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  1. 15 points
    Hope my try at posting my pics work
  2. 11 points
    The scary part of Covid 19 is the unknown. I did a 14 day stay in the Cleveland Clinic after testing positive for the Coronavirus. The Clinic is in data collection mode about the virus, they call me twice a day asking me a long list of questions. I was also asked if I was willing to give blood for research (I said yes).
  3. 10 points
    We have all day to gush before round 2, might as well start now. I honestly didn't think the Browns would commit to the process of taking a smooth operator and flipping him to the left side. I fully expected them to do something stupid like Becton or Wirfs. However, Young Berry has won my confidence so far. This was my 2nd favorite tackle behind Andrew Thomas and I'm glad this front office and coaching staff has decided early to go "all in" on the transition. That is the type of way to handle your business. Evaluate, formulate, decide and dedicate yourself to it. Side note, I can't help but feel that our own Joe Thomas has, and will continue to have, a VERY large say in Oline prospects. Whether he is "officially" on payroll for this team or not makes little difference. He commands Berry's respect and has his ear. I saved some time-stamps from when I watched Wills earlier this year. Felt I could share them and hopefully we have a collective enjoyment on what should be a great player for the next 10 years. Really to highlight the complete abilities we're going to be getting with a quality pick. Kid really has the goods to be a swiss army knife. @ 2:11. The pull and trap on the 3tech. Pulling from the backside tackle spot? That shit ain't easy. @ 2:52 - Always "looking for work" on screen that looks initially like a split zone to invite the weakside edge in. Jed see's the playside interior is accounted for and immediately works to the 2nd level. His blocks allows for those extra yards to be had. It's the little things that add up. @ 7:25 Wins with first contact, maintains a reasonably sound base and literally puts his man down. 2nd video Sorry @MLD Woody @ 21 seconds. short sets into the 3tech and then gets back in time to pick up the gap exchange on Josh Uche to make sure there is zero penetration. Outstanding awareness. @ 2:45 watch how fast Jed fires out of his stance and looks for his man at the 2nd level. 5 yards downfield and he's maybe a step behind the Bama #2 running a little hitch. That boy is country quick. @ 4:35. AWARENESS. Knows his backside guard is pulling and see's the oncoming Uche. He doesn't even bother with the chip on the front side edge, he picks off the incoming blitz (maybe a tiny hold but generally won't be called in that scrum) I'm good with this pick. Actually, I'm great with this pick. Wills is the best tackle to come through the Alabama program since Saban has been there. And I mean that with zero exaggeration. He is nasty, heavy striking and technically quite sound. The Browns got the goods this time and for those of you who were looking to see some intelligent moves before lending Berry your "fanhood" again - please consider this... Conklin, Hooper, Billings, Clayborne, and now Jed Wills. An "Analytics" guy addressing this team where teams are forged - in the trenches. I'm on board with this front office so far and I'm hoping you are as well.
  4. 10 points
    I understand it is time to replace him, contract-wise and performance-wise (due to injuries) ... But don't let the door hit you on the way out?? This guy has bled brown and orange for us. One of the few good players that had to struggle through 1-31 and gave everything he had. A leader, a fighter, and a guy who outplayed his draft status (rare during this Browns era). He goes down as one of my favorite players. Good luck to him, Browns forever! Zombo --Where has fan loyalty gone?
  5. 10 points
    I would say, last season has matured Baker quite a bit already.
  6. 9 points
    Well, day 5 in the Stalag and here’s what’s happening. My fever is now non-existent, along with body aches. Congestion is improving, along with my appetite. However, shortness of breath is still a major issue. The doctors seem to think I have tiny blood clots in clusters inside my lungs. They are giving me huge doses of blood thinners via injection through my stomach. The hardest part of this ordeal, is lack of human interaction. I’m glad I have you guys around to hear me bitch! 😀
  7. 9 points
    True, that’s what they told me it was for. I just found out that after the doctors reviewed the cat scan, there is NO blood clot!
  8. 9 points
    Williams was the first adopter of "social distancing", via Jabrill Peppers in 2017.
