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Re: Just curious

Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:30 pm

Raptorman wrote: Browns aren't as far off as people think. Their defense is 12th in total yards. While that may not seem great, they are 6th against the rush and 21st against the pass. A couple of key players and they can make a run for the playoffs. Remember they have 5 picks in the first two rounds of the draft, 4 in the first 37. A QB, edge rusher, DB, another WR...........That can make all the difference in their play. It all depends on the new GM.
I agree. Cleveland will be a much improved very soon.

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Re: Just curious

Post by mansquatch » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:31 pm

dead_poet wrote: F those guys.

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One more reason to hope the Vikings win it all. It will be a slap in the face to pretty much the entire national football media scene.

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Re: Just curious

Post by S197 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:07 pm

Cleveland is a factory of sadness where QB's go to die. They had a ton of picks this year too. Eventually they may become the Lions (who after years of top round picks finally became halfway decent) but I don't see a turnaround that quickly. .500 next year maybe.

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Re: Just curious

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:03 pm

Raptorman wrote:Browns aren't as far off as people think. Their defense is 12th in total yards. While that may not seem great, they are 6th against the rush and 21st against the pass. A couple of key players and they can make a run for the playoffs. Remember they have 5 picks in the first two rounds of the draft, 4 in the first 37. A QB, edge rusher, DB, another WR...........That can make all the difference in their play. It all depends on the new GM.
I think you're right.

John Dorsey is a good football man and a respected evaluator of talent. He should be a huge improvement over Sashi Brown. I mean, Brown was a freaking attorney trying to run a football team.

Also, the Browns have a) tons of draft picks, and b) lots of salary cap space. They can improve the roster very, very quickly.

They have two serious issues. Quarterback ... with their cap space, look for them to get into the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes. Coach ... is Hue Jackson the man? Some people think he's a great coach who simply hasn't been provided any talent. Others say (correctly) that since he's the only coach in NFL history to start back-to-back seasons with 13 consecutive losses, he's another example of a great coordinator who's over his head as a head coach. We'll see.

And I still never want to see the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs again in my lifetime, which I hope lasts another 40 years.
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Re: Just curious

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:54 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote: I think you're right.

John Dorsey is a good football man and a respected evaluator of talent. He should be a huge improvement over Sashi Brown. I mean, Brown was a freaking attorney trying to run a football team.

Also, the Browns have a) tons of draft picks, and b) lots of salary cap space. They can improve the roster very, very quickly.

They have two serious issues. Quarterback ... with their cap space, look for them to get into the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes. Coach ... is Hue Jackson the man? Some people think he's a great coach who simply hasn't been provided any talent. Others say (correctly) that since he's the only coach in NFL history to start back-to-back seasons with 13 consecutive losses, he's another example of a great coordinator who's over his head as a head coach. We'll see.

And I still never want to see the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs again in my lifetime, which I hope lasts another 40 years.
But playoffs? Let's see them win a single game in 2018 first before thinking playoffs.
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Re: Just curious

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:23 am

808vikingsfan wrote: But playoffs? Let's see them win a single game in 2018 first before thinking playoffs.
Well, there is THAT.

But honestly, I was agreeing with the "not as far off as we think" part. Not the playoffs comment. That take is just too hot for me.

Then again ... this year, the Jaguars (3-13 last year) and Rams (4-12) might both win their divisions. Bring in the right people, and things can turn around quickly in today's NFL.
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Re: Just curious

Post by Raptorman » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:06 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote: I think you're right.

John Dorsey is a good football man and a respected evaluator of talent. He should be a huge improvement over Sashi Brown. I mean, Brown was a freaking attorney trying to run a football team.

Also, the Browns have a) tons of draft picks, and b) lots of salary cap space. They can improve the roster very, very quickly.

They have two serious issues. Quarterback ... with their cap space, look for them to get into the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes. Coach ... is Hue Jackson the man? Some people think he's a great coach who simply hasn't been provided any talent. Others say (correctly) that since he's the only coach in NFL history to start back-to-back seasons with 13 consecutive losses, he's another example of a great coordinator who's over his head as a head coach. We'll see.

And I still never want to see the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs again in my lifetime, which I hope lasts another 40 years.
You know who else is looking pretty good? The Bears. They are going to be a team to deal with in the near future. After watching Trubisky a few times the kid is learning fast. They get a few more pieces and they will be dangerous. Next year, it would not surprise me to see 3 NFC North teams in the playoff. The North will be more like the South is this year. A dogfight till the end for the division.
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