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PoeticG

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Dawgpound Proud

07 November 2016 - 04:59 PM

Was that not the loudest sound you ever heard, that rejection from the goalpost upright?

It sounded of death and finality. It sounded of one walking face first into a stop sign. That sound of the funeral bell tolling and the game was just put to rest on the Browns. In a season of such woe, that God awful soul sucking sound echoing "it just isn't your day again today, Charlie Brown" seemed to be liken of hitting the rock bottom of this franchise. The Browns' win coffers an empty hollow drum of success in the National Football League with nary a lonesome win to sate the thirst of it's parched fanbase.

I haven't seen it like this since my first season as a Browns Fan. That was back in '99. I don't remember all the losing, just that it sucked, a lot. But I do remember to this day the game vs. the Saints, Kevin Johnson catching that Hail-Mary to taste that first victory. After that I was hooked. History is repeating itself gentlemen, let's remember that soon that team went to the playoffs. Let's not repeat our mistakes. Let's move forward with this team and continue to support them and root them on. They will make us proud when they turn this around. Let's not be like the 'what have you done for me lately' fans of other teams. That's why we are different, we are a family. We are together through thick and thin. This is when the team needs us the most.

I'll be back for more in a little while but I just want you to remember that sound. That sound was hitting the bottom and now we're going the opposite direction, there are good things in store but they need your love and support more than ever before.

These Dawgs are HUNGRY!

11 October 2016 - 03:41 PM

I don't think that I've ever seen a more deserving team in search of their first win in the 6th week of the season...

To a man they are steadfast and haven't given up hope for the season. When they do finally win, that may be the last of losing for a long and great while. I'm talking legendary winning after they get their first win. The world is still a fairytale waiting to happen. This team has been through so much, too much, that when they do break through that metaphoric wall, there will be no going back.

IF, and that's a big IF!- If they get this win against TEN look for Cleveland to really emerge from their very thick shell, and Cleveland will be the stronger for breaking through than quite possibly any team ever.

They COULD have been 5-0, had they stayed completely healthy from Pre-Season. And Yes, they could have beaten the Patriots if Coleman had 4 solid games under his belt, if Gordon returned with Brady, If Armonty Bryant wasn't a bonehead, if the other Bryant, Desmond hadn't went to IR, if Griffen and McCown weren't leaning lopsided on the sidelines, if the Kicker didn't fall into a manhole during a walk through practice a day before the game... They could have been undefeated right now.

They can still win out the division and finish 5-1 in the AFCN.

They can still win out the season 11-5.

They can still make the playoffs.

They haven't given up, I haven't given up, and don't you give up on them yet. Not yet. It's Gametime. This is where legends are made. Seize the moment, this moment, an 0-5 team on the verge of implosion and turn it into something poetic, something beautiful. Nothing is impossible, not even this. Lets get this win.


Somebody get Sigmund Freud's protégé to Josh Gordon's room STAT. Get Gordon put back together again, tape up Humpty Dumpty, rally the King's Men and lets go get this princess.

Kessler

29 April 2016 - 11:53 PM

Here's what FBGP and Em think about Kessler...




I think it makes sense. Em mentions comparisons to Andy Dalton at the end. Hue coming from Cincy and working with Dalton, I'll trust Hue here. Good call Em.




Kid has a good arm and sees the field. He had Marquise Lee at USC, here he'll have Gordon and Coleman. He'll make it happen.

I see McCown grooming him while RG3 plays this year. Good situation for us. RG3 - McCown - Kessler

The Cleveland Browns are okay

10 March 2016 - 06:51 PM

The Cleveland Browns are building through the draft. We've all heard it time and time again. But now what that means is that it's time to get some of our drafted players out there and let them play. We have the talent across the board at all positions.

 

We lost a couple good/great players to FA.

 

Mack was a fan favorite but he walked away so I say if his heart isn't in it then we'll find someone who's heart is in it and he will be the better player for us. Cam Erving was a center drafted last year that was drafted in anticipation of what just occurred. Cam will take the spot and I'm confident that he will be an upgrade from Alex.

 

Schwartz was a right tackle that many give accolades to but from what I was watching he wasn't all that he's cracked up to be. Did I like Mitchell? Sure, but there was an offer there and it was fair for a man of his talents. He decided to walk as well and that's fine. We'll plug another big ugly in there and probably wont see much of a drop off.

 

Yeah our line has been decimated it seems but that same line was often times obliterated during the season. Too many holding calls and false starts and chopping and.... blah blah blah, for a line making that much money I didn't see the value in it. We still have JT, Bitonio, Greco and Erving, we should be able to plug that up just nicely. No need to panic.

 

 

We lost Travis Benjamin, he was a good player for us. He should have took our offer but in this case it will work out for all parties. We don't have to eat a fat contract for a player that will probably be the #3 or #4 WR for us next year. We have quite the list of talented WRs on the depth chart as we speak. We already know, if he's reinstated, which he should be, Josh Gordon will be the Star Starting WR - #1.  Then we have Dwayne Bowe who will play next year, he'll be utilized in some capacity to justify his hefty contract or he'll be gone. Brian Hartline will also be in play for the #2, he showed reliable hands and nice routes to open field last season. There's Hawkins and Gabriel who are a lot like Benjamin, small shifty fast guys with above average hands. We'll likely address a WR at some point in the draft, just to keep the fresh blood coming along.

 

Gipson is okay but he's replaceable. He had a lot of picks but that was because QBs were just tossing them up there because our line was getting pressure. Last year Gipson had two picks and one was taken back by the WR which cost us the game. It's whatever he can go. I wonder if DeSir can play that position? We are stacked at CB anyways, the more you can do and all..

 

Speaking of CBs; Haden, Williams, Justin Gilbert, Ifo Ekpre Olomu  and Charles Gaines are fitting to do work. Still the best secondary in the league. Get Gilbert out there, the guy is lightning. He can probably return kicks and punts better than Benjamin too! Still have Whitner and Poyer and Kwuan Williams. We will be straight in the secondary. We don't need Gipson.

 

Actually, looking at our team now without all the dead weight- Mack, Schwartz, Benjamin, Gipson- that should clear a nice bit of cap and allow us to grow. Pruning some branches helps the tree grow better. This team has talent. This team has money and leadership now. Now it's time to find it's heart, and the fans to find theirs. Quit being so negative. We have like 5 decent RBs and 5 QBs on the roster. I think Duke Johnson is going to be a all-pro next season under a new offense and a screen genius. I haven't given up on Manziel like a lot of fickle fans have. He's still our most explosive weapon on Offense and if he gets his head together we could have an exciting offense to root for next year. Barnidge is as resourceful as it comes and there are a couple younger guys with some talents at TE as well.

 

We have a good football team, you just need to know how to look at it. I think we go Best Player Available throughout the draft as we don't have a specific need anywhere. That means Joey Bosa at #2 and build a QB killing Defense that allows our flying Secondary to reap the benefits of hurried throws to the tune of many, many interceptions.

 

Shelton, Cooper, Bryant, Hughes, Meder and Joey Bosa would be a killer line. And adding another in the second round, a player at #32 overall, it's like we won the Superbowl and are taking the last player in the first round! Make it count, take the best and most talented football player there as well.