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    That is quite a transformation from the guy who held on to the ball forever. In his old age, he doesn't want to get hit and he doesn't want to run around anymore. He's not throwing downfield much and has become a dink-and-dunk, quick release, pocket passer. This game makes me so happy, because this is what I have always wanted, a competitive Browns team.
  2. A Pittsburgh (steelers) sports writer has picked CLE to win the division. (for what it's worth - some off season banter) https://triblive.com/sports/football-footnotes-how-the-new-afc-north-might-look/
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    We Need To Keep Lamar Jackson In The Pocket

    Rats favored by 6. We give them 3 for home field, so that tells us what the betting public thinks of the Browns vs. the division leader. It's a happy day to be a Browns-Steelers fan. Both games are at the same time, so there will be no waiting around for a result. All Steelers fans are Browns fans this week, so enjoy what may be the largest American football fan-base in the world.
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    ***Official Browns @ Broncos Game Night Thread***

    It's a credit to the youth of the team. It's virtually impossible for a team of older guys to win a game at 1,500 meters elevation in the 4th quarter.
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    This Week in the AFC North

    It's capitalizing Retarded and I dunno why.
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    This Week in the AFC North

    Because we are fúcking stupid. Damn! I had figured dat U was smart enough to know dat, but what da fúck do I know anyways? Haden came to Pittsburgh to help the Retarded children, which is all of us. He is very busy. He has not gotten to help me yet, but I'm in line and on the list.
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    This Week in the AFC North

    With PIT arriving in Denver in a few days, Adam Jones was just released by DEN. I think he can still play at a high level, just not at 5,000 feet. Like Jones, I'm old and I live at 5,200 feet, so I know it's not very easy here. The Steelers would pick him up if it was simply based on his abilities, but he is not the kind of character that PIT signs.
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    Steelers exposed?

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    Did you See His Handoff Though?

    WoW! Thanks for posting that. He is so amazing!
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    92 Effing yards

    That's cool. Nice one. These guys can be scary good. I'm glad PIT got finished with with CLE and got away with one win and a tie. The loss would be next.
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    Baker shaded Haley hard after the game.....

    Notice the 20 ATT today. That's a big change in the right direction. Run the ball for 200 yards and limit the rookie to 20 ATT's is how to win games.
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    This Week in the AFC North

    61% of Ben's completions were to receivers at or behind the LOS. 70% of the completions were made within 6 yards of the LOS. Two out of the 5 TD passes were to receivers at or behind the LOS. The O-line was blocking for the receivers. The 158.3 passer rating was achieved through high completion percentage passes. A quick release, dink-and-dunk QB is not who Ben Roethlisberger is; but he had his most efficient game by not being who he is. In his 207th NFL start, we saw his most efficient performance ever. Yes, he has posted a 158.3 twice before but not with 5 TD's and one sack.
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    3-4 defense....

    Exactly; the old 3-4 / 4-3 is an archaic way to look at a defense. The Patriots play a 4-3, but only about 15% of all snaps occur with 4 lineman. The only numbers that matter to me on defense are points per game allowed PPG. The Browns are ranked 28th out of 32 teams, allowing 27.4 PPG. That is shitty, even for a Greg Williams defense; his defenses are usually in the middle of the pack.
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    Le'Vion Bell for the Browns

    He's in Pittsburgh. He will fail his physical. If the Browns need a fat-out-of-shape RB who can't pass a drug test, to run behind that shítty O-line then he will be available.
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    This Week in the AFC North

    I didn't even see any contact. Maybe you can see some contact on the replay but I only saw it at full game speed. It looked like a miss. . . . . . ummmm OK, in slow motion, I can see the hit. It looked avoidable.
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    This Week in the AFC North

    Yes. the Panthers are probably the best team that the Steelers have played thus far. Your CAR 34 PIT 26 prediction is valid in that I would not have been surprised, had that been the result.
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    Bruce Arians

    Everybody always blames Butch Davis' prevent defense call for that 2003 playoff loss to the Steelers but it was Bruce Arians who caused the Browns to lose that lead because the Browns could not run the ball effectively and kept going pass-pass-pass 3 and out, taking virtually no time off the clock, giving the ball back to Tommy Maddox. In that 4th quarter, the Browns were able to get only one first down rushing. Bruce Arians' offenses tend to be high on yards but low on points. Dan Rooney told him, "Run the ball better to keep your job here." He could not do it. Bruce Arians is a good judge of talent. He was instrumental in the draft for the Steelers, helping them pick some good guys. He always knew that Carson Palmer was a great QB, so he brought him to his team where Palmer had some of his most successful seasons.
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    Bruce Arians

