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After 11th consecutive losing season, Browns defender claims ‘the AFC North is going to come through Cleveland from here on out’

Browns safety Damarious Randall is drinking far too much Kool-Aid after his first season in Cleveland.

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The opening few days of the offseason have been a nightmare for Pittsburgh Steelers fans so far, with no obvious end to the drama in sight. But while there has been little to smile about as of late, it would appear Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall did his best to give Pittsburgh fans a good laugh during when talking to the media on Tuesday.

Despite wrapping up an 11th straight losing season on Sunday, it would seem that confidence is rather high in Cleveland these days, with Randall predicting a new era of football for the AFC North in the future. As reported by Mary Kay Cabot of

“The NFL knows it’s in trouble, the AFC North knows it’s in trouble. We expect to win the AFC North next year, we expect to win a lot of games next year and we’ve just got to get back to the drawing board and get some rest and get back to work.”

“We’re a force to be reckoned with. At the end of the day, the AFC North is going to come through Cleveland from here on out and I’m just kind of looking forward to it. The future is bright here.’’

While there can be no question that the Browns were one of the league’s most improved teams in 2018, it is quite a leap from there to the prolonged era of dominance Randall is expecting. Considering Cleveland’s history selecting head coaches, some might suggest the safety would be wise to wait and see who gets the job before making his postseason plans for 2019, even if Randall doesn’t quite see it that way.

“What coaches? I mean, I could care less who the coach is, honestly. I’m here to play football. I get paid to play football and I get paid to help my team win games. That’s what I’m going to continue doing and this is the game I love to play and I’m going to continue getting better.’’

However, until the Browns have at least appointed a new head coach, Randall might want to lay off the Kool-Aid given his team has not won the division since 1989.