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  1. Bigalow80

    Freddie's Staff searches

    Here's the bottom line...Most of these guys realize, that the Browns are the "up and coming team" similar to what the Rams were just before McVay took over. If this team performs as well or better than expected MOST of them will be getting head coaching interviews. I hate to say they are using the Browns as a potential stepping stone, but that is kind of what the NFL does in their coaching searches. I'm not going to complain. If the Browns win and develop a good culture that sustains winning aka NE, than I'm ok with the one year and go mentality. It's all about bring a SB championship to this organization!!
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    Antonio Brown

    I'm fairly certain Munchak just left Pittsburgh for Denver... https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2019/01/15/pittsburgh-steelers-mike-munchak-denver-broncos-offensive-line-coach/stories/201901150145
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    Freddie's Staff searches

    If Jim Bob Cooter gets the job, can you imagine the memes and quotes being thrown around...Alabama boy Freddie Kitchens and Jim Bob Cooter. Oh boy. People are going to have a field day. I have target Kris Richard as a DC potential since the beginning. I would love it, although, with guys like him and Monken (TB OC) it may only be a one year gig as they are surely going to get HC jobs in the near future. Especially if this Browns team makes the playoffs (which they should) next year. Personally, the two guys above would be my top choices but I would be good with Vance Joseph, Dan Cambell from NO, Pagano, etc. I want experienced HC's on the sideline with Freddie at least for the first year or two.
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    Coach Interviews

    personally, i love the fact that Dorsey is interviewing everyone under the sun. It's the way it should be for this position. The goal is to win right now. No more waiting. They need someone whom can come in and do just that. I think with the success of this draft class, Dorsey's position within the organization is even stronger. I think/hope, the Jimmah knows to keep his nose out of it, and to trust his GM. Sit there and listen to what everyone has to say. The browns are the #1 job on the market right now. They are going to get their guy. It's not going to be McCarthy, McDaniels or Arians and I'm about 99% sure it won't be Williams. The biggest concern is probably that if they don't hire Kitchens as a HC, then if they light it up this year (which they should), he is going to be a hot HC elsewhere and will probably be gone. Tough dilemma but I think that is a question that most of these guys are getting in their interview plans. What's the NEXT step? My personal thoughts as to whom is going to be HC: 1) Dave Toub (ST coordinator in KC). I still think this is Dorsey's guy. He comes in for the next 5 years, wins a SB and retires into the sunset. He does all the little things and knows how to manage a team. Freddie takes over after that. 2) Dan Cambpell (TE coach NO). He's a players coach who preaches discipline. He did a good job in that disaster of a season for Miami. Players really liked him and they played hard. He got the raw end of the stick in Miami but he has since been tutoring under Payton for the last 3 years. I think he has everything the browns want and need. 3.) Matt Eferblus (DC at Indy). Very similar to DC above. I think he has the right mentality for the job 4) Matt Campell (Iowa St. HC). He's probably #1 on the big board but I think he gives college a few more years. He's a really good coach and he is very willing to adapt his style of play to the game. He does a lot with not very good talent 5.) Kris Richard (passing coordinator DAL). I do not think he is going to be the HC. HOWEVER, he could very easily become the DC of the Browns. If any of the guys above are hired, look for him to take this position as similar to kitchens this might only be a one year deal before he gets a HC gig of his own. Resume builder for him 6.) Nick Flores (defensive coach NE). There is a whole thread on him but he's a dark horse. I'm not a fan of the belichek tree so I would stay away. **If you haven't noticed my theme with all of these coaches it is that the Browns are going to be winning A LOT! That is the expectation. Playoffs and Super Bowl within the the next 4 years. Also, with winning, there will be a lot of poaching of the staff. I have a feeling within the next 5 years these guys will all be gone: Kitchens, Richard (if hired as DC), Eliot Wolf, Andrew Berry, young williams
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    Browns Uniform.. One Man's Vision

    just make the color rush unis the home unis full time and I will be good. Those are the best uniforms the browns have had in a long time
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    Quarterback Talk

