Quarterback Controversy

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As the Browns get set for the 2014 season there is a quarterback controversy in Cleveland, imagine that! It seems every year the Browns have a backup quarterback that will be the “savior of the franchise”- a list that includes such illustrious names as Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace, Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, and Charlie Frye, the list goes on, but those are the most recent. Who can argue with the kind of success that Cleveland backup quarterbacks have wrought on the league? Some of those qb’s have had their moments, and others never became anything more than backups. In the end, neither the starter nor the backup helped the Browns win many games. (more…)

Browns Preseason Debut Thoughts

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Browns vs Lions

After recording and watching the Browns preseason debut against the Lions on Saturday night, I wanted to share my reactions. Please keep in mind that this was the Browns first preseason game, and several important players were either limited or didn’t play at all (Gipson, Justin Gilbert and a few others). Here’s what I took away from the game: (more…)

Staff thoughts on the Browns

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Mike Pettine

With preseason finally starting and the regular season just around the corner, the Diehard Nerd staff got together to share their thoughts on the Cleveland Browns- players, position battles, and things they’re looking for in the upcoming season.  (more…)

Questioning the Trades

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By now most fans have seen that the Cleveland Indians have traded Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals for AAA infielder Zach Walters and Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals for AAA outfielder James Ramsey.

Immediately following the trades some were questioning the moves, from a) Indians would’ve been better off keeping the players, b) that the trades didn’t address areas of concern, and/or c) that the players the Indians received weren’t equal returns for what the Tribe sent out, and d) some even said the Indians were “sellers” at the trade deadline. (more…)

How Lebron James Changes the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Well, here we are, Lebron James is a Cleveland Cavalier. Since last Friday’s news, my mind has been racing through all of the angles to talk about Lebron’s return and what it means for the team. Sorry it took me so long to focus and digest my own thoughts before sharing with you, without further adieu my thoughts on how Lebron James changes the Cleveland Cavaliers: (more…)

The Difference

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What a difference five years can make. The difference isn’t just in time, but what the time brings;  life lessons, maturity, and the normal highs and lows of life’s roller coaster. In short, five years gives you experience.

Five years ago the Cleveland Cavaliers headed into free agency determined to get LeBron James a better supporting cast. The Cavs had already been to the finals, only to get blownout in four games by the San Antonio Spurs. Since then, the Cavs had failed to make it back to the finals. And they were desperate to get James a championship to entice him into a max contract that offseason. (more…)

Weekly PiECes 8.0

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Hello Cleveland!! It’s been some time since I last chimed in, but what a week, eh? Weekly PiECes 8.0 is going to run the gambit, but The Return of The King has me gushing #Cavs. Here we go… (more…)

The Return of LeBron James

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As Cleveland celebrates the return of LeBron James the Diehard Nerd staff got together to answer some questions about what it means for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Joining me are Chris (@chrswlsn), EC(@ECMercer2), Ed (@augustduke), and David (@davidlburkart) give them a follower on twitter. Without further ado… here’s our thoughts on the LeBron James and the Cavs. (more…)

Rumors and Speculation

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The Cleveland Cavaliers somehow won the number 1 overall pick again, which has to go against all odds. And just when I convinced myself that Joel Embiid was exactly what this franchise needed, a broken bone is discovered in his foot. And then LeBron James goes and ops out of his contract two days before the NBA draft. That combined with the rumors and speculation can be exciting, and at the same time annoying. (more…)

The #1 Pick and Kyrie Irving

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A few weeks ago, Cavs Nation was wildly celebrating the Cavs winning the #1 pick in what may be the best draft since 2004. But, as we’ve seen with recent #1 picks, the expectations are large, but the results can sometimes be lacking (Anthony Bennett). While Bennett made strides near the end of this rookie year, he was not nearly the immediate impact player many Cavs fans hoped for when his name was announced at last year’s draft. (more…)