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  1. 2 points
    Somewhat right but it sure seems like a long time since our STs were respected around the league. Hear me out. We've had other losing teams where 3 STs players made the Pro Bowl like Dawson, Cribbs and Pontbriand. It wasn't uncommon to see 2 guys from this unit make the Pro Bowl before we added the male cheerleader to the staff way too many moons ago. When you get a punt blocked for a TD up the middle in the opening week in a game we only lost by 3 points to Pitt - it's an assignment breakdown. BTW, the guy who blocked and scored was a backup LBer that never sees the field. Someone else tried an onside kick because they saw on film the entire front line of our KO return team was turning their backs/heads to the ball in retreat. Lucky for us 1 guy was slightly offsides; but the sloppy lack of discipline and shortcuts taken by this unit goes/stays on film. How many times have the Ratbirds blocked important kicks on us over the years. A couple years ago they blocked what would have been a go ahead kick and returned it for a TD. Another year they blocked an extra point in a close game we lost. Speaking of closes games lost, the second close game Pitt beat us in this year while they rested their QB, elite WR and elite RB - the youngest guy on their team returned a KO all the way. GB also had 65 yard punt return that REALLY shortened the field for their backup QB to lead them to the go ahead TD without much time on the clock. Then there's also been recent seasons where we always had guys out of position or taking shortcuts on the return unit (Canton Mike remembered well) often pinning us half the distance to the goal line. Often the same culprits without consequences, which was why they continued to repeat the penalties.
  2. 2 points
    Minkah can’t play both at the same time, and he’s not necessarily elite at either of them. Derwin is listed as a strong safety, but he’s not really. He’s listed as a strong safety because FSU played him basically like you’d play an X-Factor. Need a sack? Derwin on a blitz. 2 TE set? Derwin at LB. 3rd and 3? Put Derwin in the box. 2nd and 1, throw Derwin at FS. In the NFL, he could project as a strong safety...but he plays FS just about as well as Minkah IMO (I believe he had one of the lowest catch rates of all CFB FS, IIRC.) He’s as rangy as, if not rangier than, Minkah and he’s probably the best true athlete in this class when all is said and done. People are iffy on the idea of a “weapon” because of the Peppers project, but Derwin is light years ahead of Peppers. I’m not saying Minkah is bad, because he’s not. Nor am I saying he’ll have a bad career, because he won’t. But Derwin has Sean Taylor potential and will likely be available at 15.
  3. 2 points
    I'm confused, are you saying Alex Smith is often-injured Slugger? He's started 77 out of his last 80 games.
  4. 2 points
    Oh crap! Somebody blocked him in the back before he left the building!! Oh, that was just the door hitting him in the arse. Mike
  5. 1 point
    There was no picture more symbolic for the entire season than watching the overthrowing, underthrowing turnover machine consoling Coleman on the sidelines after the game ending drop. Where's Ernest "Death in the Afternoon" Hemingway when you need him most? Only a talent like that could do justice to the 0-16 ending.
  6. 1 point
    Also along with Norwegians we could invite over more French-English Germans and swedes being driven out of their countries because of the influx of refugees from other third world $hitholes. WSS
  7. 1 point
    Year in and year out you don't see a Saban team ever blown out by anyone. It's as rare as a Himalayan Snow Leopard. And you see a "Program" that adds top of the heap talent from states all over the map year in and year out. Meyer is close to that, but just a shade under. And just when I think I have Saban pegged, he goes out on a limb the second half with an unknown (to me) freshman QB from Hawaii to win the game. Not just any game. The National Championship game. That gentlemen, is what I call balls. EDIT: One other important factor I see- Adaptability. JM beat him with his arm and legs in Tuscaloosa in 2012 and then put up 5 TD's and over 500 yds against him in 2013. Saban bitched and moaned about it a lot because he hates being bested in any way. But then he went out and got himself two back to back dual threat QBs and adapted his offense to take advantage of those JFF-like skills they brought with them. You just saw the end result in the playoffs this year. Un-f'n-real.
  8. 1 point
    Yeah these Bama and LSU guys never seem to be quite as good as their billing.
  9. 1 point
    Cousins isnt going to be a brown. If he came to the browns it would come with a ton of guaranteed money and dorsey is going to take Rosen #1,so this makes no sense. A #1 overall draft pick and Cousins cant exist together. for obvious reasons
  10. 1 point
    Cal, most see highlights. dorsey/wolfe should be looking at low-lights..Derwin played at FSU & as TCPO pointed out, FSU had almost 90 penalties. Derwin does like looking for the espn highlight reel hits..Derwin does gamble on teams defensive systems(almost has to due to other 10).sometimes a roamer that Joe Flacco would read TE,Derwin would bite & get beat 60 yards down field. Bama about 70 penalties, Fitz calls the defense, but all 11 stay discipline to the D system.. Sabin, like Belicheck, Everybody knows their role & sticks to it with no superstar roaming.Pick your poison? just in case, am moving on to a 3rd option, Penn States FS Marcus Allen..how bout a team with only 55 penalties a season..discipline,browns could sure use some
  11. 1 point
    By the way...don't you agree that Mike Greenberg, formerly of Mike and Mike, is a doppelganger of Cleveland's Benny Friedman:
  12. 1 point
    And I've clearly noted that in my first comment that his ranks were lower the last two years. I said that out loud, do you just not care to read? The fundamental difference you're not choosing (or understanding more likely) to make is that Tabor has extremely limited and likely no decision on the roster compared to Hue. Tabor is stuck with who he gets from the FO and HC, and still managed to not be dead last despite a talent pool of winning 1 game in two seasons. In fact, he's been a rabbit out of his hat for years in terms of maximizing talent on below average to bad teams. But again, Shmuck that guy am I right?
