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Everything posted by hoorta

  1. Rosen

    Yes, you have hand measurement correct. Some potential NFL QBs actually used hand stretching exercises to improve that measurement. Looking at some anatomy pictures- it certainly could be possible improving hand size by say 1\4" stretching out the right ligaments.
  2. Todd Haley

    LOL, so you got any better suggestions for an Offensive coordinator oh wise one? Didn't think so. He's out there somewhere in the mysterious vapor of Ghooliedom. He calls a dumb play or two and Haley is garbage. You're going to be out of a job trolling when the Browns actually start winning. Way too early to start judging the new coaching staff and front office. Free Agency and the Draft will tell me a a lot more.
  3. Say it ain't so- Joe.
  4. Rosen

    Har, did a little research Gip. for the average 5'10" guy hand size is around 7.5". I'm 6' even and my hand size is 9". NFL analytics guys like to see a hand size of at least 9". Notable QB that didn't pass that bar were Michael Vick 8.5" and Tony Romo 8.9". Big hands- Brett Favre 10.3" and stubby 5'10" Russell Wilson 10.25" Our notable flop Johnny Football came in at 9.8". The Combine hand size record is held by Deforest Buckner 11.75", if you want to envision huge, put down a standard 11.5" sheet of paper for comparison. JJ Watt has huge hands too, 11.1". On an unrelated note- I'd love to know the hand size of the late great Jimi Hendrix. His fingers were a mile long relative to normal human beings. Jimi could reach guitar frets with ease I could only dream about hitting.
  5. Regarding Smith- he's improved virtually every year he's played. His yards\attempt is among the best in the league. He's a way better option for a year or two (with Darnold or Allen sitting and learning behind him) than backing up the Brinks for Cousins and hoping Kizer is going to "get it".
  6. Josh Allen mechanics are very good.

    LOL, but he's got to get rid of the Pittsburgh yellow... If you want karma, the last decent Browns player to wear #17 was Brian Sipe....
  7. Rosen

    Regarding Rosen- that's all a bunch of Internet innuendo. The truth will come out in the interviews and psychological testing every recruit at the Combine gets grilled with. Personally, I'm more worried about his concussions and injury history. So his parents have money. He shouldn't use some of it? You want to talk entitled- Jordan Romero, (you've probably never heard of him) became the youngest person to ever do the Seven Summits (highest mountain on each continent) including Everest @ 13, and Mount Vinson in Antarctica @15. Great accomplishment? Sure, if Mom & Dad have the $50K for Everest (just to set foot on the mountain costs 10 grand for a climbing permit) and $40K for Vinson. Probably at least $150K total. That said, I'll (currently) take Mayfield over Rosen. BTW, your Dreamboat came in at the Senior Bowl a hair under 6'5", 238, and 10-1\8" hand. Mayfield got in late due to a family issue, and will get measured tonight. Will see if the Okies were exaggerating his height. PS the little they showed of the interviews, Allen did OK, reiterated he'd "love to be the guy to turn the Browns around". Mason Rudolph was really impressive in his interview. Regretted he can't play in the game (foot sprain)- went to see Dr. Andrews, who recommended he give it a few weeks more rest.
  8. Bowl Schedule, Scouting the QBs

    Reminder. Senior Bowl practices start today. Looks like Elway and the Broncos want to take a long look at Baker Mayfield.
  9. Set your DVRs now. If I've missed anyone, feel free to add. Or players at other positions we need to watch... All times EST 12\22 ESPN 4PM Wyoming- Central Michigan Josh Allen 12\26 ESPN 9PM Kansas State- UCLA Josh Rosen 12\28 ESPN 1:30PM Virginia- Navy Kurt Benkert (some have mentioned him as a sleeper- I've only seen one series) 12\28 ESPN 5:15PM Oklahoma State- Virginia Tech Mason Rudolph (Gipper fave) 12\29 ESPN 8:30PM Ohio State- USC Sam Darnold 12\30 ESPN Noon Louisville- Mississippi State Lamar Jackson 12\30 ESPN 4PM Penn State- Washington Jake Browning (as a bonus Saquon Barkley) 1\1 ESPN 5PM Oklahoma- Georgia Baker Mayfield
  10. Todd Haley

    Haley has coached some great offenses. Fact. I'm with you on this one Tour. Two year max contract. Bell's a proven commodity, Barkley not so much. I see the morality policeman is already against it. Haley will have a ton of input wether we go after him or not. Browns, no. Cowboys probably did after the Hershel Walker trade. Just to be accurate he was HC at Kansas City. OC in Arizona under Wisenhunt. Assistant coach under Parcells.
  11. I wuz wrong about that Tour. But effectively then, he was on the last year of his contract. They had the option of not renewing his contract in 2018. I also noticed guys like Tashaun Gipson- and a few other Ex-Browns making contributions to playoff teams... But not good enough or too expensive for an 0-16 team? Little wonder Hue went running to Jimmy. LOL, trendy enough for you? Ahem- someone (consensus?) my a$$- who had final control of the roster, dumped quality players unnecessarily to create all that cap space- and I'm not the only one who has that opinion.
  12. It was hardball cap crap by Sashi. Not an isolated instance either. He could have resigned Pryor when he came crawling back with his tail between his legs, but Brown essentially showed him the finger. Dicking around with second team all pro Mitchell Schwartz, notice a trend? IIRC Haden was on the last year of his contract. So what if he was getting overpaid & had lost a step? You release him after the season. It wouldn't have affected 2018 cap space at all. Veteran leadership in the defensive backfield. Good enough to play for the Steelers, but not good enough for an 0-16 team? Same deal as having Kizer, Kessler, and Hogan as the only warm bodies in the QB room. Nice thinking Sashi- it's why you're currently out of work.
  13. The games deliver Ghoolie's lessons

