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Comment 08 Jan 2017

18 year olds dont have any room to talk trash. He needs to tune out the noise and shut up. I cant imagine JT Barrett or any osu captain writing crap like this. 

Comment 08 Jan 2017

For everything the new Browns regime has done wrong in the past 12 months, this hire is a solid decision. Nobody expected the defense that Ray Horton was given to dominate the league, but there was almost no discernible improvement from the unit with the exception of Shelton, Ogbah and Kirksey.

This hire mercifully puts and end to years of bad and miscast 3-4 defenses in Cleveland. I'm not against the 3-4. I'm of the belief that a good 3-4 is harder to play against than a good 4-3. On the flipside, however, I think a bad 3-4 is worse than a bad 4-3 because of how complex the system can be for its players to understand. This roster did not have the talent or experience to become a good 3-4, nor did it have the proper guidance from Horton.

Hopefully this will allow Ogbah, Carl Nassib, Kirksey and perhaps Myles Garrett to flourish. It should also afford the Browns good depth overall along the D line.
 

Comment 19 Dec 2016

Reading that stat about two OSU rookies vs. the Browns' entire rookie class is jacking up my blood pressure.

Cleveland could have picked any combination of:

1st round-Joey Bosa or Eze or Taylor Decker

2nd round-Noah Spence or Michael Thomas or Vonn Bell

in 2014 they could have had Shazier and Roby in the first round, or Khalil Mack and Roby.

I hate this organization

Comment 12 Dec 2016

Im still 100% behind Hue and think he deserves at least three years. But he hasn't been without his faults  among the issues with the staff he assembles:

-hiring ray horton has been a disaster. everybody looks clueless and out of position on defense. Horton is the embodiment of the Peter Principle; a fine DB coach who was promoted to the point of incompetence. 

-chris tabor may be the biggest dud on the whole staff. Phil Dawson and Josh Cribbs essentially made his career. This unit flat out refuses to take touchbacks and is horrendous in every dimension of special teams. 

-Im truly baffled at why Hue has brought Pep Hamilton to be "groomed" into a future head coach. Hue is still learning how to be a HC himself. Spend less time being a mentor and more time being a general. And Pep Hamilton was an atrocity with the Colts  

-Al Saunders, who had a notoriously complex and enormous playbook, is on the staff. That's the last person Id want helping a roster of young players try to get acclimated to the NFL game. 

Comment 12 Dec 2016

This x100. The browns players are such a timid, sorry bunch. Pryor is one of the only guys out there who plays and acts like he gives a damn. He plays with attitude that you dont normally see from players on a winless squad. When is the last time Cameron Erving bullied a defensive lineman? When is the last time any of their linebackers brought the ruckus?

Hue has much bigger fish to fry than this. 

And i was glad to seePryor get in RG3's face. RG3 has done nothing but mope the last few years and he was mopey after sunday's game. He didnt see open guys and threw junk passes left and right. Pryor cant make much of an impact when his qb is underthrowing him in triple coverage on a flee flicker

Comment 11 Dec 2016

Browns will trade down and take him. watch it happen

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Rest assured we will tolerate no guerillas in the WHAC or the swimming pools

Comment 09 Dec 2016

No. i want my own doctor. Fly him in from Miami. I don't trust a doctor that can't speak english. 

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Freudian mix up. Got desalles confused witb de la salle. But u gotta remember that im an old man, and would give $2 million just to piss without it hurting

Comment 09 Dec 2016

UC needs to place all the money that they're paying Luke in a brief case. Urban can go to sleep for the night. If the money is still on the table when he wakes up, we'll know he has a partner. If it's gone he won't. 

Comment 09 Dec 2016

There was this kid who grew up in Columbus. He was older than me. I sort of looked up to him. He worked his way out of De La Salle. Things were good. He made the most of it at Ohio State. During his college career he ran out onto the field for 50 straight games and reached the NFL. Made a fortune. His teammates to. 

