I really don't care who the QB is, the coaches will decide who is best for the team to succeed. Hopefully Wilson and Day will have a game plan to maximize the productivity of the position. I think what bothers me is this belief that you cannot replace JT because of his stats and personal records. I'm fully confident that the backup QBs could put up similar stats as well. The offense is set up for the QBs to be very successful. I love the fact that we have 3 QBs that can step in and succeed if their number is called
I have no idea how Garrett will do in the NFL, but based on his size and athleticism he projects to be a very good player. From what I've read he was playing injured most of the season. I'll never knock stats since Bosa finished his final season with 5 sacks. Forcing teams to game plan away from you or drawing double teams do not show up in the stat column
I'd say the FG% drop was due to OSU going for it in relatively gimme FG situations. I think the fake punt needs to be looked another way. Meyer IMO would go for it on a 4th & 1 or 2 whereas Tressel would punt.
Thankfully it's 1 April and we wouldn't rename the stadium something stupid like value city
I think the price is too steep for Garapolo. From what I've seen they want 4 picks. The 12th, both 2nd rd picks and next years 2nd rd pick. With as loaded this defensive class seems to be, I'd take Watson, Trubisky or Kizer over JG. You could greatly improve the D with Garrett, and a CB and Safety with both 2nd rd picks.
Will there be a dry goods store like 11W has?
Not much of a 40 time for mayfield
I hope he succeeds, I truly do. After several years of the Browns doing nothing in F/A I am happy to see they addressed the OL issues which was my #1 goal for the Browns. Would have loved to have had TP back. When he signed with DC, the assumption was the F/O didn't try to land him. It's a business and the 2 sides couldn't work it out. Clevelands offer was fair based on the limited sample size he has, he opted for a 1 year incentive deal with DC in order to get a shot at a bigger contract. With the Browns QB situation that option was not available so he was stuck with their deal. Hopefully for his sake Cousins doesn't get his trade for his plan to work
He was injured his first season at WR, and Cleveland did give him a chance to make the switch. So in a way he does owe his WR success to the Browns who were willing to take him after he was cut. I don't remember too many teams willing to work with him during that transition. You are right, he can do what he wants. However, I'd say Cleveland was more than fair in their offer and they gave him the chance to have this opportunity now. GL to TP, but he's not worth 52MM over 4yrs good. He was where they valued him.
IMO I don't think he would have done the 1yr for 8MM with the Browns. He wanted the long term with Cleveland but was asking way too much to get the deal done. If the Browns are going to spend 52MM on a WR it better be on someone better than TP.
Cleveland offered him a good deal, he had his set for life money, he chose not to take it. The only way it's a good move is if Cousins stays. Pyror is a weapon, but he still has a long way to go to be a #1.
That's the thing, Pryor is not a once in a lifetime player. A good player, but good players are all over the league. The NFL is more about spreading the ball around now. Pryor being the only weapon last season still had 5 games with less than 40yds receiving. 3 games under 20yds. You can say bad QBs etc which is not wrong, but Britt had Bad QBs as well and had two sub 40 yard games. You can't disappear for 5 games and expect to get paid like a top WR.
Nobody is saying he cannot get better, it's ragging on the Browns who made him a very good offer to stay that makes no sense. He only has 1 year of stats under his belt in the two seasons at WR, he missed his first season with a hamstring injury. Browns deserve their fair share of criticism for many things however, this was an instance where the blame is solely on the player and his agent. I would not be surprised to see the 49ers trade their 2nd pick for Cousins. I hope TP does well, but he was given a good deal overall. Rosenhaus botched this up pretty bad in sending TP to a team that has a solid QB demanding a trade
Good lord, the Browns overhauled and improved their OL yesterday and all people can do is piss and moan because the Browns could not resign TP after he turned down their offer. That sounds like a TP/agent issue not a Browns issue. We were 1-15, losing his 1000 yards doesn't exactly change the outcome of any game. You'd think with these comments he was a 2000yd receiver with 10tds. GL to TP, but he turned the Browns down not the other way around and all he got was 8 million from a desperate team.
I'm sure Cousins loves the fact that now he has a converted QB as his top weapon.
Pryor and Britt had the same stats in the only year you can compare the two. They are as even as can be in size and age etc. Coleman is the #1 WR, a freak injury after week 2 derailed his season. People are trying to force Pryor as the #1 and he's not. I don't understand why people think the Browns didn't offer him a fair deal, he tested the market and got burned
That's why the Browns paid so much for 2 G's and a C yesterday, I think they understand they need to over pay for players. However, they should over pay for players that will actually improve the team.
I would laugh if Cleveland trades Osweiler and the 2nd rounder for Cousins.
Browns basically offered him Britt's contract and he opted to test the market. Being a good player on a very bad team doesn't necessarily make him the top WR out there as evident by his contract today. I would say the Browns offered a very good deal and he passed.
Cousins wants traded, Pryor has value because Washington no longer has Garcon and Jackson.
His deal is still in the table, and I've heard they were also looking at Defensive F/A as well. It's always easy to say where the money should go, when it's not your money. There was a greater need to fix the OL, there is still a need to fix the D. Those needs outweigh paying more for a player who only has 1 season's worth of stats to go off of. It's the early stages of F/A and with 3 deals done in day 1, the Browns have a set plan
I would love Hooker or Lattimore at 12, no way they will be there though. Too many question marks with the QBs in the draft this year. Watson throws a lot of ints. Trubiesky has played one season. If you want a QB at 12, only JG is a for sure day 1 starter.
Being popular doesn't mean you deserve to be overpaid. Had we overpaid on TP, do we get the deals done to upgrade our OL with Tretter and Zeitler and resigning Bitonio.... Who knows? But a better OL drastically improves this team more than resigning TP. I would love to keep TP, but he either accepts the Browns offer or another team gets panicked and over pays for him.
For the Browns to justify giving up the 12th pick, they had to upgrade their OL and they did that yesterday. If they feel JG is the guy I am ok with giving up that pick.
This is what I was hoping the Browns would do, which was improve the OL. I like TP, but if I have to over pay for a player I'd rather do it on the OL