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  1. Do you think there is any chance of that happening in Cleveland? Not just yes but hell yes. Banner and Lombardi along with Ray Farmer formed the front office that Haslam interacted with. They made the case to Haslam to fire Chud which now places the onus on Banner/Lombardi but if Banner is smart, and he is, he realizes that if he can pry his own power hand open and give some power away that Haslam would direct his wrath to the guy who Banner gives power. Banner then is golden because if the guy he gives power to is successful then all boast rise with high tide of success including Joe Banner but if the guy fails then Banner can step-in and reclaim the power that he gave away. Banner and Lombardi are pretty smart. Just look at how they are framing the Chud firiing. They make a pretty convincing argument for letting him go. The Chud firing was not popular but things have filtered out. - Chud/Norv were behind Weeden beind named starter over Hoyer/Cambell - Chud/Norv didn't initiate the Trent Richardson deal, that came from Banner/Lombardi/Farmer, Chud/Norv had to sign off on it and they played the role of good soldiers but that deal drew heat to the front office and sympathy for Chud but that has changed where the front office looks really good and got juice from that deal - After the T-Rich deal Chud/Norv wanted RB Willis McGahee and the front office delivered him but they didn't want him so they kept fishing for other RBs with upside - The front office signed RB Bobby Rainey but Chud/Norv didn't play him so they wound up cutting him and he blew up in Tampa Bay. That was another Chud/Norv personnel blunder - The front office then signed RB Edwin Baker but Chud/Norv didn't play him either until McGahee got injured and Baker looked pretty good so another mishandling of the roster from Chud/Norv About the only thing that the front office did not give Chud/Norv was a standard fullback. The rest of the roster managing was soley on Chud/Norv and one of the reporters said that they think that Chud had final say on the roster. He and Norv were definitely behind starting Weeden over Hoyer/Cambell. Chud and Norv were behind Willis McGahee over Bobby Rainey/Edwin Baker. Their were a few other personnel blunders that were on Chud as well that I can't recall just now. So it sounds to me like Jimmy went to Chud and asked him to reliquish power over the final roster to the front office and he refused which made firing him a reasonable thing for Haslam to do but now the gentlemen who will get fired if the team doesn;'t win will obviouusly be Banner, Lombardi, and Farmer if he stays. The only way Farmer stays is if Banner gives him the juice and if he kicks Lombardi upstairs. It would be a very-wise move for the Machevelian Joe Banner to consider so I think it is very possible that it happens.
  2. I agree and so does long-time Brown beat writer Marla Ridenour. In this podcast interview where she makes a very-good case for Cleveland to keep Ray Farmer and promote him to GM and give him more authority. Have to say I agree with evey point she makes in the interview. Give it a listen if you have the time. http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2014/01/10/marla-ridenour-tough-to-comprehend-keeping-lombardi-over-ray-farmer/ Marla Ridenour: Tough To Comprehend Keeping Lombardi Over Ray FarmerWith Baskin & Phelps - Weekdays - 10am-2pmJanuary 10, 2014 12:23 PM Akron Beacon Journal columnist Marla Ridenour joined Baskin & Phelps Friday to discuss her column wondering why the Browns would part ways with assistant GM Ray Farmer when he may be the next start GM in the league, wanting to promote Farmer over letting him interview with Miami, and more! Podcast:
  3. Bucky Brooks stopped by a local Cleveland sports talk show and gave his on Johnny Manziel. He likes him but not as much as Bridgewater. http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2014/01/09/bucky-brooks-johnny-manziel-has-the-buzz-bridgewater-still-1/ Buzz, Bridgewater Still #1 With Baskin & Phelps - Weekdays - 10am-2pmJanuary 9, 2014 1:54 PM Analyst, Film Room guru, and former player Bucky Brooks of NFL.com joined Baskin & Phelps Thursday to discuss the quarterbacks set to emerge from college to the NFL, who the best fits are for the teams looking for signal callers, why Bridgewater is better than Manziel for teams, what Johnny Football can bring to the table, rating Blake Bortles and draft strategy, and more! Podcast:
