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Taco918

Member Since 01 Dec 2011
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In Topic: Johnny Football

21 February 2014 - 02:41 AM

So I just read from page 2 of this thread after taking some time off from here due to the whole coaching limbo depressing shit everyone was spewing and focused more on NBA but now I'm back with combine/draft time right around the corner. I've been a Manziel supporter since last year, but, as much as it pains me to say this, I do have to side with Mik's view of this draft, despite how much of a pretentious asshole he is. If we do take a QB this year I'd prefer it to be Manziel as I'm not big on Bridgewater and I don't believe we have the personnel (strong run game) to allow Bortles to flourish in his first couple of years (ala Big Ben.)

I'd rather attempt to get a deal in place to where if Clowney isn't there at 4 we can trade down with another team for their 1st rounder while also picking up another 1st rounder next year to allow us to fill out our team completely and then having all the ammo necessary (if needed) to draft a Winston or Hundley next year. Granted I think both will need a legit running game to succeed off the bat but we can make that happen if we draft correctly this year. While I might have an opinion on QB I won't pretend I have even the slightest clue as to what guard or tackle should be taken in this year's draft although I know enough to know both are needed (TCPO you seem to be the go to guy on these types of queries.) Obviously a RB or two would be needed as well.
We have enough talent to compete, with the right QB, next year but one more year of stocking talent and having the ammo to move where ever is needed to pick our QB of choice next year would set us up for sustained success.

Granted, worst case I can fall back on my Thunder or Cardinals (baseball) so I might not have as much riding on the Browns success as my sports salvation as most Clevelander's/ Ex-Clevelander's here, so I can think in more of a long term type of thinking. However both of those franchises have taken a long term view approach in their player development and it's worked out pretty well for both. They might not have won it all last year, but they've been in the thick of it.

(Oh and where's my where's my mid season credit for dominating our fantasy basketball league so far this year? I've punted FT% and TO and still am sporting a 7 point lead. Plus Zombo I think you owe me for that Drummond for Calderon trade. You've moved up from about 10th to 5th since that trade.)

In Topic: Jets WR Stephen Hill

20 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

I'd give a 4th or 5th for him. I'll admit I've been high on him since his GT days but he possesses all of the skills in a WR you can't teach in speed and height. Throw in that he's still quite young and with the right coaching and QB he could become a serviceable weapon. The injuries are a concern however he's still a first round talent. If we could get him for a mid round pick I'd be all for it.

In Topic: FA's worth a look?

29 January 2014 - 11:25 AM

We need to stick with the draft for offensive skill positions. No point in spending big money on a player with question marks (Decker w/o Manning, Tate and injuries ect) when you can draft a younger player with more potential on the cheap. Sure it's a risk, all signings are, but if you don't hit on a draft pick your not stuck with 10, 20, 30 mil worth of dead money on your cap. Look at the Cowboys and Raiders. The Cowboys will be struggling to restructure contracts just to stay a hair under the cap for years to come and the Raiders have finally after this past year cleaned up their books from Al Davis. How long has he been gone?

Edit: I guess I should specify what I believe we should do with our cap space. Keep our own (Ward and Mack), look to pick up some OL, ILB, and CB depth on the cheap (although I could handle a bit of a splurge for G) and start preparing offers for Haden and Cameron. We have a good, young foundation to build upon, which we acquired from the draft I should add. Lock up the foundation and keep adding young pieces. This is the closest we've been to having a legit team since 99. There's no reason to change course now.

In Topic: Could Kirk Cousins Follow Kyle Shanahan to the Browns?

29 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

Cousins was a 4th round pick, and this drexel guy thinks we should
trade a first round pick to get him?  
 
Really.
 
Maybe a 4th rounder.... Maybe even a third, depending.


I quit reading after he even considered our second first round pick.

In Topic: Another one bites the dust?

14 January 2014 - 07:45 PM

http://www.rotoworld...9304/ben-mcadoo
 
Mcadoo appears poised to sign as OC for the Giants. Another potential candidate gone. At this rate some of us on the board should be able to get interviews soon lol. 


They haven't called you for an interview yet?