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  1. 17 points
    I will be 73 years old the 30th of this month. I love my Browns...Always have & always will. In good times & bad, it's much like my marriage (50 years in 2020 with my Bride, Colleen). If you truly love something or someone, that love & loyalty (AND hopes, wishes, & dreams) never die.....no matter how bad things may currently seem. I'm in this for the long haul & we'll weather this current storm. GO BROWNS!!......There's a light at the end of this tunnel & I think it looks BRIGHT! Mike ps: I enjoyed the '64 Champs & I hope (and plan) to see you younger folks enjoy the next one!
  2. 10 points
    Hello, Browns fans! Most of the media would recognize our fanbase for a jersey. Colors don't matter, neither does the name, but it will have a long list of names attached to it, a list trying to stich what was teared, trying to change what seemed impossible. Starting with Couch, then having some unpopular names like Weeden, McCoy or Manziel, to end up in Mayfield. Mayfield. A cocky texan, who played college in Oklahoma, now trying to play in one of the most difficult places in the Midwest. He, as every great man when given an impossible task, will always feed himself with the thought of being the one who turned everything around. Who made it possible. The One. But today, we don't need a hero. Browns fans don't need a Hall of Famer quaterback, not even an All Pro. What they have wanted, in the most secret part of their heart, is to have someone to look at, someone who, in difficult times, would give them hope, a chance for finally turning it around. A leader. Baker Mayfield is a second year quaterback, and as the Browns fandom itself, has been made fun of. He has been a walk on, someone nobody counted on. A short QB with not so much mobility, in a top program, surrounded by a great cast that would make anyone wonder if he was the reason for their success. A loudmouth, overrated idiot who makes too many turnovers. If somebody expects a Montana, a Brady, or a Brees playing for the Browns' team that finally makes it, keep waiting. This season, whether we win or lose, we will do it together as a team, with our leader. Today at 1pm ET, our defense faces a quaterback with a hot hand who makes rushers look silly, our running back will have to rush through a good run defense, and our rookie coach will face a veteran that has won it all both in college and in the pros. But battles aren't won by the best soldiers, but by the best armies. And we have a good army. Let's win one for Cleveland. Go Browns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. 9 points
    Why..... The Pats haven't played anyone as yet. Not that we have exactly shown ourselves to be "someone", but we are the most talented "nobody" they've had to face. The talent we have is exactly the positions we need it to be to beat them. (see "How") We get our starting CBs back. There's a hint of distraction in Camelot. Two weeks to prepare. How.... on Defense: Pressure up the middle to move TB off his spot... every passing down either go double-A gap blitz or with 3 DL head up on NE's LG-C-RG. Stunt their asses off... Put our speed rushers inside... Edge pressure is a waste of time as Brady simply steps up. Use MG, OV or both inside early and often. Play Cover 3/2/1 over man... no need to worry about DBs turning their backs to the QB. Double Edelman... he's TB's security blanket... take him away. Use Ward here... especially when numbers will not allow double. Match Greedy on Sanu everywhere. Match Joe to whatever RB is in the game... punish PA... How... on Offense: Bring back the Baker RPO... get him hit.... get him fired up... get him pissed... get him in space. Unleash our WR speed... yes, Gilmore may shutdown OBJ, but OBJ neutralizes him. And, of course, give them a heavy dose of Chubb...
  4. 8 points
    I might be insane for thinking this, but I have this weird feeling that this incident will actually draw the team together. Mason Rudolph getting away scot-free might actually benefit the Browns if they use this to come together as a team.
  5. 8 points
    I will be in Cleveland this weekend to pay respects to the one year anniversary of Stan's passing (November 10) and to attend the Bills game. No formal tailgate is planned, but if you want to meet us at The Flat Iron Cafe before the game, we will be there early. to toast Atenears and change the Browns 2019 fortunes I have tickets to the game, but I know of a couple of people that are looking, so if you are selling, PM me. Hope to see some familiar faces, and some new ones too, stop by we will be easy to find, or send me a PM and I'll give you my number to text on gameday. Go Browns!!! Zombo
  6. 8 points
    With all the bullshit calls, the clear reviews not being correct, the constant badgering of Baker. It’s finally broke the team just what the nfl wanted. It’s clear very clear there is a all out war being waged against the browns. No energy on the team now it’s not fun now just what the nfl wanted. Here comes another coaching change. Just what the nfl wanted the punching bag of the nfl it started game one right where they left off last year. Fuck the nfl, fuck Rodger.
  7. 8 points
    I wish you’d get close enough to hug me so I could punch you in the nuts.