  4. They interviewed him twice so they like him. I like Wisenhunt and would want him but as you've said, we have competitiion so why would he choose Cleveland? Well lets look at the negatives before any positives working in our favor. Detroit - they already have a QB who has shown he is more than capable of starting and playing well. Megatron, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, that incredibel D-Line and a fan base hungry for any sort of winning. The biggest thing that Detroit has over Cleveland is the quarterback and that is HUGE! Tennesee - um if he likes Locker and/or Fitzpatrick as his QB to build around and I just don't see that so I think the big competition is Detroit. Sold young core to build from Five Pro Bowlers, all young, and TJ Ward named to All-Pro team to make a solid young core of six solid players Draft picks First pick is #4 and the club also has additional, 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks. Cap space Browns hold the third most draft cap space of any NFL team Club wants him They obviously had more than a passing interest last year and are interested this year. Additional things in our favor over other teams - Wisenhunt hired DC Ray Horton to his coaching staff and he is already in Cleveland and under contract. A perfect situation already in place for his defensive coordinator who already has his system up-and-running. - Wisenhunt lost out to Mike Tomlin to coach the Steelers and he also lost a Super Bowl to Pittsburgh. Those two blows had to sting and I'm sure he would love nothing more than to coach in the AFCN and prove his coaching chops. - He was the HC in Arizona when they signed QB Brian Hoyer so he saw something in Brian and probably followed what he did last year with the Browns so he knoiws what Hoyer is capable of and would feel comfortable starting him even if/when the Browns draft a young QB who may need time to develop so having a guy like Brian Hoyer would be essential for taking the job. - Wisenhunt has already coached in Cleveland as an assistant 14 years ago so he is familiar with the AFCN and the Cleveland area. Not a huge positive but paired goes hand-in-glove with just being familiar with the AFCN. ============================ Wisenhunt could be thee-guy that the club wants and if we interviewed him twice last year then he can see that the job is much more attractive now than it was last year because of WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron developing on offense and the club already has DC Ray Horton in place and we've added players like, DE/OLB Quentin Groves and DE Desmond Bryant and DE Armonty Bryant along with the development of CB Joe Haden to Pro Bowl status and SS TJ Ward to All-Pro status. The fact we fired Chudzinski means that the new HC knows the club can't fire him after one-year, they simply CAN'T no matter what the record is at the end of 2014. The biggest thing to land Wisenhunt won't be money, it will be CONTROL! If our front office gives him more CONTROL over the final roster and input on free agency signings then Wisenhunt probably has some 'guys' of his own that he'd like the front office to sign, possibly he has a QB of his own that he likes, and obviously he'd want a big say in what direction the Browns would take going forward at the quarterback position. I think THAT is the big thing and we need to bend a bit to get Wiz and I hope we do because I really like him.
  5. If NFL scouts grade him as a high first round pick right now, going back to school won't help his draft stock much if any going forward. If he could go to a team where he wasn't pushed to start right away, he could get time to develop ALA Arron Rodgers and turn into a good NFL QB. If he hears that he would be a high draft selection then it is in his best interest to come out now and it wouldn't suprise me is he does.
  6. Team me too. They'll need to trade up. He won't make it out of the top 5 unless he face plants in the evaluation process or maybe if Mariota changes his mind. You got to consider 4 of the top 5 teams in the draft need a QB. 3 of those franchises have needed a QB for a long time and those franchises could use an injection of excitement a guy like Manziel would provide (Raiders, Browns, Jags). The 4th team is the Texans whose fan base would likely go nuts if Johnny only had to travel about an hour and half down the state to start his NFL career. Not saying he'll be picked as a marketing ploy either, he'll be picked based on his merits as player but I can't see ownership of some of these teams not being excited about the excitement he could bring to a franchise/fan base. I could be completely misreading things, but I don't think Cleveland takes him. Hoyer is their starter heading into 2014. And he'll be good. I think Cleveland is dying for a real franchise QB and I think it's the the number one reason they dealt Richardson to put the ammo together to get one. Daniel Jeremiah ‏@MoveTheSticks 29 Dec @nfldraftscout their brass criss-crossed the country looking at every QB. #1 on their priority list. I think the only way Hoyer is the starter heading into 2014 is actually if they do draft a rookie QB but opt to let him learn awhile. I don't see any situation the Browns envision Hoyer as the answer for 2014 or beyond. If Mcdaniels does end up as the head coach I think Cassell and Mallet become more attractive fall back options to them than Hoyer, provided the compensation works. Cleveland is getting a quarterback but no one knows who right now. Hoyer appears to be the starter at the beginning of next year even if/when they take a rookie signal caller. If McDaniels gets the head coaching gig he will not be able to call his shot and over ride Banner/Lombardi to insert Ryan Mallet or Matt Cassell to build the team around.
