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by Triple-S » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:56 pm
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by hiko » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:11 pm
by Triple-S » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:21 pm
hiko wrote:Due to the lack of a CBA and the impending Lockout, it's just so hard to say who might be available because we don't yet know what the Franchise/Transition tags will look like, who will be Restricted or Unrestricted Free Agents, and who might get re-signed by their teams during the inevitable grace period between the end of the Lockout and the start of Free Agency.Imagine if that doesn't come until September. Free Agents will be signing and showing up for Training Camp the next day with the first Regular Season game a week later.If that happens, the Browns will be doomed from the start and might as well tank the season in an effort to get Football LeBron - aka Andrew Luck.I understand that you're going through football withdrawal symptoms (I just got over the night sweats myself), but it's just so hard to speculate on who they should get when there are so many CBA-related unknowns at this point.
by hiko » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:34 pm
Triple-S wrote:But yeah, it's looking unfortunately that tanking for Luck is possibly the best solution at this point. I mean, in the apocalyptic version of this, you'll barely have any time to put the new system in place, so you're pretty much screwed there as well. Does any other team in the division have to have those concerns?I guess just draft well, and pray that you'll be worse off than the Redskins, or whomever will be in the derby as well.
by pup » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:38 pm
by Triple-S » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:40 pm
hiko wrote:Any team with a new coaching staff will be in that boat. So, the Panthers, 49'ers, Raiders, and Broncos will be floating with us (I don't include the Vikings, Cowboys, or Titans since their coaches all came from their current system and there will be much less overhaul/change).And don't think for a moment that Harbaugh wouldn't be eyeballing a Luck-based tank job if it became apparent that his team can't be good b/c of the work stoppage. I see them (SF) and the Panthers as our primary competition right now.
by hiko » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:47 pm
Triple-S wrote:hiko wrote:Any team with a new coaching staff will be in that boat. So, the Panthers, 49'ers, Raiders, and Broncos will be floating with us (I don't include the Vikings, Cowboys, or Titans since their coaches all came from their current system and there will be much less overhaul/change).And don't think for a moment that Harbaugh wouldn't be eyeballing a Luck-based tank job if it became apparent that his team can't be good b/c of the work stoppage. I see them (SF) and the Panthers as our primary competition right now.To go possibly conspiracy theory here.Could Shurmer simply be a sacrificial lamb to make it through this next season (Terribly I may add), get the WCO in place and then for either Holmgren or a certain ESPN analyst who's sticking around in the booth this year to make the return to the sidelines?
by mistero » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:15 pm
by hiko » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:25 pm
mistero wrote:Am I the only one who is pulling for a scab season? It's our only shot!
by jerryroche » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:02 pm
by RedDawg » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:12 pm
by hiko » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:37 pm
jerryroche wrote:Tanking another whole season? Conspiracy theory?? Shurmur one and done??? Scab season????This is the most ridiculous thread I've ever read on TCF. There's some way over-thinking going on here. Is it too much to ask to actually believe Holmgren and Shurmur, considering the fact that we've not caught either of them lying yet? Shurmur has a four-year contract, and Holmgren will keep him around as long as possible. Both Holmgren and Shurmur have given Colt McCoy their tacit seal approval as starting QB, so why would they even think about trying to go 0-16 and draft Andrew Luck?Dumb, dumb, dumb, dum-dums.
by jb » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:14 pm
by mattvan1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:30 pm
by SoulDawg74 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:13 pm
jb wrote:You don't need a conspiracy theory. pathches in no way, shape or form fits the characterization of a scapegoat sacrificial lamb. You don't need to TRY to tank any more than TMLP tried to tank the Cavs' season. It may just happen.All you have to do is open your eyes to how the dots are lining up to be connected.It may or may not be that bad in the end. But the perfct storm might well be brewing:- new roster- first time HC - lot's of kids playing meaningful minutes- new scheme installation thwarted by the cancellation of OTA's and possibly TC- truncated / cancelled UFA seasonI tried to lay out the exact same thing in December, and I got whacked with the CJ of Despair label and miscast as a nabboring nabbob of negativity or some shit. Which was, is and shall be bullshit.Makes me want to go all SD now, but I won't. Excpet to quote the great philosophr, Tony Montana and quip, "well lookatchu now, Frank". ;-)
by HoodooMan » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:14 pm
hiko wrote:2. If there is a long lockout, the Browns will be at severe disadvantage
by FUDU » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:17 pm
by SoulDawg74 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:05 pm
FUDU wrote:Yeah he'll just out scored by 2,000 pts a game b/c we put too much into defense in a league in which offense reigns king.
by motherscratcher » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:47 pm
SoulDawg74 wrote:FUDU wrote:Yeah he'll just out scored by 2,000 pts a game b/c we put too much into defense in a league in which offense reigns king.We got Colt
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