  9. 8 points
    He's awesome. And he hit a Steeler QB over the head with his own helmet. Let me repeat that ... He hit a Steeler QB over the head with his own helmet. Should never pay for a beer in Cleveland again. Z
  10. 8 points
    Hope all had a Happy Easter. Canton Dawg, Prayers are with you & get well soon. I am requesting Prayers for our eldest Daughter, who found out Friday that she has stage 1 bladder cancer. The good news is that it is very treatable with a good prognosis as they caught it very early. Mike
  11. 8 points
    Andrew Berry has had one HELL of a day!!! Kudos to him & his staff........Hooper, Conklin & Keenum...WOW!!! I know the acquisitions aren't official until Wednesday, but the "bashers" look like shit after all their 1-31 BS. As many of us have said, Berry came into a totally different circumstance now than before & we had no idea what might happen, but today should show you that judging him on the past was wrong. He has certainly been aggressive in free agency. Mike
  12. 8 points
    I DO NOT like this hire! Keep in mind, I applauded the drafting of Manziel, the hiring of Hue, & the promotion of Freddie. After analyzing the situation, I don't know Jack Shit! GO BROWNS! Canton Mike
  13. 7 points
    I love sports because it's normally a diversion, a place to get away from all the BS going on. I'm not canceling my season tickets over this. But the constant politicizing of everything is getting real, real old.
  14. 7 points
    I noted this in the main thread, but I work at FAU and advised Harrison albeit briefly. Firstly, super nice young man. Always on time and humble. Trust me, that’s not what a lot of college kids are today. more importantly, I went to about 4 ish games (tailgated essentially a whole game so I suppose that doesn’t count). You guys do a way better job than I do about the prospect stuff, so I won’t disagree. BUT, here’s what I saw watching the dude play. Firstly, he was THE dude defenses schemed for. Our running game took a big hit with both motor singletary and his backup both going to the NFL last year. He was constantly shadowed by CB 1 and doubled. Secondly, QB play was well below par. There were so many wounded ducks we coulda started a sanctuary. other thing is that it was just obvious he was the best player on the field. That’s hard to explain but it’s just true. For a 4th round pick, I dig it.
  15. 7 points
    Happy Easter and a special prayer from the BB "oldies" for Canton Dawg just hospitalized for pneumonia secondary to COVID-19.
  16. 7 points
    Ya, we had a server problem, Kathy took care of it .. The Browns Board goes on!
  17. 7 points
    Well, I finally lost it 🤬🤬...Was just in CVS.. Saw a man whose cart was FULL to the brim with hand sanitizer, baby wipes, soaps, everything that people need!! I called him a selfish @$$hole, and gave him a low down about the elderly, moms, and people who need these types of things. Told him he should be freaking ashamed of himself! He said: “Are you done? Cause I really need to get back to restocking the shelves now...” -Don’t know who wrote this, but it made me 😆!
  18. 7 points
    I got home tonight and found my laptop had a virus. So I put it back in its box and in the closet for 14 days
  19. 7 points
    ^^^^^^^ Cal Derangement Syndrome 😄
  20. 7 points
    And this concludes another edition of 'Dutch's Browns Questions'. Thanks for playing along, see you guys again right before the start of the '20 Browns season!
  21. 7 points
    My Best Friend is in Heaven. He was a life-long Vikings fan. And because I liked the Browns, he liked the Browns. He watched them, he'd talk Browns with me, text Browns with me, etc. And it didn't matter if we were 0-16, he would talk Browns with me. (who does that?) He and I watched together on TV the Browns - Vikings game in London.....not knowing that within a month he would be gone. (he brought the coffee and I supplied the breakfast pastries) I'm going on the premise that he sent us Stefanski, each year, until we hired him because Kevin Stefanski is FINALLY the guy to bring stability to the Browns. .....I sure do miss him.... Go Browns!
  22. 7 points
    Bernie was right in front of my seats Sunday. Actually got his attention and he stepped over for a quick hello and handshake. Was pretty cool. He seems really healthy these days.