  8. 8 points
    Hello, Browns fans! I'm hanging out after having a kebab in one unknown street of Logroño, in La Rioja. We are not having red wine, but it doesn't matter. I'm single and my best friend is getting happily married in a month, but it doesn't matter. We are not americans, but it doesn't matter either. I'm underpaid architect with big dreams and few stories, but it doesn't matter either. The Browns are a team that has sucked for the most of 20 years, but it doesn't matter. Our quaterback is having trouble after a promising rookie year, but it doesn't matter. We have a rookie head coach who last year was signed as running back coach, but it doesn't matter. We may have injuries, but it doesn't matter. Today, it doesn't matter that we are playing away against the most favored team to win the division. Because today we are winning. It doesn't matter if you are living a shitty moment in your life, if you are rich or poor. No matter the adversity, no one can take away the hope and enthusiasm to see your team winning on a Sunday. I may live thousands of miles away from Cleveland, but today, as every Sunday that the Browns play, part of myself is a million miles away. With my team. With our team. Go Browns!!!!
  9. 8 points
    Word is that the price is 2 firsts..... While Ramsey is a nice player, we presumably have 2 up and coming nice players........if were gonna spend big, lets go for a position of true need......Tackle or Guard anyone?
  10. 8 points
  11. 8 points
    Signing then retiring. “To have the opportunity to come back home and retire with the organization and the city that I love is incredibly meaningful to me,” Dawson said in a release from the team. “It only seems right to have the opportunity to do this with the fans that have been so good to me and my family.”
  12. 8 points
    Here's how the notepad looks from the top down. Forbes - needs a little work on his knee bend, leg drive and lower strength. His height, arm length and weight do make him look like a center candidate. You can tell his arms are shorter than the other tackles just by standing next to them. The 1 on 1 pass pro snaps I saw real quick, he took away the outside then worked his ass off to anchor back in. But he held vs the 2nd team line at tackle drills. Robinson - looks like he trimmed just a bit. Maybe 10lbs. You can see it in the way he walks without having to see the snaps. Perhaps seeing the film vs speed rushers and adjusting/improving his body to the game? Kush - Natural pad level because of his height. Looked like the 1st team RG today at times. Lamm - is an emerging RT option and was 2nd team from what I saw. Got most of his work there and honestly, looked a pinch better than Hubbard a times. Coach Campen - I like him. Hands on and has a bit of fire when he's down lown with his position group. The raw tools for this line need work but the Oline, coaching wise, is in good hands with him. If they are underwhelming, it will be because of the (lack of) talent. Baker was off a bit early in warmups. Missed some passes high. Also, I get that he has moments of brilliance but there were some throws today that just didn't need to be made. I understand you have to live with the good and bad, but avoiding the Farve mentality was something I was praying for. Corbett - I just don't know about this kid. He saw some looks at center and in the 1 on 1 drills. I have no idea how he fits into this line aside from a rotational backup. I don't see full time starter material at any position he has played so far. Possible Center candidate? Mary Kay - spent more time bullshitting and staring at her phone than paying attention to practice. At least, for the first 45 minutes or so that I was in proximity to her. Punt return unit - at the moment, not very inspiring. Couple fumbles - and Callaway is a name that came to mind as a PR man buuuuuut... Callaway - TD drop on a pretty pass to the corner. Wasn't ideal ball placement and he had to elevate just a little, but should be a routine catch for a professional athlete. Hands, hands, hands. Can't have you dropping shit that ends up in the bread basket. Eventually it will come back to bite you. Saw some RPO looks. Or possibly the offensive incorporating more quick hitting alert read off of the gun runs. Good news is, the 2 that I saw went to the man Baker has developed the chemistry with - Higgy. Last year and the off season work now should hopefully pay dividends on ball placement and sight adjustments post/pre snap. Saw a decent amount of cross formation movement from slot receivers. Again, the man was Higgy when I saw. Keep that little theme in mind heading into this season. Hilliard - running low, showing patience, burst and staying behind his pads. Had a nice jump cut to the B gap, planted his foot and got upfield for an 8 yard gain early. Between Chubb and him, running game should be pretty solid to open the year. I don't have many, if any, concerns about those two. 2nd team Oline won inside on the 2nd team dline. And they did it with some frequency. Coley had a nice move in the 11's but that unit is going to need some work. At times though, I couldn't help but wonder if the interior D was holding back a bit? On the edge there isn't as much contact and unless you've been in the middle of those piles, you don't fully appreciate how easy it is to get fucked up by something stupid. Kalis - thought he was the starting RG at first until I saw the number. Took good volume of 2nd