    Oh, I just remembered another one of Ghoolie's dead wrong predictions. Joe Thomas will never make the HOF. Most of the talking heads are now saying first ballot lock, a year or two later at worst...
  14. The games deliver Ghoolie's lessons

    Another thought- Ghoolie missed the memo playoff games get reffed differently than regular season. I saw plenty of stuff (both games) that would have been called defensive PI in the regular season. I also saw how far the Browns have to go talent wise to be a legit SB contender.
  15. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    VS Kevin Hogan...
  16. I've said it once- dream on about getting a draft haul like that. Certainly not from the Giants. Second round pick- tops. The only way that happens is in the (unlikely) scenario the Broncos or Jets want to move up to #1 overall. They won't- because the QB class is deep enough they will be able to just sit at their respective spots and still get decent talent. For sure this year we're not trading the #1 down. The #4 flipped to #5 or #6 is a different story.
  17. The games deliver Ghoolie's lessons

    Ha, he's wrong on Brady again. Was wrong on the Bengal's 2017 record predicted 11-5 to me when I told him he was full of it expecting that out of the Bungles, and probably wrong on Paxton Lynch. All he's got left is bluster BS. It's actually pretty funny....
  18. The games deliver Ghoolie's lessons

    I well remember one Super Bowl where (I was watching the game with my brother who played OT) where one of the Pat's linemen flat out tackled a guy come through unabated on a blitz. No call.
  19. Are you all so sure Kizer can't be your QB?

    95% Sure.... Sorry Tom, if it was just all about physical skills, Jeff George and Jamarcus Russell would be in the HOF. LOL, how did your "washed up" Tom Brady look yesterday against the Jaguars? accuracy, accuracy, accuracy. If you don't have it, the odds approach 100% you're never going to get it in the pros. Quick decisions- Kizer is slow as molasses recognizing where his open receivers are. I was on the right side of all those decisions. Not every Browns fan is as dumb as you make them out to be. Cutting Haden was a mistake (backed up by future HOFer Joe Thomas), I was on the Wentz wagon, thought Julio Jones was a rare talent. Harrison is about out of gas- would be worthless on the Browns, he'll retire after he collects another ring with the Patriots, along with Kenny Britt who's taking up a roster spot on the bench in New England... Or you think 2 catches for 23 yards with the Pats is worth $10 million? There's the difference, Britt whined and clubhouse cancered his way out of Cleveland, didn't want to be on a 0-16 loser. That's why guys will do almost anything to get on the Patriots- nice way to get a SB ring without doing much. PS Remains to be seen about Garrett, he did make the all rookie team playing hurt. Coleman probably will never live up to his draft status.
  20. The games deliver Ghoolie's lessons

    Since 1999 the case can be made the Browns are the least successful. Good thing the Steelers didn't get shut down pre 1970 & moved because THEY were the least successful franchise 1930-1970. And don't give me that crap it was a long time ago. As Gip pointed out, plenty of yellow seats in the 4th quarter of a playoff game in Pittsburgh last week. All it will take is a few winning seasons and all the talk of the Browns being among least profitable will go away. BTW, about that 11-5 prediction for the Bengals this year. Only missed it by 4. 7-9. Told ya they were going to stink. Since two of their wins were against the hapless Browns, My 5-11 would have been right on...
  21. Mel Kiper says

    My POV Cal is character counts in the evaluation- to a point. Dak Prescott dropped in the draft due to the DUI. Turns out that was an isolated instance- the same might be the case with Mayfield. Yeah, he's done some stupid crap on the field, but I'll chalk that up to youthful exuberance. OTOH, Johnny Football has so many red character flags you would have thought it was back in the day of a Kremlin parade. He's probably the only guy I've ever torpedoed mostly on that basis- but there were other holes in his game I didn't like either.
  22. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    How about Mayfield #1, Barkley #4? Love what I've seen out of Baker so far... I've said it a bunch of times PO- the odds of Barkley being there @ #4 are way better than our "pick of the litter" qb. War's stats are pretty damning in my book. Nothing, nothing, big chunk play to pad your stats. I'm not going to bother, but I'm sure his YAC stat is out there somewhere.... We might take a shot at Saquon, but I damn guarantee you it won't be #1 overall. We've pointed out it hasn't happened in over 20 years, and the last guy who got the honor- KiJana Carter, promptly blew out his knee and was an injury bust. Hmmm another Penn State RB. Golly, Courtney Brown came out of PS. Bad karma I tell you. Just got a case of the heebie jeebies....
  23. Camp Barkley #1 Overall

    Absolutely not!!! If it makes you feel any better, Jeremiah says Barkley is the best running back he's seen in a long time...
  24. Nice article J. If the Redskins were able to use the the non-exclusive tag (they can't per the article) that would have caused an abrupt loss of interest by the Browns. It would have cost Cleveland the #1 overall, and a first round next year? No thanks. Hmmm, would the Bills with 2 relatively low first round picks this year be interested? They have the cap room, and Cousins would be a serious upgrade over Tyrod Taylor. The other problem is the $34 million Cousins would be owed under any tag. MHO is I wouldn't pay a healthy Tom Brady that on a one year rent-a-player deal. Best option is for Washington to work out a long term contract with KIrk. Looks like they just let him walk, they get nothing in return. Other option is a sign and trade. Per the article Tour posted, serious doubts Cousins would be interested in the Browns, we're not exactly the model of a stable franchise he wants.
  25. Tannehill

    If the Browns really offered the Pats the Houston pick, totally doesn't make any sense. If Brady is hurt worse than they're letting on, there's going to be recriminations.