"The Ravens aren't the Ravens of old," Haden told reporters Thursday, per The Plain Dealer. "They're still really good, a real talented team, a division opponent, but at the same time, our team is a whole different team. It's a different squad. We still haven't gotten over the hump, but there's no reason why we can't."
The past has provided plenty of reasons. The Browns are on their 20th quarterback since 1999, with 11 of those straw men starting since that 2007 victory.
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Haden couldn't care less about all that, saying "this team has only been 0-1 against them."
We like the fight, but until the Browns take care of business, it's just more talk, words and white noise from the shores of Lake Erie.
UPDATE: Predictably, Haden's words have made the rounds.
The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reported that Ravens players received an email alert after Haden's soliloquy went viral, according to Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher. A team spokesman said no alerts come from inside the organization, but Oher told reporters: "Everybody saw (Haden's comments)."