    Hurtz will eventually be asked to play another position. He just doesn't have the arm talent. Lock will be coming out but there is zero chance he is the #1 qb prospect on the board. He has all the measurables but his accuracy and decision making are not good. This is a very down year for qb's both in FA and in the draft. 2020 is absolutely stacked. I think there is a 0.000000001% chance Haskins stays in school now that Herbert left. He is the #1 qb on the board for most teams and unless he gets hurt or does something stupid, he will be a top 15 pick in the draft. I personally don't think he or any qb in this draft will be a top 10 pick, but when it comes to qb's and the draft you never know. If I was a GM of any team needing a qb desperately, ie the Jaguars, Redskins, Giants I think this is the time to give the Raiders a call. If I'm the jags, i offer 2019 1st (this is going to be top 10), 2nd and 5th round, 2020 1st, 3rd round and 2021 2nd rounder for carr. That team needs a qb desperately. The giants should make the same offer. I'm not sure Carr is that good of a qb but he is better than anything else in this draft right now. Haskins has potential but with those teams, I'm not sure you have time to wait. I'm hoping the book is out on TT and no one signs him to try and be a starting qb. I would love for the browns to bring him back for around $5 mil per year and then take a chance on a qb later in the draft (stidham?). I think the qb room is in a good place and if TT tests the waters and realizes there just are not any opportunities for him to start, then it would be awesome if he came back. Just because, if he is still there in the 5th round or later, the browns should draft Murray. Why? To hold his draft rights for at least a year. They have 10 picks. Sometimes you throw a dart in the wind to see if it sticks.
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    Baker Mayfield Thread

    If I remember correctly, however, Herbstreit loved him. Said he was his guy at qb
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    who would be your choice?

    This is a really interesting article. Obviously there is some conjecture placed into it, but it makes a lot of really good points. I'm not totally sold on the fact that Dorsey had no input on Williams becoming the interim HC. That seems like a stretch to say that DePodesta has THAT much influence over coaching personnel. I for one believe, if such was the case, Dorsey would have stepped down. He's a control freak, which is what got him in trouble in KC. I think in the end it comes down to Greg Williams. How long does he plan on coaching? Is he willing to mentor Kitchens as the future HC of this team? if so, does that put the browns in a position similar to what happened to Tampa and Lovie Smith & Dirk Koeter? All valid reasons for potentially bringing in some young gun such as Lincoln Riley. If that happens, how much of the staff does he keep and if Williams is on the staff, how much chaos does that bring? My only hope is that Jimmer has very little input. https://sports.yahoo.com/gregg-williams-right-browns-coach-baker-mayfield-024313965.html
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    Potential trades

    Honestly, at this point, I think it's worth signing Dez. He's got attitude and swagger and can at least challenge the rookies. The only WR trade target out there would be OBJ, but that's too rich for this season. Cooper is no better than the rookies.
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    Let's assume Hue is fired after the season

    Lincoln Riley is going to be the easy answer. I'm sure people will ask about Urban. I found this article on the old interweb... https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2780149-an-early-peek-at-hottest-future-nfl-head-coaching-candidates#slide10
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    Potential trades

    Just curious, if the Giants wanted out of the OBJ drama and they were willing to do it for a 2nd round pick or let's even assume the Browns are winning games and it is going to be at the back of round 1, would the Browns make that deal? I keep going back and forth. First and foremost, that's a TON of money to put into WR's with Landry. However, the two work well together and are different types of players. Second, he instantly makes this offense better and I think Cleveland is a destination for him considering Landry and Baker. Third, the browns could still continue to develop Callaway, Willies and Ratley but this would mean jettisoning Streater and probably Higgins. I'm assuming Higgins is probably thrown into the deal, however. Finally, the browns currently have the cap space to do it now since they have a cheap qb and they have a few more years before they need to pay Myles Garrett. TT comes off the books next year which is the big number but nobody else of major concern is a true free agent. I'm thinking it is worth a phone call. Can someone talk me out of it? https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/cleveland-browns/ https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-york-giants/odell-beckham-jr-14421/ Over the first three years of the deal, Beckham will be paid $60 million for an average of $20 million a year over that earlier term. This means the new money average of the extension is $18 million a year over the five years, but his total average over the entire deal is $16.4 million a year over six years, which includes his previous option year (for this season). Beckham was set to make $8.4 million on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract. The agreement reworks Beckham's 2018 contract into a $1.459 million salary with a $20 million signing bonus. The Giants will save $3 million against the cap.
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    Josh Gordon Traded to Pats

