Anyone wondering whether running back Jamal Lewis was speaking for his Browns teammates Thursday when he accused coach Eric Mangini of overworking his players need only have witnessed the locker room scene 24 hours later.
While Lewis, surrounded by media, was trying to put to rest his scathing remarks, several teammates chanted, ''JLew! JLew!'' Among the loudest were tight end Robert Royal and fullback Lawrence Vickers, who climbed onto a chair next to Lewis to help lead the cheers.
Judging from the roar, it was clear that Lewis is their hero.
''I got support,'' Lewis said. ''Does this look like a divided locker room to y'all? Huh, does it? No.''
No one has ever questioned whether the locker room is divided, unless he's referring to a split between the 26 new Browns, including now nine ex-New York Jets, and the holdovers.