Joe Thomas to Front Office: You’ve Got to Lie in the Bed that You’ve Made


After falling to the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 24-9 in Cleveland yesterday, veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas finally decided to speak up.

“You’ve got to lie in the bed that you’ve made,” he said, via The Chronicle Telegram. “We lost a couple really good players, I think the best at their position. But that was our strategy in the offseason. That’s what we decided to do.

“The guys that are making the personnel decisions, they’re the experts on that, so they’re the ones that have to make those decisions and look at those decisions when they’re made.”

Thomas is referring to management’s decisions to let fellow linemen Mitchell Schwartz and Alex Mack walk in the offseason. Now, the Browns find themselves winless at (0-11).

Source: NFL

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