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  1. Rich Eisen twittering in support of Fiorio saying "Mangini has lost this team". What a tool. Don Carey twittered about it and it seemed like no big deal.


    You have to be kidding me Ocon....Eisen actually agrees that Mangini has already "Lost this team"?

    This guy is basically the spokesman for the NFL network and he's defending and agreeing with statements like that?

    Calling him a Tool may be too good for him. I've disliked the guy ever since he started refering to himself and his time at ESPN as the "Rich Eisen experience". Made me want to puke.


    I have no idea what obligations the Browns coaches and players have to the NFL network when it comes to interviews and media exposure but if I were Mangini I'd tell them to take a hike the first time they ask for an interview....It would be especially sweet if Mangin turns the ship around.


  2. LeGarrette Blount is a freak. Absolutely love his game. Yea he just got in trouble, but if I recall correctly, it was no big deal. Nothing for an NFL team to be concerned about. Missed some classes I think?


    I said quite a few times this winter, I'd rather have him than any RB that was in the 2009 draft.


    If you haven't seen him play, do yourself a favor and hit up youtube or something. 6'2 240lbs 1000yds and 17tds in a timeshare with Johnson last year.




    I love Blount too! I think he has 1st round written all over him. A big athletic RB.

    If there is a knock on him it's his dancing a bit at the point of attack. But if he gets to the second level watch out. He's a wrecking ball.


    The university isn't saying exactly what happened but it's been reported that it was worse than missing a few classes.

    He evidently wasn't going to team meetings or working out as well as missing classes.


    He is back now but it is going to hurt him come draft day as more and more teams are focusing on high Character players.

    Rey Muauluga was a good example of questionable character hurting draft status.

    Blount needs to not have anymore problems and have a monster year. Then convince the various teams at the combine that the suspension wasn't anything serious and that he's a focused football player.

    The funny thing about all of this is he's a sociology major.

  3. it was vague as hell OC.

    i was even wondering if he was implying some to be rookies of Mangini's system even if they were in their 2nd year. to me, the statement makes the most sense believing that Rucker is a positive standout against the "official rookies" even though the playing field is level for them all....but not clear enough to know for sure.


    or maybe we birds just overanalyze the hell out of everything. ;) does that sound like you too? B) i've always had that problem.


    Adam i got a genuine good laugh at your post. **cheers** :D


    Damn, now the statement has me more confused than I was before I just read your analysis....lol!


    Yep, I have the same problem.....You better spell it out in no uncertain terms or the analyzing begins!


  4. There is nothing vague about it. Look at the context:

    "You have to wonder how Mangini feels when a rookie makes a mistake, is sent on a penalty lap and jogs it out. Second-year man Martin Rucker was barely running on one lap this week."


    In other words, on one specific lap (that happened to be run this week), Rucker was barely jogging.


    Based on that sentence, it appears Rucker has had to run several laps this week.


    I did look at the context and it's still very vague and poorly written.


    What does a Mangini's feelings about a rookie jogging a lap have anything to do with Rucker barely running a lap?

    How does one lead into the other? It makes little sense and is very vague. Is "Jogging" and "barely running" somehow comparable?

    Or is "Jogging" a few tenths of second faster than "Barely running"? Or is it a lot faster?



    You can also can not say that statement in any way tells us that Rucker was running more than one lap. I have no idea where you came up with that. It simply says he was barely running on one lap. Not barely running on one of many.

    Again, my point is made. The entire thing is vague. But not to you, I guess. Your ability to decipher is remarkable.




    If it's not vague to you than more power to you. But it is poorly written in it's attempt to get real point across.

  5. i couldn't get the tone of the statement about Rucker. was he jogging his lap like he didn't care or is he making very few mistakes, so he "barely ran a lap" at this point.

    what i do know is that the NFL program has bulked him up to 260lbs. that's a big jump from last year. welcome to blocking, son.


    I'm with you Sisky....I thought the comment was too vague as well

  6. Two mid to late round selections that could be interesting to watch.


    James Starks out of Buffalo. 6'2" and 211 lbs. He caught an impressive 52 passes out of the backfield last year.


    The next one I like a lot. He's never lived up to his potential at LSU so you'd think his upside may be good.

    Keiland Williams. 5'11" and 230 lbs.



  7. I like Stafon Johnson a lot. Very tough guy, will probably play at 220 soon, runs a 4.45 as you said. I think he'll do enough even in a tandem to move up into round 2-ish. He was given a third round grade this year before deciding to stay.


    He could very well go round one if he gains 850 yards or so.


    If he gets more carries along with his combine could really shoot him up the drafts charts.

    If he has a successful year sharing time with McNight and can actually run that 4.45 or close to it at the combine while weighing in at 220 lbs his stock will rise.