  7. Baker looked like a decent backup.>>>> AGREE! Lewis probably 3rd down back. >>>>>>>AGREE! Norv is not staying.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I don't know I think the Browns will make a run at Houston free agent RB Ben Tate and put him in competition with, Baker and Lewis and Obgannayo, and ??whoever with Tate getting the most reps and Lewis as the third down back with Baker and Silent-G as backups. If Norv comes back then Obi probably continues in the fullback role. Dion Lewis looked really good last year in camp and exhibition games so if he stays healthy he could be a legitmate sleeper for next year.
  8. You could be right but even though they came from the same high school and have the same stature Manziel isn't Brees IMO especially mentally. Brees also was drafted and was given a chance to sit on the bench his first year which doesn't happen nowadays. Brees also endured a lot of failure/frustration early on in his career in SD and overcame it. If Manziel is faced with the same path I would be shocked to see him come out of it. As far as situtation Cleveland has some talent, especially Cameron/ Gordon but who is going to be the coach? Mc Daniels or some unproven coordinator from Seattle? Those are big ?? IMO and some teams like Cleveland just seem to never catch a break. I feel sorry for their fans and would really like to see them turn it around as they deserve better. I just question whether or nor Manziel has the mental fortitiude to deal with a lot of adversity early on if things don't go well. Never said jot about Manziel being Brees. Point is the Saints were a bottom feeder till they got the QB. They had a solid core in place and turned things round quickly. Cleveland has a solid core in place, two first round draft picks plus extra third and fourth round picks and lots of free agent money to spend. If they get a QB, the Browns will turn it around quickly. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/01/browns-job-may-be-the-best-of-the-bunch/ Browns job may be the best of the bunch Posted by Mike Florio on January 1, 2014, 9:10 AM EST With six NFL head-coaching jobs open, one stands above the rest as the bunch. And, no, it’s not the Lions. In Cleveland, the Browns have five Pro Bowlers: left tackle Joe Thomas, center Alex Mack, wide receiver Josh Gordon, tight end Jordan Cameron and cornerback Joe Haden. They have a young roster — currently the second-youngest in the league. They’ll likely get even younger in 2014, with 10 draft picks. Three of those come in the first 35 selections. But they also have the ability to get older if they want, with nearly $40 million in cap space on the books for 2014. The biggest attraction comes from the ability of the next coach to hand pick his next quarterback, subject to whatever the teams holding the first three picks in the draft choose to do (and the wishes of the front office). Given the existing talent, the draft picks, the cap space, and the void at quarterback, the Browns in 2014 may be an even better version of the Chiefs in 2013, who with the addition of Andy Reid and Alex Smith went from 2-14 to 11-5. There’s one potential caveat, as there always is when things seem to be too good to be true. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland believes that former coach Rob Chudzinski failed in part because he gave short shrift to quarterback Brian Hoyer, a favorite of G.M. Mike Lombardi who showed a high degree of ability when the third-stringer finally got a chance to play. If the powers-that-be in Cleveland want to roll with Hoyer, the new coach may have his hands tied. Then again, the new coach may also have the ability to ignore Hoyer or any other players on whom the front office is high, because there’s no way the Browns could pull off a second straight one-and-done head coach. Though the next coach may not make it to a third year, there’s no way he’s getting fired after one. While these circumstances position the Browns to get anyone they want, the prevailing belief in league circles is that they definitely want Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels — and that they wouldn’t have fired Chudzinski unless they knew they could get McDaniels. So why all the other names and interviews, if McDaniels is the guy? Apart from ensuring compliance with the Rooney Rule, the Browns need to create the impression that they turned rocks and kicked tires before choosing a previously failed Belichick disciple who may fail a second time — just as Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini have done. Besides, the Browns need to have a good fallback plan in place (Plan B could be Jim Schwartz). Last year, Chudzinski became the candidate for whom the Browns settled. While the organization deserves credit for admitting quickly that they hired the wrong guy, the decision to fire him represents a clear admission that, last time around, they definitely hired the wrong guy. If they don’t get it right this time, owner Jimmy Haslam could be firing more people than the coach.
