I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Butch saw how Parcells, Belicheck, and others have cut big name players and how those teams responded, and decided to try it. That, and Davis has never liked KJ, and it's probably come to a head. The only other thing I can think of is that there's a drug/crime/discipline problem that's been kept under wraps for a really long time.Obvious question: how does this affect the Browns offense? Don't tell me Quincy Morgan goes back on the radar.Strange time to cut a guy. Could it be a disciplinary move?
well that's certainly up for debate. he was a limited player. no big deal. (3 lines)Why in the hell would the Browns cut the best WR on the team?!?!
Yeah, but it's not great either considering:A) The guy was just cut for non-performanceB) Essentially a 2.4 million bonus (the 2M option plus the 400k for this year while he's learning the system)C) Essentially only a 3 yr contract before he'd be a free agent again.It would probably be better all around for an interested team to try to get him as a free agent after he clears waivers. That way, they could lock him up to a longer deal with possible a smaller "bonus" and a back-loaded contract (which teams always try to do).When and if he clears waivers, Philly et al have as much chance at him as any other team.Thats not an untolerable contract for a guy that can be a reliable WR. HERD
Oh stop your grousing and enjoy your LeBraun - you've got 2 wins already!!!I'm not happy as a Browns fan at all. I don't need this today. This stinks. I know what this is about - its about a head coach with too much control. Saw it with Belichick when he cut Kosar.When Butch actually accomplishes something in the NFL, he can get away with a move like this. KJ has accomplished more than Butch. Maybe its Butch that should be cut. I think its time for the front office to start diminishing his role with the team.On the other hand, Belichick cut Milloy this year and they have played well. If the Browns turn things around and win the North, Butch is excused. Its time for results now after cutting KJ.Either way, Butch Davis has just planted his posterior firmly on the proverbial hot seat.Just another day in the life of Cleveland sports...
Absolutly! This is one of those things that makes way to much sense to ever happen. Didn't the Eagles try to trade for KJ during the off-season? And the Eagles are something like 4 mil under the cap.Like I said, way to much sense to ever happen....I can dream though...Memo to Andy Reid and Joe Banner:Kevin Johnson is available on waiversKevin Johnson is a better receiver than anyone on the current rosterKJ is great personal friends and college teammate of D. McNabbThe Birds have tons of cap room to sign KJLet's make it happen! Cheers
If the Eagles don't make an effort to bring KJ to Philly, then the fans may stage a revolt...and it could get ugly! The only thing I can see getting in the way is Reid's ego. By bringing in another receiver, Reid would be admitting that the current group of WR's isn't good enough. The whole freaking world knows the Birds WR's are a problem but Reid defends them every week. Yeah, it would get ugly if there's no attempt to bring KJ into the nest.Eagles don't sign KJ, then Banner should be fired on the spot. You needs guys who can get seperation, and behold, KJ gets seperation.
Thats a load of crap, KJ was the only one that could hold onto the ball when he got hit.http://browns.theinsiders.com/2/200273.html"It has been suggested that Johnson's approach to blocking, and a series other mistakes resulted in his benching last week. In addition, stories appeared recently in the local press from unnamed sources disparaging Johnson's off-field demeanor."It's not much, but I guess it sheds a little light.
This has nothing to do with KJ's having an alliance to Couch. No Cleveland WR prefers Couch to Holcomb. Actually, it's been reported that Couch is somewhat of a loner in the locker room. Friendly with only often hurt TE Aaron Shea. In my opinion, this is more about Butch sending an under producing team a message - Play my way or we'll get rid of you. KJ is expendable because of Cleveland's WR depth and his preceived lack of blocking didn't help. Why not wait until the offseason to trade him and get something in return?? Who knows, but as a Browns fan, I hope this fires the team up. They seem to be a team just going through the motions now.I wouldn't be suprised if this didn't have something to do with KJ's alliance with Tim Couch. Something is going on in that locker room and I think they are divided on who the qb should be. Davis' message to the team that Holcomb is his guy and nobody better side otherwise. just my 2 cents.
From Yahoo...Kevin Johnson #85 | Wide Receiver | Cleveland BrownsHeight: 5-11 Weight: 195 Born: Jul 15, 1976 - Trenton, NJ College: SyracuseDraft: 1999 - 2nd round (1st pick) by the Cleveland BrownsAnyone have KJ's height and weight or any other relevant info handy?
Belichick wouldn't touch Terry Glenn 2.0 (KJ) with a 10 foot pole.Any Pats faithful think they could also be in the hunt for KJ?With Patten going on IR, they have an open roster spot and are short at WR.The only question is whether they can put him in a role that he's happy with...