One week after implying that the previous Cleveland Browns regime had failed in acquiring "real players," newly christened Browns general manager John Dorsey walked back that assessment.
"Listen, you guys are professional wordsmiths," Dorsey told 92.3 The Fan on Tuesday. "I am not a professional wordsmith. I'm a football guy. My intent was to say we don't have enough good football players. There's some good football players on this team.
"Are there some good young football players on this team? You bet there are. And you know what, we're going to get some more football players, and we're going to get some Ws, too."
Dorsey had previously used former executive Sashi Brown's team-building deficiencies as an excuse for embattled coach Hue Jackson to get off scot-free, who since being hired by Brown in 2016, has delivered a 1-29 record as Cleveland's head coach. On Tuesday, Dorsey reiterated the Browns' company line, not his, that Hue will be retained going into the 2018 season.
Browns GM John Dorsey takes back 'real players' jab
NFL.com | Dec 20