Found July 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
The guarded local optimism for the Cleveland Browns in 2012 is not shared nationally. National pundits, oddsmakers and prognosticators have the Browns among the worst teams in the league, with predictions of 4-12 or 3-13 rampant. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com even had the Browns at 1-15, which seems excessively negative. Its not like the Browns have 18 wins in four years, is it? Ahem. Never mind. At first glance the Browns schedule does look extremely difficult. But a wise friend advised that Terrell Suggs is out at Baltimore and the Steelers are not getting younger. Hes right. Too, schedules that look tough in August can be a lot easier in October. Predicting is a challenge -- and can make a person look silly. But this exercise is an annual event and theres no reason to stop. The schedule can only be judged by what it is now. The Browns enter the season with two overriding realities: They will have a rookie at quarterback and running back and (maybe) receiver, and they will have a d...
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