  9. Their was no perrenial bottom feeder like New Orleans till they got Drew Brees. Quarterback turns perrenial bottom feeders into Super Bowl winners if they have a solid core. Jags lack that solid core. Cleveland just had five players voted into the Pro Bowl so they have a solid core to turn things around quickly if they get the QB.
  10. Free agency isn't shopping where you have a list and simply pick what you want. The pool of free agents never is as deep as first thought and the guys who fans slobber over hardly ever get taken by teams where the fans have lost their minds over a particular player. Typically thier are only a handful of truly top notch free agents and that small handful of players get snatched up first and are paid top dollar. Teams get lucky if they find someone later who can play. We actually had a solid free agent crop, DE Desmond Bryant, we overpaid for Kruger but he played solid against the run and got pressure but little sacks, Hoyer was an unexpected find who many criticized Lombardi for taking, same with Jason Cambel, and Edwin Baker looks decent. If you want to mention the trade for Davone Bess, fine. Just make sure to note that Dion Lewis looked good in camp and preseason before he got injured and he is going to be back next year. And the crap about Cleveland being undesireable is overplayed, whaa whaaaa whaaaaaaaaaa every year. Broken record. That is nothing but wounded egos of people who actually think that players look down on their team. Basically meaning that their team is sooooooooo bad that no one would ever sign there but every year guess what? Miraculously their team signs players. How does that happen? Miracle? No. Money.
  11. Every team overpays for free agents, that is why free agency isn't the way to building successful teams but many times prevents teams from ever being built correctly. Pittsburgh keeps losing talent because they refuse to overpay and people stroke their nutz for that philosophy so you can't have it in creating the perfect Debbie Downer world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ_R-G_i4Xk where instead of everything coming up roses only Cleveland loses both ways with the heads Browns lose tails other teams win. The Browns didn't only sign CB Chris Owens and TE Gary Barnage. They also signed QB Brian Hoyer and DE Desmond Bryant and extended OT Joe Thomas, etc et el. So if I ONLY POINTED OUT the good free agent signings how would you reply? You would never point out the bad signings right? Uh yeah, right. Last year the front office made some good free agent signings and if RB Edwin Baker pans out or the WR Charles Johnson is a find, or if Hoyer starts and plays well next year. Then last year's free agent additions will be the best since the retun. The one thing I've found out about this front office is they make bold moves that shock everyone like the two trades in last year's draft to acquire extra third and fourth round 2014 draft selections and the big trade of RB Trent Richardson to acquire an extra 2014 first round pick which means we finally get to see what they can do by making forward thinking trades. We saw that Holmgren and Heckertt complete BLEW the extra picks that they got in the Julio Jones draft day deal, WR Greg Little, FB Owen Marecic, QB Brandon Weeden, any extra picks blown moving up ONE SPOT for RB Trent Richardson. Who was that idiot on draft day 2012 who reemed me for saying I was against that trade and for taking Weeden in the first round? It wasn't you Mac so I'm not calling you out but it was obvious to anyone with half a brain those deals sucked and I knew Holmgren BLEW IT at that time. This front office is a hell of a lot smarter than Holmgren who said if he was the Browns head coach and the team had traded him away that he would walk. We haven't heard much from Mikey since he made that assinine comment and he should till it plays out. We'll have a better insight by next May.
