There's no way Pat Shurmur ever knew who Future was. Eric Mangini, either. Mike Pettine might have, unknowingly bobbing his head to "Move That Dope" as he drove in to Berea one morning, then forgetting to Shazam it and that was that. Pettine even had plenty of Drake booming from the speakers during training camp over his two seasons as head honcho in Cleveland, though that feels more like Johnny Football's doing than his own.
Drake was playing again on Wednesday morning as the Cleveland Browns wrapped up their 2016 organized team activities under the all-seeing eyes of new head coach Hue Jackson, but every NFL team has the Canadian on their playlist. Hue Jackson isn't about that life, and he won't be out here playing top 40 hip-hop that's as safe as Drizzy's latest album.
As Robert Griffin III and Cody Kessler zipped passes to Corey Coleman and Rashard Higgins, Future's "Lil' Haiti Baby" wafted over the fields at the Browns practice facility.
Future's syrupy vocals then gave way to Tyler, the Creator's "Yonkers," a song that begins with the lyrics "I'm a fucking walking paradox, no I'm not, threesomes with a fucking Triceratops," a song I can almost guarantee has never been played at an NFL practice.
The Browns very well may be the embodiment of the morning after consuming Taco Bell on the field this season, but Hue Jackson's playlist has already won my heart.