More Moving Parts on Offense

Adios Kyle and Dowell You knew this season was too good to be true; clearly the Browns are not allowed to have the same offensive coordinator for more than one season in a row (it’s been since 2008 since Rob Chudzinski returned for his second year in that spot). He had his upside and tumult […]

January 2015 by edubs1983

Flippin’ the Calendar – 2015 Offseason

Browns Early Offseason Nuggets  Now that the sixteen-game schedule is finally complete, many Browns’ fans can finally get to their favorite part of the year – the offseason.  Here, many play GM and perfect this roster from the lackluster bunch from which they have been accustomed.  In keeping with this theme, let’s take an early […]

January 2015 by edubs1983

Turnover at the Linebacker Position

Shuffling the Linebacker Corps: I was a bit intrigued by the releases of both Quentin Groves and Larry Grant.  The former was a decent player last year, and was the incumbent special teams’ captain for the Cleveland Browns.  Grant, meanwhile, has been in the league for six seasons (most memorably with the St. Louis Rams) […]

June 2014 by edubs1983

Recent Cleveland Browns Headlines

Cleveland Browns latest news and notes: A lot has happened for the Cleveland Browns since the draft commenced last weekend.  The team generated more buzz nationally than any other franchise – most of it good, but also some bad.  Additionally, the younger athletes will get their first crack at donning the orange and brown and […]

May 2014 by edubs1983

The best of the rest – non-QB considerations at #4

Top choices at #4 – ranking (the realistic) non-quarterback options prior to the draft: With just over two weeks left until the draft, the direction of the Browns is still unknown.  They could select a signal caller with this first selection, but there’s a great chance that does not occur.  Under that assumption, let’s review […]

April 2014 by edubs1983

Hierarchy of the QBs – Pre-draft

My final quarterback ratings heading into the draft:  Since early January, when the college football season concluded, multiple things have occurred to alter impressions (among scouts, media, and general manager) regarding signal callers to be drafted.  Let me preface this by stating that any of the top three would be a reach at the fourth […]

April 2014 by edubs1983

Mocking Mock Drafts

Why Mock Drafts Frustrate Me Ever since the end of the football season, many media outlets reveal their own mock drafts on an updated basis – until the impending draft.  I understand why these are done; to get noticed, to banter why player X is better than player Y for team A, to gauge the […]

April 2014 by edubs1983

The Next Season in the NFL – One of Misdirection

As free agency winds down, we enter the “silly season” A common mantra around the NFL is to not trust anyone.  That sentiment is further reinforced this time of year, as we inch closer to the upcoming draft (in just under seven weeks).  There will be articles, whispers, and rumors swirling about franchise X and […]

March 2014 by edubs1983

Looking at the Defensive Pickups for the Browns

Defensive Acquisitions for the Cleveland Browns:  Free Agents As expected, the Browns quickly signed a few free agents as the time to do so began.  With a defensive-minded head coach, the team collected two athletes that should bolster the unit while the other is a remote possibility.  Personally I like the signings, as the Browns […]

March 2014 by edubs1983

D’Qwell Jackson: A Final Farewell

Bidding Adieu to D’Qwell Jackson:  In an unsurprising transaction, the Cleveland Browns released the longest tenured member on their roster.  Back in 2006, then general manager Phil Savage chose the former University of Maryland athlete in the second round.  Since that time, D’Qwell Jackson has seen highs and lows (mostly lows), several overhauls of the […]

March 2014 by edubs1983