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  1. jiggins7919

    Regular Season Schedule

    That's kind of what I was saying, too. If we can split the first 8 games and stay healthy, I REALLY like how our schedule shapes up in the second half. Although the second half is absolutely loaded with division foes, I don't see that as being the formidable force as it historically was...hopefully. You want to know what our entire season hinges on? I'm not trying to be dramatic, but my honest-to-goodness opinion about the entire trajectory of our team lies on our season opener. We haven't won a season opener since 2004, and that was the only victory we've had opening day since coming back. It's a stat that gets more and more bizarre, and we've lost them in EVERY SINGLE WAY possible (no need to rehash them, LOL). We could very easily start out the year 2-4, no doubt, but I like our chances break even or better in the first half of the season if we can FINALLY win a season opener. On one hand, the scheduling gods gave us a break with having a home game (thank GOD), but on the other, it's against a team that was 9-7 last year. If we don't stop the run, they will beat us. Again, I hate to be overly dramatic, but the season opener is basically going to be the barometer for our 2019 campaign. Win the damn opener, go to New York and beat them up, and then get ready for a Sunday night PARTY against the NFC Champions, Rams. Damn...now I'm all pumped up for football and it's the 19th of April!
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    Regular Season Schedule

    I know, I really don't like it. I'd rather have a few more division games early when teams tend to be healthier.
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    Regular Season Schedule

    I'm exactly where you are, my friend. Maybe it's because I still remember 2008 VERY well, but I tend to agree with 8-8. The difference with my opinion is I can see 10-6, ESPECIALLY if we split the first 8 games because I think the second half of the schedule lightens up just a bit, but I can also see us winning only 6 games. Now, I’m the first to admit that our team is a much different animal than the 2008 squad, but I’m not sure fans truly remember the amount of hype we had going into the year. Not only did we fail to live up to the hype, we were an unmitigated disaster from the GET-GO. Weird injuries in preseason, cuts that didn’t heal, touchdowns dropped (ahem, Braylon), and every other problem you can think of. We came into that year the darling of the AFC North, and we crapped the sheets IMMEDIATELY. Ok, so referring back to 2008 isn’t very scientific in terms of prognosticating a win-loss schedule. So what else is going on? Three things, and while I’m sure they’ve already been discussed in these 3 pages, I’m going to apologize in advance for not reading every post. Here are my 3 reasons for predicting between 6-10 wins (I know you guys are very excited! LOL) 1. Defense. I do not trust our defense yet, and while I’m excited to get a new DC and new scheme, we have holes at LB, CB, and Safety. Jabril Peppers wasn’t an allstar, but he was starting to play a bit better, and we’re still going to feel his absence. I mean, he almost singlehandedly beat the Broncos for us with his incredible end zone interception and the 4th down sack. We’re still missing that “thumper” style linebacker, and what hurts the most is we HAD HIM in Michael Kendricks, but obviously we had to cut him. 2. Field Goal Kicker. Ok, stop laughing, and hear me out. If we had a stud FG kicker last year, what do you think our record is? I mean, just look at the close games we lost. Pittsburgh and New Orleans were the first two games of the year, and both games basically came down to kicks. What about the last game of the year against the Ravens? We go for it on 4th and 10 instead of kicking the 56 yard FG. Obviously I understand that 56 yards if FAR from a gimme, but if you had a good kicker, you probably go for the kick, right? Heck, we lost to the Bucs in overtime on a 58 yarder. And the weather wasn’t THAT terrible in Baltimore. Greg Joseph has the physical tools to be a good kicker, no doubt. Plenty of leg and all that, but even several of his MADE attempts got between the uprights by the grace of God himself. Remember the “slice kick” he had against the Jets I think? Where it started left and sliced back right? LOL! How about the game-winner against the Ravens? That should NOT have gone in, hahaha. How many extra points and FG’s JUST went through? Until we get a good FG kicker, I can’t predict us to get more than 10 wins, and 10 is the high side for me. 3. Injuries. Now, this is something that applies to every team, and it’s not even fun to talk about, but I don’t even know who our backup QB is going to be. Drew Stanton? I know he’s got a solid starting record, but I don’t think he’s the guy you REALLY want out there if the unthinkable happens. I also don’t put much stock in Denzel Ward’s health. He’s one of my FAVORITE players, and my heart breaks for that kid, but 3 concussions in like 7 weeks is NOT good, especially as a rookie. It’s got to be on his mind nonstop, ya know? How can he NOT be hesitant? I hope I’m wrong, I really do, but for us to maximize our potential, we need our allstars, and he’s so talented…we need him out there in the secondary.
  4. jiggins7919

    Duke Johnson Requests Trade

    If you do bed her, you better kiss and tell. That's all I'm saying, LOL. But you make a great point, and that's just because somebody WANTS to be traded, it doesn't mean they will be, OR that they'll feel that way in the coming months. Players are human-beings, just like everyone else, and they can have emotions. Duke probably (definitely) felt like he wasn't utilized last year like he wanted, and us signing Hunt probably pushed him over the edge. That being said, let me tell you something about Duke Johnson. He is ALWAYS one of the most respected players on the field, both from coaches and players. Even the opposition can be seen helping Duke Johnson off the ground several times a game and patting him on the head. When Duke was in college, he suffered a terrible knee injury against my Seminole, and there were multiple Noles kneeling beside Duke and praying for him. This is back when the Noles were a top college team, and the FSU vs Miami game was one of THE elite games of the year. Lots of bad blood on both sides, but when it came to Duke, there was admiration and respect. I say that because I don't want fans to think of Duke like some malcontent little beeotch. He's definitely not ANY of that, and while I wish he would've handled it a bit differently, he's still one of my favorite players. I can also see Duke's point, although I wish he wouldn't have made his wishes PUBLIC. That's the one thing I don't like about the situation. Now we would've known SOMETHING was up when he didn't show up for voluntary training, but still...I wish he didn't make his demands public like that. From Duke's point of view, he's seeing offenses like the New England Patriots. Can you IMAGINE Duke Johnson on the Patriots? I sure can, and I can PROMISE you that he can visualize it, too. He's thinking he can have 80 receptions a year, 100+ rushes, and 10 TD's. He's got that kind of ability, and with an offense as loaded as ours, he's simply not going to get that many touches barring awful injury or Hunt not fulfilling his stipulations to play. In short (I know, I'm never short...sorry), you're right. Duke isn't necessarily going anywhere, but I could see him being traded either on draft day or shortly afterwards. But you know what? I can also see him being part of our team and really helping our offense develop into a dangerous powerhouse. He's good people, and I want him back for sure.
  5. jiggins7919

