Strictly Business with the Browns

‘Strictly Business’ for the Browns

By Staff; Published: October 29th, 2011

#StrictlyBusiness Browns: (From L to R) LB D’Qwell Jackson, OT Joe Thomas, OT Tony Pashos, LB Chris Gocong and LB Scott Fujita model their new look.

This Cleveland team is a serious bunch.

Tired of played-out chest bumps, butt bumps, high fives and head butts, the Browns’ fourth-ranked defense is choosing to celebrate big plays with a gentlemanly handshake.

It’s part of what linebackers Scott Fujita and Chris Gocong call the team’s “strictly business” approach. Oh, and there’s a team-wide facial-hair push, too.

“Mustaches packed for our #StrictlyBusiness trip,” Fujita tweeted Friday, before the 3-3 Browns rolled west to play the 5-1 49ers.

As you can see below, T-shirts have been produced and it’s catching on in the Dawg Pound, with offensive lineman Tony Pashos asking Browns fans to send in their mustache pics via Twitter.

Chris Gocong shows off “The Handshake” T-shirts.

Without question, Cleveland’s young team hasn’t encountered anything like Frank Gore and the 49ers’ offense in 2011. We’ll see how this business trip pans out.

– Marc Sessler

Filed in: Press Room • Saturday, October 29th, 2011


Are the shirts for sale? i’d love to get one for my boyfriend for christmas!


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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979. He was a three-sport standout at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA before heading to the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Honors in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Education.

Fujita has played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Read more