  13. 1 point
    Exactly, french roast, sumatra, or kona? John, Elliot- salted or unsalted? Types of Peanuts. Although peanuts come in many varieties, there are four basic market types: Runner, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia. Each of the peanut types is distinctive in size, flavor, and nutritional composition.
  14. 1 point
    If we have a chance to get Cousins we HAVE to jump on it. He is a proven QB, in his prime, that has made a bad team competitive. Washington has no run game, no receivers, and play in a competitie division. Sounds like help fit right in. That would allow us to trade back and land players or picks. Maybe we can get 3 #1s from Denver and they throw in WR Thomas or Sanders
  15. 1 point
    If you sign Alex Smith (not a fan) you still go QB at 1 or 4. I see questions with the top 3 prospects, probably a 50/50 shot with the guy we select becoming a true stud. You sign Cousins, the pressure is off. Kizer is the backup and you start grooming a replacement for Cousins down the road. Then you use our top picks to add big pieces ... how does Saquan Barkley and Minkah Fitzpatrick sound? You can trade down and get those guys at 3 and 4 and the trade down nhiets another first rounder for a top wr. I'd throw a boatload at Cousins to be able to go this route. Z
  16. 1 point
    His stats were down and sacks were up there this year ... probably lack of support ... his receivers were shit. He's 29 so you can get a nice 5-7 year run out of him, Pay him a boatload of money up front that thins out after 2 or 3 years when we need to resign all these draft picks. Works. Zombo
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  18. 1 point
    I never could figure out bringing Grigson here in the first place- IIRC, he was terrible in Indy... What you no likee? We'll see how this turns out, but I have more confidence the way this Front office is shaping up than having a Harvard Bean Counter and a guy who thought giving us a first round pick for bust Richardson was a good idea running the draft.
  19. 1 point
    Ran that one back, managed to move around a little and picked up another 1st for next year. This would be ideal. The franchise RB. The stud CB/FS... gotta start rebuilding the secondary somewhere. Vita Vea actually took over for Shelton at Washington when Shelton went pro, and he's a big ol' monster. Imagine Garrett, Vea, Shelton and Ogbah as the front four! Daaamn. Then we picked up a heck of a playmaker with Mayfield, who may actually turn out to be the best QB in this draft class. Cobbs Jr. is a nice WR, tall and has hands. Oliver is a CB that I'm really starting to like. Penny would be a complimentary back to Barkley and also return kicks and punts. With Tabor going to Chicago maybe a new kicker is in order. Daniel Carlson appears to be the best kicker in the draft. Street is a beast, squatting 700lbs! Our D-Line would be unstoppable. Garrett, Shelton, Vea, Street, Ogbah, Nassib, Orchard... backed up by Collins, Kirksey and Show... Your score is: 20681 (GRADE: A-) Your Picks:Round 1 Pick 1: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State (A)Round 1 Pick 7 (T.B.): Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB/FS, Alabama (A+)Round 2 Pick 1: Vita Vea, DT, Washington (A-)Round 2 Pick 5 (NYJ): Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma (A-)Round 3 Pick 1: Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana (A)Round 3 Pick 8 (NYJ): Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado (A-)Round 4 Pick 1: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, OLB, Oklahoma (A)Round 5 Pick 1: Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State (A)Round 6 Pick 1: Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn (A+)Round 7 Pick 1: Kentavius Street, DT, North Carolina State (A-)Your Future Picks: 2019 Round 1 Pick (CAR)2019 Round 1 Pick2020 Round 1 Pick
  20. 1 point
    per beacon journal/nate ulrich.."Tabor required permission from browns to interview despite being under contract" getting weird if dorsey's ploting hues replacement now in 2 openings? ST/OC..that hue says HE's hiring..tic,tock
  21. 1 point
    1)start page 1 with jack & coke.2)ending page 2, just add jack to rocks..3) if or when you get here? congrats $)still take Rosen #1. 5) good starter talent still sits at #4...
  22. 1 point
    HGH ridden Alabama? More like 5***** ridden Alabama. They have more 5***** players than any team in the NCAA bar none. Hell the guy that got burned on defense (Brown) in the first half was considered the best overall player in Texas regardless of position and finally got to play a little more as senior this year. Those guys are just loaded with talent in every position. They won despite missing their very best ILB. Why do they get so many? Because players know that by the time the leave they will be NFL ready. Saban demands it of them.
  23. 1 point
    thing is times have changed since then so many sports channels national sports radio (cough cough) the internet a lot of info out there some true some not but it usually gets figured out on message boards like these
  24. 1 point
    I'll start to count draft-related threads from now on and enjoy the artillery sound. I am going to do some pop corn. Wanna some?
  25. 1 point
    There’s a lot of talent coming out at the RB position this year. The browns definitely need one of them, but I think it’s most likely that Dorsey takes his shot in the mid rounds. He has a track record of taking star quality offensive playmakers in the mid rounds (Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt) let’s see if he can do it in Cleveland. None of it will matter if he can’t get the QB situation sorted though.
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