There is a huge difference between 3-4 and 4-3. You're asking a DT to also be a DE in one scheme and MB didn't play DE. It's why a guy like Vernon Gohlston didn't succeed in a 3-4, he didn't have the tackle to take the blocks
What exactly is a competent QB? IMO McCown is competent to move the chains as long as OL holds up and there is a run game. That said I still want a QB in next years draft
And this is how you lose 5 straight games to end the season... Having competent players to learn and back up starters before they take over is key. It's pretty much why we couldn't run or stop the run when injuries hit.
No, actually you want a NT that can do more than take space. If that's all it took to be a successful NT then you could throw any 330lb DL in, which isn't true.
He drafted DL that fit the 3-4, MB would be better suited for the 4-3.
When Gordon came back, I thought the offense would open up... It didn't and that was a 1600 yd receiver that didn't improve anything. I'd like to see a WR picked last night, but the clear issues is the line on both sides. I think if they get a WR today everyone would be happy and say we filled a need when in the end who knows? IMO WRs will always be deep in the draft now since more teams spread the ball around.
If anything it shows that OSU was a great team of role players rather than a team waiting for a player to make a play.
Cameron can play all positions on the OL much like Bitonio and that worked out last year. Smart pick IMO and was the best available for OL for the Brown I like it.
Lol, if he lives up to potential the line is solid
He's a two time A/A that moved from OT to C. He can play any position on the OL
Yes, I had always thought he was part of the staff.
True, but the Browns also gave away a pick in order to move up 1 spot to get Richardson, and then they followed it up with using the Colts pick on Manziel, so really we screwed every possible benefit of that trade. And as you said the Browns were playing good football until Mack's injury, IMO the need is OL help because every replacement didn't cut it last season. I think you go after the guy when you are not worried about filling needs at OL and DL because in the end there will always be the "Man" in the draft next season. I'd feel more comfortable with an awesome OL and a stout D and then selling out to get the "Man"
The belief is your starters and solid contributers are found in the first 3 rounds, after that you're looking for diamonds in the rough or projects that can potentially be solid players with some work. Any combination of WR, DL and OL in the first 2 rounds can start day 1 and be productive. I would just rather strengthen weaknesses so that when a rookie QB gets drafted his margin of error is a little big because he is not running for his life and we have a run game to take pressure off and a good WR. If we turn the ball over we have a solid D to get it back.
My wife never gets the purple rice at Bibibop and I'm like WTF?
My hope is that the Browns are throwing it out there to get other teams that think they are a QB away to jump up and take the deal and re-suffle their boards and the player they want falls to them.
I think the real issue is what you have to give up to get MM. In essence you've lost out on getting a first Rd WR, OT and DL the last two seasons because of the gamble on manziel. So instead of 3 units getting better, you have another question mark at QB and no possible improvement on your lines.
A lot of people said it last year in regards to manziel, this just reminds me of that thinking. My issue is besides the QB position everyone said the season turned when Mack got hurt. IMO that would tell me you need an OL for depth and as a potential starter. The next issue was we couldn't stop the run which leads me to believe that a DL player would be good to have. In no scenario does drafting Marriotta improve those aspects and losing picks puts you in a bigger hole.... See Washington
This seems like the similar thinking behind taking Manziel last year and look where we are at. Drafting Mariotta is not going to solve the issue of OL and DL depth and in the end I'd much rather go big next year with what looks like a better QB class.
If this deal is true, Manziel will have cost the Browns three first rounders on 1 position.
I don't find it absurd because the coach can set how he wants to punish people. There is no guideline that says what the punishment is for certain infractions. If anything was absurd it was suspending players for getting caught urinating at the Bogey Inn. If anything Urban/OSU set the standard on how to punish and no media outlet can question it and its why we rip on other coaches like Jimbo and Les Miles for their lack of discipline. And as another poster pointed out we have not had too many significant incidents since, which is the point of running a disciplined program.
"Nearly" hitting is still an attempt to hit a girl/women. Not sure why its all of the sudden ok because he didn't connect? All I stated was that he clearly said something, she reacted and hit him and he nearly hit her back. I don't disagree with the punishment because its up to the coach and he has more info on the matter than we do.
It was enough to send a message to not do stupid things after 2am... Lets be honest, Hyde said something the girl reacted by hitting him and he nearly hit her back. So I wouldn't say he was suspended for nothing.
This is a pretty ignorant comment in trying to say a two time league mvp would have the same problems as a qb starting his 2nd game.
Meh, 3 losses in 3 years and an undisputed title.... If you don't want to be apart of those results good luck to you. However, you gotta wonder it's not like Meyer doesn't have q history of winning and sending players to the NFL which I thought was the goal of most top players
This isn't CFB where you recruit 25 players every year, so I am not understanding the once every 4 years every team should be competing for the Division. Theoretically every Heisman Trophy winner should be a sure thing in the NFL it doesn't happen. Who are the bad apples you are looking to cut in year 2? Keep in mind its the constant turnover which is why in 15 seasons nothing has been stable. Did Farmer make a bone head move with texting? Hell yeah! But I am not going to not give him credit for the players he has signed and his picks from the 2nd Rd on to include the UFAs. Gilbert could pan out, he has the talent to do so. The only bad pick was Manziel who was Haslam's guy. What needs to happen is to give the Coach and GM their time...Which hasn't happened in a long time and a very big reason why a foundation has never been sent and you cant find coaches and front office personnel to come to Cleveland. All you can ask from Haslam is to let the Coaches and GM do their job w/out interference.