Players, fans react to new Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine

CLEVELAND - The reaction seems to be mixed as fans and people in the sports world react to the new Cleveland Browns head coach.

Mike Pettine comes to Cleveland from being defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills.

"Definitely excited," said Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer who is coming off a knee injury. "We have seen and played against coach Pettine a bunch. He's got a tough scheme for a quarterback and a team to prepare for," he continued.

Hoyer, along with many movers and shakers in the sports world, attended the Cleveland Sports Awards in downtown Cleveland.

Former OSU, Chicago Bulls and Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers also weighed into the coaching news. "I think, first of all, coach Pettine is going to be in a great place. This is a stories franchise and I think there are better days coming for us," he said.

Although it appears Pettine was not the Browns first choice, former Browns cornerback Hanford Dixson said it doesn't matter. "What's important right now is that we have named the coach. Now its time to support the team."

We did find a few Buffalo Bills fans at the City Tap bar who couldn't have cared less about the Browns new coach.

"The Browns got a coach from the only team worse then them, so go Bills," said CSU student and Buffalo native Daniel Hidalago. He was joined by his friend Mike Schlee who echoed the same thoughts. "I'm sad to see Mike go, but at the end of the day, I think we will come out on top this season with a better record."


 

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