It's only Tuesday and yet the clock can't tick fast enough for Browns center Alex Mack.
After analyzing the film from Cleveland's season opening loss to the Jets, the Browns are eager to prove to the Dawg Pound this is a capable, competitive football team that can improve on last season's 7-9 record.
"We definitely want to get back on the field," Mack said on The Really Big Show on ESPN 850 WKNR. "The Jets were a good opponent and we left a lot of plays out there on the field. Little mistakes really hurt us. It burns. You're eager to get back out there."
Mack was one of a dozen Browns players scheduled to appear on ESPN 850 WKNR throughout the day to promote the Cleveland Browns Foundation's 2015 Radiothon.
Fans have until 1 p.m. Wednesday to place their bids on numerous items and experiences available in this year's Radiothon, a 28-hour fundraiser that will benefit the Cleveland Browns Foundation in its mission to promote education and youth development across the Greater Cleveland area.
Mack and other members of the offensive line will be hosting a private all-you-eat-buffet at the Browns' team facility in Berea. Who wouldn't want to eat and tour the building with a bunch of 300-pounders?
"I don't think people realize Friday's are half days for us," Mack said. "And we have a catered meal and it's always pretty good. It's not the regular cafeteria food they are bidding on."
Food has become a passion that's brought the offensive line together. During the offseason, the offensive line had regular potluck dinners. Mack said both John Greco and Mitchell Schwartz are crafty in the kitchen, while Joe Thomas' specialty is barbecuing on the grill. Mack is big on making the side dishes and whipped up a cauliflower frittata.
"We started doing this two years ago and not a single person brought a vegetable," Mack said with laughter. "It was only meat and potatoes."
Who eats the most at these shindigs? Thomas.
"He puts it back," Mack said.
Mack says he doesn't count calories but he'll do so after he's done playing in the NFL.
"Currently, I just eat as much as I'd like and work out a lot," Mack said. "I think it's working."