T.J. Ward says he left Cleveland because of the culture

tj-wardI think we all can agree that lately the Cleveland Browns have had a history of losing. The team hopes that Johnny Manziel will be the player to spark a change for the organization. For Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward, that just wasn’t good enough. Ward played four seasons for the Browns and thought he needed a change. Ward says he left for Denver because of their winning culture.

“Nothing against Cleveland but this is a winning culture,” Ward said at the end of OTAs. “They’re used to winning and you treat all things the same way, period: with a preparation to win.”

“That’s how the coaches treat you and that’s how the players treat each other. You expect everybody to know their job, do their job and do it the right way.”

You can’t blame Ward for feeling like this. Many people would feel the same way if they were in his position.

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  1. Wait…..I’m confused…. Ward wasn’t even offered a contract from Cleveland correct? He didn’t “leave”….He wasn’t wanted


    • He wasn’t offered a contract meaning they chose not to match what he was offered elsewhere. You don’t offer a contract to everyone, and those that you let the market set the price, you don’t end up being the first to throw out a bid. There are big names that have changed teams who “weren’t offered a contract” but were wanted/needed by the team they left. It’s likely, since it happens all over the NFL, that the team and Ward’s people talked about a dollar amount, couldn’t agree, and he left when the $$$ were better elsewhere.

      • No…..

        He left because he wasn’t wanted. His skill level was less than the dollar amount he wanted. He was replaced with a healthier model of equal talent for less money

        • keithbuddy says:

          keith… buddy, quit drinking the koolaid.

          • More cap space than any team in football yet they give the big money to a center??
            I guess you just refuse to believe the talent has diminished since his rookie year…look at the numbers buttercup……

            numbers don’t lie

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