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The Browns acquired John Moffitt yesterday for Brian Sanford to help shore up their offensive line. This was certainly a good idea considering the injuries sustained to Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao recently. So the Browns acquired a lineman entering his third season with 17 career games played and 15 starts to his name. Most importantly though, what can he bring to the Browns right now?
I took a look at ProFootballFocus for a little more info and first thing I notice is that he’s seemingly much better at right guard than at left guard. In 2012 as a right guard, Moffitt’s overall rating for the season was -0.50 and his rating at left guard was -5.8. Moffitt had bad games against the Jets and Bears as a left guard, with the Bears being his worst performance of the season scoring a -4.5. Most of that negative rating comes from run blocking. So, we’ll have to see where the Browns line him up.
Another note – and take this with a grain of salt – but Moffitt’s worst game as a pro came against the Bengals. He was a rookie in 2011 going against the Bengals in week eight as a starter. He scored a -10.5 for the game including -6.9 for pass blocking and -3.4 for run blocking.
Then again, this was a game that Charlie Whitehurst started at quarterback and went so badly that Marshawn Lynch was screaming at his coaches on the sidelines. I glanced at some of the game film and saw that Moffitt was frequently tortured by Peko, Sims and Geno Atkins. Sometimes advanced stats say something about a player’s performance and other times it can miss some important factors in a game. In this case, Moffitt had a rough game as a rookie when everything else was pretty much going wrong around him as well.
Not to say that moving from Seattle to Cleveland is a step up for John Moffitt, but you have to think playing in between Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz isn’t such a bad fate for a guard. But that’s all just the football stuff.
Moffitt is a known character with personality to spare. He has weird pictures all over the Internet including one of him dressed as a Hooter’s waitress. Also, he missed some OTAs for a court appearance in 2012. It appears that Moffitt enjoys drinking in bars at malls and might even have a penchant for urinating in parking lots. If he doesn’t work out on the field, he’ll feel right at home in the Muni Lot, I’m sure.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Browns voided their trade with Seattle for guard John Moffitt because they had concerns about his health.
Down two guards because of injuries, the Browns acquired Moffitt on Monday from the Seahawks for defensive lineman Brian Sanford. Moffitt even took the practice field in uniform Tuesday before he was escorted off by Browns coach Rob Chudzinski.
With the deal nullified,...
Faced with a dearth of bodies at offensive guard, the Cleveland Browns made a deal today with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire offensive lineman John Moffitt in exchange for defensive lineman Brian Sanford.
Moffitt, a third-year player out of Wisconsin, has appeared in 17 games over the last two seasons for the Seahawks, starting 15 of those games. He was selected in the third round...
The Browns have acquired offensive lineman John Moffitt in a trade from Seattle for defensive lineman Brian Sanford.
Cleveland needed an experienced guard after losing Shawn Lauvao and Jason Pinkston to ankle injuries in the past week. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Moffitt is a ''tough and versatile lineman who will be in the mix for us up front.''
The Browns voided their trade with Seattle for guard John Moffitt today because of health concerns a league source said.
Hours after the trade was voided the Seahawks traded Moffitt to the Broncos for defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.
The Browns will retain the rights to defensive lineman Brian Sanford who had been shipped to the Seahawks in the trade for Moffitt.
If you’ve felt yourself feeling a little down the past two days, perhaps so far as in the dumps, it’s likely because Seattle Seahawks‘ funny-man John Moffitt was traded to the Denver Broncos yesterday after it had been announced that J.R. Sweezy had won the starting guard job.
But, as in all things Moffitt, he made sure his exit from the organization was comical...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Offensive lineman John Moffitt has been traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos after his original trade to Cleveland was voided by the Browns.
The Broncos announced the trade on Tuesday afternoon. Seattle will receive defensive tackle Sealver Siliga in exchange for Moffitt.
Seattle had originally traded Moffitt to the Browns on Monday, pending...
The Seattle Seahawks had a surplus at right guard, a problem they fixed by sending John Moffitt to the Cleveland Browns on Monday for defensive end/tackle Brian Sanford.
Sanford will help Seattle’s defensive line, where the Seahawks are dealing with injuries. Sanford is entering his fourth year in the league but has played just six games in his career.
Moffitt had been competing...
The Browns wasted little time in re-enforcing their offensive line by trading for a veteran guard from the Seahawks on Monday.
The Browns completed a somewhat rare trade in the NFL as they sent defensive lineman Brian Sanford to Seattle for 26-year old John Moffitt.
Moffitt (6-4, 319) was the Seahawks' third-round draft choice (75th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft from Wisconsin...
The Seattle Seahawks pulled off a trade on Monday that sent offensive lineman John Moffitt to the Browns for defensive lineman Brian Sanford. Well that traded ended up being being voided today due to health concerns.
#Browns' trade for G John Moffitt has been voided. Team gets rights back for DE Brian Sanford.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) August 20, 2013
#Browns had some...
So Long again… John
Another twist just minutes after the last Moffitt news…
Ten minutes ago we thought we were getting funny-man John Moffitt back. Now via Jay Glazer we’ve found out we’re getting DT Sealver Siliga.
Sealver Siliga #98 DT
Height: 6-2 Weight: 325 Age: 23
Born: 4/26/1990 West Jordan , UT
Experience: 2nd season
High School: Copper...
That was interesting.
The Browns and Seattle Seahawks made a trade yesterday sending DE Brian Sanford to the Seahawks for offensive lineman John Moffitt. The guard was in Berea today, but just before practice he was brought back into the locker room. It seems the Browns didn’t like what they saw in Moffitt’s physical.
Moffitt was drafted in 2011, but has already been through...
BEREA, Ohio - A few Cleveland Browns players joked with defensive lineman Brian Sanford when he returned to the locker room on Wednesday morning, no more than 36 hours after he'd been traded.
That trade went bad when the Browns had medical concerns over the player they received in exchange for Sanford, guard John Moffitt. Sanford had gone to Seattle, but only long enough for...