As if going on the road wasn't hard enough, the locker room chatter going on in Denver and Cleveland is starting to grow louder, and quickly this game is becoming much more than a 4-1 Vs. 1-4 contest. Sure, we all know the history of these two teams, going back 21 years ago and "The Drive", followed immediately by "The Fumble" in 1987. More recently, however, the mini-rivalry has been stoked by the swapping of multiple players on both sides, though if there was a fight or former teammates the Broncos would definitely have more beef.
The Broncos have no less than 7 former Browns on the roster, and 1 coach. The Browns have a few former Broncos of their own, most notably RB Reuben Droughns. With that much inter-mingling you have to imagine that there is going to be some bulletin board material, and so there is.
We'll start with the Broncos, who sport 6 defensive lineman that have spent time in Cleveland, and mostly during lean years. When asked about their time in Cleveland, here are what a few of the "Browncos" had to say --
And Warren, probably the most hated of the former Browns in Cleveland, wasn't finished --
Even Quincy Morgan, who has only been with the team for a few weeks, had something to say about the team that drafted him in the 2nd round in 2001 had something to say about all the former Browns on the D-Line --
And Morgan had more to say about the attitude of the locker room --
As for the former Broncos, they had some things to say as well.
Running Back Reuben Droughns has no regrets about the trade that sent him to the Browns after the 2004 season --
It should be fun this weekend when these two teams face-off, and I'll be there to take it all in!