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  1. 21 points
    Just to clue you in to what I've been up to... My 15 month old son Otto had to undergo "minor" neuro surgery to relieve pressure on his optic nerves. They found the pressure was caused by an arachnoid cyst in his brain that had blocked the flow of spinal fluid... It was a tough week that really put a lot of things in perspective. He's recovering and he's doing much better, he's back to being a happy, funny boy. We still have a long road ahead of us, for a few days we thought we might lose him but he's still here and that's what matters. I remember playing the Chargers while we were in the hospital, catching a play here and there on the tiny screen in the corner. We were losing big and I was thinking about how little the game meant to me at that moment. All the tears and not sleeping much the prior three days showed me that at the end of the day these millionaires playing a kids game paled in comparison to the battle we were fighting at that moment. I don't want this to come off as, I don't care about the Browns anymore or anything like that, just that- it's not the end of the world... The Browns are the youngest team in the league, we have some really talented players on both sides of the ball and we finally have a QB to build our team around. We are further along, right now, than we've ever been since I've been a fan. The gloom and doom squad need to pipe down and let's just enjoy the process. The Browns have been EXCITING to watch and they are playing their hearts out, taking teams deep into overtime. Cleveland isn't a pushover team and without the refs intervention they could have one of the best records in the NFL right now! Cleveland is heading over to Pittsburgh this weekend- and with Otto seemingly emerging out of the woods, we'll be there in spirit with them- rooting them on! This division is wide open and the Browns are going to attempt to remain the only undefeated team in the division. They can win this game and they can win the division. I certainly believe after everything that has happened- that miracles DO happen... you just gotta believe. The best is yet to come! I love all my brother that rep the Brown and Orange- and even if we disagree at times(or all the time), you're still my Dawgs.
  2. 14 points
    Any questions? There will be bumps in the road, but at least we are now on a road.
  3. 13 points
    This may be TMI but for the hell of it I thought I would share anyway. I abused drugs and alcohol from the age of about 18 to 28. There was literally nothing I didn't try and I used daily. That and the impact it had on my life made me the very definition of an addict / alcoholic. A couple years of crack at the end helped get me to rehab sooner than many. I've been clean and sober now 28 years. So now to the reason I shared that today. There were many things I had never done without being under the influence of something. Now the TMI, As an example I literally had never had sex without being blasted (yea started late at 18 lol). I remember the first time it was going to happen with a new girlfriend several months into being sober , I was fricking anxiety ridden to the point of potentially cancelling her visit to the house that night. Trust me too, I LOVE SEX. I simply wasn't sure how to act in that situation being sober. I sought the support of a meeting and my sponsor and learned it was pretty damn normal for someone like me to feel like that. Gordon loves football but he has really never played it sober. He hasn't faced training camp pressure, fans, teammates and high expectations for performance clean and sober literally ever in his adult life. As the stark reality of training camp and the impending season set in he probably got more and more nervous about his ability to perform and more importantly his ability to cope. The fear of failure is likely gnawing at him. So now , in conjunction with the team he is addressing the concern proactively. I say this shows growth in his recovery and is a good sign! In conclusion I predict he gets the additional support and lights it up this season just like i lit up that girl after my additional counseling LOL.
  4. 10 points
    Of course it was bullshit. So is every press conference that's ever been held. No one is going to tell you what actually went on. John Dorsey has had success in the NFL drafting football players. That's his only job. I don't care if he doesn't answer a question in a press conference again. Williams refused to answer questions about what was going on as well. Do you hate him too?
