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Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

Posted on: October 20, 2011 4:25 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2011 9:51 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The trade deadline has come and gone, and still, running back Peyton Hillis remains in Cleveland. It’s unclear what his role will be going forward, but one thing is certain: Mike Holmgren wasn’t going to let him go. After his agent announced that he had told Hillis not to play when he was sick, Hillis hasn’t had much of an impact in the previous two Browns gameplans, and it seemed like he was on the way out.

Obviously, he wasn’t. But why?

What's up with Hillis?
“There was no way I was going to trade Peyton Hillis,” Browns president Mike Holmgren said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer."Why would I trade one of our best players?"

Yes, whatever would give us that idea? How about the fact Hillis is only averaging eight carries and 30 yards during the past two games? How about the fact that, during a weird sequence in last Sunday’s game, the Browns said Hillis was on the bench because of a coach’s decision before saying he had a hamstring injury before he went back into the game(!)?

Even though it’s appeared that the Browns and Hillis are on the outs, Holmgren still talked about the potential contract extension that started this mess in the first place. He also told Hillis on Wednesday that the Browns want to keep him around.

“No one has called off contract negotiations,” Holmgren said. “Things are kind of quiet right now. Let's let the dust settle and see what happens.''

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Comments

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

this calf injury stuff is catching on fast (faster than the speed of the browns backs) but it will pay off for (pay a ton )  due to hardestys fragile body



Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

"This is football, idiot....Jack Lambert played on a broken leg...this wuss was just using "sick" as an excuse to pout about his lack of a contract and quit on his teammates.  He should have to pay back his salary for that game.  If he was really sick and it didn't coincide with his disgruntlement over his contract, I would believe it more.  His agent talked him into faking it in protest as a means of holding out during the season.  He should be punished for it.  If I was his teammate I would have very little respect for him."

You want to call someone else an idiot? Wow, look in the mirror after performing a little character assaination on Hillis here. You are making huge judgements about a man you have no clue about beyond an opinion you have formed throw media stories and cut-up interviews. I heard the man speak and I do not doubt his word about his health. Now, could he have played? Possibly and he took the advice of his agent, not always popular with coaches or fans, but I do not believe he was saying "screw them for not paying me". I do not believe he is that kind of person, let alone that kind of man.

You can sit there in front of your computer and make judgments but that doesn't make them fact or necessary to share.






Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

You are obviously some kid that has never been in the real world.  If I was to go to work with strep throat, they would tell me to get the f home before I get everyone sick. 
This is football, idiot....Jack Lambert played on a broken leg...this wuss was just using "sick" as an excuse to pout about his lack of a contract and quit on his teammates.  He should have to pay back his salary for that game.  If he was really sick and it didn't coincide with his disgruntlement over his contract, I would believe it more.  His agent talked him into faking it in protest as a means of holding out during the season.  He should be punished for it.  If I was his teammate I would have very little respect for him.



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:41 am
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

In 2009, the Browns were 8th in the NFL in rushing and they made a star out of Jerome Harrison in the last 4 games (561 yards). Then the Browns traded up to the 2nd round to get Montario Hardesty. Then Hardesty goes down for the year. Peyton Hillis benefitted last year because Hardesty went down and Harrison couldn't stop fumbling. Hillis is very good, yes. And Brown's fans love him. But if Hillis is asking for top-5 RB money it's gonna end badly. Someone will pay him but, honestly, there are about 50 good RBs in the NFL.  



Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:21 am
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

The fact is, it seems more than anything that Shurmur's ego is not allowing for the fact that Hillis is the best runningback on the team and he isn't being given the chance to show it. Hillis is not Shurmur's or Heckert's "guy" and the fact that he is SO popular in Cleveland seems to be a shot to Shurmur's self-esteem. I recall Stephen Jackson, when healthy, being a solid back in the West Coast Offense, same with Shaun Alexander, Dorsey Lenens, Ahman Green, etc...With Hillis' ability to catch he should NEVER be out of a game except to break up his touches to save his legs and overall health.

Last year Hillis would be playing this Sunday vs Seattle regardless of health or any other circumstances, this year though I don't know if the pissing contest will permit either party to allow him to take the field.


All of this aside, there are many calling Hillis a "one year wonder" and that is patently ignorant of what Hillis did in Denver when he was playing full time for injured backs. He had a quite a stretch of success prior to his injury before McDaniels arrived. Hillis can be a top 10 RB in this league if he is given the touches to get into the 4th quarter where no one wants to tackle him anymore. Hillis should get 20-25 Attempts per game, not counting catches. Hardesty is a fill in at this point any more as we have seen, there is no way he should be thrown the ball.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:06 am
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

You are obviously some kid that has never been in the real world.  If I was to go to work with strep throat, they would tell me to get the f home before I get everyone sick.  If you want to argue anything, the argument would be toughness.  Have you ever had strep throat?  I have.  I had a 105 degree fever and was hulicinating.  Not sure if his was that severe, but I couldn't imagine playing RB in that condition. Hope you never have to suit up for your jv football game sick my friend.  If you don't you're a panzy in your own words.

Stupidity I tell you. 



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

How about the fact that, during a weird sequence in last Sunday’s game, Detroit said Hillis was on the bench because of a coach’s decision before saying he had a hamstring injury before he went back into the game(!)?


does he play for detroit?  why would they make a statement about hillis???

this site SUCKS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

This article has clearly been misrouted somehow.  It should have been posted on TMZ or printed in the Enquierer.  Lord only knows how it ended up on a "credible" sports news site.  I so enjoy reading gossip about the only good player on a crappy team and his so-called "failed" contract negotiations.  Pretty sure a football savvy guy like Holmgren isn't going to drop the ball on someone like Hillis.  I mean, he isn't Mike Brown (before the Carson trade) or Matt Millen of the previously named Detroit Wideouts.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

Hang on, he has only a short career ahead of him. He needs to care of his body so he can still run and earn money.

If he plays hurt and has his career cut short who is going to give him money? You, the Browns, his teammates? Nope I didnot think so.

Sont hear anybody getting mad at the other members of the Browns that are not playing due to injury.

He is hurt and he will get better but this should all have been handled internally. Both sides are to blame for that.

Now he is back why are the Browns not using him? To punish him maybe? 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Peyton Hillis isn't going anywhere

The Browns shouldn't have to pay this chump for skipping that game.  You are under contract...do your job.  If you are being paid to work, work you wuss.  Quit crying and live up to the contract you have already agreed to before whining about a future one.  This guy appears to have zero heart...I know you are butt hurt that you don't have a contract yet, but how does that excuse leaving your TEAMMATES high and dry?  What about character?  What about work ethic?  If it was just some obligations to the owners or coaches, that is one thing...but how on earth are you going to let down your teammates over something they can't control?  Someone needs a checkup from the neck up!


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