jackson look a bit better.

So, I take this with a grain of salt while also understanding that within the NFL players community they have a couple of assets that make offensive players excited.

At least they’re not the Browns, right?