Browns Fans Disappointed with First Game

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CLEVELAND — It was an outcome Cleveland fans were dreading: the first loss of the football season, at home.

Fans were not happy when walking out of FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Some even left before the end of the game.

When it comes to the game against the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns went from anticipation and excitement, to anger and frustration.

The Browns lost 23-10.

“We still go to the flat passes, and it’s just getting old,” said Brian Durante, who spoke to Fox 8 after the game.

“Every time we go down there, there’s a lot of optimism, we feel good about it, and every year we get disappointed,” said Tony Barisono, a Cleveland fan.  “Somebody help us,” he went on.

Several fans tell Fox 8 the high hopes for change with a new coach and owner came crashing down with the first loss of the season.

“We haven’t done anything different than what we’ve had in the past,” Durante said.

One fan gave some advice to quarterback, Brandon Weeden.

“You’ve got to look off your reads, Brandon, please, look at the second receiver, or the third,” Brian Pruitt said.

“Don’t stare down the first, that’s the problem today,” he added.

Fox 8 spoke to several fans who are taking the first loss of the season in stride.  There are still plenty of games to be played.

“You’re not gonna lose hope right now because it was only one game,” said Amanda Cooch, who didn’t let the loss get her down.

“It was fun to go tailgating in the morning and watch the game down here,” she said.