stevegrab

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  1. What is going on with the Browns?

    Same idiot who keeps saying "I gave up on the run too early, that was wrong" then does the same thing week after week. If he isn't required to give up play calling duty the OC hire is meaningless. Hue won't make it to November.
  2. They'll do what it takes to keep Keenum, one of the tags if necessary. I wonder if Bradford or Bridgewateris a possible bridge QB for a team like the Browns, who are also looking at Alex Smith and Cousins (but will lose that battle to better teams, even if they offer less). I feel the Browns need to do that, otherwise they'll waste another high first round pick, try to use Kizer, then use the rookie drafted and both flame out.
  3. HC Mike Mularkey out in TEN

    Wouldn't McAdoo be the same thing as Mularkey, another OC with prior HC experience (and some success) ready to step in once he's canned. That could be part of any OC they hire. Now that Haley is out in PIT (no contract past March) maybe the Browns interview him. Of course with his dump sweep call on 4th-n-1 not sure I'd want him here. Hue has to hire an OC, I continue to wonder if it is purely his call, or if others (Dorsey, Haslam) have input or veto power. Also heard that Mularkey is more a power running offense, vs. Hue's big play chunk yardage approach (which has worked so well). So which one would win out, and what roster changes are needed to have success.
  4. AFC Championship Game

    But those owners really have no say in how the team is run. What is their record when Rooney tells them to pound sand? Sell their stake in the team? They're not going to take control with some hostile takeover, NFL team ownerships don't work like other companies. Even if they had 51% of the owner stake behind them, Rooney is controlling onwer, only one with minimum 30% required by NFL, not sure how they'd get control of the team (which requires NFL approval) without some major ownership changes (pool all of their shares, plus get some of the Rooney or McGinley [search for it if not familiar] owners to defect to their group. The whole "Pats (or any other team) have the refs in their pocket) talk is garbage, if said in sarcasm I usually just let it pass. When people try to argue its true I tell them "so stop watching if its all rigged". Actually yes the NFL for the good of the whole league and $$$ wants the most popular teams in the biggest games. He might not be thrilled handing the trophy to Kraft, but the $$$ in his and the other owner's pockets will take thes sting out of that.
  5. AFC Championship Game

    Wow maybe Tomlin should be fired, telling your SB winning very good QB he cannot audilble out of a horrible play call is just idiotic. What are they going to do to Ben if he disobeys that order? Fire him, trade him? Looks like Haley is the scapegoat while the guy hiring these assistants and telling his players they cannot think for themselves remains.
  6. AFC Championship Game

    Or people could be tired of seeing the Pats in the SB and decide not to watch if they''re in it, while Jags would be new blood that has their interest. I'm sure the NFL and NBC want NE, and PHI is the bigger draw and market, but the Vikings playing SB at home, and with their history would also provide plenty of compelling story lines. Either way the SB is a huge ratings draw, and the least of all NFL games as far as impact of the teams playing on ratings. PS Kind of funny seeing a Steeler fan say they might not be able to stomach watching the Pats, that's how I felt about a PIT-NE AFCCG (same as I felt with PIT-BAL years ago) now I can watch both games with a team to root for, and if the Pats reach the SB I'll be watching rooting for their opponent. Any of these 4 teams can win the SB, this "Pats are going to roll team X" is just sports talk. Few thought the Jags had any chance, the Falcons were favorties IN PHILLY.
  7. Shurmur to Giants/McDaniels to Colts