As much as any Buckeye I loved him and trusted him. 

Later on he had an idea to build a defense that would stop offenses on their way to the endzone. 

That kid's name was Luke Fickell and the defense he coordinated  won the 2014 National Championship. 

This was a great man. A man of vision and guts. And there isn't even a plaque, or a sign post or a tree for him in Buckeye grove. 

Someone hired him to coach Cincinnati. Nobody knows why he left an $800k per year job to coach at a mid-major program. 

When I heard I wasn't angry. I knew Luke, knew he was headstrong, talking loud, sometimes saying stupid things. So when he turned up at UC I let it go. And I said to myself:

THIS is the business he has CHOSEN! I didn't ask why he left because it had nothing to do with business!
 

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Bittersweet. So glad that Luke has a chance to take the next step in his career and would be happy for Coombs to make a triumphant homecoming with the possibility of ultimately becomjng Cincinnati's head coach someday himself. 

But for selfish reasons i hate that we're losing them. Fickell's coaching tenure has been an emotional arch, going from promising assistant to being (unfairly) made a scapegoat for pourous defenses to becoming a hero again. Im 28 so hes the first Buckeye that I remember seeing as both a player and a coach. Im always going to remember him more for his iron man streak as a player than I will as a coach. Like many I got irrationally mad at him in the past, laying blame at his feet when the reality was that he wad in an impossible situation (2011) or other people around him were undermining him (withers). But the reality is that there were only three years in the last decade where his defenses didnt perform at an elite level. He has an outstanding body of work that I think is still unappreciated by some people who havent gotten over 2011. 

Losing Coombs is gonna hurt. Urban always has great assistants but Coombs brings a different element to the staff. He taps into his players' emotions unlike anybody else. Even Mickey Marotti looks sluggish by comparison. Cornerbacks have been excellent under his tutelege and our punt and kickoff coverages have been suffocating. 

Comment 07 Dec 2016
  • Hiring Coombs to be HC at Cincinnati after only being a position coach would be a curious move. I don't want him to leave but i fear someone from this staff will get that job and bring him in as DC. 
  • If I was UC I would probably set my sights on Warriner or Schiano(if they're reaching) to be HC. 
  • I hope Fickell remains a DC for life at OSU. I hate to use Jerry Sandusky as an example for anything, but coaching the defense for 30 years at your powerhouse alma mater is a great career that is probably better than all but 15-20 head coaching jobs. 
Comment 04 Dec 2016

Vilma and those other Miami players still cry about ONE PENALTY all these years later. As Jimmy Johnson once said after Miami lost to Notre Dame, "Never put yourself in a position where the refs decide the outcome." Miami had plenty of chances to change the outcome without the need for a penalty flag and they never could. They could have:

  • not turned the ball over five times
  • blocked will allen before he barrelled into McGahee's leg
  • taken a knee in the end zone instead of running out with an INT and having it stripped
  • gone for the win on the final possession of regulation instead of settling for a FG
  • stopped OSU on FOURTH AND FOURTEEN in overtime
  • gotten two flippin' yards on first and goal from the two yard line in the second overtime

Wish all those Miami whiners would just shut the f--- up already

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Plenty of truth in this. Being an offensive lineman is as much about tenacity and effort as it is about talent. 3 star guys play with a big chip on their shoulders, whereas someone like Prince was always told that he would be great.

And perhaps I'm being biased here by bringing this up, but the O-lines during Meyer's second and third years, which were without question THE best lines Ohio State has had this century, were all Ohio kids, some of whom were not highly rated by the scouts. There was no entitlement from them and you had guys like Boren, Baldwin and Linsley play beyond what many thought was their potential and blow defenders off the line of scrimmage. I just don't see the same tenacity and discipline from this group, which starts only two Ohioans. 

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Easily the biggest act that festival has ever booked. The overall lineup of the show isn't as stellar as in years past. I'll no doubt be buying tickets only for the day Metallica plays, and will skip probably everything before Metallica's set.