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Why I Hated The Brown's Draft

Posted on: May 4, 2010 6:49 pm
 
Look, I'm going to come straight out and say I hate the Browns. But still,how could they do this to their fans?!? First, they pass up on Jimmy Clausen, then take Colt McCoy. McCoy is good, but now the have announced he is sitting for a year. The Browns are in for another terrible year with Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace at quarterback. I would have liked to see them put up some competition on my Bengals, but that isn't going to happen for another year or two. They needed new receivers, they didn't get those either. To me, simply pathetic. As usual.

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Since: May 10, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2010 1:41 am
 

Why I Hated The Brown's Draft

 The Browns have a chance to be the most improved team in the league. H&H had a plan as far as the draft goes and they went out and executed it. Both are known for their draft prowess and veteran evaluation skills.
 Can anyone here tell me the names of  at least 4 of the star players from either Holmgrem's championship Packers or his Seattle super bowl team? How about Heckert's four consecutive NFC title game teams?
 You can't because neither built their teams with star players. They built them from the inside out and the bottom up.
 Holmgren just recently shared the story about how four years prior to the champion Packers team, his draft (his first) was panned by every scout and TV analyst as the worst draft in the NFL that year. That championship team had 5 starters from that draft.
 Heckert built his Philly teams with near genius mid to late round picks and other teams cast- offs.
 We actually have 5 drafted players that will start for us before the year is out (Haden, Ward, Hardesty, Lauvao, and Asante). Mind you that's not saying much with how rotten our roster was in 2009. They've also added at least 5 more who will start through free agency and trades (S. Brown, Fujita, Gocong, Watson, and Delhomme). That's 10 of our 22 positions that will get an upgrade this season. Add the expected better 2nd year campaigns of Massaquoi, Robiskie, Rubin, Roth and Maiava.Then add to that the bigger numbers expected from Harrison and we truly think we have something special about to happen here.
 How that will play out in wins and losses remains to be seen, but I suspect we'll not be out of any of our games by halftime.
 I'll bet we steal one from Cincinnati, Baltimore and the dreaded Steelers.
 ....And how might you ask?....from our sad ass draft and the change in attitude here.
 7-9 is actually a reasonable assumption if we can avoid being swept by any of our divisional foes. I wanna say 8-8, but our out of divison schedule is going to be murder. That's only a 2 or 3 game rebound, but it'll br the biggest 2 or 3 rebound anyone can remember. Don't look now, but the AFC North has 4 teams again.
 Don't think that any Cleveland fan thought you were tearing us down, just thought that you were badly uninformed about what's going on up here. We won't need to win our last 4 just to get us a little respect this year. We'll more than likely be in 3/4ths of our games played this year.
  Hope to God I'm right.... I've made some pretty bold statements here and hate the taste of crow!!! LOL !!!



Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2010 7:22 pm
 

Why I Hated The Brown's Draft

Haha, no apology necessary. I watched every Browns game and Anderson played the worst as a quarterback that I've ever seen in a season. Look at his QB rating. I'm glad we got rid of him. The Browns needed a change. I honestly wanted to see Quinn for another year but they're deciding to move on and I'm happy with everything right now :)



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2010 3:24 pm
 

Why I Hated The Brown's Draft

I never said my "beloved" Bengals would easily beat the Browns. Look at last year. Divisional Champs, playoffs... 23-20 OT win over a hapless Browns team... What I mean is, it was stupid of them to trade Anderson. Quinn, I am not sure if that was smart, but Anderson could have filled in and split with Wallace and Delhomme. I did not mean for this blog entry to be bashing the Cleveland Browns organization. i respect Mike Holmgrem, don't get me wrong. I was merely commenting on the fact I didnt like their draft. Who knows? Maybe they are planning to pick up a couple of good "spleeper" players in FA. I apologize for any insults I may have accidentaly produced.    &n
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Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2010 2:08 pm
 

Why I Hated The Brown's Draft

Just to clarify, the Browns got a receiver in the sixth round that was a projected second rounder. So they got a tall speedy receiver which is what they need. Also, their secondary is going to be amazing a year from now and possibly even this year. Everyone complains about their pass rush but they recorded 40 sacks last year, mainly due to the defensive scheme change during the four game win streak to end the year (8 against the Steelers). I think you will be surprised how hard it will be for your beloved Bengals to beat the Browns even with Delhomme at quarterback.




Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2010 1:54 pm
 

Why I Hated The Brown's Draft

Obviously you have not done your research on Mike Holmgren.  I for one think that the Browns orginization has done it's fans a big favor.  Passing on Jimmy Clausen was a good decision. Clausen is going to expect to start right away.  McCoy isn't.  As a Browns Fan I have seen first hand what happens to a potentially great QB when he doesn't have a solid vetran QB to learn from. 

Delhomme and Wallace were not brought in to make the Browns superbowl contenders.  They were brought in to fill a hole in the offense, give the Browns stability at the QB posistion, and givie them a chance to be competitive and help groom the QB of the future.  I can't say that I speak for the rest of the DAWG pounders out there, but I think McCoy has the right attitude and character to lead this team 2-3 years down the Road.  

I honestly think you'll be surprised at the 2010 Browns.  I'm not going to say that we'll win the Division, or make the playoffs, but we will make teams work harder to get past us. 

The new managment in the front office is making solid moves to turn the Browns into a competitive team for many years to come. 



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