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  1. Absurdly Early 2021 Mock Draft

    I completely disagree with the Devonta Smith pick to the Browns. WR may be the deepest unit on the Browns. I don't buy the argument that the Browns may move on from OBJ and Jarvis next year..... WHY?? Move on from the biggest talent they have had at WR in at least a generation? Maybe the problem last year was an offensive scheme designed by a coach that had ZERO clue how to maximize the talent in front of him. Move on from the most productive WR the first 5-6 years in his career in NFL history? And the BEST locker room presence that we have had in forever? The offensive tackle play was so abysmal last year that Andrew Berry HAD to address that first and foremost this past offseason. I think the April 2021 draft will be very heavily defensive themed. Any of these players still on your mock board would help the Browns immensely more than a WR. (Bolded are my preferences) S Andre Cisco CB Paulson Adebo DL Jaylen Twyman (Aaron Donald comp on this website) CB Shawn Wade (#1 corner on this website) S Hamsah Nasirildeen EDGE Xavier Thomas CB Caleb Farley (#1 corner per Pro Football Focus)
  2. Kenny Riley RIP

    Respect and condolences to his biological and Bengal families from the other side of the state.
  3. D-Day Remembrance in my own words

    But, on a much lighter note - I remember being in the Sea Scouts in London. We took a field trip one summer weekend to the RAF airfields just off the coast. I still remember our guide beaming with national pride telling us the key reason that the British and the RAF were able to defeat the Germans and the Luftwaffe was the British had developed radar. They successfully tricked Goering into thinking the RAF was 10x the size it actually was because whenever the Nazis flew in for an attack the British fighters were there to engage them.
  4. D-Day Remembrance in my own words

    It's still close to me as well Ron. Those that we met in England who experienced the war as adults were then the elderly, and yet the pain still ran deep. The young soldiers who actually fought in the war are now the elderly, and they have lived with those memories for 70 plus years. I don't care how it affects you, it does to your core.
  5. D-Day Remembrance in my own words

    I challenge anyone who wants to romanticize about the greatness of war............... To visit that cemetery, or Gettysburg at dusk, or the Vietnam Memorial in Washington......... And really take the time to soak in that moment in time. No way you walk away unchanged.
  6. Hue wanted to bring in Kap

    If I am one of the other 31 owners or GMs in the league, I am thinking long and hard before I ever hire that lying, scheming egomaniac that is Hue Jackson. I hope they are watching how he is trashing his former team........ "If y'all would have listened to me and done it my way, it would have been better....." must be Hue's thinking. Memo to Hue - you had THIRTY EIGHT freaking games to "make it better". Exactly when was this success supposed to start? Firing Hue was the beginning of the success. Let that sink in you arrogant tool.
  7. I hope this more impactful as this is a recount of my own personal life experiences that led to my D-Day remembrance. Here goes. I am now 62 years old. As a lad of 10 in the winter of 1967-68, I came to the supper table one night to hear my dad tell me and my 5 brothers "Boys, your mother and I have something to tell you. Later this spring, we are moving to Europe". After we all dropped our spoons in our soup bowls, we collectively said "Whaaat?" Dad went on to explain the plan was Firestone was moving the family to London for a 2 year assignment, then move to Rome for a year's assignment . So in April of 1968, we jetted of to London. It was an experience that I loved. This British people were so welcoming to us. We settled in Richmond (a SW suburb of London). We made very good friends with an elderly widow across the street. One of the vivid memories I still have is the pain on Mrs. Seeley's face when anyone mentioned the Second World War. For the first time in our lives, we were talking with someone who actually lived through those horrible experiences on her home soil. And they were still relatively fresh in her mind, as that war had just ended less than 25 years ago. FF to 1970 - Dad's assignment in England was ending soon, but we were going to take one more vacation to the continent before moving to Italy. So, we drove to Dover (on the shores of the Channel). There we entered onto a new fangled type of transport. We were ready to depart, and we feel the passenger chamber being lifted as a big balloon inflated below us. Yes, it was the Hovercraft. It really was a cool way to cross the Channel. Anyway, we disembarked in France in the mid afternoon. A coworker of Dad's from the Local Firestone facility met us and joined us for lunch at a local cafe. He leaned over during lunch to my dad and said, "Tom - you have six sons. Take advantage of of the opportunity while you are here and visit the Allied cemeteries." So, we did. Even as a not-yet-wet-behind-the-eaars-12-year-old, I sensed something was very different as we walked onto the soil there. I knew we wre walking on sacred ground. It was surreal. The only other time I have felt that was when I visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington 30 years later. But this was the scene I remember on that afternoon in France. No matter which way you looked, plain white crosses buried into the horizon. It hit me then that these weren't just crosses, these were young kids who maybe didn't understand at the time, but gave their lives so we could have a world free from Nazi terrorism. The Greatest Sacrifice from The Greatest Generation.
  8. Wes Unseld passes away

    Sad news. A stalwart on the opposition to rhe Cavailer teams of my youth, Washington Bullets C Wes Unseld passed away at 74 today.
  9. Berry building the Browns FO like the Eagles.

    I know DePodesta is a key player in this front office, but where is he on the proverbial flow chart? I would guess even with Berry or his boss.
  10. AFC North Game Plans: STEELERS

    One of the greatest scenes in one of the greatest sports movies of all time............... And BTC - spot on about NOT lowering ourselves to Pittsburgh's level and wanting to get into a slug fest with cheap shots. That's their game - and they will pay the reaper at some point for it. Simply put, there is no need for it on our end. We have superior talent at the skill positions to their defensive stoppers. All we need to insure is that our revamped OL can afford Baker the time. And Myles is so much better than the the last time Ben faced him. And if Jadaveon decides to join us - then the Squealers get a chance to experience an offense predicated on "1--Mississippi, 2-Missip..... LOOK OUT!!!" Baker, with all the weapons at his disposal, will slice and dice those pissants so badly those arrogant piss yellow towels will turn to white surrender flags. It's our time now, boys.
  11. Nick Harris, R5

    It is
  12. Nick Harris, R5

    Signed his rookie deal today. https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2020/05/browns-sign-5th-round-center-nick-harris-to-his-4-year-rookie-contract-worth-about-36-million.html
  13. Rams release New Uniforms

    After suffering through a hideous 5 year stretch of uniforms in Cleveland.............. I will let the Judge rule on this matter..........
  14. Free Agency Discussion

    Wanna "finish" the offensive line???? OG Larry Warford, a 28 year old THREE time Pro Bowler - just got released by the Saints in a cost cutting move. And just for ****s and giggles - he happens to be a right guard. You're up, AB. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...larry-warford/
  15. Free Agency Discussion

    Yup - we watched the same games. That's certainly a recipe of how to torpedo a season
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