Browns Quarterbacks: Ranking all 23 since 1999

Johnny Manziel has officially been named starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. The topic of the quarterback position for the Cleveland Browns is a laughable one. There have been 23 gunslingers under center since the expansion Browns returned to Cleveland in 1999. It is truly incredible how poor the quarterback play has been for this organization. I don’t know who or what to blame. Bad luck? Coaching? Or our god-awful string of GMs? It is just unlucky. The Packers go from Favre to Rodgers. The Colts go from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck. I hate it. Continue reading “Browns Quarterbacks: Ranking all 23 since 1999”

Andy Dalton: Disgrace To Gingers

In case you missed it, the Houston Texans and JJ Watt defeated the previously undefeated Bengals 10-6 on Monday Night Football last night. Watt, the corniest athlete maybe ever, made a terrible joke regarding Andy Dalton being a ginger in a post game interview.

“Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a Red Ryder BB Gun, and I think we did that.” Continue reading “Andy Dalton: Disgrace To Gingers”

An open letter warning Matthew Stafford

Dear Matthew Stafford,

I don’t care how bad things are in Detroit, do everything within your power to prevent yourself from becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns. Pull a Carson Palmer. I don’t care. Say you either release me or I retire. It’s genius. Let some other poor veteran get his sh*t rocked week-after-week (What up Jason Campbell, Josh McCown). Continue reading “An open letter warning Matthew Stafford”

NFL Week 9 Picks Against The Spread

I hope my Week 9 picks are better than my abysmal Week 8… After the Panthers 29-26 overtime victory against the Colts, I ended the weekend with a record of 4-8-1. No worries, at the end of the season this past week will be seen as an outlier. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. All in all I learned a few things. The Raiders are for real, after disrespecting the Jets defense. Tampa Bay is rapidly improving after knocking off Atlanta on the road, and the Lions are laughable after embarrassing themselves against the Chiefs in London. I’ll alter my strategy this week and not rely on stats as much, going with my gut. Looking to flip the script against the spread this week. Continue reading “NFL Week 9 Picks Against The Spread”

Opposite Ends of the Spectrum: Three Keys To Victory for the Browns and Bengals

The Battle of Ohio features two teams in very, very different situations. The Bengals keys to victory come from a Bengals fan (special thanks to contributions from Adam Marshall). Please note the differing levels of optimism between a Browns and Bengals fan. One has nothing but blind hope, the other has an undefeated football team heading into Week 9 of the NFL season. Continue reading “Opposite Ends of the Spectrum: Three Keys To Victory for the Browns and Bengals”

Three Takeaways From Browns Week 8

The first half seemed too good to be true. Despite Mike Pettine’s questionable decision to run the ball three times at the end of the half and punt to the Cardinals, essentially handing them three points, the Browns were up 20-10. Josh McCown tossed two beautiful touchdowns to Brian Hartline (who had four ugly drops on the day as well) and one to breakout tight end Gary Barnidge. At the half the Browns had 156 yards of total offense and zero turnovers. In the second half, an injured Josh McCown (more on that later) led the Browns offense to 56 yards of total offense and two turnovers including an ill-advised heave to the end zone.

Aug 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown (13) looks to pass during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown (13) looks to pass during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The defense forced four turnovers, but in the end it just wasn’t enough as the Cards went on to score 27 (yes, 27) unanswered points en route to a 34-20 home loss for the Browns. Here are three major takeaways from another frustrating Sunday at The Factory of Sadness.

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What should the Browns do with Johnny Manziel?

Johnny Manziel’s domestic dispute with girlfriend Colleen Crowley in Avon is concerning, but not the end of the world. How he reacts in the coming months will ultimately determine his future with the Cleveland Browns.

Johnny_Manziel_2014_Browns_training_camp_(2)Before discussing what should be done with Manziel from a football standpoint, it is important to observe the 22-year-old’s current situation with couth.

Fresh off of a 10-week stint in a rehab facility, Manziel must realize “having a couple drinks” in downtown Cleveland is no minor occurrence. In an interview with USA Today, Manziel’s high school coach (with whom he lived with in the offseason) voiced his concerns with Johnny’s choice to drink. Continue reading “What should the Browns do with Johnny Manziel?”