Despite a 0-3 start, the use of four different quarterbacks, and the fact the team is still the Cleveland Browns, Terrelle Pryor has hope this season. A lot of it, in fact.
The 27-year-old was largely terrific for the Browns in last Sunday’s 30-24 overtime loss versus the Miami Dolphins. He posted nearly 150 receiving yards, rushed for a score and even lined up behind center as quarterback. A taunting penalty and a brutal Cody Parkey missed field goal sunk the Browns’ chance at their first win, but Pryor remains optimistic Cleveland can turn it around. Pryor told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com he thinks the Browns can win all (yes, all) of their remaining games.
“We’re so close to getting over that hump,” said Pryor, who played 14 wildcat snaps. “Once we get over that hump, I think we’re going to have a lot of success, even this year. … I think we can win all the rest of the games. It depends on our mindset. It depends on how we look at it. It’s just one week at a time.”
Pryor believing the Browns can win the rest of their games is a good thing to hear for long-suffering Cleveland fans, but it’s not happening. We’ve seen some wacky events unfold over past NFL seasons, but Cleveland rattling off 13 straight wins would be the unlikeliest. Pryor hopefully means he believes it’s possible to win the Browns remaining 13 games – because if his confidence is that high, he’s got to remember which team he plays for.
The Browns will be lucky to win six games this year, but hey, at least there’s confidence in the dressing room.