  5. 10 points
    We like to have fun with our rivals, but that's over for this week. Please keep the city of Pittsburgh and those affected by this tragedy in your thoughts, and let's be respectful and understanding with our rivals this weekend. Z
  6. 10 points
  7. 9 points
    You have no idea how long I've waited for this game and this team........Was so lucky to watch it with a group of people at a new bar and they bought me shots and beers and stuck it out to the bitter end with me.. Maybe the game we beat the Falcons in 2002 was better, but since 1999 this was the best game we've played in the new era.... I've waited so long for this feeling.. The people at the bar were so happy for me. Most hated Baker because they were OSU fans. but they all said the same thing.. HE IS THE MAN FOR CLEVELAND.. I'm drunk off my butt, I am as happy as a Shmucking clam... The new era may or may not be upon us, but right freaking now I feel great... Thank you Cleveland Browns for such and incredible win.!!! BobPound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. 9 points
    On paper ... with the potential to be the best offense we have seen since the rebirth: QB Taylor: Solid veteran, best proven starter to start a season since ... Jeff Garcia, 2004? QB2: Baker Mayfield: first overall pick and potential leader of the team in the waiting RB1 Carlos Hyde: Tough inside classic Browns runner i.e. Kevin Mack RB2 Nick Chubb: potentially best of the bunch of best RB room since ... RB3 Duke Johnson :Classic third down back, will catch 60-70 passes, make plays and keep defenses honest. WR1 Josh Gordon: Former All Pro is in the best shape of his life, the potential is limitless WR2 Jarvis Landry: Best underneath receiver in the game, Pro Bowler led NFL in receptions WR3 Corey Coleman: has a chance to reach his potential playing with the above two, Callaway gives us HR threat TEs Nojoku: a 1st round freak and red zone threat, fellow TEs Fells and Devalve very solid LT Coleman/Corbett: only real scary question mark ... If one of these guys steps up this year it is a huge bonus LG Joel Bitonio: One of the best in the business C JC Tretter: Solid Veteran RG Kevin Zeitler: Again, one of the best in the business RT Chris Hubbard: Todd Haley's Road Grader will get the RB stable untracked We could get some key contributions from Jeff Janis, or Higgins or Louis too. Lots of talent, even more potential, offense is FINALLY headed in the right direction. If we get LT solidified and protect Taylor's cockpit, he could pick teams apart with Gordon, Landry, Coleman, Duke and NoJoke ... and then we gut them with the running game ... and don't forget Taylor is a threat with his legs, too. Actually looking forward to watching the games again ... last year it was like dragging myself to a funeral every Sunday. Zombo
  9. 8 points
    Quote from Hue Jackson.........."Not sure if I've really been fired, I'll have to go look at the tape." LOL
  10. 8 points
    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/denzel-ward-browns-dad My new favorite player on the current team.
  11. 8 points
    Josh caught 19 passes the last 4 years. I think Calloway can handle that workload. Z
  12. 8 points
    In other news, I am ready to beging the season in full gear! One of my friends got married this summer and I organized his bachelor party. He enjoyed it that much that he said that I would be rewarded. Two months later, in the wedding I was surprised with this gift, as he knows I'm a Browns fan. Today my incipient NFL fans and I will watch the first Sunday gameday (no Tavern for me today) and I will finally be dressed up properly!! Go Browns!!!!!
  13. 8 points
    That is why we pay Ghoolie so much around here ... for his expert insight. Zombo
  14. 8 points
    Hi guys. Now that it's no-news season time in football, I think it's appropiate to give you an update on Marta. She was discharged one week ago and is back home. Her status is as follows: she has complete intelectual abilities and understands everything; she can't keep her eyes focused on people, has a lost stare, but keeps some sense of humor. She can walk but needs help to keep balance as she has none on her own, so she mostly goes on wheelchair. She can eat but hasn't fully recovered her swallowing, so it's mostly purées for her I'd say, but can eat solid. She can barely talk and it's like she runs out of air when trying. The thing is that swallowing and relearning to breathe and speak are the processes that take the longest in these cases, so it's not surprise there. Having her back home has given back some "normality" to familys life (daughters were most of the times at granparents') but it's a whole new battle from now on. An ambulance takes her to rehab every day so she's still progressing but this will be a long process and nobody knows when will she stop progressing. Her family is happy but the one that struggles the most (for obvious reasons) is her husband. He takes care of her and is very caring (more than ever, actually) but suffers a lot. Anyway, he has still faith, hasn't given up and rests in his family, so there's something to be positive about. Thank you everyone again for your prayers, we still pray for them to God, so she fully recovers and gives them strength in this battle, so we are grateful to anyone who joins us anytime
  15. 8 points
    After a couple of days to digest Baker being picked #1 overall, and I'm now totally on the Baker Bandwagon. There's a lot to like about the kid and since he's now a Brown, I'm going to focus on all of the good things he brings to the team, and I'll let some of you mope about on the questionable ones he brings. What got me aboard the BB? It's simple..... Who am I going to put more trust in at this point in time, all of those kool, self appointed Draft Gurus that have only seen the tip of the iceberg (but like to pretend they've seen the whole thing), or the group of people that have spent well over a thousand man hours on seeing the whole iceberg? So, it's just that phuckin' simple, and as long as the kid doesn't do anything stupid on - or especially off the field, I'll be the official Captain of the SS BB.................. All Aboard.
