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  1. Was listening on the radio yesterday to Doug Gottlieb, and to a certain extent I agree with him- the Refs are equal opportunity screwers. It wasn't just the Browns who got a few bad calls, the Lions got jobbed too. Every team is getting their fair share of bad calls. & Doug did point out the technology has improved so much with multiple camera angles and slo-mo, it's a lot easier to nit-pick on calls that were missed. Looking at it in real time when you have other responsibilities is a lot tougher. PS- the Lions already got at least one apology for the wrong hands to the face, I think they're due another one for the missed PI. If that isn't PI according to the league, it's open season on mugging WRs. Donovan said on Red Zone they showed a different camera angle on the jumbotrons that didn't make it to the TV broadcast. Said it was obvious Landry scored, and why Freddie was so POed.
  2. I said 8-8 which will probably be good enough to win the division, assuming we beat the Ravens again and then the Steelers twice. We haven't seen Vag around lately, he's probably crying that besides Ben out for the year, Rudolph concussed, and now Tuitt- who was playing gangbusters is out for the year. The Game against the Bills is looking a lot tougher than before the season started.
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    Jalen Ramsey traded

    No kidding, Way too much in my estimation. Again, no kidding 3-3, looking up at the 5-1 Seahawks and 5-0 49ers. Plus tiebreaker division losses to both of them. Looking at their schedule they have four "gimmies" left, Atlanta, the Bungles, and Cardinals twice. The other games are considerably tougher. They're probably going to need to go no worse than 7-3 the rest of the way out to even make the playoffs.
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    The problem I have in the Seahawks game was Freddie doubling down and saying the ill advised pass to Landry that got picked off was absolutely the right call.... I won't belabor what everyone else pointed out, in that situation even if you do score, you don't want to give Wilson the ball again with plenty of time left in the half... That's clock management 101 for most coaches.
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    You can rant all you want, but Freddie will be allowed to play out the year, regardless.
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    Well, it's the bye week and everything will get evaluated. Including the coaches and play calling. As they opined on Red Zone yesterday, I wouldn't be too surprized if Dorsey had a chat with Kitchens and ask him "what the hell were you thinking there"? Being aggressive I get- being over aggressive will lose you games.
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    Browns trading for Skins OT, Trent Williams

    It had better not be a first, second round + say Avery is as high as I'm willing to go.... LOL, and OL is a glaring weakness right? Looking at Sportac , sure looks like we can get Williams as a one year rent-a- player for around $12 million. I'll let cap guru Tour tell me if I'm reading his contract correctly.... https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/washington-redskins/trent-williams-6513/
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    Corbett traded to LA Rams

    Amazed we got more than a sack of seeds for him.... It's been noted in the past Dorsey's talent for drafting OL is as bad as it is good at other positions. No one bats 1.000 in the draft, and if you made a mistake, ship it out. Wonder if Dorsey will be working the phones during the bye week to see if there's any OL talent out there that's available at a decent cost. That we got a 5th is pretty amazing.... I thought the Rams were going to eat a lot of his rookie deal, but not the case. He only makes a little over $500k this year, and the Rams can tell him adios next year for slightly more than that.
  9. Um him getting close to the Super Bowl means nothing. That one year was an aberration, if you look at Ryan's coaching career as a whole. He got fired by the Bills too. So you're willing to give him a chance at strike three with the Browns? Sorry, I'm not. Fortunately for the Browns, it's never going to happen. Dan Quinn got the Falcons to the Super Bowl, and is probably going to get fired, FWIW. That's the way coaching works in the NFL, win, or you're fired. Rex didn't win much his last couple years.
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    Odell = Braylon

    Haha, Cal is sort of old and partly crippled. But it sure is obvious from this thread why guys that are slightly left leaning or never Trumpers have left the poli board. Makes better sense to just leave them alone spouting just one POV.
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    Right now none. As mjp posted they've been favored in every game Brady has started almost forever. I expect the line on the game will have the Browns as at least +7 dogs.
  12. LOL, maybe our receivers should learn from the famous words of Tom Jackson. If you can't control the ball- KNOCK IT DOWN!!!
  13. A true story about Grgich. In my one and only trip to Napa- we had some time to kill before our next appointment. We were tasting at Grgich Hills, and who walks in but Mike Grgich. For those of you not familiar with the wine scene- it was the equivalent of the President walking unexpectedly into the room. To a person, everyone grabbed a bottle or two and asked Mike to autograph them, which he graciously did. But just a 2001 cab? Sheeze, by my standards that's a young 'un. Just gave the nephew his wedding present- a birth year wine of 1991 Chateau Montelena cab. I've got oldie and mouldies in my cellar that predate that. My mentor Tom (RIP)- who had an unbelievable cellar- hosted a tasting of Inglenook Cabernets from the 1960s that were at least 30 years old at the time, and they were still in good shape. I was on a cigar kick for a while, but thought better of it- Macanudo crystal was my fave. The problem is- it's best to get in on the ground floor before something becomes a "collectible". That's what happened in the world of high end wines starting in the vicinity of 1990. Especially top wines from Bordeaux in France. What I paid for a case of my 1982 Bordeaux when they were offered as futures in 1983, I couldn't even buy a bottle of the same wine today- even allowing for inflation. So I'm drinking down my liquid assets that I can't replace anymore. I am selling off one of my cellar gems- that I really can't drink in good conscience. It's a bottle of 1990 Chateau Petrus, appreciated 1,000% since I bought it. Enjoy it- or pay for a year of my Browns season tickets with the proceeds. Pretty easy decision on my part. Yeah- there's people out there with enough disposable income to not think twice about shelling out four figures+ for a bottle of wine. As I told our students in our wine appreciation class, there's my logarithmic law of diminishing returns. Just because a wine is 10 times more expensive doesn't necessarily make it 10 times better. Millionaires are looking to find that Holy Grail of wine regardless of the cost. And if you're curious- if someone twisted my arm asking what was the greatest wine I've ever experienced- it would probably be the 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. It was at least 30 years ago, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. When the cork got pulled, it was like someone had opened a bottle of perfume and tossed it around the room, you could smell the wine from 10 feet away. One of my experienced tasting pals said it deserved at least 150 points on a 100 point scale. except I don't read much anymore Ag- just the daily paper and keeping up on the Browns doings keeps me plenty busy enough.
  14. You've just lost all credibility with that gem guy. Rex is still unemployed for a reason. He had one great season- and other than that- totally average to below average.
  15. Of course he isn't. MHO tia is Hilliard was a klutz on that play. He was staring at the ball almost the entire way, wasn't being closely covered- and made no effort to adjust his speed when he saw the ball was going to be slightly behind him. As I mentioned elsewhere, Baker isn't innocent either. There was plenty of time left- and the Seahawks gave him the middle of the field where we had one of our guys essentially uncovered for an easy 5-10 yard completion. Correct me if I'm wrong- but I looked at that play at least a half dozen times...