Browns told rookie to tone down Super Bowl talk
Greedy Williams got carried away when speaking with the media for the first time after being picked by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft, and the team actually told him he needs to tone things down.
Williams, who was taken in the second round (No. 46 overall), said the night he was drafted that he thought the Browns would win the Super Bowl.
Though the team likes his enthusiasm and confidence, they’re concerned about how predictions like that could make them targets and told him to keep that to himself.
“I like the confidence,” Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said Friday via the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich. “I like the excitement and the passion that he has. But I think that mantra kind of changed today, right?
″[Our conversation will remain] between him and I, but I don’t know how many predictions he’ll be making.”
The two had a meeting where things were discussed.
Though there’s nothing wrong with having a goal of winning the Super Bowl — that’s what all teams and players should believe — saying it to the media is a different story. You do that enough, you make yourself available for ridicule if you fall short, much like what happened to this guy.