  12. We did go CB in last year's free agency but took Chris Owens over Grimes who went to the Pro Bowl however Grimes is 30 and the front office only signed one player over the age of 30 last year, QB Jason Cambel, but he was slotted as a veteran back-up. Older free agents did not fit into the front office plans because they knew it would take time before we were competative and in two to three years any free agent over the age of 30 would be past their prime and over-priced so as bad as the Chris Owens singing was, I agreed with the philosophy behind it even though I wanted Grimes. ====== ANY NFL player contemplatng free agency is about one f'ng thing, MONEY Don't kid yourself about people turning their nose at taking Cleveland money. We will be VERY AGGRESSIVE in free agency this offseason.
  13. i think he'll be back, and likely compete for the starting job with a rookie or a backup they trade for.unless they sign someone like Cutler to come in and start. not sure who else is available in FA. The more you think about it, the more you realize that Chicago is going to re-sign Cutler. They can't go forward with 34 year old Josh McCowan and let 30 year old Jay Cutler walk. Its a big payday but the risk of going without a net, only having McCowan going forward, doesn't make a whole lot of sense. =========== The Browns will draft a rookie QB but Hoyer will start, at least at the begining of next year. By replacing Chud the front office takes some heat off of them to win instantly but if they also take a young QB they can ease him in when he's ready by starting Hoyer. I would imagine the first three picks will be: - 1st round pick quarterback - 1st round pick either CB or WR - 2nd round pick either WR or CB That way we get the quarterback and we fix the biggest hole on defense and are able to get rid of Little and Davone Bess and replace them with a weapon to attack the field opposite Gordon and Cameron. We 'could' turn things around quickly if we can keep the core of the team intact this offseason. We've alreay lost coaching continuity but if we get the QB and fill the gaping hole at corner opposite Joe Haden AND add a legit weapon opposite Gordon and Cameron then we completely forget this point in time that means nothing if things turn around and if you look at the team objectively we are closer than people realize.
  14. Josh looked in-over-his-head with Denver. - traded away QB Jay Cutler - traded away WR Brandon Marshall - traded away one of the first round picks he acquired in the deal for a DB in the 2nd round who fizzled - he did draft WR Demaryius Thomas but Thomas got injured so McDaniels never saw the fruit of that deal - drafted QB Tim Tebow in the first round - drafted RB Knowshon Moreno with the 12th pick in the first round He started out winning his first six games and was the media darling till the wheels fell off. He's a local kid who has NFL head coaching experience and from reports, Haslam wants someone with head coaching experience but they would HAVE to keep him boxed out of making top personnel moves since his history is spotty at-best.
  15. That might have been a big part of it, if that report is true but the reaction here from the media was that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam left the NY Jets game early and angry and he stormed out of the Pittsburgh game early and fuming. Haslam is the guy who met with Chud after the game for an hour and a half so it seems like it was the owner's call. The only roster move that could have sent Chud over the edge was the Bobby Rainey move but the front office got him and it was up to the coaches to get whatever they could from him but Rainey didn't flash anything the short time he was with the Browns. At that time it seemed like the front office stepped in and shipped him out for Fozzie or whoever they signed at that time. It sure seemed like Chud wasn't on-board with the T-Rich deal at first if you saw his face during those awkward press conferences that took place directly after that deal went down. This coaching move seems like the heavy-hand of Jimmy Haslam to me.