  8. Here's what Mangini had to say about Elam at today's presser:



    Sounds like he's smart, outgoing, aggressive...but a little weak in pass coverage.


    Aggressive and a little weak in pass coverage. Basically the definition of 90% of the Strong Safeties in the NFL! :lol:


    I love the aggressive part of his play. It is easier to teach an over aggressive player to slow down and be in position than it is to try and make a naturally unaggresive player be suddenly aggressive.


  9. I have a hard time believing that a safety that was undrafted, has been around since 2005, been waived by two teams and couldn't start for the Jets last year would be "A star in the making". (Per Shep)

    It's not impossible. Just highly unlikely that he has suddenly become a potential star safety.

  10. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospec...ngs/TSX/2010_RB


    Anyone excited about the rb class next year? Would rather have had shonne Green....


    Tom, next year's class (with the presumed juniors coming out) could be very, very deep.

    I'm much more excited about 7 or 8 guys coming out next year than I ever could be about Green.


    I even like USC back up RB Stefon Johnson better than I do Green. This kid would be a star at another school.

    6' 215 lbs and reportedly runs in the 4.45 range.

    He'll probably be a 3rd or 4th rounder. Maybe even higher.


    On a side note concerning College RB's, Oregon's LaGarette Blount has already started the year off on the wrong foot by getting suspended for missing practice and workout sessions. I and many others had him as a possible 1st rounder next year. Maybe he's already counting his future NFL cash.

    Brilliant LaGarette!


  11. I don't think either of these corners in this poll should be a starter in the NFL. If I had to chose one it would be BMac.

    I'm really shocked that anyone on this board would think Eric Wright is a quality corner. He not only covers poorly (Really stiff hips) but his tackling is terrible. If you can't cover than at least be a solid tackler. Vise versa would be appropriate as well. If you can't tackle at least be a lockdown guy, ala Dion Sanders.

    At least BMac makes the tackle on a consistant basis.

  12. Not really.....it's a situation anyone could argue...you don't have to be a celebrity to be able to apply the law.


    Doesn't Stallworth have a history of law enforcement problems? If this is the case it would be unusual for a regular citizen to get treated with the kid gloves that they are obviously going to be treating Stallworth with.


    I'm sure he'll also have a civil suit pending as well


  13. The HHS girls will be playing in the district Semi finals against Columbia Station in North Ridgeville on Thursday the 21st.


    Hillsdale ended up ranked #1 in the state in the final division III poll. Columbia Station finished 8th. Should be a really good match up.

    If any of you guys are in the area stop by. It should be a fun game to watch.



  14. This kid was still in college was he not? I seem to recall that he was rated one of the Top 10 or 20 pro prospects.


    Yes, I had figured with a good combine he may even get into the top ten. Although closer to 20th overall may be closer.

    Either way, he'll be in my prayers.


  15. You had to love this.



    The best part that they didnt even show was when he ran to the finish line. Ala Ricky Bobby



    It broke my heart.....I was standing only a few feet away from a 36'' TV yelling "Go baby!"....Then it was instant heartbreak followed by concern for Edwards health.


    It is another one of those moments in sport that will be burned into my memory.


  16. "Coopetition" at it's best. :D



    I loved it that not one driver wanted to bump with Kyle Busch.


    Seems most of the fans I know like the small tracks for the bumping and grinding but I love the super speedways like Daytona and Talladega.


  17. Seventy Nine people looked at this thread and not one single person tried to answer the questions?

    Is the Browns fan base truly that unknowledgeable about sports in general?

    Maybe its just me but I find that extremely odd


    Most of those that looked at it were probably like me. Didn't kmow it was going to be trivia.

    I dislike trivia....It is after all, trivial.


  18. But I'm with you that if healthy this team can win more games than expected, I just don't expect it.....more like hope!


    I am expecting and hoping for more wins if they stay healthy, as you stated. This schedule is set up to win three or four more games.


    When you consider Coleman, Barton, Bowens, Elam and Veikune and that all of these guys should get major playing time or possibly start. That has to be considered rebuilding. At least the defense. Thank goodness they did.

  19. if geech wants to dislike a certain group of people then thats his God given right.....


    Amen! I completely agree!!


    I don't have to like it and can call him out for it as well. That is my right.


    But ya know, part of this thing with me and what made it most interesting is the double talk he got involved in when he tried to deny hating hillbillies and stated that he was just joking around. That insults my intelligence.

    Be a man and stand by what you said and what you meant.




  20. Martin Rucker injury pending this year, will have a break out year. He will be the 3rd option for BQ here shortly.


    Glad to hear someone believes this. He's going to make a real impact.


    I can't help but think of Mangini drafting Keller in the first round and also seeing Rucker as the same type of athletic TE.

    Neither had ever blocked a soul in College and it was the big knock on both coming into the draft.