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Browns take Joe Thomas #3 ....

Unread postby dragonmeister » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:47 pm

sucks. One OT does not make the O-line better. We've been rebuilding since 1999 and never seem to get better. Our current QBs are not NFL quality. Brady Quinn or Adrian Peterson should have been the pick here.

Very disappointed but have to live with it! :cry :cry:
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Unread postby jfiling » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:49 pm

One OT completes the line:

LT - Thomas
LG - Steinbach
C - Fraley
RG - Andruzzi/McKinney
RT - Shaffer/Tucker

That's the type of line that makes a quarterback better. It's also the type of line that makes the running game better, which in turn helps the passing game. I was scared to death that they would take Quinn, but the Browns made the right choice.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:51 pm

I disagree. Quinn was not good against good teams as a college QB. he's no better than Frye. AP is an injury prone RB in my opinion. The hip pick is to go for skill guys. We need to get some help up front. OL talent is hard to find and we got the best of the bunch in round 1.
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Unread postby dragonmeister » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:51 pm

Browns made the right choice


As always that remains to be seen.
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Unread postby dragonmeister » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:53 pm

he's no better than Frye


IMO Frye is Tim Couch, Jr. University of Akron does not groom it's players to be NFL material.

Oh well . . . yet another losing season coming up.
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Unread postby The Math God » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:55 pm

Dragonmaster,
I have to disagree with you.

I don't care who your quarterback is, if he spends all his time running for his life or on his back, he is worthless.

With the line we have, Quinn would end up just like Couch.

With a good line we can evaluate Frye. If he isn't the guy, we can trade for one, draft one next year, or maybe draft one in a late round this year and let him watch for a year.

I for one love Thomas and would like to see more linemen selected.
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Unread postby yogi » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:56 pm

Carb, if you want to pimp JT, be my guest, but please do not try and convince any of us with that have any of the 5 senses (yes, that include smell) that Frye is anywhere in Quinn's league.

We could smell that Frye stinks.
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Unread postby happybluebird » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:56 pm

Adrian Peterson is just way to injury prone for us to have taken him.

Attention Browns Fans: We now have an Offensive Line!!!!

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Now who in round two?
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Unread postby Charboneau » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:57 pm

dragonmeister wrote:
he's no better than Frye


IMO Frye is Tim Couch, Jr. University of Akron does not groom it's players to be NFL material.

Oh well . . . yet another losing season coming up.


And you think Quinn would be the difference in us winning and losing this year? Please. Quinn rolled up huge stats against bad teams. He could light up Navy, not very good against USC. The only QB to take was Russell - when he was off the board - the Browns did the right thing and drafted to a need. I don't think Quinn is better than Frye and Frye is still VERY young. If Quinn is better than Charlie - it's marginal. Let's see how far down Quinn goes.
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Unread postby dragonmeister » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:57 pm

love Thomas


He already started out on the wrong foot with me. The dude couldn't even be present for the biggest professional sports event in the world . . . chose to go fishing!

I'm not saying he's not good because he is obviously the best OL out there but today showed me that he was a punk.
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Unread postby yogi » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:58 pm

Attention Browns Fans: We now have an Offensive Line!!!!


Funny, but didn't Oakland feel that way 2 years ago???

Shit. Nevermind.
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Unread postby jfiling » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:00 pm

Let's not forget that there's still the rumored trade of Braylon and our third to the Vikings for their 1st rounder (7th overall). I don't think it's going to happen, but Quinn at 7 would be perfect.

Note: I REALLY don't think this is going to happen. But let's just dream...
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Unread postby jfiling » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:03 pm

dragonmeister wrote:
love Thomas


He already started out on the wrong foot with me. The dude couldn't even be present for the biggest professional sports event in the world . . . chose to go fishing!

I'm not saying he's not good because he is obviously the best OL out there but today showed me that he was a punk.