  16. The club hasn't gotten blown out of any games this year, they got raped in New England, they've had to start 3 different quarterbacks. This isn't the 1999 starting from scratch with zero talent club. Priority-1 seems to be to re-sign C Alex Mack in the off-season. Priority-2 resign SS TJ Ward. Draft the franchise QB if they feel one is avaiable. We've got a solid, young core of players to turn things around quickly if we keep the core together and get that quarterback. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/28/five-browns-voted-to-pro-bowl/ Five Browns voted to Pro BowlPosted by Mike Wilkening on December 28, 2013, 12:28 AM EST On Sunday, the Browns’ 2013 campaign concludes without a playoff berth for the 11th consecutive season. However, those who believe Cleveland could soon have better days ahead can look to the Pro Bowl roster for reassurance. Five Browns are slated to play in Hawaii in January: left tackle Joe Thomas, center Alex Mack, wide receiver Josh Gordon, tight end Jordan Cameron and cornerback Joe Haden. For Thomas, it’s his 7th Pro Bowl nod. Mack, who’s a free agent at season’s end, has been selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time. Meanwhile, Gordon, Cameron and Haden are all slated to make their first appearances in the NFL’s all-star game. Only Kansas City (eight players), San Francisco (eight) and Seattle (six) have more Pro Bowlers than Cleveland. With two first-round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Browns are poised to continue adding talented players to an already solid core. Now, it comes down to whether they can find a solution at quarterback, a position they have struggled to fill since returning to the NFL in 1999.
  17. No. The reason is the Texans have a firm grip on the first pick and Bridgewater goes there. ------ Notes on yesterday's game. - Rookie OG Garrett Gilkey go a shot to start and was playing at right guard over Shuan Lavauo and he looked 'decent'. Its possible he becomes the starting RG next year. - Rookie CB Leon McFadden was getting lots of playing time due to CB Joe Haden aggrivating his hip injury. McFadden gave up receptions but he showed some burst and broke up a pass or two. He still looks lost out there but he has the athletic talent to play if he develops. Right now he can't realistically be projected as a starter next year but they should keep him and allow him to develop because he's got some skill. - QB Jason Cambell is nothing other than a veteran backup QB who can fill-in for a game or two but he folds under pressure of being 'thee-guy' - RB Edwain Baker actually looks like a starting NFL RB. He may have played himself into a long-look next year. =========================== - Hearing that both SS TJ Ward AND OC Alex Mack will probably walk if they get big free agent offers so that opens up two more holes on a team that needs every bit of talent it can muster - The 2014 draft looks deep at WR. I don't think we use a first round pick on a WR - The 2014 draft also looks deep at RB, looks like we can land a good one after the second round. - Don't forget about free agent OT Chris Faulk from LSU. He was projected as a possible 'first-round' draft pick prior to injurying his knee. He had off-season surgery and it seems like the team could have landed a gem for next year. His surgery went well. http://www.dawgsbynature.com/2013/8/14/4622752/more-surgery-for-browns-rb-montario-hardesty-ot-chris-faulk ... Chudzinski also revealed that undrafted rookie free agent offensive tackle Chris Faulk had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday. Faulk has missed all of the offseason programs and training camp. Unlike Hardesty, Faulk is a fairly obvious candidate to land on injured reserve so the team can stash him away for a season while he gets ready to compete in training camp in 2014.
  18. Hmnnn. Young guy is guaranteed to make millions of dollars playing football but doesn't even consider it. Many applaud this sort of decision but I don't. He can get his degree anytime so the argument about 'getting an education' doesn't hold water. The only decision is playing college ball, for-free, or playing pro-ball for cash
  19. Lol, and sometimes teams take a project QB higher in the first round hoping he'll develop and he doesn't develop (I'm looing at you, Minnesota).Cleveland changed the decision makers from Mike Holmgren who hand-pick Pat Shurmur as his head coach so he could install his West Coast offensive system and then Mike took a QB who was a good fit for the WC. Yeah. You didn't understand what I wrote.Evidentally you understood everything I wrote because you're soo smart, good for you Andy. The former Cleveland front office passed on Tannenhill for a number of reasons, primarily he didn't fit the offensive system that Mike Holmgren painstakenly installed. I'm anxiously awaiting post #100,000 by you when everything you say maigically makes sense.
  20. Lol, and sometimes teams take a project QB higher in the first round hoping he'll develop and he doesn't develop (I'm looing at you, Minnesota). Cleveland changed the decision makers from Mike Holmgren who hand-pick Pat Shurmur as his head coach so he could install his West Coast offensive system and then Mike took a QB who was a good fit for the WC.
