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  1. Headin' to party central (a/k/a the bro-in-laws) with two 20+ lb, cage free, big birds in the trunk and makings for everything from a couple sides to desert, three bottles of wine (stopping en route to look for more) and a half case of Yuengling. Taking the lappie, but if past visits are any indication, then posts will be far and few between. So either enjoy the break or despair minus my sunshining... or both. But in any case here's hoping you all have a great day full of food, family and good times... in what ever order you prefer. See you in the tavern... I'm getting that feelin'... again.
  2. Drennan must be a smart man... What it comes down to for me about changing horses now is to have endured this much pain and, by my eyes, be so close to seeing our fortunes turn is just unfathomable. If any aspiring GM in any organization is not licking their lips to come into this situation and "rescue" our beloved franchise, then they are truly unworthy of rising to that position. Almost literally anyone with a pulse can sit in Sashi's chair and be a hero in 2018... even if they take Mayfield. And by the time they wreck things again, their name will be made. I know many here don't/can't see what I see. And it's not a necessarily a matter of football knowledge... or business experience (although that is what I lean heavily upon)... as we discussed the other day, it's at least as much a matter of distance from NE Ohio media. But I see us being so damn close to the success... it's not a matter of changing mid-stream, we're 2/3rds of the way across. I honestly don't see how an article documenting 6 years of futility reflects on The Process.
  3. 1st time in Cleveland

    Oh, Lord... now the authorities will be looking to file child abuse charges... Glad you had a great time. Thanks for the update.
  4. Agree... right now FirstPick seems to be undervaluing QB demand... but Lord, they be lovin' them some DL. This "game" always alerts me look at to prospects I have not seen. #1 on that list AMT is BC LB, Harold Landry. The last BC LB to receive rave reviews turned out to be pretty good.
  5. Darnold vs rosen

    ... wearing a ten-gallon MAGA hat...
  6. Haslams solicited input from players

    At the risk of crossing a humor line (for my first time ever )... Many here would see a pile of ashes running the Browns as fitting.
  7. Camp Mayfield

    Not in my eyes... not in a stadium... on Saturdays... or Sundays. Now in an annual Thanksgiving pickup game...
  8. The 'who have you watched lately?' thread.

    Survey question? Imma go with... sitting pretty with a franchise grade QB already rostered. You don't have to be in a camp to bet... just have a little conviction.
  9. lol... just finished one along the same lines... excepting the QB collection. Your Picks: Round 1 Pick 5 (IND): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA (A+) Round 1 Pick 6 (CHI): Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State (A+) Round 1 Pick 15 (T.B.): Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama (A) Round 2 Pick 17 (DAL): Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State (A) Round 3 Pick 1: Kevin Toliver II, CB, LSU (A) Round 3 Pick 17 (DAL): Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia (A) Round 4 Pick 1: Kyzir White, SS, West Virginia (A+) Round 5 Pick 1: Sean Welsh, C, Iowa (A-) Round 6 Pick 1: Cortez Broughton, DT, Cincinnati (A) Round 7 Pick 1: Chris Worley, ILB, Ohio State (B-) Your Future Picks: 2019 Round 1 Pick 2019 Round 1 Pick (IND) 2020 Round 1 Pick I said I was ignorant... Certainly an option, but I was WR focused and picked up the added 2nd rounder to boot.
  10. Should we draft a quarterback 1st overall?

    Last first... the backup plan was/is the 2018 #1 overall pick. Can't say that it was the original plan, but it sure as hell is clearly the plan now. Nest... not laughing... We'd probably have won the 4-6 games many originally predicted with Keenum, the Keenum that has emerged with the Vikes, running our Offense. Add Woods? Maybe 5-6? None of know the story of the QB room. Did Hue vouch for Kessler? We weren't going to invest a roster spot in McC at the cost of developing young QBs, so we offered McC a QB Coaching job... one he'll likely take somewhere someday, but one he was not ready to take this season... and he chose wisely. But McC is not Keenum... and we did not win with him last season... so personally I'd not push him as a savior from our horrible circumstance. Kizer? He was ready in this sense. He met the minimum requirements. He learned the playbook. He mastered the huddle. He learned how to go under center. Everything else was advanced study, OJT... and in some areas he gets passing grades... in some he's improved, but still failing... and in others he's made no progress. And we cannot forget the disappointment that was Kessler's camp. He went in as our #1... and shat down his leg. He is as responsible for Kizer being pressed into action at least a half season early as anyone...
  11. The Hoorta goes Ghoolie...

    No... you can't... at least you cannot be sure that you can.
  12. That'd be my take as well, h. NYG seems QB destined... but Lord help that QB.
  13. Yeah... not those shows like PTI or worse. I like NFL Live, especially if Trey Wingo is hosting. But even Trey give us the occasional back of his hand. It's natural attrition... winning will reverse the tide. Just obviously not this year...
  14. So you in for half on 4 seats? We can offer less than the asking price...
  15. The Process Poll

    Yeah... effin' hilareous... Frequent Flyer miles? Seriously, I'm going guess they had more than a few scouts there... and met with them. Maybe some other GMs as well. again execs that sit in their office are more prone to fail... and get bored to death. Plus getting away from the local press for a weekend in LA? Sounds like heaven to me. Bet the wives went, too. Sashi has the power of the final say. It is important that he has authority commensurate with his position. It is equally... no... it is more important that he exercises that power as little as possible. He may or may not have ever used it. If he has, it was likely in the handling of a very serious disagreement around a decision. And it was far more likely in dealing with individuals' behaviors within the process than it was deciding the issue. Nope... just taking the word of the man... the big boss... Jimmah! Said in his intro of Sashi when he named him the GM that he was a consensus builder like no one he had ever worked with before. Said in his presser when he announced the firings of Pet and Farmer: " Effective today or tonight I should say, Sashi Brown will be our executive vice president of football operations. Sashi, I believe, is the right person to do this for the Cleveland Browns. He’s been in the NFL for 10 plus years, has been involved in the cap and has been heavily involved in our football administration and operations for the last year or two. He’s very smart, very organized, good at systems and processes and an outstanding team player. " And even I had forgotten that the original plan as detailed in that same presser was: "We’ll begin the search for the head coach right away. There are several key criteria we’re looking for in our head coach. The first is intelligence. We need somebody that’s smart. Obviously, we need somebody who’s a strong leader, somebody who is collaborative and can work well with others, a good team player, if you will. An individual that can put together a good staff, that’s incredibly important in today’s NFL as a complex as the game is, and somebody who has an intense desire to win and improve every day. The search committee will be made up of Jed Hughes with Korn Ferry... an international search firm... along with Sashi Brown, Dee and myself will head up the search committee. We’ll go to work right away. " And here's the really cool, forgotten bit with the Sashi praise repeated for context... and emphasis... "Once we hire a head coach, then we’ll go out and hire a GM. Let me talk about why we’re going to do this. Effective today or tonight I should say, Sashi Brown will be our executive vice president of football operations. Sashi, I believe, is the right person to do this for the Cleveland Browns. He’s been in the NFL for 10 plus years, has been involved in the cap and has been heavily involved in our football administration and operations for the last year or two. He’s very smart, very organized, good at systems and processes and an outstanding team player. He’s also very strategic so we will use those skills and working for him will be a GM whose primary job will be talent acquisition." So the original plan was to do what the peanut gallery here wants to do now... and we didn't... somewhere along the way a better idea developed. And Jimmah bought into it... I'll dig up the "consensus" endorsement comments later, if I have time, but trust me... I'm not assuming a thing. I will sleep well tonite.
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