    Duke Johnson Requests Trade

    I think many fans felt like we never truly used Duke as much as we could have, and I was hoping we'd have another 8 games to try and figure it out. After all, Kitchens was a new OC and we had a crap load of new shite to pull together. Do I understand his frustration about playing? I guess so, a RB only has so much time, but on the other hand, we extended his contract and presumably WANTED him in Cleveland...so whatever. I just always respected him and hate to see him go.
  6. jiggins7919

    Ozzie Defends Dorsey Against The Gross One

    Didn't Grossi get fired a few years ago for being such a douche?
  7. jiggins7919

    It's true, Cowherd hates the Browns...

    I'm pretty sure we're going to be on Monday night, just a hunch. Only problem with THAT is it's a freaking road game, and I'd much rather open the year in Cleveland. Can you just imagine the atmosphere for our first home game...on a MONDAY NIGHT? UGGGGHHHH! Since this is the Colin Cowherd thread, I guess I should mention his name. Colin Cowherd is a complete assclown who probably sleeps in Tiny Canadian Pussy Douche pajamas and drives a smart car. (I didn't write that phrase, it was auto changed from Justin Beebs, lolololol) 🙂
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    It's true, Cowherd hates the Browns...

    One more thing. Just read that it's the 50 year anniversary of Monday Night Football, and guess who the first 2 teams were? Yep, Browns and Jets. I can almost bet money that we're going to be on the first Monday of the season against Sam Darnold and the Jets!
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    It's true, Cowherd hates the Browns...

    Man, that sounds AWESOME!
  10. jiggins7919

    It's true, Cowherd hates the Browns...

    He's got an agenda and he says outlandish things just to get reactions. He's total garbage and not worth mentioning. I can't wait to see how our team handles the expectation of winning. I know it might not SOUND like that big of a deal, but I think it really is. There's definitely a pressure on our team, and if we get off to an 1-3 start or something, we're going to have to keep it together. Now, I don't EXPECT to start off that slow, but crazier things have happened. Historically, we don't win season openers. I mean, we did everything last year NOT to win the game. If you ask me, our season opener in 6 months is going to be HUGE. It wouldn't surprise me to see us on a national stage against the Steelers, Ravens, or maybe even the Patriots. I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but it's too fun. We have the talent, we're going to add more, and now we EXPECT to win. Oh yeah, and we have our freaking QUARTERBACK. Gonna be a fun year boys, and if we're healthy, we're going to be a nightmare to stop on offense.
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    So if Duke plays well for 8 games, why bother with hunt?

    Trading Duke doesn't make a ton of sense to me. Honestly, I felt like we just didn't understand how to incorporate him into the offense last year, and we also need to understand that we were really lucky last year regarding injuries. RBs have a high rate of injury, and Chubb already has a serious medical issue under his belt. Furthermore, Hunt has a long way to go to get on the field, and it's far from a certainty that he'll play for us. I could be mistaken, but I want to say he's being treated for alcoholism right now, and we all know how difficult that particular fight can be, right?
  12. jiggins7919

    Gettleman Speaks RE OBJ Trade

    OBJ wasn't late to meetings. OBJ didn't pop positive for drugs. OBJ didn't beat up women. He's a hard worker and is yet another guy who is bringing the attitude to Cleveland. Look what a difference Jarvis Landry made, Baker Mayfield made, and so on. You get guys who have the FIRE, and yes....maybe they drive you nuts from time to time. But lemme tell you something: OBJ played his entire young career with an aging QB past his prime. If you watched Eli, you could tell he wasn't the same. OBJ is playing with a much different animal now, and don't be surprised to read stories about how shocked OBJ is at Baker's arm strength. That ball sneaks up on you in a hurry, and he's just about as accurate as anybody I've seen as a rookie. Baker throwing to OBJ in stride? Oh hell yes.
  13. jiggins7919

    Browns sign Kareem Hunt

    I totally agree. I'm definitely ok with 8 games, and I sincerely hope Kareem can get it turned around. For some reason, I think he will.
  14. jiggins7919

    Browns sign Kareem Hunt

    8 games it is, and you know what? I'll take it. We have depth at the RB position for the second half of the year, and I can't wait to see how Kitchens uses all of our weapons. I'm desperately trying not to jump out of my ass with excitement, but DANG this is fun. I don't want to jinx it, but maybe...just maybe...we'll win a season opener!! Hehehehehe! Well, with our luck the NFL will put us on prime time against the Patriots for our first game. LOLOLOL
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    Zeitler

    I'm absolutely ecstatic about having another pass rusher. Some analysts have called Vernon "good, not great", and that may be true, but the addition of Vernon makes HIM better AND Garrett better. Not to mention the talent we have at DT now. I mean, Jesus. That's probably a top 5 defensive line in the league.
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