  21. TJ is in his contract year so they have to make a decision one way or another. They don't have to let him walk but why on earth would they use a top-ten pick on a safety with, TJ Ward as one of the highest rated strong safeties in the NFL, Tashon Gibson who Ray Horton claimed was his defensive MVP, and Josh Aubry who the team reportedly is very-high according to Tony Grossi in the intereview he did a few hours ago that i linked. Per Kojo, he would be a right tackle, hmmn. I think it would be wise to address RT with a pick but I think if the FO like one of the QBs or if some WR who could come-in and start immediately then I'd prefer to go QB obviously or WR over RT. I know this last year that RT were taken unusually high but it was a down year overall on talent and no QBs were deemed worthy of high selections and those RTs were taken with the thought they had the talent to eventually slide to the blind-side. I don't know enough about 'Kujo' but it seems overpaying for either a safety or a RT with the top pick just on the surface, my opinion.
  22. I don't think the Browns are painted into a corner where they 'have' to take a QB if they aren't sold on any of the prospects next year. Hate to say it but Mary Kay came up with a stat that surprised me. She said that Jason Cambell has not had a game with a quarterback passer rating under 105 in the three games where he was healthy including yesterday's game against the Pats. Per the Browns going Clinton-Dix with their top pick. TJ Ward is playing lights-out. He was ranked as one of, if not thee highest rated safeties in pass protection by PFF. He is in his contract year and our new FO does the analytic thingy with veteran contracts but right now it seems that TJ should get paid. He's young enough. This morning Tony Grossi was on the Big Show and he said that TJ is playing great. Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton named Tashon Gibson as his defensive MVP and Grossi claims that the team loves injured safety Josh Aubry and are high on him for next year. I don't know how letting a very-good starting SS like TJ Ward go and blowing our first round pick on a rookie helps to add talent to a team so I'm opposed to any move like that which wastes an opportunity to add talent but is nothing but wheel spinning. Link to the audio: http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=70&c=2191&f=2190883 Haha and TJ don't play the same position. TJ is more of an in the box type, Haha isn't as strong vs. the run - more of a sideline to sideline type. Well, let me ask you directly. Would you want the Browns to let TJ walk and then turn around to use their top pick on a safety? Or would you prefer they re-sign TJ to free up that first round pick to add talent at another position?
  23. I don't think the Browns are painted into a corner where they 'have' to take a QB if they aren't sold on any of the prospects next year. Hate to say it but Mary Kay came up with a stat that surprised me. She said that Jason Cambell has not had a game with a quarterback passer rating under 105 in the three games where he was healthy including yesterday's game against the Pats. Per the Browns going Clinton-Dix with their top pick. TJ Ward is playing lights-out. He was ranked as one of, if not thee highest rated safeties in pass protection by PFF. He is in his contract year and our new FO does the analytic thingy with veteran contracts but right now it seems that TJ should get paid. He's young enough. This morning Tony Grossi was on the Big Show and he said that TJ is playing great. Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton named Tashon Gibson as his defensive MVP and Grossi claims that the team loves injured safety Josh Aubry and are high on him for next year. I don't know how letting a very-good starting SS like TJ Ward go and blowing our first round pick on a rookie helps to add talent to a team so I'm opposed to any move like that which wastes an opportunity to add talent but is nothing but wheel spinning. Link to the audio: http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=70&c=2191&f=2190883
  24. The Browns won the game but the fix was in so the best of both words. We basically won in New England and we get a better first round pick. Bucs won today so I think we move-up one spot. I have absolutely no idea who we might draft at this point. Nice to see Kruger and Barkevious Mingo getting sacks today. Also Jason Cambell looked very-good. The ribs and concussion seemed to be the reason why he struggled against Cincy and Pittsburgh. With Hoyer and Cambell it does take the edge off of overpaying to move-up for a QB if the front office isn't entirely sold on anyone. Josh Gordon opens the field up for Jordan Cameron and Cambell has better touch and placement for the underneath patterns. Hoyer really clicked with Cameron before Josh blew up and now Cambell is developing chemistry with him. I'm not sure how badly Willis McGahee's concussion is but if he's out then we are going t have to put the ball up a lot to move the ball.
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