string snaps and I think that helped with the interior wins I saw vs the 2nd team Dline. Baker - still needs to work on his drive out from the back foot under center and making the pivot foot a bit lighter/smoother with a more immediate turn. See; Brady, Tom. But better than what I initially remember seeing from last season. Greedy - tall, long arms, lean. Still needs to work on adding upper strength and good mass. Not much, mind you. But he's still very young so that will come in time. Has a natural frame that allows him to sit inside on receivers, squeeze them to the boundary than box out with height and length. He did it a couple times to Callaway vertically and you can tell it caught Antonio off guard. But I did see that glimpse of a DB attitude which was nice to see. Remember - I called (will still gladly call) Justin Gilbert a pussy. It showed on the field and in practice. Greedy doesn't strike me as a Gilbert clone in mentality. At least, not for the moment he doesn't. Chris Smith - mostly looked like the 2nd team weakside end. Had a great bull rush in 1 on 1's but beyond that it was ho hum day from him. A lot of odd/out breaking routes from the #2's in formation. Coaches believe Baker has the accuracy and we have the receivers to continuously attack the perimeter. I'm fine with it. Plus it avoids the middle of the field and that's the place Baker tends to get into trouble so far. #99 - Devaroe Lawrence? Left the field early. Look like he tweaked his shoulder. But no real injuries beyond that it looked like. Linebackers - miiiiiiiiiiiiight still be an issue in the running game. Let me say this - from what I saw today, if I want to beat this defense, I'm going to run right at them. Fuck the runs outside, I'll avoid Myles and at times Vernon. I want to test your manhood. ISO, traps, IZ, power, whatever. I'll work at Jobi until he's spelled, maybe somehow combo Sheldon and then sprinkle in a lead afterwards. Because I don't see the nasty, downhill enforcer on this team that is going to set the tone between the tackles. And week 1 vs 6'3 240lb Derrick Henry. That is a fantasy and football matchup I'm personally going to avoid for the moment re; Browns defense. Chad Thomas - for the tweet I posted about him, he jumped offsides twice other times. You see physical gifts and it's not hard to tell when he's out there. I'm just hoping the physical meets the mental and we have a player that can contribute good minutes. The spin move he put on Hubbard was filthy. Like, the kid CAN do it. Doing it consistently and when it's full team live fire though? We'll see. But Garrett's comments on Wilks letting the pass rushers do their thing and find their moves? Looks like some early truth to that. Hubbard - won a couple times vs Vernon when they were matched up. Quite handily to the outside too. I think he struggles against edge rushers with length. The compact bodies, such as Vernon, make it easier to win against when you land that initial punch. Watching the DB's - Not a fan of some of the off coverage I saw. At times I felt it was too easy for receivers to get into their routes. Granted I understand Wilks reasoning, but I'm just old school yet at the same time, new school. You have to beat the QB AND the receivers today. But we gave up a couple passes with CB's playing off, dropping to a low hip and then peaking back inside (Greedy, I'm looking at you) At this point - I just caught wind of the conversation behind me. These two dudes were gossiping the entire time like catty bitches in the coffeeshop. When I finally took a moment away from the field when the 1st and 2nd team swapped out, they were going on about being enlightened through Jesus Christ - but went on to the topic of the strippers they've hooked up with. Either way, take your asses elsewhere if you're not going to appreciate or even watch what's happening on the field. Great read - Baker had a great ball fake and a nice read outside on the deepo (deep post) which he dropped over the top for a TD. Couldn't tell the DB in primary though. Too many people with their hands up going nuts. BUT It was Callaway that caught the pass. So a nice redemption from earlier. But you need to land the contested stuff. Separates the good from great. The offense - towards the end had the 2 minute drill which the offense won and capped with a TD. Honestly it was the most in sync (90's boy band joke here) they looked all day. I feel like some tempo at the right times will really go a long way towards helping this team when the regular season hits. Should the rapport keep building with the receivers and the coaches increase their trust with Baker making more changes at the line, it can only help to have another weapon in the arsenal. That's what I have for the moment. I didn't pay a shit ton of attention to the two receivers you're most likely asking about because they don't warrant the attention IMHO right now. I know what they bring to the table. The in house, home grown talent, is what I focused on most today. Overall. More talent than last year but with question marks as to how and where it all fits. My concerns mostly rest with the Oline and the linebackers. But feeling pretty good about most everyone else sans the WR's and edge rushers - That is where this team is clearly head and shoulders above most so I and you should feel great about them.
  13. 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?
  14. 7 points
    The maturity level of this team is impressive.
