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  1. Yes, this is normal. People have a wide reaction to getting the 2nd dose. A lot of people feel quite bad for a few hours to a day or two of feeling fairly bad. Most of my friends have had the 2nd dose and some felt pretty bad. I am due to get mine on Monday, so no first hand experience until then.
  2. I was watching the PFF draft podcast. They loved the pick. Their highlight stat for Newsome II was that he had an 11% Completion rate allowed in single coverage in 2020 which was the best of all the CBs in the 2021 draft. I know JOK is pretty well loved here, but Cris Collinsworth wondered what his position will be in the pros. (I know you move him like a chess piece.)
  3. He may be an exception to the rule but Rich Gannon became a pro bowler late in his career. It's pretty clear in the case of quarterbacks, but players need smart coaching to get the best out of what they do well and minimize what they don't. We are seeing this with Baker, but it goes on all the time. I am sure there are many players who cycle out of the league or don't reach their true potential, because mediocre to poor coaches try to put square pegs into round holes. Also with Wyatt, did he also make this jump because this new offensive system fits his physical skill set. We know he
  4. Add Chris Simms to the list of people who think Wirfs movement skills will mean he has to start at guard in the nfl. 24:24 to 30:30 on Wirfs. His list is 1) Wills 2) Becton, 3) Thomas and 4) Wirfs. As for me I go into the draft ala Sergeant Schultz from Hogan's Heroes, "I know nothing, nothing"
  5. Hindsight is 20/20. It's easy to say Myles Garrett was a no brainer. There were rumors of Mitchell Trubisky floating around. At the time of the draft I don't recall Chicago getting killed for taking Trubisky over Watson, without even mentioning Mahomes. The 49ers front office that is going to the Super Bowl, Lynch/ Shanahan, took Solomon Thomas at number 3. The Titans took Corey Davis at 5. None of the GM's were fired. Despite these high level mistakes all three teams have made the playoffs. I said it in another thread, Bill Belichick drafted Touchdown Tommy Vardel, a fullback, at 9
  6. Paton was right to take his name out of the running, if he got the sense that everyone wasn't all in on him. That is what the interview process is for. He clearly values stability and the Browns have been a chaos factory. If the Browns want to get this right, everyone in the building have to trust each other. Getting the Browns into a winning situation is no easy task and takes patience. You can't get better and expect that every move, ( in the draft, free agents, and coach selections) are going to work. (The 49ers, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, took Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster in th
  7. I'm curious. What are the reasons that Bienemy would be terrible? People have not spoken in detail about their critical views of him. We all know the knocks on McDaniels.
  8. Bill Belichick, who had a horrible reputation regarding interpersonal skills in Cleveland, took Touchdown Tommy Vardell, a fullback from Stanford with #9 pick of the 1st round in 1992, managed to have a decent coaching career despite blowing the pick. Some people do learn and change over time, others don't. If the Browns hire McDaniels, I'll be nervous. But I'll be nervous about whomever they hire, because the Browns have been getting their coaching/management team hires wrong for 20 years. Bernie Kosar said recently that he recommended Ozzie Newsome and Bill Belichick to the Al Lerne
  9. Here in the forum the focus is on the big three, McDaniels, McCarthy and Stefanski, however someone could blow the interview away especially since the Browns supposedly want a "leader of men" coach. That is how Mike Tomlin got the job in Pittsburgh. Everyone assumed that it would be Ken Whisenhunt or possibly Russ Grimm. Tomlin was not well known and came out of nowhere to blow the Rooneys away. (They had also previously interviewed Ron Rivera for the Rooney Rule.) Haslam said that this time they would let the process go to completion. It's my guess that the interview process probably
  10. I think what changed is the responsibility of being head coach. Creativity takes mental space, time, relaxation and sleep. Head coaches have too many demands, especially first year head coaches who are implementing new systems. There is no structure to fall back on. Add to the fact that Freddy has not been calling plays for years and years, so he didn't have trusted tried and true system to fall back on that he could change up with a creative spark. I like Freddy as a person and really wanted him to succeed, but there was too much on his plate. Terry Pluto has been saying he does no
  11. In Drew Brees' 2nd year, (his first year starting since he only started 1 game in his rookie year.) He started 16 games and threw for 3,284 yards, completed 60.8%, 17 tds and 16 int. In year 3, his sophomore year, he only started 11 games, threw for 2,108 yards, completed 57.6%, 11 tds and 15 ints. Good to see that a slacker managed to turn it around. I don't know if Baker is/was a slacker, you may be right bruceb. He may turn it around, he may wind up a great disappointment. We all may think we know, but we don't know, not even Baker. Que Sera Sera.
  12. According to the Browns website Justin Burris was with the Browns for 7 games last year, and 11 this year. The award is voted on by the players, and community service is a part of the consideration. I don't know anything about locker rooms, but apparently he is well liked, and I can surmise that his teammates respect the effort he made to come back from injury, make it back to the team and contribute throughout the season, coupled with his participation to charity within the community. I think it's a bit harsh to take this award as evidence of the "dysfunction" of the Browns. Every nfl lock
  13. I think we're gonna win, but I still believe in the Great Pumpkin.
  14. Can't think of a team that needs a bye week more than the Browns. Too bad we get to play New England on the other end.
  15. I say it was really too soon to tell whether Sashi was a good evaluator. One (his first) terrible draft is not enough time to tell. Long ago there was a hall of fame control freak coach in Cleveland who in his second draft in 1992 gave us this glorious list of players. 1) #9 Tommy Vardell FB, 2) #52 Patrick Rowe WR, 3) #65 Bill Johnson DT, 3) #78 Gerald Dixon LB, 6) #143 WR, 6) #163 George Williams DT, 7) #177 Selwyn Jones, and some other guys in rounds 9 through 12 which are now undrafted free agents in todays nfl. Yes I liked Sashi. I know it has been debated to death and don
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