Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/14/11

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Craig participates in a Q&A with a Raiders blog- “What matchup are you looking forward to in this game? I wouldn’t say I am looking forward to it, but I will be watching Kamerion Wimbley and hoping the former Brown doesn’t get the better of his old team. Cleveland fans loved Wimbley, but always thought he was miscast. The Browns seemed to run the 3-4 in spite of themselves over the last few years. They finally switched back to the 4-3 this season, but that was only after about five years of drafting defensive ends and failing miserably at converting them to 3-4 outside linebackers. The Browns used to occasionally ask Wimbley to drop into coverage. It seemed like the dumbest, most ludicrous, hard-headed thing in the world. Why draft a guy who doesn’t fit your scheme? Better yet, why not use a scheme that fits your guys? That was a long-winded way of answering your question, I know.” [Thoughts From the Dark Side]


Great piece on former Cavalier Terrell Brandon- “The Terrell Brandon chapter is often forgotten, when paging through the history of Cavaliers lore, even though he was awesome. He wasn’t really part of those Mark Price teams (even though he was a solid back-up) and he wasn’t part of the LeBron James years either. In fact, when Brandon was playing for the Cavaliers, LeBron came to his basketball camp as a 7th grader. If the galaxies could have realigned somehow, and Brandon could’ve replaced Jeff McInnis, Eric Snow, Damon Jones, Larry Hughes, or even Mo Williams for one season or even two with James…oh well.” [Brendan/Stepien Rules]


Comparing the Raiders and Browns- “Beyond the flawed Frye corollary, the Raiders and Browns share a football heritage that is firmly rooted in memories of a glorious past. While the Raiders can claim AFL dominance and three Super Bowl championships, the Browns boast grainy images of AAFC and NFL superiority, culminating in a now inaccessible 1964 title. However, recent history has been less than kind to both teams. Both the Raiders and Browns have suffered from a particular extreme of poor NFL ownership. While Davis has often misguided his franchise with an unyielding hand, the Browns’ Randy Lerner has proven to be one of the league’s most tepid or possibly even invisible owners.” [DK/The OBR]


“Where Cleveland needs to improve is on offense, which happens to be coach Pat Shurmur’s specialty. The Browns don’t have an identity on offense. This is the most overused cliché when it comes to struggling offenses, but it couldn’t be more true in Cleveland’s case. It’s difficult to build a personality on offense when the faces change from play to play. On one snap, the Browns line up Mohamed Massaquoi, Brian Robiskie, Ben Watson and Peyton Hillis. On the next play, it’s Josh Cribbs, Greg Little, Evan Moore and Montario Hardesty. Shurmur says shuffling personnel causes defenses to adjust. But it seems as if it’s been a harder adjustment on the offense. The Browns rank 21st in total yardage, 17th in passing, 27th in rushing and 26th in scoring.” [Hensley/AFC North Blog]


Finally, another gem from the Tumbler. [WFNY Tumblr]

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