Corey Coleman is in a new situation and is no longer a member of the Cleveland Browns. However, what would be the situation had he not had a specific conversation?
The Cleveland Browns moved on from wide receiver Corey Coleman recently. If you happened to see ‘Hard Knocks’ last night, you would know that prior to being dealt that he actually requested a trade.
What is not seen but very likely occurred is following Coleman’s discussion with head coach Hue Jackson, additional conversations happened elsewhere with other coaches. Regardless if you like the return or not for Coleman, Cleveland needed to make a decision and they did.
During Tuesday’s episode of ‘Hard Knocks’, people were given a glimpse of Coleman’s attitude and work ethic. While that was important, it goes beyond just that. When HBO filmed Coleman’s part for Tuesday’s episode, the way he acted was not the first time.
Furthermore, Cleveland has been trying to deal him away since last season but was unsuccessful until the Buffalo Bills decided to take him on. Oh, and we cannot forget the fact that Coleman, despite having some talent, was inconsistent and very injury prone.
If Coleman did not go to Jackson’s office to ask for a trade, where would the Browns stand with him now? Would they have traded him on his own? That could have happened but if that was the plan, a trade likely would have happened. Instead, the Browns at least got something for him even though they may have preferred to get something a bit better.
Maybe Coleman would have accepted how things fell and used that as motivation to turn his career around. He was already on the fence as a potential roster cut, so he may have lasted a couple of more weeks before the majority of cuts are made.
Perhaps if Buffalo did not step up to the plate and make the deal with Cleveland someone else would have. It does not really matter now that Cleveland finally made the move to move on from Sashi Brown’s first rounder.
However, on the other hand, the Browns have plenty of promising aspects surrounding them this season. They do not need anything that could weigh them down. So, while Coleman is now gone, CC’s circumstances in Cleveland are still important to consider for the next time Cleveland is in a similar situation.
There are plenty of what ifs and only the personnel in Cleveland can answer exactly what their plan B, C, etc., would have been had the Buffalo deal not worked out. The main thing is Cleveland moved on and is doing its job with the wideouts on the roster while considering other talented ones to add as well.