NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio - With the Cleveland Browns not in action Sunday, many fans had more free time than normal on a fall afternoon.
Players and teams in the Cleveland Elite Football League got their football fix Sunday in North Olmsted, when they battled each other for a future playoff berth. League officials said with the Browns not playing, rosters were full for all teams.
"The fact the Browns are not playing on Sunday, they'll be here playing so they get their football fix," said league commissioner Ryan Bilski.
Browns fan Gabriel Rodriguez of Cleveland got his football fix watching his son and nephew play.
"This is the next best thing I guess because it is about 2 p.m. now and I probably would be home watching the Browns game," said Rodriguez.
With the Browns winless after four games, Cleveland Elite Football League players weighed in on the state of the team and whether it was heading in the right direction.
"I think with the leadership from (Brandon) Weeden and (D'Qwell) Jackson on the defensive side of the ball, I think they are going to end up being ok," said Christopher Weiss of Parma.
Enorris Smith of Cleveland hoped the the Browns were patient with their young receivers. He was also excited about the ownership change.
"You got somebody now that wants a football team, that wants to see this team grow, for not only his game, but for the city," said Smith. "I think that's moving in the right direction."
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