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Waiting For Next Year:
If Greg Cosell is right then the Browns will get the highest rated player in the draft overall at #4 this week. Interestingly enough, he echos a lot of what I was trying to say about Peter King’s stat of the week trumpeting the need for a passing game. Now Greg Cosell’s mock draft seems to back me up even more.
Cleveland: The Browns select my highest rated player, RB Trent Richardson. Richardson is a special runner, the best to enter the NFL since Adrian Peterson. Cleveland will not compete in the AFC North trying to outscore Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cincinnati. They will not sustain offense throwing the ball. They must shorten the game, limit the number of snaps their defense is on the field, and try to win 17-14. You need a foundation back to do that.
This is the crux of one of my big arguments over the last few months that we as fans need to stop constantly attempting to measure ourselves based on how everyone else seems to do it. You can follow certain parts of team culture like continuity, building through the draft and things like that, but not the finite details of constructing a team. Every successful team puts an original spin on their success. The Pats and Packers have just as many differences as they do similarities other than winning over the last few seasons.
The Browns need to find some of their own unique attributes that set them apart (positively) among other NFL teams.
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From Jason Pinkston's Twitter - Doing Work
According to an article by Pat McManamon from March 30th there probably isn’t anyone on the Browns working harder this off-season than offensive lineman Jason Pinkston. Pinkston is headed into his sophomore season as an NFL player after being selected by the Browns in the fifth round of the NFL draft. He was thrust into a starting...
Browns WR/Returner Josh Cribbs took to twitter to give his opinion on who the Browns should draft-
” Who do I think we should take in the draft??? Hmmm someone who will come in right away & contribute if not that we don’t need’em#justsaying”
That about sums it up. Thanks Josh.
According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, it looks like the Cleveland Browns will take Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the 4th overall pick in this week’s draft. They’re then expected to use the 22nd pick to take the best available wide receiver.
My guess is that the Browns could end up landing Baylor receiver Kendall Wright with the 22nd overall pick. He didn’t...
The Cleveland Brown defense was something of a mirage last season. It ranked as one of the lowest for run defense #30 overall and ranked as one the highest for pass defense #2. We could look at this in two ways. We were so bad at stopping the run that teams decided that they did not need to pass on us, or that Dick Jauron the new Defensive coordinator really set up a shutdown...
With the NFL Draft set to begin on Thursday night and the Browns heavily involved in the first two days with three picks at 4, 22, and 37, there’s plenty of different routes that the Browns could take in attempting to improve an anemic offense and a defense with a need for more playmakers. You don’t hear me talk NFL Draft too often, primarily because I fail to see the point of...
You’ve heard our podcasts. You’ve partaken in our live chats. Tonight, worlds collide as we talk Cleveland Browns and NFL Draft with the kind folks over at The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com.
Craig and I will be joining columnist Dennis Manoloff and web extraordinaire Glenn Moore in a special one-hour live event that will involve any an all who choose to participate...
Tim Couch isnt afraid to look back. He might not always like what he sees, but hes not afraid to look back and wonder -- at the craziness, difficulty and challenges he faced in a brief four-year career with the Cleveland Browns.
That career seems to symbolize the post-1999 Browns. Drafted first overall, Couch never lived up to the expectations he had for himself and the team. He...
Peter King does great work and his Monday Morning Quarterback column is a must-read. He has some really enlightening information in the column even if you sometimes question his sources. Obviously Tom Heckert does, as he blatantly told the Cleveland press this week that he hasn’t talked to King in years. Be that as it may, King was talking about the 2012 NFL draft and the Browns’...
Browns general manager Tom Heckert's draft-day gamble last year is about to pay off.
Heckert traded down in the first round a year ago, giving the No. 6 overall pick to Atlanta and acquiring the Falcons' first-round pick this year (No. 22) as well as a fourth rounder.
The additional first-rounder should enable the Browns, who also have the No. 4 overall selection, to acquire...
Without further ado, here is the schedule that the Cleveland Browns will face in the 2012 season:
September 9: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
September 16: at Cincinnati Bengals
September 23: Buffalo Bills
September 27: at Baltimore Ravens
October 7: at New York Giants
October 14: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
October 21: at Indianapolis Colts
October 28: vs. San Diego Chargers
We're moving closer and closer to the draft. While not the premiere QB in the draft, Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill has a lot of tangibles that put him in our QB top 5...
He's converted quarterback after playing wide receiver for the first half of his career, and was the team's leading receiver two seasons prior to becoming a quarterback. This shows...