The Browns clearly need and will draft a quarterback (or two). But it ain’t easy to figure who’s the best of this bunch, or how good or bad any of them will be. It sets up a dilemma in which using the fourth-overall pick on a QB is very risky (compared with, say, one of […]
Here’s a quick summary of how the Browns have reshaped the roster by positional group this off-season. The bulk of free agency is now past, and the focus is clearly on the draft. In both cap space and draft picks, the team stands in very good shape, so we can still expect major changes before […]
One of the ironies of yesterday’s Trent Richardson trade is that he won’t be playing for the Browns this Sunday in Minnesota, where the Browns acquired the third overall pick they felt they needed to draft Richardson last year. As with Butch Davis keying on Kellen Winslow II in 2004, the Holmgren/Heckert regime was willing […]
Make sure you read this Grantland piece. Although it’s not what the writer came for, he does offer an entertaining first-person account of the way the new Browns operate. It’s worth it for the character descriptions alone: CEO Joe Banner: “a little more sarcastic than necessary. But you can just tell he’s hypercompetent.” GM Mike […]
The development of the new Browns offense will be the most fascinating storyline to follow this summer and fall. Any time you draft seven guys on that side of the ball — including a starting quarterback and a runner hyped as the best such prospect in half a decade — and bring in an experienced […]
Here’s a nice human interest story about the newest Cleveland Brown. Welcome aboard, Trent Richardson!
To heck with all the pseudo-scientific analysis of the upsides and backsides of every potential draftee. There’s no doubt which of the top safeties the Browns ought to draft. My evaluation system is simple and elegant: Do you want a safety named Eric or one named Earl?
The new Browns braintrust gets an A for the sheer number of holes they plugged on draft weekend. Just how well all those holes were plugged will take longer to figure out. I winced as the Seahawks snatched Curry just ahead of the Browns. But that’s because I had already abandoned hope for a trade […]
Heading into this weekend’s draft, the Browns have needs aplenty: safety, wide receiver, and outside linebacker, for starters. But how exactly will the new regime staff the sport’s most important position? Fortunately, Cleveland now has two quarterbacks capable of starting. But this is no luxury. In today’s NFL, successful teams absolutely need a backup who […]
I’ve made my pick in the updated version of the Interblog Mock Draft, featuring bloggers representing each team. Unlike last time, when I drafted Curry and Clay with the Browns’ first two picks, I have my misgivings. Plus, I made my pick before the latest shenanigans, including Kevin Shaffer’s release, so maybe I’d better brush […]