Misery doesn’t always love company.
Shaun Cody, who was a young defensive lineman on the 0-16 Detroit Lions in 2008, does not want to see the winless Cleveland Browns suffer the same fate.
“I know what they’re going through,” said Cody, a former USC standout who retired from the NFL after the 2012 season. “I don’t want us to be the only ones to go down as the 0-16 team, but I feel for those guys.”
Drew Stanton has the same sympathy for the Browns, who dropped to 0-11 with Sunday’s 24-9 home loss to Pittsburgh. Stanton, now backup quarterback in Arizona, was a second-year player on that Lions team.
“It’s something I don’t wish on my worst enemy,” he said. “When that...