Examining Doug's Not-So-Good Monday Presser

Let's discuss some of the lowlights of yesterday's presser.

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Carson Wentz Benching


Okay, hi Doug. You had mentioned after the game yesterday about Carson and not thinking about benching him -thinking it would send the wrong message. When you look back at the film and you start to think about moving forward in the NFC east and that message… Say that there was a 7-3 team in this division would that change your thinking?


That's a hypothetical question and I’m not getting into that. -right now, we’re still in the hunt, I mean, we’re still leading the division. So, you know, we have a lot to play for right now.

We get it. Doug is behind Carson Wentz. He’s answered forwards and backwards about the possibility of benching Wentz. As long as Doug remains the head coach of this team, I don’t think Carson’s status changes. “Leading the division” is such a misguided way to represent yourself and your team as somewhat successful, knowing full well the hurdles you will have to overcome down the stretch of the season. You can say Doug is just displaying confidence in his team, which is fine, but loss after loss, disappointing performance after another, the confidence in your team shtick is nauseating.

Doug on Miles Sanders' Comments

Dan Gallen:

Yesterday, Miles Sanders said that the Browns made some adjustments after halftime. I think he said their linebackers started coming a little bit more downhill. When you looked at the film, what did you see from the Cleveland defense in the second half?


[sharply] Their linebackers coming downhill.

The media isn’t entitled to any answers. However, this exchange is rude. Dan Gallen is asking an analytics question, not prodding, not taking shots, and comes away with nothing. I’m not looking deep into this, but Doug’s rude demeanor/arrogance seem to be growing with the team’s abysmal performances.