Browns fans and sportsbook software services were taken aback when they saw their team undo the Bengals 24-3 on Thursday night’s showdown.
Bengals RB Jeremy Hill happened to be one of the players who were not very impressed at all by what they saw.
When he was asked if Cleveland were doing a better job on the field than he used to think, the player said, “Oh no, not at all. They’re probably worse than I thought, to be honest with you.”
“They didn’t do anything special to me,” added the player. “I mean, respect to them, they won the game. But that’s all I’ll give them.”
Cleveland were able to hold Cincinnati to less than 200 total offensive yards. Hill was able to rush for 154 yards and two TD’s in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and on Thursday, the Browns were able to hold the player to only 55 yards made on 12 carries.
“That’s a rookie. You can’t take his word for anything other than ignorance, being a sore loser,” said Donte Whitner, Cleveland safety.
Cleveland turned over the ball for a third occasion in the team’s defeat, and Hill lost his cool after that. The rookie was walking towards the sidelines after the interception in the fourth quarter when he ended up throwing his helmet into the sidelines for approximately 10 yards, due his very obvious state of frustration. Hill was walking to the bench without his helmet, and then he took a seat as Rey Maualuga – injured teammate – took hishelmet and put it behind the player on the bench.
When Hill was asked about his frustration, the player sighed before returning to the game.
“Those guys, they’re not that good,” said Hill. “It was on us [Thursday]. We gave them the game, in my opinion. They didn’t do anything special. We just gave them the game. They just sat back with coverage the whole day.”
What Cleveland did, they did well. Bengals QB Andy Dalton had his career’s worst matchup, and Cincinnati struggled in the team’s second game played in a month without scoring a TD.
“We’ll play them again, and we’ll see what happens,” said the player.
Whitner also said: “We’ll see them again.”
The Browns face the Bengals on the 14th of December in a clash in Cleveland that many fans and sportsbook software services believe should be very intense, and hopefully no player on either side will give in to frustration this time around.