The Browns' trade of Trent Richardson on Wednesday left most of Cleveland stunned ... including apparently Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
Not much time to follow NFL lately. What motivates @Browns to trade promising 2012 3rd pick for likely 23rd-27th pick? What am I missing?— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) September 19, 2013
It's highly unusual for the majority owner of one franchise in town to fire shots at another. The Browns, quite clearly now, are playing for the future. Gilbert knows all about that, given the three-year rebuild the Cavaliers just endured.
Gilbert responded a couple hours later that fans need to remain patient with the Browns.
Consensus is @browns stockpiling picks for 'franchise' QB in 2014. A bit early for fans to judge this one as painful as it may feel, IMHO— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) September 19, 2013