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    True! The band I play in was part of 5 bands performing a benefit for the Veterans Of The Vietnam War Wall that is being built in the city. We were the 2nd band to go on. There's 15 minutes for change of bands....except the drummer for the 1st band didn't use the kit that was there. He had is own electronic drum kit. And of course, he's on my side of the stage. It had been madness, unloading equip., getting ready to lug it onstage and set up, sound guy mic'ing my amp, sound checks for vocal mic's, guitar mic's, keys, monitors, etc. I'm finally ready and awaiting a couple of drum checks................ I'm center stage, the room is crowded and noisy, I look around and notice there's a big screen TV with a football game on. There's a ball sailing in the air......it's headed toward the goal post......it skims by.....it's no good......I'm noticing the end zone.....I'm like, That's the Browns end zone......WE WIN......I start, into the mic, Browns Win! Browns Win! - Nobody knows WTF I'm talking about :). Nobody's watchin' the TV (it's New England).....except me, from the stage! LOL I turn to the guys, "Hey, the Browns just won!" They don't know what the hell I'm talking about....they're all busy getting set to play. ......A few seconds later, It's four counts by the drum sticks, and we're off into Handle With Care by The Traveling Whilbury's. We played a dozen songs really well.....and it was sweeter knowing that The Browns Won!! LOL Soooo, that was all I saw of the game until I got home and decompressed on the couch....with my laptop....and watched the highlights. Mod's, you can delete this..........but I just thought the whole coincidence was kinda' Browns Cool.......on GameDay. (It's one of those things that you'll just never ever forget) Go Browns! Run The Table!
  17. 7 points
    Yep-in the same boat without the long Browns history Mike. 73 in March and 50 years on Valentine's Day. Nice little exclusive club we're in huh?😁
  18. 7 points
    Gip, I used to get madder'n hell when we used to "wimp out", but those days are GONE! This bunch (INCLUDING our QB) will fight for each other, and I LOVE it! It sends a message that we won't "lay down like dogs" anymore!...They won't start it, but They'll bite like pit bulls! Mike
  19. 7 points
  20. 7 points
    Loved all the talking heads losing their shit over OBJ being targeted 7 times and only getting 20 yards. And Garret only getting a single sack and a handful of tackles.. Therefore.. They suck... Not sure how people can claim to be experts in the game and not understand how the fact they "sucked" yesterday is why we won the game so easily.. OBJ was double teamed all day long(and a few triples).. At one point OBJ was being held on the ground and choked because they were so frustrated with him. Same goes for Garret. I think i saw at least 3 holds that were never called, and he was constantly double teamed.. What did this do for the rest of the team? This opened Landry to get 180 yards, which in turn opened up the run game for Chubb to run wild in a career day.. With Garret getting all the attention the other side of the line harassed and sacked one of the most mobile QB's in the league and caused him to cough up the ball 3 times after having not given the ball up a single time in 3 games.. THIS is what I saw in this team back in the summer.. PICK YOUR POISON.. You double team Garret, the what are you going to do with Richardson or Olivier? Double team OBJ, then who you going to put on Landry? And if you pull anyone back into coverage how are you ever going to stop Chubb once he is past the first level? I feel strongly that both OBJ and Garret will be selfless leaders and take the barbs of "sucking" if it means they are a part of a playoff team with dreams of a Super Bowl Ring.. We all know they are the reason the rest of it is happening.. Just wish there was a stat that would prove how valuable their low stats are. BobPound!
  21. 7 points
    No....Baker needs to be Baker and Baker does not shut his mouth. He needs that chip on his shoulder. What he needs is a better offensive scheme to operate in, and better O linemen in front of him.
  22. 7 points
    You guys can analyze this all you want, but the stats don't lie: We are 1-0 when Nero starts the Official Gameday Thread and 0-2 when BrownsDawgBot starts it. The season is clearly in Nero's hands ... Either he steps up, or he doesn't. Zombo
  23. 7 points
    I'm actually pretty pleased with the Browns. We're learning to play together, We're young. We're talented. We took a Super Bowl team down to the wire with an injury ridden defense. And, other than that 4th and 9 play call, we played a decent game against a top NFL team. We're getting there. Be patient.
  24. 7 points
    This. Also, I am seeing a lot of commercials with Saquan Barkley and Pat Mahomes too ... should they have been concentrating on football too ... or do you think maybe Madison Avenue likes young marketable stars and they have been using them in the offseason for decades? Lamar Jackson so ugly, only commercial he'd get was if they replaced Cheryl's She Shed with the Baltimore Bitch Barn. Z
  25. 7 points
    Did you develop a mental picture of what you think each poster looks like as you read their posts or respond.to them? I sorted through a bunch of images until I could say "yep that's him" !! Tell me if I'm close. Westside Steve...influenced by your avatar, yeah that's Randy Bachman... DieHardBrownsFan... Cal... Woody.. OldBrownsFan... CantonDawg...cant help it, avatar influenced... I'm imagining someone looking like Baker Axe... LogicforSquares... Cleve Tex...I never envisioned him in a cowboy hat. Not a true Texan. Ok I'm ready for mine.. LOL
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