  23. 7 points
    Well said Dutch! Sorry for the length here but I can't hold some of this stuff hostage. I don't know if I'm right or wrong; but I get the sense the main reason Dorsey wanted Freddie is because Dorsey wants to remain in total control of this team rather than getting the "yeah but" from a Head Coach with prior experience. For example, "Way to close the year strong Gregg! Now don't let the door hit you in the asss on the way out!" Some parting shots followed from our OL Coach that said QB Coach Zampese was the guy that did a lot of the work/new play designs Freddie got credit for. After watching the play calling and Baker's performance decline significantly for much of 2019 - that makes a lot of sense today. For a place that needs continuity and foundation - that sure got sledgehammered. We have a very inexperienced/undisciplined CB in Greedy that starts over Terrence Mitchell because he earned it? Or, was he a 2nd round pick (our 1st pick) Dorsey felt like he stole that was going to start regardless of how much better a guy like Mitchell has been here when healthy? Greg Pruitt was asked on the radio what he felt was the problem with our secondary. He said from his standpoint, our Corners stood a much better chance of intercepting those passes/punts with hang-time downfield if they didn't have their backs to the ball. You can't intercept/bat what you can't see just like you can't tackle what you can't see if you're head is down. Greedy got dinged, in came Mitchell and he intercepted a pass in Pittsburgh territory. What has me thinking this way is I remembered our DC/Interim HC (GW) last year saying "I might not be able to cut him; but I can make sure he does what we ask of him." I gotta think when he had his HC interview with Dorsey - he prolly said he wanted a say in the personnel. That had to go over like the following answer to the question where do you see yourself in 5 years? "Let's put it this way - you'll be fetching my coffee." I don't know if Gregg Williams would have been the answer here; but I think he would have handled promoting someone he groomed on his staff to take over the DC position and call the defenses. We've had multiple times this year where Freddie was more worried about calling his next play on offense at the expense of challenging a call that should be challenged. That got a little better recently. All this said, if Dorsey was building a foundation and continuity - we shouldn't have almost as much turnover as the White House. When it starts getting that bad, maybe it's time to look at who's doing the hiring and what the criteria behind it is. Yeah, he got Baker right. That said, do we still see a confident QB that makes his line look better in pass pro? Baker has his 3rd OC (Haley, Freddie, Monken) in less than 2 full seasons. He's on his 2nd QB Coach and this year I saw Baker trying to throw the ball late from a backward hop while he's had a lot of his passes sail high and/or out of bounds on guys that are open. Mechanics? Film eval? Correct this stuff already. And what's going on with Higgins this year? This guy had great chem with Baker last year when we looked to him in key situations at times. Last but not least, I sense something big we don't know about is going on behind the scenes that we'll hear about within the next month The same old story with veterans not wanting to be here any more to the extent they aren't going to risk injury especially in Cleveland from here on out is unfolding. This year we've had more mysterious injuries coming up during the week of practice sidelining guys on game day than I can recall. Maybe I'm just noticing it more as higher expectations got punted into Lake Erie. We've had guys disciplined, benched and inactive. I've had a bad vibe about Randall all season long and then he misses practice last week. Yes, he's a talented individual. But individuals don't win games especially when they place "I before team" and take such a blatant cheap shot that they are thrown out of the game. It doesn't end there, the week of the rematch vrs that thinks he's dirty - conveniently does something during the week that he knows will have consequences (like missing a game missing an important piece of preparation without an excuse/heads up ahead). This is only hearsay but from a consistently good source to me in recent years. One of the weeks Randall missed a game in concussion protocol - he showed up to practice with bruises and scraps all over his face after a night out at the bars. Sound like a team guy based on what this team pays him? When GB took the very first trade offer for exchange value for their former 1st round pick - did anyone in our FO research why (especially former GB FO/Scouting employees like Highsmith and Wolf)? In 2018, Randall played through injury and he was willing to play corner when injuries had us needing him to do so. During the offseason, he endorsed Dorsey as a genius. That said, 2019 is his contract year (so there's an agent attached at the ear lobe); and it sure looks like he wants to get out of here without getting hurt on the gridiron. Rumor has it he took all the Cleveland Browns logos/pictures/colors off his Twitter/online dwelling; which is what many malcontent players do in the NFL today. Now that he's going to play again this week - do we get a motivated guy or a sandbagger? What happens when a lot of Dorsey's solutions don't work? We have the foundation and continuity of another Poseiden Adventure on Lake Erie. Is Freddie just a symptom of a bigger problem?
  24. 7 points
    The maturity level of this team is impressive.
  25. 6 points
    Good news. I was cleared by both my doctor and HR to come back to work, my first night back is tonight. The company I work for produces raw material for the aerospace industry, so my company was deemed essential and i'll have a job for the immediate future, so i'll be working as long as I can. On a more somber note, a fellow lab worker of mine fell ill last Friday and has been under voluntary quarantine since then. Here's hoping its not COVID-19.
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