Jerome Harrison for some reason has been in Eric Mangini’s “dog house” for awhile now. We saw him in limited action during week 1 at Tampa Bay, but since then he has literally been invisible. He has had some troubles with fumbles this season and preseason but I think there is more to the story than just fumbles.
I went to the Browns game on Sunday and Jerome Harrison’s body language was very negative and closed off. Jerome spent most of the game standing in front of the heater with Colt McCoy. let’s be honest, it wasn’t that cold on Sunday. Those two were practically the only two hanging out in front of the heater. He wasn’t anywhere near the field or near the offensive coordinator. I’m not sure Jerome would have been ready to run in the game if his number was called. I’m not sure if Jerome wants to be here anymore. He barely talked to any of the players on the sideline besides some small chatter with Colt McCoy at the heater.
I didn’t see Jerome congratulating fellow running back, Peyton Hillis when he scored. I don’t know if Jerome is bitter about Peyton Hillis’ success or just unhappy to be here. Also when the game was over, Jerome was one of the first people off the field. He didn’t shake hands with any players, he didn’t celebrate, he didn’t acknowledge the fans, he ran directly to the locker room as soon as the game ended. Jerome Harrison and Eric Mangini are not on the same page. Something is wrong and the truth will eventually come out. Don’t be surprised to see the Browns move Jerome Harrison this year.