    He got Tim Couch killed; let him do it again to Baker. I hate the guy. I was so happy that the Steelers finally got rid of him and replaced him with Todd Haley. His offenses never run the ball well and his QB's often lead the NFL in sacks. Tim Couch, Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer were all either #1 in getting sacked or near the top of the list. He got Tim Couch killed then went to work getting Roethlisberger killed. The Steelers got rid of him for 2 reasons. #1 he did not run the ball effectively and #2 Ben was getting sacked and hit too much. Bruce is in poor health and every so often gets rushed to the hospital for an undisclosed reason. I thought that he retired because he was going to die. Fùck Bruce Arians!
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    ***Official Browns @ Steelers Game Day Thread***

    Now that I have finally watched CLE at PIT, I can see that this Browns team is different like night and day from the nightmares that CLE has had over the past several years. Don't let the win-loss record get you down coz those numbers can be very misleading. These guys are for real. It's a rebuild that is working. Yes, there are issues that need to be dealt with but CLE has certainly entered a new era. Virtually every aspect of the Browns has improved except the O-line which is what lost the game for CLE while PIT's O-line won the game. It all started up front and endured up front and finished up front. PIT's 2 running backs did 5.2 yards per carry (YPC) and Ben had time to throw for 257 yards behind that line. Mayfield is starting to look like Tim Ouch behind that O-line. Tie Rod put his hat on and was warming-up. Do not trade Tie Rod. He will be needed soon. That game was all about the O-lines. The best part of the game for PIT and the worst part of the game for CLE was the 10 carries for 70 yards in the 4th quarter. Everybody in the building expected the next running play but it could not be stopped. If anyone watching TV did not know what would happen next, then Fouts explained it to them, "It's going to be a steady dose of Conner now…" CLE crowded the center with 10 guys for much of that drive but they gave up 7 YPC and a TD. The Browns D is not bad. They may have been tired and demoralized, but it's the blocking that earned PIT 7 YPC on that drive. Since Mike Munchak arrived, it hasn't mattered who is running the rock or who is on the O-line. Filer, Finney, or Hubbard last year. They all play at a high level. LT, Villanueva was raw, new and the weak link when he arrived. Munchak coached him and he made the Pro Bowl. Those Landry Jones games were won by the Munchak coached backups. Munchak also coaches the tight ends in blocking. CLE has a bunch of guys on the O-line who have never played together and when Hue said that it would be an opening day game time decision as to who he would play on the O-line, I knew that meant trouble for the O-line and trouble for Hue. The time has not arrived as of yet for CLE to beat PIT in Pittsburgh. That day will come. The Steelers are a good team and they are very difficult to beat at home. CLE was 4 points behind after 42 minutes of football. That is an accomplishment. Mayfield was 9 years old when Ben became the Steelers starting QB. CLE started a rookie QB. PIT started a future Hall of Fame QB. Fix the O-line and give it some time. Joe Haden had a great game. Yinz must have terribly mixed feelings about Joe Haden. You will never get used to seeing him in black and yellow and now he is PIT's #1 CB. He is still the coolest and most likeable guy. It made yinz feel better to think that Haden was washed-up, over-paid, and injury-prone. Yeh, yinz were right about the injury-prone part. When he limps off the field it's a game changing event that happens too often. Many of yinz have said that you don't want a retread or recycled coach. You want one of those new, young guys, but those guys are hit-or-miss. CLE can now attract a decent HC with a track record. Ken Whisenhunt comes to mind. He was a Browns coach. ARI almost won the Super Bowl with him. He has shown that with talent, he will win a lot of games. I loved what Ken Whisenhunt did with Roethlisberger. He should do that for Mayfield, who reminds me of Kurt Warner. Please don't be negative. Your thoughts are powerful. The Browns are good. Believe it because it’s true.
  20. Thanks for that Mark. When Dan Fouts was asked about the Hue - Haley thing, he answered it perfectly. "It's the frustration from losing." I'm from Pittsburgh. I knew Todd Haley was an asśhole who put points up on the board. Haley was non-renewed at PIT because he did not get along with several people in the building including Ben. Todd Haley will launch into profanity laced tirades and get into people's face. I have seen him scream, "Shut the fùck up Ben!" and you may remember that he got in the face of Kurt Warner and screamed at him in the Super Bowl 40. Ben said, "He screams at me a lot." Jimmy and Dorsey should have known what we all know about Todd Haley. He is an asśhole who puts points up on the board. That's the Todd Haley package. To hire and fire a guy right away is an example of failure. Todd Haley was not fired from PIT, he was non-renewed. Bruce Arians was non-renewed. Díck Lebeau was non-renewed. The last assistant coaches to get fired at PIT was in 1989 and the last Head Coach to get fired was in 1968. If you can find a more recent date then please correct me. CLE needs continuity. I didn't like Hue but I liked the effort at continuity; retaining him after at 0-16 season.
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    Hue fired

    I didn't watch it but I can see that it was huge in getting CLE to where the Browns are at this moment.
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    Hue fired

    DAMN! ! ! That's quite a list. Thanks for that. So much for continuity.
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    Hue fired

    So, this is a coaching rebuild?
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    Hue fired

    I was hoping it would be Hue and not Haley. '
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    Hue fired

    We like Haley.