  16. 8 points
    'Twas the night before Draftmas And all around the boards Browns fans were gathering In large nervous hoards. Refrigerators stocked full of liquor beer & wine. every Browns fan is hoping they don't need it this time. The wives are nestled all snug in their beds While the drafts of the past were still haunting our heads So sitting at the computer In my season tickets cap. I started to wade through all the internet crap On Brownsboard, on Cooler on Reddit I read Then to Twitter for tweets From Adkins, Albright and Fred Lots of posters worrying that we will blow it. While grudges were blooming between the Dutchman and Poet I shuffle off slowly to get in my bed as this final thought Entered my head If the draft goes well We'll give Dorsey his due And if our draft sucks we'll probably blame it on Hue
  17. 8 points
  18. 7 points
    Its comforting to know Kitchens has a Baker .....
  19. 7 points
    Greg Williams has locked himself in his office and refuses to come out ....
  20. 7 points
    Yes, we will look more attractive to a potential head coach, and potential free agents after this season because of the talent we are accumulating and a potential franchise QB. But winning breeds winning. We've got four threads about when to fire Hue and one thread about this week's opponent, which is basically a bunch of funny pictures. We need to win football games. We need to win this week. We need to be relevant in our division. We need Mayfield and Garrett and Ward and Landry (all under long contracts) to show the world that things are different in Cleveland now. And Chubb, Ogunjobi, Ogbah, Peppers, Nojoku, Calloway ... Make plays, win football games. Did Hugh make the right decision starting Harrison at LT? Did Dorsey make the right decision acquiring Chris Hubbard for RT? I'll let you know when we start winning. Were the early season turnovers an anomaly and our defense is going to start getting hosed like it did against SD and the first half against Tampa, or is going to rise up like it did in the second half of Tampa and the first time we played Pittsburgh and Baltimore? I really don't care if and when Hue gets fired ... He's the coach right now, and right now we need to win football games. Is it better to go 2-13-1 and attract the "next big name" to come in here and do things "his way" and change the coaching schemes and churn the roster again, or is better to go 8-7- 1 and keep moving forward? Or are we hoping for 6-9-1/5-10-1 ... good enough to show talent, but bad enough to get Hugh fired? Who gives a fuck. Win the football game. Because you are all fucking losers if you don't win the football game, not just Hugh. Zombo
  21. 7 points
    "I'll have to look at the tape. We've got to get better. We've got work to do, we know that. Winning is why I'm here......" .... I think I about covered it.
  22. 7 points
    OK. It's 2:24 AM, gotta wake up in less than 5 hours, but this game got me angry, so let's use my energy in something useful. I liked: - Myles Garrett. When he's not stacking up sacks, he's blocking the run and is a nightmare. - Ward. If you have a corner that Derek Carr and Amari Cooper prefer not to challenge, that's something to cheer about. - Pressure: Overall, Carr was far from comfortable for most of the game. Maybe he didn't get sack as much, but he had many times a lot of pressure and little space. - Ground attack: We're getting better and Chubb shows some promise with those 2 long runs. Hyde is perfect for the 3-4 yard gains. - Baker Mayfield: He is a leader, has a lot of fire and brings a lot of energy, along with some intelligence and maybe a bit of ''it factor''. It's going to be amazing if he keeps improving (which I think he will). I didn't like: - Let's say the easy one first: The refs. I never like to complain about them but they made some wtf calls. - DROPS: Man, we cannot miss those balls. It doesn't help our rookie QB. - Both Mayfield 'let's try this one'. Still, he's a rookie so no surprise here. Let's hope he knows when to take risks and not play a deep ball to a 1 on 1 when the game doesn't ask for it (3rd downs and with the game at stake). I think this is worse than the fumbles, which I think are easy to correct. - Run Defense: Lynch averaged 123 ypc. He's good, but not that good. - ST: We don't return anything, we don't cover anything. Every punt/kick off I'm just wishing it ends as fast as possible. - Under zone pass defense: Tight ends and big receivers kills us. At this matches, I expect people like Peppers who play close to the box to stand up at least scaring them out of the middle, but we don't. - Last but not least: We still don't know how to win. We held 3 teams (2 of them with very good offenses) to under 21 points. Now that we score 42, they still outscore us. We cannot lose 14 point leads, play afraid, go for a 2 point conversion when you're ahead in a 1st quater (what was that for?). We need to get games closed, seize the turnovers, don't suffer them and keep grinding. This team is not a 1-2-1 team. A few things here and there, and we would be 4-0 EASILY. It can be frustrating (for me, at this very moment after a L, it is), but let's hope we keep getting better. Go Browns!
  23. 7 points
    I hope it is the last time we have a thread like this for 12 to 18 years. Zombo
  24. 7 points
    Ghoolie looks back at his previous posts and realizes he never deleted any of them
  25. 7 points
    Best CB in draft... can't generate shutdown CB by committee...
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