With three straight losses to open the 2016 season, the Cleveland Browns appear destined for further despair, a 14th straight season without a playoff appearance.
But former Ohio State quarterback and current Browns do-everything receiver Terrelle Pryor thinks otherwise.
“We’re so close to getting over that hump,” Pryor told Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot on Tuesday. “Once we get over that hump, I think we’re going to have a lot of success, even this year. … I think we can win all the rest of the games. It depends on our mindset. It depends on how we look at it. It’s just one week at a time.”
Pryor is obviously encouraged by both his team’s and his own performance last Sunday, during which 27-year-old had 8 catches for 144 yards, ran for 21 yards and a touchdown on 4 carries, and completed 3 of 5 passes for 35 yards in the Browns’ 30-24 loss in overtime at Miami.
Pryor, who was drafted in the Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft, went 33-6 as Ohio State’s quarterback from 2008-10, and may still be getting used to being a part of a franchise that has sat at the bottom of the AFC North standings for the past decade.