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  1. Here is mine... Greg Joseph = Clutch
  2. thenew23

    Predictions four games in? (2018)

    I TOLD YOU!!!
  3. thenew23

    Predictions four games in? (2018)

    Exactly who have the Ravens beaten this year that makes you think they are a "giant"? The Bills at home...? The Broncos at home...? The Steelers...? Who looked like CRAP on Sunday Night Football? And don't forget, they got beat pretty bad at Cincy in Week 2. I'm not saying it's a given we win, but you are seriously giving the Ravens too much credit IMHO. If we can do what the Bengals did then we should win the game. Compared with Cincy, our offenses are close in yards, we are the better running team, they have scored more points but remember 2 1/2 of our games were with T.Taylor at QB. Baker is averaging over 10 points per quarter since he took over. Also, our D ranks better than Cincy in almost every category. My point is, if they beat them, no reason we can't. I think our D can force Flacco into making mistakes, much like they did with Ben in week 1. I think our offense can score on them. Much like the last 4 weeks it is just about who makes less mistakes and who can make more plays.
  4. thenew23

    Predictions four games in? (2018)

    6-9-1 But we are in every game... and we beat the Chiefs Week 9 at home. Most of us this offseason were just hoping for a competitive team, and thus far that is what we have gotten.
  5. thenew23

    Baker

    From Albert Breer on "Monday Afternoon Quarterback" "Browns QB Baker Mayfield graded out well after the coaches looked at his tape on Monday. As they saw it, there were nine drops in the game, and if those had been catches, he’d have gone over 400 yards. And the pick six to Oakland’s Gareon Conley and a fumbled center exchange weren’t on him, as they saw it. He wasn’t perfect, but the staff there is pretty confident in what they can do with the kid." I hate to be premature, but I think we finally found our Franchise QB... now its time for the rest of the team to step up and start believing in themselves. Gotta expect to win games!!
  6. thenew23

    Dear Quarterback, may I tackle you?

    Rules are rules, and it is all about the QB in the NFL. Does anybody really want to watch 2 backups going head-to-head in a primetime late season matchup because the starters got injured?... NO! These guys are professionals and need to adapt instead of cry. Do I agree with all of the rules...? No. Do I like all of them?... No. But all 32 teams have to deal with it, so deal with it! I've gotten tired of all the crying. Especially Clay Matthews, and I respect the kid, but that last penalty he went too high... it was not good form, which led to the penalty. I don't want my QB to get hurt, so these guys just need to suck it up and play by the rules... Complaining about CTE, wanting lifelong health benefits, bitching about short careers, and suing the league all while not wanting to play by rules designed to protect themselves is rather hypocritical on the part of the players... just sayin'
  7. thenew23

    After 3 games, the Good, Bad, and Ugly

    QB play, slow starts, and very poor STs. If these 3 are improved, which hopefully Baker (and our new K) can accomplish, then we should see far more Ws than we have been accustomed to seeing. Hopefully will also help with TOP, which will help the 2nd half D. Surprisingly, doing ok with penalties and scoring in the red zone. Getting Ogbah and Kirksey back should really help, and hopefully help our red zone D - which really needs to tighten up...
  8. By the numbers... it's pretty clear where improvements are needed. See for yourself... THE GOOD (Top 12) -Offense Rush Yards/game 134.3 (5th) Rush TDs/game 1.7 (4th) Rush 1st downs/game 7.7 (5th) Red zone TD% 71.4% (7th) 4th Qtr Pts/game 9 0 (8th) 2nd half Pts/game 17.0 (3rd) -Defense Scoring D 19.7 pts/game (11th) Pts/play. 289 (8th) Yds/play 5.0 (6th) QB Comp% 61.68% (8th) Pass yds/game 229 (12th) Punts/play 0.09 (T-4th) 1st half pts allowed/game 8.0 (8th) -Overall Turnover margin +9 (1st) Penalties/game 6.7 (11th) Penalty yds/game 57.0 (12th) THE BAD (17th to 24th) -Offense Pts/game 20.0 (20th) Yds/game 325.7 (22nd) TOP avg 29:56 (17th) -Defense Redzone TD% 60% (17th) 4th qtr pts/game 7.0 (18th) 2nd half pts/game 11.7 (21st) THE UGLY (25th to 32nd) -Offense Pts/play .274 (26th) Yds/play 4.5 (29th) 1st half pts/game 3.0 (32nd) 3rd down conv rate 33.33% (26th) QB Comp% 54.21% (31st) Pass yds/game 191.3 (28th) Pass yds/attempt 5.4 (27th) Sacks allowed/game 4.7 (32nd) Team passer rating 71.5 (29th) -Special Teams Xtra pt % 66.67% (32nd) FG% 57.14% (29th) Net yds/punt 35.6 (29th) MIDDLE (13th to 16th) Rush Yds/carry 14th 4.1 D Yds/game 13th 338.3 Scoring margin 15th +1
  9. thenew23

