"I know that this season is over for me, but 2016 is bright. I'm young, I'm ready to go. My biggest thing with having the concussion was, 'I gotta get back out there and show 'em what's up. I gotta go show 'em that I'm still one of the top corners in this game.' That's what I do for the Browns: I lockdown the number one receiver on the other team. For our defense to be successful, I feel like that's my job. Next year, it's on. It's on."
We've got a special episode this week, a two-part conversation with cornerback Joe Haden. Part 1 was taped way back in September, the day after the Browns' first game of the season. Joe talked about his connection to the fans (one of whom he had recently taken to the prom), how getting married had improved his play on the field, and his goal for the 2015 season: to prove he is the best corner in the league.
But Joe never got the chance. He missed most of this year with a slew of injuries, including a pair of concussions. This week the team placed him on injured reserve, ending his season. The day after that announcement, Joe came back on Brownscast to talk about how difficult, both emotionally and physically, these last few months have been. Part 2 begins at 26:10.