    It was stated earlier, but I'll reiterate the message. The browns put it out there that they were done with Gordon. They waited until Monday to get as much traffic on him as they possibly could get and the result was a conditional 5th round pick, that in turn, they may end up having to PAY NE A 7TH if he doesn't play in 10 games. Essentially, the Browns could be paying to get rid of Gordon. That is how much the league wanted Josh Gordon. Everyone knows his talent. But everyone also knows his baggage. It's obvious most GM's see Gordon the same way the browns do. Enormous talent, but someone who is only out for themselves. Gordon forced his way out of Cleveland and all the other GM's around the league saw this. The browns supported him time, after time, after time and he still only cares about himself in the end. In today's NFL, teams don't see these types of players working out well for their team anymore. They may provide moments, but often times, the juice ain't worth the squeeze. in the same breath, Tell me, why is Dez Bryant not signed? the same exact reason. He maybe a step slower, but don't tell me he still doesn't have top 15 WR potential in this league. It's his me attitude that is scaring teams away. I wanted the Gordon thing to work out. I wanted the redemption story and I wanted the Browns to be the team that had that feel good moment. At the end of the day, for this team, they had to cut the chord. They got the best deal they could. The Browns should walk away and have zero regrets. They did what they could for that man and it was not going to be reciprocated not matter what. Sure, he's probably going to be a stud, but it was never going to be with Cleveland in his head. Sometimes a win by subtraction is the best thing. No, there is no one on this roster whom has his talents. But at some point guys get tired of the coddling and the babysitting of a man. This is a it's time to grow up moment. The browns just proved, it doesn't matter how much talent you have, if you don't want to be on this team, we will trade you for pennies on the dollar.
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    Desmond Harrison is Left Tackle

    Not everyone wants to coach when they are done. JT has even said that. He doesn't mind helping out and teaching but he doesn't want that lifestyle. He wants to continue to his broadcast and podcast career.
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    How many wins does it take to make it tyrods team.

    If everything goes according to plan, then I would assume next year would be the year. The Browns are going to have to make some big decisions though as free agency is going to come into play. I will be curious to see how much TT has to do to get tagged. He's the only one on the list below whose probably worth the tag unless Robinson plays out of his mind at LT. Also, the Browns could tag TT, just so they can try to trade him to someone else. With a very weak upcoming qb draft class, if there is a team out there that is desperate, it's possible to get at least the 3rd they gave up for him. However, the Browns will need to make a decision on how they are going to approach the Gordon contract and some of the younger guys as well such as Higgins, BBC, coley to name a few. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/2019/all/cleveland-browns/
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    OUR "Hard Knocks" Thread

    It's interesting to see how Callaway's scouting report is very true. Amazing talent but has made questionable decisions off it. However, everyone also said he was a good kid who just doesn't know any better. I think we are seeing that before our very eyes. Calloway seems like a kid who just doesn't know any better. He's a follower and not a leader, which is ok. Not everyone has to be the alpha dog. He doesn't run his mouth, seems to work hard and accepts coaching well. The team likes him but they see a 21 year old who is still very green to the real world. Haley said it best when he called him a puppy dog. Having Landry on this team is the best thing for Callaway's future. He can see what it takes to work hard, have that right attitude and how to stay out of trouble. I think I like him more now than before the episode, which is surprising to say.