It is Wednesday, September 14, 2022, and the Cleveland Browns are busy preparing for the Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets.
This is the first home game of the 2022 regular season, and news about FirstEnergy Stadium tops the Wednesday edition of Browns Nation news and notes.
1. Brownie The Elf Hits The Nationwide Media Airwaves
On Tuesday, the field design for FirstEnergy Stadium was revealed.
Fans voted over the summer, and a design with Brownie the Elf at midfield was selected.
National media had a field day (no pun intended) with this because they failed to understand the historical impact of Brownie the Elf.
— Sports Entertainment (@OutsiderSports) September 13, 2022
Rich Eisen does not particularly care for the design, but at least he did his research and understood the origins of Brownie the Elf.
Eisen is astute and even noted the irony of owner Art Modell nixing Brownie the Elf and nixing the Browns.
Check out what Eisen had to say.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) September 14, 2022
Browns fans are finally far enough removed from the Baker Mayfield situation after the Week 1 win over Mayfield’s Panthers to laugh at his Mayfield comment about planting a flag on Brownie the Elf.
Of course, he was referencing this moment that happened just a little over five years ago.
On this day 5 years ago, Baker Mayfield planted an Oklahoma flag at midfield after the Sooners went into Columbus and took down Ohio State 🏈pic.twitter.com/CHsuW390go
— 247Sports (@247Sports) September 9, 2022
It is forever etched in Oklahoma Vs. Ohio State history.
2. Is There Jets QB1 Uncertainty Vs. Browns On Sunday?
The New York Jets are 0-1 after a lopsided loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Head coach Robert Saleh is anything but satisfied with his current roster.
He has hinted that every starting position remains up for grabs.
It seemed like a possibility that Saleh was at least considering on Monday morning.
#Jets HC Robert Saleh left the door open for a possible QB change heading into Week 2 vs #Browns, ‘everything is always under discussion’ + did say it’s most likely going to be Joe Flacco but won’t promise anything 👀: 🎥 @nyjets #TakeFlight #NYJvsCLE pic.twitter.com/2IFmIdROMw
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) September 12, 2022
Despite this Monday morning admission, it appears that Flacco will be named the starter for Sunday’s game against the Browns.
Joe Flacco will remain the Jets’ starting QB this week, per source. Not a surprise. On Monday, Robert Saleh indicated Flacco would “likely” start, although he did open the door a crack. Don’t get the impression that benching Flacco for Mike White was strongly considered. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 14, 2022
Though Saleh does not appear to be one who will cower to fans’ requests, it is worth noting that Jets fans were chanting Mike White’s name on Sunday.
#Jets fans were chanting for Mike White. Can’t blame them.
— The Jet Press (@TheJetPress) September 11, 2022
Happy Wednesday Browns fans!