Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:57 AM
The Browns have to let there defense win games. If the team can buy into a tressel style system its possible to do some damage in the AFC.
Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:59 AM
Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:04 AM
If rex Grossman can lead a team to the super bowl anything is possible.
Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:03 PM
Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:29 PM
Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:39 AM
hopefully between now and then he gets his life together.
Good post ............ and as a side note, after passing on Sammy Watkins the Browns will open the season with Miles Austin (244 yards in 2013 and no TDs) and Nate Burleson (461 yards in 2013 and 1 TD) at WR. And neither of the two ever play a full season.
Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:39 AM
Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:31 PM
Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:40 PM
Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:31 PM
Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:22 AM
The offense looked plain disturbing. Jordan Cameron the pro bowl tight end looked really, really bad. The only exception is our two horses in the backfield alternating carries. When they ran the stretch correctly it was very effective.
The defense, as always, seems to be this teams calling card. I absolutely love the 46 defense especially with our size up front, and if gilbert can mature into a shut down corner they will be a force to be reckoned with. I don't think our defense got any sizeable "upgrade" at any position over last year, but the addition of Dansby and Whitner and their attitude and leadership can't be underestimated. They have a toughness about them that is infectious.
Tashaun Gipson. I love it. He will emerge as a big time player maker this year, especially in Pettine's defense. Look at what Jarius Byrd did as the center fielder in buffalo under him.
Browns fans have been saying it for a decade, but this could really be the year that the defense takes that step from good to great.
Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:29 AM
Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:49 AM
That has to be this teams offensive identity. You have to be able to string together first downs and keep your defense off the field. They dominated the line of scrimmage in the 2nd half because they stuck with it, wore the d line out and were relentless in holding their blocks. That was the most impressed I've been with a Cleveland backfield since Byner and Mack.
West is a stud. Making 2 guys miss in the backfield and still finding a gap for 5 or 6 yards is a rare skill. Not to mention that whack he just absorbed from Shazier.
I hope this is the direction this team takes. If you're averaging 6 a carry why are you throwing on 3rd and 2? Control the clock, control the ball, control the game.
Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:18 PM
Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:15 AM
YOu may have a system you want to run, but offensively The Browns may not have the personal to do it. Besides, the weather is a huge factor is this league. Running helps with that as well. Steelers did that with Big BEN in his first few years til he got more comfortable reading d's.
Posted 10 September 2014 - 12:12 PM
If Cleveland can control the ball and limit Brees's possessions they can keep it close. If they catch the 3 and out bug early it will get ugly fast, just like the 1st half last week. I hope for a good game but I'm leaning towards NO by 2 scores.
Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:10 PM
Graham worries me more than Colston, or them picking on Gilbert. Who is going to cover him.
Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:38 PM
Next week will be true test, with Baltimore.
Posted 18 September 2014 - 01:00 PM
Posted 19 September 2014 - 09:08 AM
Titans, Steelers, @Jacksonville, RAiders, and Bucs. Before they have their brutal closing part of their schedule. Momentum and confidence could help them through the last half, Where they have Bengals twice Ravens again, @Panthers, @Colts, @falcons, and @bills. Other than the Bills, The teams after the bye will probably be in the playoff hunt. So we can see if the Browns have closed the gap and have improved enough to take that next step.
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