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  1. Orion

    Looking back on Bill

    ......and then there are those that think the earth is flat....and we never landed on the moon....and the new Ravens were 'clones' of the Browns organization, while the originals were zapped into non existence by gamma rays. - The reality is, the Browns moved to Baltimore, and subsequently were told to paint themselves purple and call themselves something other than the Browns. (ok, I lied. they weren't told to paint themselves purple...they chose to paint themselves purple) - Then we got a stadium, so we could have a team, and so we could select all special teamers in the plan B expansion draft. We came back into the league as dummies and remained that way until a blind squirrel finally found John Dorsey.
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    Looking back on Bill

    Technicalities mean nothing.
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    Looking back on Bill

    They moved away and THEN won a super bowl. The ultimate snub. We hated Bill because he cut Kosar....WHILE Testaverde was injured and thought might be out for the year. He inserted Todd Philcox. We watched Philcox play horribly (as expected) and lose while Bernie played the following sunday for Dallas....and won 2 of 3 games. We had a pretty good team. And it went into the sewer...while Kosar could've kept us afloat until Testaverde came back. - The cutting of Kosar was not in the best interest of the football team at that time.
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    Jimmy sez fock u Espn

    Understand that you stated that he technically still works for and is paid by the company. Browns149 is a trucker and obviously takes it quite personally.....as that brotherhood would.
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    Jimmy sez fock u Espn

    ...b,b,b,b,but He didn't know. Him....and the janitor had no idea crooked stuff was going on.
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    Flacco is going to Denver

    I heard that earlier today and was thinking, 'The trade deadline passed. And it's not the new league year until mid-March'.
  7. Right?! That's the theme I'm getting from reading about our new OC, DC, ST coaches/coordinators. They all seem to indicate that they WANTED to come to Cleveland. I mean, one of 'em scheduled Cleveland as his first visit because that's where he wanted to be. - It crazy.....compared to a year or so ago when coaches had Cleveland as a 'last resort'. And the one common denominator in the new coach's comments is that Baker Mayfield is the QB. -- It LOOKS LIKE the Browns can win games now because of our QB. And THAT makes us attractive. We owe the turn-around in the attractiveness of coming to the Browns to John Dorsey. Previous regimes traded away the chance to have a franchise QB leaving the Browns with a crippled offense. They let OTHER teams have the QB's and thus Cleveland is a place to stay away from. Dorsey didn't let ANYONE else control who his QB was gonna be. He DIDN'T take Saquan Barkley and grab a QB that fell to him at #4. NOPE! He understood exactly how valuable that position is. He wanted the BEST one. - Now, of course, he could've been wrong....and still might be wrong about his choice. But so far, the rest of the football world thinks he got it right. We are now a far-cry from the front office that made Shannahan say, "I'm not going to finish my contract here. I'm gonna leave you flat whether you let me out of my contract or not." Coaches now WANT to come here. And I can't wait for free agency to see if PLAYERS now want to be part of our team.
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    The official Terry Pluto thread

    Yup, you need to be able to run the ball respectably...but you ABSOLUTELY MUST be able to pass the ball, cos if you can't, your opponent will shut down your run and you'll be dead in the water.
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    Browns sign Kareem Hunt

    I don't have to read the link. Hunt is an a-hole. He's a punk. A thug. I friggin' hate him. But he probably would've ended up a Steeler to replace Bell. We have him now. Better here than there. It's a talent driven league. That's why Josh friggin' Gordon wound up on the Patriots. Things get overlooked if you're good at playing football.
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    Browns sign Kareem Hunt

    Not a bad thought. You know that SOMEONE was gonna tap him.
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    Browns sign Kareem Hunt

