Let's assume that the Haslams don't fire Hue Jackson, the coaching staff, and the front office during or after the upcoming season. It goes against type, I know, but bear with me here.
Let's assume we won't have yet another new crew of decision-makers coming in to clear out the roster to make room for their supposed mold of players. That is, the Danny Shelton trade -- offloading a first-round nose tackle ill-suited to the current defensive scheme for nominal consideration -- is the last of its type for a good long while.
Let's take the moves we've seen from John Dorsey as evidence that he intends to set the Browns up to both leap forward drastically in 2018 and prepare a core nucleus for sustained success in the coming years. In light of the latter, the ouster of last year's best cornerback, 30-year-old Jason McCourty, makes somewhat more sense.
Note that all…
God knows it's a cliché, but he really looks like an ordinary Joe. No way you'd see Joe Schobert walk into the room and figure him for a Pro Bowl middle linebacker.
Maybe a sixth-grade social studies teacher. Maybe a whitewater rafting guide, fit, fresh-faced, and friendly.
But in fact, the only 2017 Cleveland Brown to suit up in January made quite an impression on the audience of die-hards at Saturday's 10th annual Cry in Your Beer Bawl, the banquet of the Southeast Michigan Browns Backers.
Six years ago, he was a walk-on from Waukesha, just hoping to fit in with his home state Badgers. A safety, running back, and kick returner in high school, he rushed for 296 yards in a state championship game victory.
After a productive college career at outside linebacker, Schobert became just the third "Joe" and the second Wisconsin player to get drafted by the Browns this millennium. All three…
John Dorsey has been proactive in his bid to revive the fortunes of the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns became the second team in NFL history to record a 0-16 campaign in 2017,
resulting in the departure of Sashi Brown. Hue Jackson and the majority of the coaching staff
managed to remain in their positions, despite the horrendous season, and now have the
opportunity to restore their reputations under the new regime.
Dorsey was surprisingly fired from his position at the Kansas City Chiefs before the 2017
season. After removing Brown, Cleveland moved swiftly to secure the services of Dorsey,
who played a huge role in guiding the Chiefs back to relevance with Andy Reid after a 2-14
campaign in 2012. It only took one season to turn Kansas City into a playoff outfit, therefore
it will be worth considering a free bet through Oddschecker from SkyBet with the Browns
backed at 7/1 to win the AFC North.
There are question marks…
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