View Full Version : Browns fans eye 'The Chin'

11-09-2008, 12:08 PM
The Internet era makes life tougher for football coaches and now there's a Web site asking Browns owner Randy Lerner to hire Bill Cowher for the 2009 season.

Cowher09.com debuted a month ago "out of frustration," said co-creator Ryan Martz, a 25-year-old mortgage loan officer in Columbus.
Martz said in the 24 hours following the Browns' 34-30 meltdown loss to Denver on Thursday night more users signed his petition than in the previous seven days combined.
"When you have a team with tremendous talent and they go and swallow it, you have to question the coaching," Martz said. "I'm only 25. There are fans who have been with the Browns for 60 years and at some point they're going to lose them.
"People are spending $75 a ticket and they don't have jobs. It's frustrating. That's why we started the site."
Martz and partner Sam Lambert of Elyria offer T-shirts and sweatshirts for sale on their site with a caricature of Cowher's snarling face and jutting chin with the message: "Unleash the power of Cowher."
"Ever since we've come back [1999], we've experimented with inexperienced coaches," Martz said. "We just haven't had a coach with fire. I'm sure Romeo's a great guy and a helluva assistant coach. But there comes a point when you have to move on."
Martz said that Browns fans are empowered by the national perception - spread by disgruntled former Brown Trent Dilfer - that they had an impact in having Brady Quinn moved in as starting quarterback.
So now they want to win with Quinn and the Chin.
As of late Saturday afternoon, the Cowher09.com petition had 311 signatures. Not a Barack Obama-like groundswell, but there are seven weeks left in the season.
They are even trying to sell T-shirts with Cowher on them for the 09 season :lol:

11-09-2008, 10:44 PM
Not even Coward will help them:yellowthumb:, they need to restart everything over from the top to the bottom LOL:lol::tt02::clap: