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    Top 100 for April.

    Berry could drop just because he's a safety. Berry, McClain, and then Haden, IMO. You never know who's going to slide up into the top 5 (Spiller, Bradford, Okung, Anthony Davis, etc.). As for the Buckeyes, of the 10 juniors that declared, I only would have had 3 of them ranked in the top 100 (Boren, Heyward and Gibson), while the rest would have been lower. Guys like Chekwa, Browning, etc. would be 6th or 7th round picks if not undrafted. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing. We're still obviously a talented team. I just don't think we're nearly as talented as we were earlier in the decade.
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    Top 100 for April.

    Will be moving this up to 150-200 following the 15th. 1. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska- 6’4 300 2. Gerald McCoy*, DT, Oklahoma- 6’4 297 3. Eric Berry*, S, Tennessee- 5’11 203 4. Jimmy Clausen*, QB, Notre Dame- 6’3 224 5. Rolando McClain*, LB, Alabama- 6’4 260 6. Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State- 6’5 305 7. Joe Haden*, CB, Florida- 5’11 190 8. Derrick Morgan*, DE, Georgia Tech- 6’4 270 9. Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma- 6’5 315 10. Dez Bryant*, WR, Oklahoma State- 6’2 220 11. Carlos Dunlap*, DE, Florida- 6’6 290 12. Brian Price*, DT, UCLA- 6’2 300 13. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson- 5’11 195 14. Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama- 6’5 360 15. Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU- 6’3 257 16. Anthony Davis*, OT, Rutgers- 6’6 325 17. Earl Thomas*, S, Texas- 5’10 195 18. Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee- 6’3 325 19. Bryan Baluga, OT, Iowa- 6’6 312 20. Jason Pierre-Paul*, DE, South Florida- 6’5 262 21. Sam Bradford*, QB, Oklahoma- 6’4 225 22. Everson Griffen*, DE, USC- 6’4 280 23. Johnathan Dwyer*, RB, Georgia Tech- 6’0 230 24. Arrelious Benn*, WR, Illinois- 6’2 220 25. Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas- 6’4 255 26. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma- 6’6 258 27. Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri- 6’2 246 28. Taylor Mays, S, USC- 6’4 225 29. Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan- 6’2 260 30. Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida- 6’2 250 31. Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati- 6’1 189 32. Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State- 6’5 295 33. Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida- 6’3 251 34. Golden Tate*, WR, Notre Dame- 5’11 195 35. Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State- 5’11 193 36. Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho- 6’6 330 37. Bruce Campbell*, OT, Maryland- 6’7 310 38. Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU- 6’3 210 39. Navorro Bowman*, LB, Penn State- 6’1 230 40. Nate Allen, S, South Florida- 6’2 205 41. Vladimir Ducasse, OG, Massachusetts- 6’5 330 42. Daryl Washington, ILB, TCU- 6’3 235 43. Bruce Carter*, LB, North Carolina- 6’2 225 44. Rickey Sapp, DE, Clemson- 6’6 240 45. Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse- 6’4 293 46. Jon Asomoah, OG, Illinois- 6’6 315 47. Eric Norwood, LB, South Carolina- 6’1 253 48. Kris O’Dowd*, C, USC- 6’5 305 49. Darrell Stuckey, S, Kansas- 6’1 205 50. Damian Williams*, WR, USC- 6’1 210 51. Javhid Best*, RB, California- 5’9 200 52. Anthony McCoy, TE, USC- 6’5 245 53. Charles Brown, OT, USC- 6’6 290 54. Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest- 6’0 190 55. Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky- 6’1 185 56. Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss- 5’8 170 57. Maurkice Pouncey, OG, Florida- 6’5 318 58. Marvin Austin*, DT, North Carolina- 6’3 305 59. Anthony Dixon, RB, Miss St.- 6’1 235 60. Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss- 6’5 240 61. Colt McCoy, QB, Texas- 6’2 215 62. Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas- 6’0 190 63. Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida- 6’3 251 64. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida- 6’3 245 65. O’Brien Schofield, OLB, Wisconsin- 6’3 243 66. Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama- 5’9 195 67. Owen Marecic, FB, Stanford- 6’1 244 68. Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa- 6’3 284 69. Von Miller, DE, Texas A&M- 6’3 240 70. Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan- 6’0 190 71. Reshad Jones, S, Georgia- 6’2 212 72. Kai Forbath, K, UCLA- 6’1 192 73. Sean Canfield, QB, Oregon State- 6’4 214 74. Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State- 5’11 220 75. Danario Alexander, WR, Missouri- 6’5 215 76. Dennis Pitta, TE, BYU- 6’5 248 77. Tony Washington, OT, Abilene Christian- 6’7 205 78. Sean Lee, LB, Penn State- 6’2 236 79. Darryl Sharpton, ILB, Miami (Fl.)- 6’1 235 80. Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State- 5’10 190 81. Harry Coleman, S, LSU- 6’2 205 82. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon- 6’5 243 83. Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa- 6’7 315 84. Barry Church, S, UCLA- 6’1 220 85. J.D. Walton, C, Baylor- 6’3 304 86. Mike Johnson, OG, Alabama- 6’3 305 87. Colin Peek, TE, Alabama- 6’6 255 88. Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota- 6’2 215 89. Rashawn Jackson, FB, Virginia- 6’1 245 90. James Starks, RB, Buffalo- 6’2 210 91. Tony Pike, QB, Cincinnati- 6’6 225 92. Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford- 6’1 235 93. Stanley Havili, FB, USC- 6’1 225 94. Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Kansas- 6’3 200 95. Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College- 6’7 290 96. Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida- 6’5 320 97. Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson- 6’4 305 98. Quan Sturdivant, LB, North Carolina- 6’2 235 99. Thaddeus Gibson, DE, Ohio State- 6’2 245 100. Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia- 6’2 200
  3. DaBrowns41

    The West Coast Offense and the Effect on the Browns

    You're probably a Derek Anderson fan who thinks that he should have been named the NFL MVP after his 2007 season in which he threw 20 of his 29 TD's to teams that drafted in the top 9 in the 2008 NFL Draft.
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    Holmgren hiring not in violation of Rooney Rule

    So does Beyonce. Too soon?
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    The West Coast Offense and the Effect on the Browns

    Tate would be perfect. He's great in traffic and has hands of glue.
  6. With the announcement of the Mike "Walrus" Holmgren in Cleveland, there's been much talk about the offense that will be run. Holmgren has always ran the Walsh West Coast Offense, while at Green Bay with Brett Favre, and Seattle with Matt Hasselbeck. What does all of this mean though? What is the West Coast Offense, and what's the difference between what we run now and what we will be running? I'm going to break down all of that in the following. The West Coast Offense (WCO) is an offensive system loosely based on the Air Coryell system established by the Hall of Fame coach Don Coryell. Bill Walsh perfected the system that emphasizes more passing than running. Originated in the 1960's by teams like the Chargers, Raiders, and even Coryell's own Cardinals (St. Louis at the time), the Air Coryell is a system that has been greatly used by teams more and more each season. It was Bill Walsh who perfected what is now called the WCO. What Personnel is Required for the WCO? Quarterback- A quarterback in the WCO is supposed to be an efficient passer. A guy that can complete 62% of his passes or better, that specializes in throwing the short-intermediate routes, and can get the ball out quickly after the snap. He needs to be an accurate passer that's also very smart and can make quick reads. In the WCO, the 3 step and 5 step drops are heavily utilized in a quick striking passing game that keeps the defense on it's heels, constantly forcing them to make quick adjustments at the line. A 7-step drop is also something that has to be utilized occasionally to keep the defense honest. Faster linebackers and safeties make it nearly impossible to stick with 5-step drops for an entire game, so often hitch routes, hitch and go's along with crossing patterns are utilized in a 7-step drop. When a defense begins playing up, and compensating for the short patterns over the middle, the offense can catch the defense sleeping and hit a deep route. Scrambling ability for a quarterback is also a plus. Runningback- A runningback in the WCO needs to be a guy that can catch the ball out of the backfield, and is more a speed runner. A guy that can also hit the hole quickly and be effective between the tackles. Pass blocking isn't as big of a need because of how quickly the QB should be getting the ball out, but it's still something that'd be a bit of a luxury. Wide Receivers- This is a position just as important as the quarterback. Possession receivers are crucial in the WCO. The WCO requires wide receivers that can catch the ball in traffic, over the middle while having a run after catch (RAC) ability. On the other spectrum, it's crucial to have a deep ball receiver so that the defense can't creep up and shut down the short game. So speed on the outside is a big plus to keep a safety over the top of a WR, and open up the middle of the field. Finally, perfected route running. If the receivers aren't on the same page with the QB and doesn't run crisp routes, then you can kiss any sort of efficiency out the window. Tight Ends- Another crucial position of the offense, just like the wide receiver position, you need a tight end that can be physical and fight for the ball over the middle. Guys like Jason Witten, Jeremy Shockey (NYG days), Antonio Gates, etc. are all perfect WCO tight ends. Blocking isn't always a strong suit, more just a luxury, as well. RAC ability is nice to have, but glue fingers is the most important part. A TE that can catch everything thrown his way is a HUGE weapon in the WCO. Offensive Line- The offensive line isn't as complex as the rest of the offense. Agility is the key. Finesse blockers, usually quicker, and a bit lighter are what makes a WCO offense line great. Think Zone Blocking Scheme, but more simple. Do the current Browns have the personnel for this? This is yet to be decided. The WCO offense an easy offense to run. However, many people proclaimed that Brady Quinn would be an ideal candidate for a WCO, coming out of Notre Dame. Quinn was very efficient at Notre Dame, and had physical wide receivers and tight ends in a quick striking offense. He flourished with those weapons, while having quicker running backs at Notre Dame. Can he be successful at the NFL level? It is yet to be determined, but he definitely has the skill set to be successful. Quick slants, crossing patterns, flag patterns, etc. over the middle of the field is something that Quinn really did well with in college, and he definitely has the ability. However, he can't be expected to be perfect in his first season running it, as it is a big change in what he's doing right now (assuming he's the QB in 2010). As of now, I'm saying that we have the QB for the WCO. I don't see any options in the draft that would be better than Quinn. At the runningback position, we are finally finding out what Jerome Harrison is capable of. Harrison is a runner who hits the hole very quickly, can turn a play to the outside and burn linebackers with his speed. He's also very effective out of the backfield as a pass catcher. As of now, I'm saying that we could have a runningback for this system. However, don't rule out C.J. Spiller as he is a game changing RB, and would be available in the first round. At wide receiver, we have Mohammed Massoquoi, Brian Robiskie, Josh Cribbs, and Chansi Stuckey, along with Mike Furrey (who's seen time at safety as of late). This is the scary part. Massoquoi is not a physical receiver. Often in one on one coverage, he struggles to make a play on the ball. To add to that, his route running is piss poor. Brian Robiskie is still to be decided. He hasn't seen much playing time as his practices have been terrible, and he is struggling to pick up the current offense. He is a more physical receiver, that offers limited RAC ability, but could be a guy that would be utilized heavily in slants and crossing patterns. His route running was very solid at Ohio State, however. Cribbs is just not a wide receiver that can be counted on. He's very special for the WildDawg, reverses and on screen plays, but his forte is special teams, and most likely always will be. Stuckey is a quicker receiver that I cannot see as being a reliable option. This is a big no for having personnel. At tight end the Browns have had a revolving door. Starting the season Robert Royal was the tight end, followed by a bit of Steve Heiden. Following him was Greg Estandia, then Michael Gaines, and finally Evan Moore. Royal is not an option for the WCO. He's strictly a blocking tight end, with very unreliable hands. Steve Heiden is at the end of his career. While he has excellent hands, it's going to be more of a question as to whether or not he can stay healthy. Estandia and Gaines most likely won't be on the roster next season. The big story here is Evan Moore who just became a Brown in the last 5 weeks or so. His hands have showed quite a bit of promise. Consistency is going to be the question. If Moore can keep it up, he may be able to develop into a nice TE for the Browns. But for now, I'm going to say that we do NOT have the personnel. Our best offensive lineman in Joe Thomas fits perfectly into this system, protecting the blindside, as does the aging Eric Steinbach. Rookie Alex Mack is also a finesse blocker who's quite athletic as well. The biggest question is the right side. Floyd "Porkchop" Womack is a big question mark, and John St. Clair isn't worth a twinkie. The most important part of the offensive line is in place and ready to go. We just need to find a right side to complete this line and make it a top 5 offensive line in the NFL. We're 3/5 of the way there on the offensive line. This could be a move in the right direction for the Browns. A quicker offense that is also quick hitting would be a very efficient offense that could keep the defense off the field and eat up time of possession. We have a RB that can excel in counters and traps, and I believe we have a QB that can make the quick throws, and has the intangibles to make smart decisions for us. It's all about execution. The biggest thing to understand is that this young offense will need time. We also need to hope that we can finally have an off-season with zero QB controversy. We need a QB that can take all the reps in training camp, and learn this offense as quickly as possible for the best success.
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    Charlie Weis ready to save Cleveland Browns' offense?

    I've been saying that'll be Parcells and Weis brought in and we'll keep Mangini for a few weeks now. Imagine if we had the offensive mind of Weis now? Even with this piss poor offense, we'd be able to put up some points.
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    If Quinn beats Pittsburgh....................

    Of course it's not a waste. The biggest disappointment that I have about this season is that the Bengals... yes, the Bengals, swept the division.
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    DaBrowns41's Early Top 60

    With a draft as deep as this one, it very well could happen. There are a lot of pretty good RB's coming out as well, and teams may not be sold on him, just yet.
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    DaBrowns41's Early Top 60

    Ingram is a true sophomore. He's not eligible to be drafted until 2011.
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    It wasn't as close as it looked

    Daboll's playcalling improved? Really? Why is it that teams know exactly what we are running? When Brady is in the shotgun, we are passing. When Brady is under center, 95% chance we are running. The only thing Daboll has gotten through his skull was just last night when he decided that Robert Royal was not a pass catching TE, and he kept him in to block on St. Clair's side, which is why Quinn had more time to actually make a pass.
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    It wasn't as close as it looked

    When you're down by two scores with 4 minutes left, it's not scoring in "garbage" time. Our late TD against Minnesota was in "garbage" time. We had a legit shot to come back had we been able to recover that last onside kick, considering we still had 3 timeouts.
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    DaBrowns41's Early Top 60

    I would tend to agree about Williams. His spot at 50 isn't really meant to be degrading to him, but with all the underclassmen most likely coming out in this draft with the unknown status of the CBA, there's just so much depth in the draft. We're in a great spot to use some of our picks to trade up into the 2nd and 3rd round and get good talent, still. I do like Graham, and many of those tweener DE/OLB's are interchangeable. Graham is in the same mold as his predecessor Lamar Woodley, who is now raking in Pittsburgh (unfortunately). Like I said, this is a very premature list, and my main purpose was to get a good amount of names out there for mock draft purposes and to get people thinking of different prospects. I'll be adjusting this on a regular basis, as well as expanding it to 100, 150, 200, and then 250 closer to draft time.
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    DaBrowns41's Early Top 60

    Right now, I just did a list of my top 60. It's very premature, and many won't agree with some of my rankings. I'm going to go through and give brief descriptions about all the players, and edit this over the course of the off-season. I'm sure there will be A LOT of editing, but again, this is very early, and I just wanted to get some names out there for people to see. DaBrowns41’s Top 60 2010 NFL Draft Prospects 1. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska- 6’4 300 2. Gerald McCoy*, DT, Oklahoma- 6’4 297 3. Eric Berry*, S, Tennessee- 5’11 203 4. Jimmy Clausen*, QB, Notre Dame- 6’3 224 5. Rolando McClain*, LB, Alabama- 6’4 260 6. Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State- 6’5 305 7. Joe Haden*, CB, Florida- 5’11 190 8. Derrick Morgan*, DE, Georgia Tech- 6’4 270 9. Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma- 6’5 315 10. Dez Bryant*, WR, Georgia Tech- 6’2 220 11. Jake Locker*, QB, Washington- 6’3 225 12. Brian Price*, DT, UCLA- 6’2 300 13. Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU- 6’3 257 14. Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama- 6’5 360 15. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson- 5’11 195 16. Anthony Davis*, OT, Rutgers- 6’6 325 17. Ryan Mallet*, QB, Arkansas- 6’7 240 18. Carlos Dunlap*, DE, Florida- 6’6 290 19. Bryan Baluga, OT, Iowa- 6’6 312 20. Cameron Heyward*, DE, Ohio State- 6’6 285 21. Sam Bradford*, QB, Oklahoma- 6’4 225 22. Everson Griffen*, DE, USC- 6’4 280 23. Taylor Mays, S, USC- 6’4 225 24. Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee- 6’3 325 25. Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas- 6’4 255 26. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma- 6’6 258 27. Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri- 6’2 246 28. Johnathan Dwyer*, RB, Georgia Tech- 6’0 230 29. Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan- 6’2 260 30. Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida- 6’2 250 31. Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati- 6’1 189 32. Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State- 6’5 295 33. Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida- 6’3 251 34. Jason Pierre-Paul*, DE, South Florida- 6’5 262 35. Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State- 5’11 193 36. Colt McCoy, QB, Texas- 6’2 215 37. Arrelious Benn*, WR, Illinois- 6’2 220 38. Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU- 6’3 210 39. Navorro Bowman*, LB, Penn State- 6’1 230 40. Nate Allen, S, South Florida- 6’2 205 41. Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho- 6’6 330 42. Javhid Best*, RB, California- 5’9 200 43. Golden Tate*, WR, Notre Dame- 5’11 195 44. Rickey Sapp, DE, Clemson- 6’6 240 45. Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse- 6’4 293 46. Jon Asomoah, OG, Illinois- 6’6 315 47. Eric Norwood, LB, South Carolina- 6’1 253 48. Kris O’Dowd*, C, USC- 6’5 305 49. Darrell Stuckey, S, Kansas- 6’1 205 50. Damian Williams*, WR, USC- 6’1 210 51. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida- 6’3 245 52. Anthony McCoy, TE, USC- 6’5 245 53. Charles Brown, OT, USC- 6’6 290 54. Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest- 6’0 190 55. Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky- 6’1 185 56. Bruce Carter*, LB, North Carolina- 6’2 225 57. Maurkice Pouncey, OG, Florida- 6’5 318 58. Marvin Austin*, DT, North Carolina- 6’3 305 59. Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford- 6’1 235 60.Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss- 6’5 240
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    Browns will win Today against the Bengals

    Brady Quinn catches better than our WR's.
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