In the first round of the NFL Draft trades were going down like kids swapping baseball cards at recess. You can’t just think that no one would draft the player that you want. You have to assume that someone might trade up especially if they value the player that you want. The Browns gave up “BONUS PICKS” that they have from previous trades to a. get the player that they NEED, and b. KEEP HIM FROM EVERYONE ELSE!
How many people would have gone ballistic if the Bungles packaged their two picks in the first round to move ahead of the Browns to take Richardson from us? We as a fan base would have gone NUTS!
As for Weeden, you can’t think that NOONE from 23-37 would have picked who we wanted. EVERYONE KNEW WE WANTED Kendall Wright from Baylor. Both NFL Network and ESPN were reporting as much. So what did Tennessee do? They looked at him again and took him. He filled a need and it kept it from another AFC member.
I’m getting the usual jokes from people as I am wearing my Browns jersey today.
“How many Super Bowls wins do the Browns have?” (Chuckle Chuckle).
0, we have won Zero. But we have won NFL Championships in 1950, 1954, 1955, and 1964 . We won NFL Championships when there was 10 teasm, where if you lost only a tooth it was a great game. My team didn’t win in the salary cap, buy us a stadium or we’ll leave era .
That’s right, we let Art Modell (JACKASS) leave. We don’t miss him. We have owners that care, a stadium that rocks and heart. We will win our Super Bowl in my lifetime and it will be sweet. But it will be sweeter the silence that will come from pinheads that are on “America’s Team” You stopped being “America’s Team” when you let Tom Landry go.
Today people are talking about the “Cleveland Reach” that the Browns allegedly did last night with trading 4 picks to move up 1 spot.
The comment threads are crazy today from the doubters.
“This is absolutely this worst decision ever”
“This team will finish 1-15 this season”
“We have a geriatric for a QB”
Folks, we are not getting anything today but the dedication of a front office to rebuilding a team.
When Peyton Hillis was healthy he was a running force. A force that the BROWNS FANS propelled to a Madden cover. It wasn’t Peyton voting millions of times, it was the fans that supported the TEAM.
How did he pay the fans back? By whining, claiming he was hurt and not performing. Peyton is gone. His ego propelled him out of town.
We have our future,
Trent Richardson is healthy, he will pound the Stealers, Bungels and Nevermores into submission. I even predict a 150 yard game vs the Stealers this year for him.
He is that good.
10 days before the draft most guys are counting the millions that they are going to make, planning what new car they are going to get.
He took a Alabama fan who survived cancer to prom.
He is that good.
Next on the doubters bandwagon was taking Brandon Weeden.
Folks, I’ve been on the same field as he is, I’ve watched as he dissected the Texas Tech Red Raiders the last two years. He is comfortable in the pocket and he can THROW THE BALL. He doesn’t have a noodle for an arm. He has a cannon.
When dealing with a rookie QB you always worry about maturity. You don’t with Brandon. You get a ready to go QB who has the maturity, the knowledge and the ABILITY to lead a team to success.
The Browns will have to face the following QB’s this year:
Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III , Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.
Could Colt McCoy compete against those QB’s?
The Browns have one of the most BRUTAL schedules in the NFL. The 2nd hardest SoS of ANY TEAM. If Pat Schumer and the Browns win 7 games this year it will be amazing and I will be proud.
But it will happen.
No playoffs, no huge celebrations. They will still lose games they are supposed to win and win games they are supposed to lose.
But with the team that has Mike Holmgren as their GM, things are looking up. Mike doesn’t believe in losing. He turns teams around.
They will win.
They will be in the playoffs within 3 years.
I just have faith in the team.
Not blind faith, but faith.
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