    At least we don't have any cheerleaders for him to beat up.
  12. Haslam is a whack-job. But Dorsey is so good that we've got people wanting to come here IN SPITE of the fact that we've got a dope for an owner. And it only works while he stays in the background.
  13. This is VERY positive stuff. NFL people want to come. They see something. - It's one thing for talking heads to say stuff but it's only real when you see it happen. Again, hopefully this trendy Browns thing continues into free agency.
  14. Yes. But we actually had coaches that WANTED to interview for our head coaching position. Obviously Bruce Airiens petitioned for an interview. We got Monken to come here and NOT even call plays. I think coaches are seeing the Browns as a place where they can grab onto it's coat-tails and be seen as part of the REASON the Browns became successful in 2019 (and beyond). That being part of the Browns can be GOOD for their career. A springboard to a possible head coaching position, instead of a catapult into the abyss......which is what we WERE viewed as. And it's all because of Baker Mayfield and John Dorsey (and also because of Landry, Chubb, Njoku, Garrett, Ward and the rest of the young talent. But let's face it, if you take away Dorsey & Mayfield, you're left with Haslam & Tyrod Taylor.)
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    Free Steven Avery and Brenden Dassy

    ......um....it doesn't really matter, to me....
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    NFL Team Cuts

    I thought they might have done that, but instead they moved the extra point back farther. - It would also make you go for the first down in windy conditions.
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    NFL Team Cuts

    IMO they should do away with field goals completely. You have one guy that does the punts and kickoffs. Extra points are from scrimmage. 1 point from the 1 yard line. 2 points is from the 5 yard line. OR If you must have FG's, then you cannot attempt one unless you reach the 30 yard line. No more 50+ yard FG's. All in favor say Aye. All opposed remain quiet. - The Ayes have it.
  18. ...New York time, of course. per Gipper's important dates thread.....That's when Dorsey can be in contact with agents of perspective free agents....and then on the 13th at 4:00pm he can sign them....OR, he can trade for guys. LAST YEAR at that time Dorsey knew that few free agents were going to WANT to come to Cleveland and be part of the perpetual dysfunction....so he brought guys in kicking and screaming (he traded for them). That was brilliant. (fortunately he had some draft capitol to play with) THIS YEAR, will be somewhat different. We HAVE what seems like a legitimate NFL QB. (that's huge) We have at least a couple of receiving weapons. We have a running back. We won some games while looking fairly good in the process. We have an NFL caliber football team now. We just need a few more pieces to the puzzle (in theory). I'll be very interested to see if Dorsey does any trading this time around since we are now a much more appealing destination to FA's. Why....I wonder if Alex Mack would want to come back. lol It's officially the off season! Go Browns! Super Bowl Browns....Hell Yeah!
  19. lol Is mic'd up? Microphoned up? - Now I've got mice laughing at me.
  20. ...and from watching the Baker Miced Up I noticed that Tretter seems like a nice guy. Of course that doesn't mean a whole lot. (was basically joking about Mack wanting back in)
  21. Actually, my focus was a little narrower. The 3 days leading up to the start of the new season on March 13th at 4:00 pm EST. (at least I THINK it will still be 'standard' time and not 'savings' time) I'm guessing that Dorsey won't be involved with trades at 4:00 pm but will instead be focused on the free agents.
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    Imagine Saquon at 1 and Mayfield at 4

    ......you may sssssay I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one. I hope some daaaay you will join us And the woooooorld will live as one (among the best songs ever written, by anyone, at any time)
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    Worst Halftime EVER

    You nailed it right there. The fringe football fans at work thought it was a horribly boring SB. "The worst football game I ever saw in my life." someone told me. When a real football fan would say, 'That was an epic battle!' - I'm not a real 'defense' kinda guy.....but that was an epic defensive championship. Oh, this is about half-time. Wasn't interested in the acts. Didn't see it.
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    2019 Mock Drafts

    Correct. It's not going to be the same 'hot topic' that it's been every other year. We finally have our QB. Everything else is supporting cast.
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    Worst Halftime EVER

    I went and played my guitar for half an hour.