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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:15 pm

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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby jb » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:36 pm

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JCoz wrote:I didnt say I believed it, I was offering a possible reason that Heckert may not be retained.


I know, I was just using that as an opportunity to make a dig at a friend.

If Banner decided to get rid of ANY GM at this point of the season, he's a freakin' retard.



I've treid to dig google and others in theknow as best I could about Heckert & Banner. The results are still murkey. No one knows if there was a real falling out between these two specific men and they can't work together or if Heckert was collateral damage with Licht,which really was a political war and loser had to go.

Having said that, now is exactly the time to make the move if one is to be made. Waiting just creates another Mangina scenario. Moving now allows the scouting department to transition before the start of the college season and have the maximum amout of time to get ready for the draft.

Having said that, I truly hope for continuity and that Heckert & Banner can work together.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:41 pm

jb wrote:
Hikohadon wrote:
JCoz wrote:I didnt say I believed it, I was offering a possible reason that Heckert may not be retained.


I know, I was just using that as an opportunity to make a dig at a friend.

If Banner decided to get rid of ANY GM at this point of the season, he's a freakin' retard.



I've treid to dig google and others in theknow as best I could about Heckert & Banner. The results are still murkey. No one knows if there was a real falling out between these two specific men and they can't work together or if Heckert was collateral damage with Licht,which really was a political war and loser had to go.

Having said that, now is exactly the time to make the move if one is to be made. Waiting just creates another Mangina scenario. Moving now allows the scouting department to transition before the start of the college season and have the maximum amout of time to get ready for the draft.

Having said that, I truly hope for continuity and that Heckert & Banner can work together.


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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby OldDawg » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:53 pm

Regarding Holmgren, I think his whole leadership philosophy revolved around the West Coast offense. My belief is that the only reason Schurmur is coach is because he was a WCO guy.

I am not a real good football X and O guy. Most of you guys exceed my knowledge in that regard. However, shouldn't the Browns implement a Northcoast Offense? I think in NEO with our weather, don't you have to center your offense around a ground attack? Was ramming the WCO down the Brown's throat kind of a square peg into a round hole kind of a thing?

Think back to our best teams ever. All featured great running backs:

Jim Brown
Leroy Kelly
Mike Pruitt
Mack and Byner

Certainly Kosar and Sipe had solid tenures at QB, but Kosar had Mack and Byner and Sipe had Pruitt.

The current NFL is a passing league. But I think you need a great running game in NEO and particularly in our division to compete.

Hopefully Richerdson and a healthy Hardesty can establish that for us.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:13 pm

What's so different about the Norris Division? That division seems to be able to put out some solid teams without superb running games. GB & Detroit have been the class of that division offensively the past two seasons, doing it mostly through the air. Even Minnesota was throwing the ball well, IIRC 2009. Hell if Cutler doesn't go down they probably throw better than they run too.

Balance is certainly important, but JUST b/c we're in a mid-west climate doesn't mean we cannot succeed through the air.

Plus don't get too caught up in our history regarding success related to running the ball (EG; Bernie days). Our running game output was actually a bit over rated back then. We were extremely well balanced, had a genius at QB & at OC, that cannot be overlooked.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby leadpipe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:47 pm

The two teams that played in last years Super Bowl, and the team many thought were going to run the table had a couple things in common. Cold weather cities and couldn't/didn't run the ball.

It's not about what "used to be" or what you;re "supposed to do," it's about what's happening - every week - in front of your eyes.

If you can run it, great. And Lord knows any offense will help this offense. But you clearly don't HAVE to run the ball to win, and it's clearly not the most efficient way to do so. In Antarctica or Hawaii.

Simple as this, Richardson turns out to be a stud, and Weeden a bumb. You lose.

Weeden turns out to be a star and Richardson a bumb. You win.

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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:22 am

OldDawg wrote:Regarding Holmgren, I think his whole leadership philosophy revolved around the West Coast offense. My belief is that the only reason Schurmur is coach is because he was a WCO guy.

I am not a real good football X and O guy. Most of you guys exceed my knowledge in that regard. However, shouldn't the Browns implement a Northcoast Offense? I think in NEO with our weather, don't you have to center your offense around a ground attack? Was ramming the WCO down the Brown's throat kind of a square peg into a round hole kind of a thing?

Think back to our best teams ever. All featured great running backs:

Jim Brown
Leroy Kelly
Mike Pruitt
Mack and Byner

Certainly Kosar and Sipe had solid tenures at QB, but Kosar had Mack and Byner and Sipe had Pruitt.

The current NFL is a passing league. But I think you need a great running game in NEO and particularly in our division to compete.

