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Citrus

Member since 04 November 2012 | Blog

Lover of fatty meats, sweet treats, bourbon, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sitting in the Superdome, awestruck, confetti falling, realizing that 85 Yards Through the Heart of the South happened and that the Buckeyes had done the improbable. Two days before I had posed with the Nick Saban statue in Tuscaloosa holding an Ohio flag. Later on Bourbon street a drunken fan would grab my shoulders and say "THAT happened! And WE were there!"
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: tribe

Recent Activity

Comment 01 May 2016

Will good to have a smart hard working and sccurate qb that knows the system already in the fold if/when franchise qb is selected.

Comment 01 May 2016

It is important to remember that Kiper and co simply don't have the access to player workouts, interviews, or a knowledge of team needs like the teams do. Every year there are "shocking" picks whether they be a guy Kiper think is too early or too late. Because Kiper and co don't have the the access that the teams have, I tend to trust the teams.  For instance, I didn't expect the Browns to take Ogbah with #32 but have read they thought he was a top pass rusher.

In today's game you have to be able to throw, protect the passer, and get after the passer. The Browns bolstered their receiver corps, and made some great O-Line picks. I think the kid from Auburn is going to be a stud. I think the Browns drafted at least 3 starters by mid season at RT, WR, and LB, and many situational defenders (Scooby was worth the pick if for nothing but goal line situations and rushing the passer). Lets not forget that they picked up a talented but unproven cb from Miami for a 7th rounder. With the Browns' draft strategy they have good odds that there will be surprising starters/studs.

I too am skeptical of the QB but, I am going to trust Jackson here. He wants a prospect he thinks he can get something out of and who am I to doubt that. It was minimal cost. As has been mentioned. This team will have a bevy of high picks next year to add impact players.

Truth is that we won't know if this was a successful draft for years. However, the Browns strategy is encouragingly obvious: draft hard workers with big upsides, have faith they can be taught. I would've loved the team to grab a Buckeye or two, but it just didn't line up.

 

Comment 24 Apr 2016

Bass, I think the Browns might agree with your qb assessment. I wouldn't be surprised if they are high on Cook or maybe even Hack. Seems like Hugh Jackson's comments hint that the Browns don't have the same view of the best qbs in this draft that everyone else has. 

Comment 10 Mar 2016

I am not a wrestling fan. However, I always enjoyed Macho Man. He was one of those larger than life types. A Macho Man statue could be such a fun dynamic action-packed feature. It would be great for the city of Columbus and I think it could be financed through private donors.

Comment 02 Jan 2016

The Browns could use a pass rusher. Kruger's production has fallen off of a cliff. Bosa would probably be a good pass rushing OLB in a 3-4.

Browns could also use a RT. Decker is he's available in the early second would vastly improve the o-line.