Rookies have a lot to learn when they enter the NFL. One thing they shouldn't need reminding is not to downgrade an opponent who just whooped up on you.
"Oh no, not at all. They're probably worse than I thought, to be honest with you," Hill said, per ESPN.com's Coley Harvey. "They didn't do anything special to me. I mean, respect to them, they won the game. But that's all I'll give them."
Hill got one thing very right: The Browns won the game. They also held him to 55 yards rushing, caused him to fumble, forced three interceptions and held Cincy to fewer than 200 yards of total offense. Simply, the Browns outplayed, outcoached and outworked the Bengals in every facet of the football game Thursday night.
It got so bad that at one point in the fourth quarter Hill chucked his helmet on the sidelines in frustration. When asked about being exasperated, instead of listing all his own team's problems, Hill decided to unload on the Browns, again.
"Those guys, they're not that good," he said. "It was on us (Thursday), We gave them the game, in my opinion. They didn't do anything special. We just gave them the game. They just sat back with coverage the whole day."
"That's a rookie; you can't take his word for anything other than ignorance, being a sore loser," Whitner said, per WKRK-FM in Cleveland. "We'll see them again."