Another way to look at it is that Joe Thomas doesn't feel the need to be big-time like so many of these guys with their huge diamond earrings and entourages, but is exactly the type of blue-collar player the Browns used to be made of.
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Unread postby The Math God » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:06 pm

Instead of being in New York with a lot of bling, Thomas went fishing.
Just the kind of bluecollar guy the Browns need.

Outstanding Pick

Levi Brown just went off the board, he would have been nice as well
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Unread postby dpdad » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:09 pm

My first choice was to trade down and get extra first day picks, but once CJ was off the board, the trade down possibilities were diminished.

No problems with the Thomas pick. He will make an impact and help the whole offense. I would still love to see Troy Smith in a round 3 or 4.
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Unread postby dragonmeister » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:12 pm

Let's just hope that he can fit the Browns in his fishing schedule.
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Unread postby General » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:14 pm

Frye blows but this was definitely the "big head over the little head" pick. I can live with it until the first sack or yardage loss coming out of the back field, or better yet a CF "head up his as scramble/turnover" combo. :lol:
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Unread postby furls » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:21 pm

Another way to look at it is that Joe Thomas doesn't feel the need to be big-time like so many of these guys with their huge diamond earrings and entourages, but is exactly the type of blue-collar player the Browns used to be made of.


Exactly. I love blue collar guys and Thomas is exactly that. Thank God, the Browns did the smart thing... not the fashionable or popular thing. Now if you think that this pick means that CF is still the guy, I think you are crazy. I still think the Browns are going to be looking elsewhere for a QB.
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Unread postby General » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:24 pm

I do like the fact that JT is out fishing with his dad instead of attending the New York bash. It speaks for his background and could be indicative of a high quality guy. Please be able to block at the NFL level. I too am tired of the huge entourage/bling-bling types.
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Unread postby happybluebird » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:31 pm

Adrian Peterson just went 7th to the Vikings.....Brady is still sliding...

I love the fact that Joe Thomas is fishing with his dad!

And YES I know that Gallery turned out to be a bust....but geez wiz that doesn't mean JT will. I think there was much greater bust chance with Quinn and AP to be busts for us. Especially considering that our Oline was so weak.
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Unread postby The Math God » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:56 pm

Ten picks down and Quinn is still on the board

glad we didn't waste a #3 on him

At this rate he may still be there at our next pick at 35
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Unread postby jfiling » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:02 pm

I'm no Quinn hater, although I didn't want him at 3, but I'm stunned that Ginn went ahead of him.
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Unread postby dpdad » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:20 pm

If Quinn falls a few more spots, do you trade up to get him? How about Braylon and the #2 pick to move up?
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Unread postby jfiling » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:22 pm

dpdad,

I've been trying to ask the ESPN chat guys that question, but haven't gotten an answer. I think it's a valid question and a great trade.
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Unread postby dpdad » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:27 pm

Dolphins fans are in an uproar on their team forum about taking Ginn over Quinn. LOL.
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Unread postby General » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:32 pm

I don't think BQ falls farther than Denver.
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Unread postby yogi » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:37 pm

I'm thinking we could trade with our new fav partners the Giants, and maybe trade BE for #20 straight up!

Eli would have Buress and BE with Shockey as targets.

we get BQ and JT.

Win/Win for my 2 fav teams????
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Unread postby Dozen » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:01 pm

General wrote:I don't think BQ falls farther than Denver.


They traded up to get Jay Cutler last yr so that makes little sense. Just as much sense as Micheal A. Smith going on national TV and saying teams are wary of Quinn because his 1st name is Brady............I mean seriously here :roll :roll:
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Unread postby General » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:59 pm

Head up my ass on that one.
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Unread postby consigliere » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:47 pm

Ok, I think by now most of us here or those that peruse these forums know who we drafted....I'm going to unsticky the picks.
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Unread postby jb » Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:04 pm

dragonmeister wrote:
he's no better than Frye


University of Akron does not groom it's players to be NFL material.

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Since no one has asked yet: Is that only offensive players, or are you including defensive players as well?
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