One of the most popular Browns in team history was known for wearing #19 and that begs the question: Should his number be retired?
Mark Podolski who writes for the News-Herald and the Morning Journal joined the Sam Bourquin show to offer his thoughts on the matter and what Bernie meant to Cleveland and the Browns organization.
To Podolski, he says it's an open and shut case.
"To me it's a no-brainer," he said. "I just think there's an argument that can be made that he's the most beloved players in franchise history, he certainly wasn't the best player in team history, but to me that says a lot about a player's association with a team and what the fans think about him."
Mark's column can be read here.
With the news coming out recently regarding former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar saying that he'd be willing to help the organization regain its footing as one of the league's more competitive franchises, many people have weighed in with their opinions on whether or not #19 would be welcomed back into the fold.
Sammy B caught up with the Voice of the Browns, WKYC Channel 3's own Jim Donovan to talk about Kosar reaching out to the Browns organization, with hopes of changing the culture.
"It's not the first time he said it," Donovan said. "Three owners since 1999 haven't taken Bernie up on his offer, but there's two sides two every story."
Jim says he does not know what role Kosar would like to pursue, whether it's team president, GM, or another role.
Jim Donovan said that one of the obvious things that's going on with the Browns this year, is the lack of talent and it came from some missed draft picks, especially in the first round.
"Guys like Erving, Manziel, Gilbert, those are all guys that should be playing and contributing," he said.