    Nothing is a done deal until it is, kind of surprised to see NFL.com basically saying "these guys have been hired but it cannot be announced, we all know teams break these rules regularly and nobody at the NFL cares". Somebody being the likely person to take the job is just that, a likely hire. The rumors about Matt Patricia to Lions seem just as storng and have been around just as long, but NFL.com shows that job in the "open" category, but Shurmur and McDaniles are listed in 'hired coaches". NFL.com coaching tracker Time for the NFL to get rid of this charade, it was laughable watching Jon Gruden try to avoid talking about being the Raiders coach, not sure who was excerting the pressure (ESPN, NFL, possibly with KC influence) but he clearly didn't want to talk about it, and it was not going to be announced until Tuesday. Then suddenly it got announced early (Sunday I think), after we were all told about it during the TEN-KC game.
  8. Except for NY/NJ, where the NFL is HQ and the giant media market. Not sure we'll ever see another outdoor SB in cold weather city. First you have the issue that the local team needs to present a bid, and have a group within the city backing that. To make that bid you need certain things like hotel rooms (lots of good ones, not fleabags out by the airport next to the strip clubs), places to hold all the related events, etc. Some places fall far short of that first requirement, like GB, even Foxboro (Boston etc. is too far away to count rooms), I recall for the SB in Jacksonville they parked a couple cruise ships there to provide the needed rooms. Then there's the crazy demands by the NFL, read an article about it a couple years ago, its like highway robbery what cities have to provide as far as security and other things which all cost $$$. Of all the cold weather NFL cities with outdoor stadiums I'd say the most likely to bid and get one would be Chicago. But until we see another one outdoor cold weather (outside NY) I'll believe that NY only got it because they are NY. Then they should not allow any game in an open air stadium, bad weather isn't just snow, it could be high winds and rain, which can happen in MIA, TB, LA, etc. Remember that horrible weather in Dallas when they hosted, had that not been a dome the field could have been bad too (forget if weather fully cleared before the game). I personally think they should go back to the championship game played in the stadium of the team with better record, or some rotation, not a neutral site. But much like the extra week off before SB that ship saled long ago, $$$ rule those decisions.
  9. Anyone hearing that Tomlin resigned?

    I heard some of the Steelers ownership group (outside the Rooney family) are rallying for a coaching change, but they don't have the power to make it happen. Seems like a public way of trying to put pressure on the Rooney's, and get the fans to say "see look some of our owners agree that Tomlin should be fired". Rooney runs the team, and is the owner of record with the NFL. They cannot just have a meeting and vote him out if they have 51% of ownernship to agree. They'd need to get NFL to agree, and in order to even go there they'd need another owner with minimum 30% stake in team to take over as primary owner, that is an NFL requirement. For the record I think getting rid of him would be stupid, he may not be elite but who you going to hire that is better.
  10. Huh, what do those have to do with theory and hypothesis? Are you trying to say theory and hypothesis do not have the same basic meaning? Ok so you weren't nit picking to look clever, but to take a shot at the arrogant Pats homers. It was still nit picking IMHO. This ain't the mensa board, its football fans.
  11. Hmm several dictionaries say theory and hypothesis are synonyms (same or near the same meaning). Sounds like you're nitpicking to appear clever.
  12. What is going on with the Browns?

    For people familiar with the Browns records since return, 4-5 is about the average number of wins. They've only had 2 winning seasons in 19 years, since the last one (10-6 in 2007 missed the playoffs on a tie breaker with Titans) their most wins was 7-9 in 2014, that was a 7-4 start with 0-5 after. Checked the total is 88 wins in 19 years, 4.63 wins a year. If they went 12-4 next year that would be 100 wins in 20 years, nudging the average up to 5 wins. Honestly if they can win 4-5 games again, that would be a huge improvement, return to their average and hope to keep improving. The constant turnover (GM, HC, players even owners with 3 coungint Al & Randy Lerner, now Jimmy Haslam) over 20 years has not helped. I posted this elsewhere in a discussion of the Browns, they've had 5 coaches over the past 9 seasons, more than one every 2 years. Only 2 coaches in the new era (post 99, Browns 2.0 if you like) had 3 years or more, Butch Davis (fired with 2 games left in 4th season) and Crennel (4 full season)., everybody else 2 or less. So in one way I'm not too unhappy with Hue Jackson staying, I thought he was a good hire at the time, especially with other teams interested and the Browns getting their first (not 9-10th) choice. But I do question some of his in game decisions. And his calm demeanor while the team is a hot mess.
  13. What is going on with the Browns?

