The Browns unveiled a statue of quarterback Otto Graham today at FirstEnergy Stadium. Check out photos of the ceremony by team photographer Matt Starkey
Let's highlight a few things right off the bat before we get rolling in this weeks edition of the BSMR:
- Sunday happened.
- Freddie Kitchens and Co. have moved on because...
- We're four days away from a chance at righting the ship against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football.
Just because things didn't roll the Browns' way against the Titans in the season opener, it doesn't mean that there wasn't a plethora of good happening around the Cleveland community over the past week. So let's take a look back because there was still plenty to celebrate.
Otto Graham stands forever next to FirstEnergy Stadium
One of the greatest to ever put on a Browns uniform will remain a permanent fixture next to Lake Erie as quarterback Otto Graham's statue was revealed with several family members, Browns alumni and fans in attendance.
In continuance of their support of Northeast Ohio, education and the game of football, Dee and Jimmy Haslam were on hand to celebrate the completion of a new turf field at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio. BHGH named it "Haslam Field" as a token of their appreciation, the Haslams' eighth field donated to date.
Launch of the Get2School Network
As part of Browns Give Back's commitment to education, the Cleveland Browns Foundation and Maple Heights School District celebrated the recent launch of the Get 2 School, Stay in the Game! Network during a visit to Barack Obama Elementary School. While at the school, Browns tight ends Demetrius Harris and David Njoku recognized select students to congratulate them for showing exemplary or significantly improved attendance.
Taste of the Browns continues to raise the bar
The 21st annual Taste of the Browns took place at FirstEnergy Stadium on Monday, the largest fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Along with co-chairs in Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, former Browns great Josh Cribbs and Chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit, the event surpassed its goal of reaching not only a record of $325,000, but topping $350,000 by the time the night was done. The proceeds that went to the food bank will translate to more than 1.4 million meals for those in need.
Let's bounce back
The spotlight won't go away from the Browns this week as they'll take on the Jets on ESPN on Monday night. This team has been committed all week to moving on and showing what they know they have the capability of doing in their next showcase.
Finally, if you haven't checked it out, be sure to give a listen or a watch to Club 46. Our new show -- driven by Bridgestone -- tells the stories of the men that have joined the exclusive club of being a Cleveland Brown. Players featured are from all generations, including Paul Warfield and Jim Brown to Baker Mayfield and others. You'll hear the stories that got them onto the field and what Cleveland football was, and still is, to them. Each week during the season a new interview will be released. Audio will be available as a podcast as well as a complimentary in-depth article and photo gallery.
This week's opening episode features beloved kicker Phil Dawson.