Hopefully Richerdson and a healthy Hardesty can establish that for us.


The Packers run a version of the WCO. Really hard to tell what Shurmur's O could become in Cleveland without having a QB that can make it go.

Colt was clearly not that guy. Maybe Weeden is.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby OldDawg » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:04 pm

All great points, guys. I guess my reaction regarding the WCO stems from my impression of Holmgren's selection of Schurmur as HC ... in my opinion, the number one priority being his being a WCO coach as opposed to the best coach.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:44 pm

OldDawg wrote:All great points, guys. I guess my reaction regarding the WCO stems from my impression of Holmgren's selection of Schurmur as HC ... in my opinion, the number one priority being his being a WCO coach as opposed to the best coach.


I'm not sure why people assume that Holmgren left some shining coach on the table in order to settle on Shurmur. He talked to Chucky, but he wasn't interested (and I wouldn't want him anyway). Cowher's not gonna coach the Browns (even if he hadn't been away from the game for way too long at this point).

Personally, I'm sick of retread coaches anyway.

PS - Please note that this is no way a statement of support for Shurmur, rather a rebuttal that they passed up an opportunity for Vince Lombardi Jr.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:18 pm

Hikohadon wrote:
OldDawg wrote:All great points, guys. I guess my reaction regarding the WCO stems from my impression of Holmgren's selection of Schurmur as HC ... in my opinion, the number one priority being his being a WCO coach as opposed to the best coach.


I'm not sure why people assume that Holmgren left some shining coach on the table in order to settle on Shurmur. He talked to Chucky, but he wasn't interested (and I wouldn't want him anyway). Cowher's not gonna coach the Browns (even if he hadn't been away from the game for way too long at this point).

Personally, I'm sick of retread coaches anyway.

PS - Please note that this is no way a statement of support for Shurmur, rather a rebuttal that they passed up an opportunity for Vince Lombardi Jr.


Understood, however, there's a wide berth between Lombardi knockin' on your door and an offensive coach who's team didn't score many points.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:33 pm

Hikohadon wrote:
OldDawg wrote:All great points, guys. I guess my reaction regarding the WCO stems from my impression of Holmgren's selection of Schurmur as HC ... in my opinion, the number one priority being his being a WCO coach as opposed to the best coach.


I'm not sure why people assume that Holmgren left some shining coach on the table in order to settle on Shurmur. He talked to Chucky, but he wasn't interested (and I wouldn't want him anyway). Cowher's not gonna coach the Browns (even if he hadn't been away from the game for way too long at this point).

Personally, I'm sick of retread coaches anyway.

PS - Please note that this is no way a statement of support for Shurmur, rather a rebuttal that they passed up an opportunity for Vince Lombardi Jr.


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(which of course, is not true, but the comedy is more impactful if it were) ;-) ;) :wink:

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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:55 pm

That is a phenomenally shitty set. LIke wow, that guy should kill himself. My little bro ran away from Ethiopia and is living with me right now with a goal to end up writing comedy and I'll show him that tonight to show him what shitty is.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:36 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:That is a phenomenally shitty set. LIke wow, that guy should kill himself. My little bro ran away from Ethiopia and is living with me right now with a goal to end up writing comedy and I'll show him that tonight to show him what shitty is.

feh. Hard to find anything on YouTube under 2 minutes. Black is about 5 years past his sell by date, but some of his political rants are very funny.

ETA - Hopefully your bro knows the difference between "a set" and "a single joke". 'Cause you obviously don't.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:14 pm

mattvan1 wrote:
Hikohadon wrote:PS - Please note that this is no way a statement of support for Shurmur, rather a rebuttal that they passed up an opportunity for Vince Lombardi Jr.


<Must read this as if Lewis Black were speaking>

"Well, we'll never know for sure, because HE NEVER FUCKING INTERVIEWED ANYONE ELSE"


Even if they did, we wouldn't know. All first time coaches have the same record until they actually get a job.

Again, not a support of the hiring system, just sayin' that there was nobody out there that was available/interested that was all that interesting. To me, at least.

Some/most of them might have been slightly more interesting than Shurmur, but not enough for me to get all verklempt about it.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:34 am

Naw, I've watched that whole show before and it also sucks ass. No one should ever speak of it.
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Unread postby rk » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:09 am

jb wrote:I've treid to dig google and others in theknow as best I could about Heckert & Banner. The results are still murkey. No one knows if there was a real falling out between these two specific men and they can't work together or if Heckert was collateral damage with Licht,which really was a political war and loser had to go.


I am doubting that they interacted enough for either to be too invested in the other guy. Reid was always between.