    They spent a lot to upgrade the OL, and it didn't really show. Of course part of that was Hue Jackson giving up on the run every week, then in the post game press conference admitting he gave up too early, but not knowing how to change it since he kept doing it week after week and saying the same thing. That is one of the biggest knocks on him, continues to admit he is screwing up, but doesn't seem to know how to change it' I'm hoping the new OC will be able to make things better, but he's hand picked by Hue and the front office has no say, he'll just hire somebody that does exactly what he wants. The front office hires give me a little hope, but the proof will come in the games next season.
  14. Not to mention the two dillweed Pats homers who keep telling us all to shut up because we're not Pats fans so we aren't allowed to have opinions. Just look at their repsonses, not worth reading past the first sentence where they tell us all how superior they are. You know since they made the brilliant decision to be Pats fans. Who knew, I guess Bulls fans were the smartest in the NBA while Jordon was winning those titles. Why are people even trying to discuss this anymore, Pats fans have spoken, the rest of us should just GUMMI BEAR and go away, we're stupid and know nothing.
  15. What is going on with the Browns?

    He may not have final say, he may need approval from Dorsey (or worse Haslam). I do hope that Dorsey has some success, Haslam makes him President of the Browns, all coaching and front office report to Dorsey and he reports to Haslam (who stays out of the football decisions, let him go mess up the Vols).
  16. What is going on with the Browns?

    I hear you but finally hiring a good GM and other people who know football talent evaluation is a good start. As for who else from GB the Browns could get, they already hired another front office person after Dorsey, Alonzo Highsmith a former RB and long time member of GB scouting department, he will head up the scouting dept and report to Dorsey. I don't think there is ANY chance the Packers are forced to release Rodgers over that IR issue, I'd be surprised if there is any punishment at all.
  17. Well said, I've thought that too. Also the fact that Cassell basically sucked as the Chiefs starter is pretty clear indication a lot of his success was the Pats system and supporting cast (defense is also a huge part of it, while they may not always be ranked high they seem to know how to win the big games).
  18. Bears hire Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as HC

    So you'd have wanted the Colts to shaft a second city and move again, so they could be relevant in some other place. Oh right, you don't live in Indy so F the many thousands of fans there. What is wrong with Indy that the Colts would want to leave, they have a new stadium recently. nothing like the Browns situation in 1995.
  19. Time Clock

    Conversions (kick or 2P try) after a TD are untimed downs, FG are run on an actual down and the clock starts on the snap like any other play, same for a punt. Kickoff as mentioned earlier are special and usually have time running, after the ball is caught and player returns (but no time on touchbacks or other downed kick).
  20. Time Clock

    Its been a rule basically forever, so assuming this isn't the first game (or season even) that you've watched football it should be no surprise. Why should it suddenly be accounted for now? Did you know that a kickoff may not cause the clock to move? Only if there is a a runback does the clock move, if its a touchback or even taking a knee in field of play, no time runs off. Opening kickoff of CAR-NO playoff game, Gano kicks off at 15:00, touchback, first down at 15:00. (This happens at end of half/game too, only a few [2-3] seconds left they squib kick trying to make them field the kickoff, player falls on it and takes knee, they still have 2 seconds to run a play. Or something like that.)
  21. Time Clock

    ok footballjoe, time to change your name
  22. Bears hire Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as HC

    What about Bengals and Browns fans, equal or worse ineptitude in ownership and no SB rings. I guess the feeling in Indy is that with 13 years of Peyton Manning you should have won a handful of SB rings, not just one.
  23. I think wanting him to succeed (goes to BB's legacy) and the Shanahan connection played a bigger role, the Browns were not going to be a threat to the Pats, trading him to Jacksonville or Denver would be dangerous, but the 4-44 over last 3 years Browns? By the time we sniff the playoffs BB will have retired.
  24. Didn't paint you as a liar, I showed you ARE A LIAR, now you're just a fool to be ignored. Bye felicia
  25. Pagano, Del Rio get the ax

    Other than live sports, I'm not sure why people turn the most overrated network on. Their hyping of the ProBowl and NCAA Champ game during the NFL playoff game was annoying, they wasted most of halftime previewing the tonights matchup .