by Ryan Wilson
After it looked like some of the Browns players quit during last Thursday's loss to the Broncos, running back Jamal Lewis suggested as much. So did Josh Cribbs. Neither play mentioned names, but according to PFT, various anonymous sources suggest defensive lineman Shaun Smith was the target.
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Romeo Crennel and Phil Savage made the requisite "there's nothing to see here" public comments, although I'm pretty sure nobody took them seriously. That's what happens when a supposed playoff team stumbles to a 3-6 record.
"I'm no quitter," Smith said Friday. "My mom always told me there would be haters in your life, you have to keep moving. "I knew it wasn't true, so I wasn't worried about it, it was funny to me. Everybody who's seen the way I play, they know what it is."
As to where the report originated, Smith offered this: "A snitch? Who knows? ... I've got thick skin, I'm not worried about that. I've got a job to do, stop the run and create some pressure in the pass rush."
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