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    Ryan Clark Says The Browns Were "Hugging And Kissing"...

    ...The Last Time They Beat The Steelers

    LMAO!!!

    Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Clark isn't planning a repeat of that 2009 loss.

    Ryan Clark joined 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh to talk about whether or not he had doubts about his NFL career early on, whether or not he wants to be a coach when his NFL playing career is over, why he thinks his former coaches think he would make a good coach, and if he remembers the Steelers losing against the Browns in 2009.

    Whether or not he had doubts about his NFL career early on:
    "Yeah. You know I didn't get drafted, I wasn't a big, tall, fast safety and that's what the league was starting to lean to. Starting to get these guys that were super-talented. I understood that I guess my limitations from a numbers standpoint, I wasn't going to run a 4.3 forty, I was only 5-11, at the time only like 190 pounds so I understand the way they evaluate talent as far as that goes. It really wasn't leaning in my favor. My numbers were great so I figured I'd have a shot but after going undrafted and understanding the odds for an undrafted free agent to make the team I understood it wouldn't be long. I was actually working at LSU. Two years into my NFL career I was cut by the Giants and I worked in the Tiger Athletic Foundation which is like the fund raising department. It was actually a cool job. I basically just sat on my phone with all my friends who were in the NFL and talked about giving them money."

    Whether or not he wants to be a coach when his career is over:
    "What's crazy is he always talks about hiring me when I'm done which is the same thing that Coach Saban talked about when I finished at LSU and the same thing my school coach talked about when I graduated high school. It's just something, it seems like the people who have been put in my life as far as football goes feel like, I'm supposed to do when I'm done."

    Why he thinks his former coaches think he would make a good coach:
    "I think because I'm a cerebral football player. Not being the biggest, fastest, or strongest, that was the way I got by. Just play extremely hard and be in the right place. I'm also pretty good at communicating what I do know. Lots of people know stuff but can't communicate it to others in a way that they can understand it and implement it into what they're doing. I have that gift and I was blessed to have that talent. Coaching in the NFL is tough. Move around a lot, not a lot of stability, and I've said this many times in joking with a lot of people that I wanted to be the first black head coach at LSU. I think that would be a tremendous honor, it would be my alma mater, it's really important to me that the school does well and also be a part of history of that school would be awesome. There's just so much movement and things that go on with coaching. I always thought about high school because I'm family guy and just being able to be with my family constantly. Just something you think about and I've been so blessed to make more money than I ever thought I would and it's giving me options I didn't know I would have."

    If he remembers losing against Cleveland in 2009:
    "They threw a party. It was like a party. It was the most miserable game ever. Probably because we were losing too but I remember before the game walking on the field, Troy wasn't playing and he had on boots, tights, socks, sweatpants, and there was nothing you could do to warm up at all. It was absolutely miserable. Then the fact they beat us and it was like the Super Bowl, they were hugging, kissing, and it was absolutely miserable. It was no doubt the most frigid I've ever been."

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    Re: Ryan Clark Says The Browns Were "Hugging And Kissing"...

    O yes, the game that was -10 degrees high winds and the GeniusBA throws 40 times

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    Re: Ryan Clark Says The Browns Were "Hugging And Kissing"...

    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    O yes, the game that was -10 degrees high winds and the GeniusBA throws 40 times
    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it, the Steelers lost and Bruce Arians' name comes up. :P It was only a matter of time.

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    Re: Ryan Clark Says The Browns Were "Hugging And Kissing"...

    Quote Originally Posted by papillon
    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    O yes, the game that was -10 degrees high winds and the GeniusBA throws 40 times
    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it, the Steelers lost and Bruce Arians' name comes up. :P It was only a matter of time.

    Pappy
    I'm not one to blame losses on coaches, but I cannot conceive of a worse game plan considering the circumstances, than throwing the ball that much in those conditions (to make things worse, I think the Browns were 32nd in the league against the run, but we decide to air it out in extreme cold and extraordinarily high winds. Brilliant!

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    Re: Ryan Clark Says The Browns Were "Hugging And Kissing"...

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by papillon
    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    O yes, the game that was -10 degrees high winds and the GeniusBA throws 40 times
    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it, the Steelers lost and Bruce Arians' name comes up. :P It was only a matter of time.

    Pappy
    I'm not one to blame losses on coaches, but I cannot conceive of a worse game plan considering the circumstances, than throwing the ball that much in those conditions (to make things worse, I think the Browns were 32nd in the league against the run, but we decide to air it out in extreme cold and extraordinarily high winds. Brilliant!
    I realize that and that's why this guy :P was in the post. That was an inconceivable game plan based on the conditions and the game not being out of hand. I was just having some fun with the fact that in a thread about Cleveland Browns fans hugging and kissing that Bruce Arians got the blame.

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    Re: Ryan Clark Says The Browns Were "Hugging And Kissing"...

    I was there that night and I think that is the coldest that I have ever been in my life!!! It was a completely miserable night....not only on the field but also as a fan in the stands. The Clowns were the worst team in football and we lost to them. It was sooo dumb!!! I could not believe how terrible it was. I have a chance for free tickets this weekend but I'm not going because I don't wanna throw the mojo on the team. I would rather just stay in and watch it from my living room as opposed to going and seeing the same thing I did two years ago. IDK....I just have a bad feeling that if I go it will not end well!!! Call me crazy!!!
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    Re: Ryan Clark Says The Browns Were "Hugging And Kissing"...

    Quote Originally Posted by AkronSteel
    I was there that night and I think that is the coldest that I have ever been in my life!!! It was a completely miserable night....not only on the field but also as a fan in the stands. The Clowns were the worst team in football and we lost to them. It was sooo dumb!!! I could not believe how terrible it was. I have a chance for free tickets this weekend but I'm not going because I don't wanna throw the mojo on the team. I would rather just stay in and watch it from my living room as opposed to going and seeing the same thing I did two years ago. IDK....I just have a bad feeling that if I go it will not end well!!! Call me crazy!!!
    Take the 4 hour trek down to Cincy instead...the visiting Ravens could use some of that mojo you bring.

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    I froze my butt off at that game too...that was the worst. Makes me mad thinking about it now...that loss ultimately cost us a play-off birth. AAAAAAAAAAAgh. KILL THE BROWNIES.

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