HBO’s Hard Knocks, starring the Cleveland Browns wrapped its fourth episode, and these were the four biggest surprises from the episode.
In a highly anticipated episode of Hard Knocks, fans got to see the Cleveland Browns get the attention that comes with playing on national television.
Here are the four biggest surprises from episode No. 4.
Tyrod went back into the game
Browns’ Town already couldn’t believe Tyrod Taylor went back into the game after injuring his wrist during preseason Week 3 against the Eagles.
The latest episode of Hard Knocks makes it seem even crazier.
Taylor screamed from the blue medical tent.
"“Is it up in your shoulder?” a trainer asked “Ahhhhhhhhhh, No! It’s my hand!,” Taylor shouted in reply."
Later, in the trainer’s room, Taylor said something that would make you think he wasn’t coming back.
"“Oh my gosh, I can’t feel it,” Taylor said."
The next thing you know, he’s being taped up. He grabs a football to see if he can handle it and he’s back into the game.
The whole thing conjured up images of a game late in 2007 when Derek Anderson injured his pinky playing against the 49ers.
With first-round pick Brady Quinn waiting in the wings, Anderson wasted no time returning to the contest. The perception is that he feared for his job, and the same could certainly be said of what transpired with Taylor.
On the flip side, the Browns are trying to preach toughness, and nothing flexes more muscle than the starting quarterback getting hurt and then returning to the field in a meaningless preseason game.
I didn’t say it was smart, but culture change happens through actions, not words.