Found March 21, 2012 on
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According to Matt Miller (Senior NFL Draft Lead Writer at Bleacher Report and Founder of New Era Scouting), agents for top draft picks have told him their clients do not want the Browns to draft them-
“I have now heard from three agents, all with Top 10 picks, who don’t want to play for the #Browns.”
“#Browns fans are missing the point. A) Don’t shoot the messenger. B) Draftees not wanting to play there says a lot about free agency too.”
When asked, “You think trading out of the top 10 like that have in 2009 & 2011 hurt their perception?” Miller had this response-
“I do. Phil Taylor is a damn fine player, but two trades out of a top money pick? People notice.”
With the new collective bargaining agreement, draftees’ salaries aren’t going to be that different regardless of who selects them. It is the draft position that matters, not the team doing the drafting. Still, a reputation for being cheap around the league certainly isn’t one you want.
We know Mario Manningham agrees.
BEST OF MAXIM
After signing Frostee Rucker and Juqua Parker the Browns might not be finished with its defense in free agency just yet. Scout.com attributes to league sources that the Browns, Colts and Raiders are all interested in the 27-year-old former 49er and Bengal, linebacker Manny Lawson.
Lawson is a former first rounder out of NC State. He is 6’5″ and listed at 240 pounds. Tell me if...
When team president Mike Holmgren says the Browns will "stay the course" he means don't expect the roster to change dramatically in free agency.
General manager Tom Heckert says the Browns won't "go crazy" in the marketplace.
True to his word, while some free agents were being signed for staggering sums, the Browns' only prize the first two days...
TASTE THE MAGIC
Before Tim Couch was selected with the 1st overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns he was a standout quarterback at the University of Kentucky. Many don’t remember because he had a largely unsuccessful career that saw him post a record of 22-37 and throw 67 interceptions compared to [...]
Browns receiver tackled on a three-yard out on 3rd-and-5 … DRINK! Mike Holmgren talking retirement plans on Seattle radio again … DRINK! Randy Lerner’s plane touches down in Hamptons airport … DRINK! Pat Shurmur post-game presser … GLUG, GLUG, GLUG, GLUG, GLUG. BATTLED.
And in how much more style than with this beauty? A limited edition Tim Couch commemorative bottle from...
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“Perhaps the overall organizational strategy could have been amended to include the possibility of blowing up the future to land “one really talented player.” But then...
The Browns visited with Jonathan Goff of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants on Tuesday. Goff didn’t play the entire season after tearing his ACL on the Monday before the first week of the season.
Goff was looking like an improved player before he went down for the season according to Mike Garafalo of the Star-Ledger.
He was looking fluid in training camp after working on his...
Perhaps the overall organizational strategy could have been amended to include the possibility of blowing up the future to land “one really talented player.”
TENSION IN THE AIR
Browns DT Phil Taylor is a big dude who needs some space when he sits on an airplane, even if it's at the expense of one of his fellow travelers.
Though free agents have apparently been steering clear of Berea, reports are circulating that place Virginia Tech running back David Wilson in front of Mike Holmgren and company in early April.
According to Scout.com’s Aaron Wilson, the draft hopeful will visit both the Browns as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, owners of the fourth- and fifth-overall picks in the upcoming NFL...