Posted July 31, 2012 on
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Comments on the Cleveland Browns by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
CLEVELAND BROWNS (30)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 25): Trent Richardson should solve lots of problems.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 27): Don't be shocked if Trent Richardson runs for 1,500 yards.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 28): Addition of three rookies (running back Trent Richardson, quarterback Brandon Weeden and wide receiver Josh Gordon) give Browns fans reasons for excitement - in 2013.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 29): Trent Richardson is tough, but Brandon Weeden will have his hands full in difficult division.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 29): Browns drafted key players for offense and will be better in time. Defense is better than people realize, holding seven opponents under 20 points in 2011.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 30): Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson will improve offense, just not enough to escape AFC North cellar.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 30): Baby steps in Cleveland with Weeden and Richardson.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 30): Looks like this team will be counting heavily on rookie QB Brandon Weeden.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 31): It's tough when your last quality quarterback played in `80s. Bernie Kosar, where have you gone?
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 31): Browns will go with rookie quarterback (Brandon Weeden). That spells trouble for Cleveland in division with two of three best defenses and a third in top 10.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 32): Will probably start a rookie QB, RB & WR. Need I say more?
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 32): Offense will struggle again and so will Browns in AFC North.
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