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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 02 Jun 2016

Everybody talking about "How Love and Kyrie gonna stop the pick and roll?" "How they gonna stop Curry?"

I think Kyrie's offense makes Curry a wash, my question "Who is going to stop LeBron?"
 

Comment 23 May 2016

I am looking at this positively for the Browns. They saw what they had in some minicamps and decided they could go on without Hartline. Hartline will likely catch on somewhere, and wherever that is will likely win more games than the Browns, so win-win.

Comment 13 May 2016

the CAVS also just ran out of bodies in the finals. They didn't have competent players to substitute in and ran delly to the point of dehydration. Simply having two more players in the rotation would've made a huge difference. And yes, JR is a different player when he isn't the second scoring option.

Comment 13 May 2016

I don't understand it either. Curry isn't blistering fast and Delly guards him well. Curry's offense was limited until the Cavs were completely exhausted. Not saying Curry wont score but he can be limited by forcing him to run after Kyrie and being guarded by shump and delly for 20 some minutes a game.

Comment 11 May 2016

If I could pick two team to be in the B1G it would be Texas and Florida State. Think of how many more great matchups would happen weekly. FSU would be in the East and Texas in the West. Thus, Texas v. Iowa, MSU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc. Pretty good games. Meanwhile, FSU v. Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State. The money would be insane and the B1G champ would never be left out of the playoff.

Comment 09 May 2016

I don't get this notion that somehow the Spurs and the Warriors are on another planet, particularly when the Cavs have looked phenomenal in the post season, and the Warriors have a hobbled Curry.Any team that comes out of the West is likely to have significantly less rest than the CAVS, and LeBron is still the NBA's best player. Furthermore, the CAVS took Warriors to six games with Love and Irving out, and several other players nursing injuries. Spurs and Warriors are good teams, but the Cavs have an excellent chance to beat either in the Finals.

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.