I live in the Cleveland area. There was a large contingent of fans who thought that McCoy and Hillis were going to be a staunch combo going into next year (they needed an impact WR). The Browns were in a lot of games this year that they weren't expected/shouldn't have been in. Four straight losses to end the season didn't help.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."