Browns quick hits: Joel Bitonio stands by 'Cleveland against the world' comments

Joel Bitonio's comments in the days after the Browns' preseason opener at Jacksonville certainly caught people's attention.

Bitonio, the Browns All-Pro left guard, spoke two days after Deshaun Watson made his only preseason appearance on Aug. 12

against the Jaguars. Watson, who has agreed to an 11-game suspension in a settlement with the NFL,

was greeted with loud boos from those in attendance that night.

You know, I think once Deshaun came out of the game we got booed less, but you go to a road game they boo you anyway

so you know what I mean?" Bitonio said on Aug. 14. "So we'll see how it goes

I'm sure, it seems like more than ever, Cleveland against the world, so we'll be ready for it."

There was some blowback to Bitonio's comments on social media, as well as on sports talk radio

There were some who felt he was using Watson as a rallying point for the team.