If Banner and Reid were kosher at the end then no worries. If Banner and Reid were not then since Heckert is a Reid guy it's more than likely that Banner will be working off the assumption that Heckert harbors the same qualms bout Banner that Reid held.

Frankly I'm not too worried about it. If TR, Schwartz, Gordon, and Weeden just perform at the level of their respective draft positions then Heckert isn't going anywhere even if he Old School'd Banner's daughter at his re-release party. If 2 or 3 of them don't perform at that level then there's no real reason to hang onto him. His approach at FA has been entirely too conservative and his drafting past the early rounds is so-so though inarguably better than anyone we've had here in Cleveland since 99.

Holmgren, otoh, might be out regardless of the product on the field.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:40 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Naw, I've watched that whole show before and it also sucks ass. No one should ever speak of it.


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Unread postby Hikohadon » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:50 am

I doubt Heckert and Reid were so super close since Reid had no problem encouraging Heckert to seek life elsewhere so Banner could move Roseman in.

I think this stuff gets overblown.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby rk » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:48 pm

Hikohadon wrote:I doubt Heckert and Reid were so super close since Reid had no problem encouraging Heckert to seek life elsewhere so Banner could move Roseman in.

I think this stuff gets overblown.


Heckert left to have full control over personell. I do not recall reading anything other than Reid wanting him to stay but not willing to give up the Pow-ah.

Regardless reports I've read indicated that Banner was a family friend of Reid and was quoted as such in articles about the death of Reid's son.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/articl ... %7Cmostcom

So it appears likely that he likely has a good relationship with Heckert.
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Unread postby jb » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:06 pm

rk wrote:
Hikohadon wrote:I doubt Heckert and Reid were so super close since Reid had no problem encouraging Heckert to seek life elsewhere so Banner could move Roseman in.

I think this stuff gets overblown.


Heckert left to have full control over personell. I do not recall reading anything other than Reid wanting him to stay but not willing to give up the Pow-ah.

Regardless reports I've read indicated that Banner was a family friend of Reid and was quoted as such in articles about the death of Reid's son.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/articl ... %7Cmostcom

So it appears likely that he likely has a good relationship with Heckert.



I'd settle for "working relationship".

Who knows what these guys are thinking as it's been almost 4 years? In the end, I believe all of this will be a marriage or divorce of convenience. themain thing is they keep the systems, and I don't know why they would move away from the Iggle schemes we are built for now.

Unless Trey is BSing us, he is speaking about 2012 as a year of continuity for these guys to show the results of their work thus far. Until he proves otherwise, I will accpet that and watch.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby bookelly » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:01 pm

Based on the size of the smile on Heckert's face when he met Haslem, I'd say his job is safe. My guess is Walrus is safe as well, with Banner slotting in as head of business operations/CFO. Apparently that is where his expertise lies.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby mattvan1 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:28 pm

bookelly wrote:Based on the size of the smile on Heckert's face when he met Haslem, I'd say his job is safe. My guess is Walrus is safe as well, with Banner slotting in as head of business operations/CFO. Apparently that is where his expertise lies.


I always smile when I meet the boss of my boss - especially if I think my current boss may not be around too much longer.

I appreciate your optimism; I really do. But I think you are underestimating the huge egos involved. Doesn't mean it will be better or worse. Just different.
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:57 am

If the new owner has learned anything by being vested in the Allegany Inbred I pray to Oden it is 'Continuity'

After 12 yrs of Moses imitations there is finally something to 'continue' with

If he's gonna blow it all up and start over again I'd just as soon they move to LA LA LAnd
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Re: Holmgren Rumor from WKNR??

Unread postby Hikohadon » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:47 pm

jb wrote:
rk wrote:
Hikohadon wrote:I doubt Heckert and Reid were so super close since Reid had no problem encouraging Heckert to seek life elsewhere so Banner could move Roseman in.

I think this stuff gets overblown.


Heckert left to have full control over personell. I do not recall reading anything other than Reid wanting him to stay but not willing to give up the Pow-ah.

Regardless reports I've read indicated that Banner was a family friend of Reid and was quoted as such in articles about the death of Reid's son.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/articl ... %7Cmostcom

So it appears likely that he likely has a good relationship with Heckert.



I'd settle for "working relationship".


This.

Good relationship, mediocre relationship, I don't care as long as they can work together. Nothing has indicated to me that anyone left on bad terms, and obviously everyone comes from the same basic school of philosophy, so one would think there's no reason they couldn't work together regardless if they're best pals or lukewarm cordial.
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Unread postby Lubber » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:31 pm

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To talk about teeth.

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Actually they have a very spacious one

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