    Running Game

    The unsung hero... Orson Charles (#82) has become the Browns's H-back (TE/FB combo) over the past 2 weeks, especially against the Jets where he played 21 offensive snaps, mostly at FB, and clearly provided Hyde with a boost. The former 4th round pick out of Georgia by the Bengals in 2012 was converted to FB by none other than... Hue Jackson. After 2 yrs, he got in some trouble, bounced around teams for a couple years and ended up getting signed by the Chiefs in 2017 by none other than... John Dorsey. He made the roster over Cajuste because of his versatility and Vitale's being sent to IR. So far this year, he has been on the field for more snaps than Duke Johnson and has become a solid ST player. He will continue to be useful as the season rolls on...
  10. thenew23

    Landry returning punts

    Callaway is listed 2nd, but I'm not sure they trust him with punt returns, especially in the situation we were in last week
  11. thenew23

    HCs on the Hot Seat... (not named "Hue")

    Todd Bowles... New York Jets 23-31 in his 4th year. Gave the Browns their first win in almost 2 seasons. That doesn't sit well with New York fans. He might be done after week 10 when they go into the bye. They got a tough schedule and could realistically be 3-7 at that point, if not worse. He has to turn it around quick...
  12. thenew23

    We are going to eat Darnold's lunch Thursday

    If you're not excited about, at least, our defense then you need to reconsider your expectations. The yardage stats aren't great #21 in tot yds, #22 pass D, #20 run D. However, we are #12 in PPG, #1 in TOs and #1 in TO differential. Add the context, Saints and Steelers in 2017 were #4 and #8 respectively in PPG and #2 and #3 in total yards, and #9 and #11 in fewest giveaways. If this D can keep up their performance thus far, and we can get our offense going AT ALL... we are going to be a tough team to beat. I like our chances tomorrow, but I have a rule against picking the Browns to win, so I will just sit back and hopefully enjoy a good game.
  13. thenew23

    5 Observations from "The Tie"

    I've seen multiple "experts" picking Saints v. Steelers in the SB, or at least both teams in their respective championship games. After week 1, neither team looked great but these are teams that will get better as the season goes on. That's what good teams do... Having said that, this coming week will tell us a TON about our team. The Saints just got embarrassed at home by a supposedly "crappy" team. Sean Peyton will have his team ready to play, and the players will be eager to take their frustration out on the Browns. Will we be able to match their intensity? If the Browns don't realize they need to come ready for a fight right out of the gate, then they're in trouble. No weather, no injuries... just good 'ol head-to-head football. If they can compete for 4 quarters, then we're looking at a different Browns team. If they can tie or better, then we're looking at, dare I say, a potentially good football team...
  14. thenew23

    5 Observations from "The Tie"

    Agreed. Only gave up 21 to the Steelers AND forced 7 turnovers. I was frustrated at times, but overall they played well against what will be one of the best offenses in football... Sorry, but this team was 0-16 last year yet you want them to come out and DOMINATE?... lol For your own health, you might want to lower expectations. A lot of football left this season, and I'm sure it won't be all Browns dominating. But believe me, I want the same thing but I understand where this team is and what it is going to take for them to become a contender... and it will take a lot of edging out ugly wins to get them going...
  15. #1) First and foremost, the top reason I feel optimistic about this team AFTER this game is the fact that they were down 21-7 almost halfway through the 4th quarter, and they just turned it over on downs. At this point, if your a Browns fan, you'd be lying if you didn't think this game was over, and had the same feeling we've all had countless times over the past two decades. Yet this team didn't quit. They buckled down and gave us 7 1/2 minutes of football we all should be proud of. Regardless the outcome, that was not what we are all accustomed to. I was expecting a 31 or 35 to 7 final score at that point. Just being honest. #2) The O-Line is a work in progress... to put it nicely. The false starts on Harrison stood out, but overall he played like you'd expect from a talented rookie in his first NFL game. My biggest concern is Hubbard. Watt had 4 sacks, granted not all of them were on Hubbard, but overall I didn't think he looked very good. Surprised he was given that RT spot from day 1, especially with all of Hue's talk of "earning" the job. Hopefully, this group gets better because 7 sacks is just unacceptable. #3) Less worried about Tyrod's poor performance than Haley's, and also Njoku. First Haley, no attempt to establish the run early (10 of first 11 plays were passes), and some shotty play-calling throughout. Despite the national praise he gets, if you talk to Steelers fans they were not very sad to see him go. Second, Njoku had 2 big drops. This cannot continue if he's going to have a breakout year, which we really need from him. Time to focus. As far as QB, I'll allow some slack due to the weather. TT's QBR/Rating was 42.6/51.8, while pro bowler Ben's was 22.8/60.5. I look forward to seeing Taylor play in the dome next week, no excuses. #4) Defensive playmaking was outstanding. It's early, but it looks like they got 2 first round picks right for a change in Garrett and Ward. They need to shore up the run D, but overall this group looks like they have a chance to be really good. I expect them to get better as the season goes on, for a change. #5) I hate to say it, but the team they just played was no pushover. Many "experts" are predicting the Steelers to go as far as the AFC championship. They have a good O-Line, weapons galore, and of course a QB. Their D is somewhat questionable, but they have a few playmakers on that side of the ball as well. We didn't pull off the W, but it sure was one hell of a game, sloppy albeit.
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