Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar ripped the team’s management, saying that they are "uneducated" and primarily responsible for team’s 30-0 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
Kosar made an appearance on WTAM 1100 in Cleveland and let loose on the team, though he didn’t mention any names.
"They don't know how to lead and organize and set a culture for doing what you have to do to play winning NFL football," Kosar said. "It makes me want to throw up. That's the results you get when you do that stuff."
Kosar went into how quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains received a text message during May’s NFL Draft from Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel telling the team to draft him because he wanted to "wreck this league." Loggains then said he forwarded that text to owner Jimmy Haslam, general manager and head coach Mike Pettine.
"That's funny and a good story," Kosar said. "But that's not acceptable. That can't happen. ... If you're a quarterback coach, you're going to coach the guys we're going to get you."
Kosar, who went 53-51-1 as a starter in nine seasons with the team, said that people in the organization are not focusing on their jobs and blames the environment around the team, saying "it’s almost abuse."
"The issue is systemically, from a culture in Berea, they've got to get it together," Kosar said. "I don't know anyone who can be consistently successful in winning within this culture and within this organization right now. You just can't play football like this.
The Browns (7-7) have lost three in a row and play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
- Scooby Axson