In a season of disappointments, the biggest disappointment has been Jarrett Jack. Jack’s numbers are down across the board, highlighted by his .391 field goal percentage, a career-low for him. In a word, he’s been inefficient. Yet, Jack dominates the ball and continues to get minutes (due to injuries I hope) when coach Mike Brown preaches ball movement. I was all for the Cavs signing Jack in the offseason, but now I just hope they can get rid of him. Jack has been awful on offense and slow on defense. Personally, I’d rather see Sergey Karasev get some of his minutes to let the rookie develop a little, but Browns feels better going with the veteran. (more…)
I’ve already mentioned that I’m an NFL Draft Geek, Freak, and all around draftnik. I start paying attention to next years draft right after the season is over. A big part of this for me is the NFL Combine. I’m going to be specific to the Browns, but also discuss some major standouts in my 2014 NFL Combine Review. (more…)
Good day! Last week was the first installment of my weekly feature: Weekly PiECes. After waiting in a complete stress induced panic, with paper bag to breath in, I did not receive a cease and decist letter from the boss man. I took this as a good sign, so, here we go again. Weekly PiECes 2.0…
The Cleveland Browns have bid adieu to linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. Jackson has played in 97 career games, all with the Browns, recording 11.5 sacks, 527 tackles, 8 interceptions, and 1 touchdown. By releasing Jackson the Browns save $5.23 million. (more…)
With the NFL Combine over, the countdown to the NFL Draft is underway. The Cleveland Browns have 10 picks and many holes. Predicting, or at least make an educated guess, how those picks will be used is tricky. With a new coach and GM, and both of them being rookies at their positions, it’s even trickier. There’s no history to either man’s preferences in players or how they rate different football positions on a draft board. For instance, the Browns offense desperately needs upgrades at several positions, but how do GM Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine rate a wide receiver compared to an offensive lineman? Needless to say half of what is out there regarding the Browns draft is rumor and the other half is speculation. (more…)
Wednesday February 26th is the first spring training game of the new season! As with every season, hope springs eternal with Tribe fans. Already much has been written about the team and it’s losses and lack of acquisitions to replace those very losses this offseason. Personally I like to take a realistic, yet positive approach and outlook.
Since the firing of General Manager Chris Grant, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won six straight sandwiched around the All-Star break. Which got me thinking of them as Chris Grant’s Avengers. After a second look at the teams they’ve beaten over the six games, they look more like The (Sc)Avengers. (more…)
If you know me, truly know me, you understand that at any given time I hold a million different thoughts, ideas, fears, jokes, images and many more weird notions in this big, hard head of mine. I am an artist after all. So, as a result of this highly volatile engine I call a brain, I have decided to produce a series titled Weekly PiECes, a jumble of, mostly, sports thoughts I have collected throughout the week. So here’s Weekly PiECes 1.0. Good lu..I mean, enjoy! (more…)
I initially planned to write this blog two weeks ago, but had to wait until the Browns actually had one of those coaching staff thingies. And then, just as I neared an ending point, Jimmy Haslam overhauls the Browns front office and Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi are dismissed (I know Banner is “slowly transitioning out”, but for all intents and purposes both were fired and will be referred to as such moving forward. (more…)
The Cleveland Browns have the starting quarterback for 2014 on their roster. It’s true. This is an argument for Brian Hoyer and how he differs from all the other signal callers the Browns have had since Bernie Kosar and why he can be a solid starter for the next few years, if not longer. (more…)
For the last few months the Cleveland Browns have been called “toxic” often enough to be renamed the Cleveland Biohazards. The criticism has ranged from Mike Lombardi not being available for comment, coaches withdrawing their names from the Browns search, the firing of head coach Rob Chudzinksi after one year, and even Lombardi’s awful draft last season. (more…)
Kyrie Irving is not LeBron James. I didn’t think this actually needed to be pointed out, but the more I read and hear about how people think the Cavaliers should explore trade options for Irving, the more evident it becomes to me why they feel that way. (more…)
Being a Browns fan should not be this hard. Sure, the Browns have been terrible for the vast majority of time they’ve been back in the league. It’s bad enough that predicting the Browns to win four or five games every year is the safest bet there is, but the thing that hurts most is that the team is irrelevant. I know the Browns are still the biggest ticket in Cleveland, but outside of Cleveland, you’d be lucky to find someone who can name more than three players. For one of the most storied franchises in football, that’s a tough pill to swallow.