Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:34 PM
So here we are, a year into the Ray Farmer edition of the perennial door mat franchise that is the Cleveland Browns. The questions remain the same. A quarterback in rehab, all-pro receiver serving another substance related suspension, and the impending departure of Jordan Cameron via free agency mean once again the browns will have absolutely no weapons on the offensive side of the ball. The lack of talent runs so deep that not even a perfect draft will fill all the holes.
A lot of people have Devin Smith going to Cleveland near the bottom of the 1st round. Don't get me wrong I would love to see a Buckeye play for the Browns but for his own sake I hope he doesn't end up there. We don't have a quarterback that can throw to him. Hoyer couldn't hit Miles Austin in stride, what do you think he would look like throwing to Smith? Hell, Cardale Jones can't even get him in stride. If the Browns take him it will be a waste of a good player. Could you imagine what he could with a guy like Flacco or Big Ben?
In all honesty im at a loss with this team. There's so many holes to fill it's impossible to justify taking one player over another.
Posted 10 February 2015 - 04:10 PM
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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:00 PM
How do you feel they should handle free agency? Personally I think retaining Buster Skrine should be priority #1. Let Cameron walk unless you can get him to agree to a performance incentive laden contract. Sheard a very good player but he just doesn't fit the scheme here anymore. He'll want starter type money so I think it's safe to say he's gone. Craig Robertson is restricted, but I gotta believe they will make an effort to keep him around before he hits the market. I thought he came on very strong in Dansby's absence last year.
And then there;s hoyer. They at least have to make an attempt to bring him back, but it will be clear very early where each side stands. If there too far apart you have to let him walk.
As far as landing some of the big fish free agents, I don't think we have a chance. We aren't going to get a marquee name to come here unless we grossly overpay someone. The focus has to be on the draft first.
Edited by Kennedy, 12 February 2015 - 01:05 PM.
Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:23 AM
Second another rumor is Browns are looking at Josh McCowen, as a possible veteran to bring in and compete with Johnny I wrecking the league Manziel.
Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:46 AM
Posted 11 March 2015 - 07:17 AM
The 2 guys the browns reportedly had interest in clearly had no intentions of coming to Cleveland. Trent Cole came out and said he wanted to play for a contender. Did anyone really think that a year after getting a ring in New England Revis was considering coming to Cleveland? Come on! This is laughable.
Edited by Kennedy, 11 March 2015 - 08:38 AM.
Posted 12 March 2015 - 12:45 PM
Posted 13 March 2015 - 03:44 PM
And for the love of god don't sign Dwayne Bowe. Stevie Johnson sure, but Bowe is incredibly overrated. Lets not forget he's also a pot head. We know how pot heads fair in Cleveland.
Posted 13 March 2015 - 03:53 PM
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:40 AM
Cleveland won't get a #1 receiver anywhere but the draft. Even then there's no guarantee. This whole discussion makes the Josh Gordon situation that much worse. He is a Hall of Fame talent and a walk of shame brain.
Teams that have a true #1 don't let them leave.(Dallas, Denver) Hartline may end up being a #1 in Cleveland, but he is not a #1 receiver. That's why Miami let him walk. I'm glad we got him, the dude is clutch on 3rd downs, but he's not our long term answer.
Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:59 AM
Tramon Williams, a 32 year old career Packer is signed by the Browns to be his replacement. 3 years, just north of $21mil. $7mil a year.
So in the end you pay more money (in the short term) to replace the guy that in the beginning of all this was too expensive to keep around.
Only in Cleveland.
Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:42 AM
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