Weekly PiECes 4.0

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So many fascinating topics this week and what better place to give you my valued, timely and completely ever changing opinion than right here in the Weekly PiECES 4.0 version. Here we go… (more…)

The Sword of Omens

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For those who don’t know, The Sword of Omens is a reference to one of the most popular cartoon’s from the 80’s, The ThunderCats. Lion-O, the leader of the ThunderCats, would use the sword to defend the titular group from Mumm-Ra and his evil cohorts. Sometimes the sword would be used as a weapon and other times for it’s magical powers that gave Lion-O “sight beyond sight.” This is an attempt to apply that theme to the Cavaliers season of ups and, mostly, downs, to show some of the obvious and not so obvious problems. (more…)

Browns 2014 Draft Predictions

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I’ve been told it’s my turn to release my hardly anticipated, coldly debated scribble on what I believe the Browns should do with their first 3 picks in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. Ok….Browns 2014 NFL Draft predictions….here we go.

If you follow me on Twitter (a big shout out to my 7 followers, by the way!) you’ve seen me throw out a handful of #sinceyoudidntaskme picks. They are always changing. I jest a great deal with these outtakes, but in all seriousness, I have no idea what the Browns should do, or will do. I love the draft and seriously dig mock drafts, but in all honesty, it’s all fun and games and no one, and I mean NO ONE, has any idea what is going to happen. That being said, here goes… (more…)

Without Further Adieu

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With baseball season underway, the Diehard Staff got together to make some predictions about how things will go for our beloved Cleveland Indians. So without further adieu, The Diehard Staff Predictions for the Indians! (more…)

Weekly PiECes 3.0

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I’m back with some new and interesting PiECes this week. It’s been a long and unforgiving couple of months culminating in a multi-state job search for my better half. I wasn’t lying on my Twitter feed (@ECMercer2) when I said I’ve been without a live TV feed for over 3 weeks. For a sports junky, that is like going through withdraw with a vengeance. My only saving grace was, indeed, Twitter, though that too can be cruel. Onward and upward! Here is your Weekly PiECes 3.0, the “my info is only coming from the net” version… (more…)

Gut Instincts

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With the 2014 NFL Draft beginning on May 8th, the Diehard staff shares their thoughts on how the Browns should use their two 1st Round picks. David shares his first thoughts and gut instincts on the 2014 NFL Draft. 

I’m not trying to overthink anything. I’m just looking at team needs and impact players. Also, my opinions of players hasn’t changed much since the combine or with pro days. With that being said, let’s get to the draft! (more…)

The Browns Should

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With the 2014 NFL Draft beginning on May 8th, the Diehard staff shares their thoughts on how the Browns should use their two 1st Round picks. Continuing the series is Michael Keefe, with his thoughts on who the Browns should take!

Who the Browns should use their first round picks on: (more…)

The Annual Rite of Passage

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With the 2014 NFL Draft beginning on May 8th, the Diehard staff shares their thoughts on how the Browns should use their two 1st Round picks.  Let’s begin with Paul (Ed) Burkart and his thoughts heading into the draft.

The annual rite of passage for 2014 has begun. The Die Hards are at work. We are three months into the new year and we know more about the NFL draft eligible players than ever before. All the self proclaimed draft experts have shared their knowledge and bombarded social media with what the Browns, and every other NFL team, should and will do. At this point it is hard for me to come to grips with this annual event and what exactly I would do. I can’t even be sure that I have an original thought about this year’s draft, I’ve heard, read and discussed so much to this point.  (more…)

Browns Free Agency Update

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With NFL Free Agency several days old, the Cleveland Browns already made several moves. As with any free agency period, this involves players coming in and leaving. Here’s a breakdown of the moves made so far and speculation on a few more I think may be coming (no, I won’t be going off the allegedly leaked target list), though this is a classic Browns free agency screw up and I get why some believe it. (more…)

Is Karlos Dansby a Risk?

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When the Cleveland Browns released veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson it created a huge hole in the middle of their defense. The hole wasn’t just on the field, but in the locker room and in leadership. DQ wasn’t much of an impact linebacker, but was a sure tackler. To fill the void left by releasing D’Qwell Jackson, the Cleveland Browns signed Karlos Dansby to a 4-year, $24 million deal. Dansby has played with the Arizona Cardinals twice, and the Miami Dolphins in-between stints with Arizona. But, the question now is –is Karlos Dansby a risk? (more…)

A Season of Disappointments

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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…)