Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl Center Alex Mack continues to fuel speculation that he is intent on leaving the Browns, giving some interesting quotes in an interview with the Indy Star:
“Anytime a player has a chance to talk with a team with a proven record like the Colts, (with) a quarterback and other weapons of the caliber Indy has, it certainly catches your attention,” Mack said in an exclusive interview with IndyStar.
While some of Mack’s frustrations with the inconsistency of the Browns front office are understandable, it doesn’t make it any easier for fans to stomach Mack’s seeming desire to get out of Cleveland. Comments like his agent made certainly aren’t doing anything other than adding fuel to the fire:
Tim Younger) is “confident” he can structure pact w/a “reasonable likelihood” Browns won’t match.
The thing that makes this so tough to understand is that by using the franchise tag, the Browns are already making Mack the highest paid Center in the NFL for the 2014 season, and the team has made it clear, publicly at least, that they intend to try and sign the Center to a long term contract.
Why is Mack so eager to get out of Cleveland? He’s cited an annoyance with coaching turnover, and is often cited as the player who made some of the frustrated comments in the wake of the firing of former Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski. Regardless, it’s not likely to earn him any pity from the long suffering Cleveland fan base.
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