With not much going on, it might be fun to look at the 2000-09 Cleveland Browns squads to see what their All-Decade squad would look like.
We’ve looked at the Cleveland Browns 2010-2019 all-decade team and it wasn’t great. It had a few bright spots but largely the team is a disaster. I didn’t think it could get worse but then I had the brilliant idea to look back at who I thought the 2000s All-Decade team would look like.
Then it got worse.
The Browns from 2000 to 2009 is not a great story of resilience and triumph, but simply a squad of mostly below average players trying to reach for some sort of greatness. The team had only ten Pro Bowl selections all decade, and two of them were perennial selections Joe Thomas and Josh Cribbs. Clearly not the beacon of success the team was hoping to achieve when it returned in 1999.
Nevertheless, here we are. The team wasn’t a complete vacuum of depression. There are a lot of highlights on this team, and should this team had been able to be happy, healthy and ready to play all at the same time, then this might’ve been a SuperBowl winning team.
Assuming the Browns 2000s All-Decades team didn’t play someone else’s All-Decade team. That wouldn’t have looked good at all. So apologizes to those of you wondering who some of these players are. Apologies to all of you who do know who some of these players are. Sometimes there just wasn’t anyone else that made sense. You’ll know for whom I’m talking about soon enough.
So with that being said, let’s take a look at who the All-Decade team for the 2000s’ Cleveland Browns would’ve been.