Are the Browns the Bottom Feeders of the NFL?

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Peter King ranked the 32 NFL franchises for this upcoming season. Where did he put the Browns on his list? Dead last, as he picked the Cleveland Browns 32. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are one and two on his list.

With Tom Brady’s knee injury and the Steelers ready for a Super Bowl hangover, I disagree that those two teams are the best teams in the NFL. Pittsburgh got lucky last year and also got a year older, is Hines Ward going to be able to stay healthy on the Steelers title defense?

Back to the Browns, how can you pick the Browns 32nd, with Shaun Rogers if not the best nose tackle, then second best in the NFL. A young promising Quarterback in Brady Quinn. Jamal Lewis and Jerome Harrison who have made big plays in the past in the backfield.

Lawrence Vickers is better then the average fullback in the backfield. At the wide receiver position you have a top ten receiver in Braylon Edwards, two reliable veterans in Mike Furrey and Dave Patten. Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi two rookie receivers that the Browns have drafted high and have high expectations for.

At tight end Steve Heiden and Robert Royal are both two hardworking tight ends that will help Brady Quinn and this team. Our offensive line will be one of the best in the NFL this year with the added depth and the mixture of experience and youth. On the defensive side of the ball is where there are a lot of question marks, but every team has question marks in May.

This team has a lot of upside and with Eric Mangini doing things his way this football team isn’t the bottom feeders of the NFL anymore. The last time King picked the Browns 32nd – we went 10-6, that sounds good to me. Go Browns Destination Super Bowl.


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7 Responses to “Are the Browns the Bottom Feeders of the NFL?”

  1. Pat says:

    Wow… how embarrassing. You really shouldn’t attach your name to stuff like this. Then, you would at least have plausible deniability.

    For the record:
    1) Brady’s knee is fine, that’s why they traded Cassel
    2) Super Bowl hangover is a myth
    3) There is nothing promising about Brady Quinn. He is unquestionably in the bottom third of NFL starting QB’s.
    4) In reference to Jamal Lewis, the phrase “has made big plays in the past” is code for “old”.
    5) Patten and Furrey are NOT good #2 and #3 receivers.
    6) “Hardworking” tight ends are not going to be a sufficient replacement for Winslow.
    7) High expectations for your rookie WR’s doesn’t mean a thing. They can still fall flat on their faces and most likely, one of them will.
    8) Where did Mangini really leave the Jets? Nowhere. Expect the same in Cleveland.

    Try thinking before writing next time. I’m not sure I’d put the Browns dead last in the NFL, but I definitely wouldn’t have them any higher than 30th. And let’s be serious… what’s the difference between #30 and #32? Not much.

    There’s no way in hell the Browns win 10 games this year. Keep dreaming.

  2. kyle says:

    eric mangini is the savior of cleveland browns football he ride their asses every single practice and he keeps them motivated the same if their playing a 15-0 team on monday night or a 0-15 team on sunday at 1 and he holds players accountable for everything they do u commit a penalty(he has officials at every single practice) you run a lap you drop a pass run a lap nobody gets suspended like last year if you screw up you are made to work harder so either were gonna be efficent or were gonna have endurance either way i like my odds

  3. kyle says:

    and i dont even care about a super bowl i couldnt care less about a winning team this goes to eric mangini im the prototypical browns fan and i dont care if you go 2-14 next year as long as those 2 wins are against the steelbillys i cannot stand seeing these fcking bandwagon riders in northeast ohio wearing steelers colors in browns town if your from the pittsburgh area thats one thing but if you have lived i northeast ohio your whole life and cant name one player on the pittsburgh pirates you are a fcking steelbilly bandwagon rider theres a reason why cleveland has the greatest fans in the world bar none we love our teams unconditionaly period

  4. MarkV says:

    !,..,…,,..,..!,’,!,.,.,,!!..
    (kyle’s missing punctuation)

  5. pepe says:

    amen kyle… amen

  6. SBAlex says:

    Wow Pat…you’re amazing!! You’ve got the entire league figured out. Someone should pay you large sums of money… as a bride… just to hang around their complex and exude you’re football prowess. Speak in short and mysterious haiku though, it seems the longer you speak the dumber you begin to sound.

    For once since Cleveland has come back into the league thay actually got a Draft right. Am I saying that Cleveland has placed themselves in direct contention for the Super Bowl, no. But anyone, with whose opinion isn’t scewed by an apparent hatred for the team, can see they’re set to do better than 30th! They’ve taken the necessary building measures and are a better team for it.

    As far as the Jets… Until Favre’s arm gave out (torn bicep), and his ego wouldn’t let him tarnish his “consecutive starts” record,
    the Jets weren’t doing all that bad.

    I think you should follow your own advice and do a little thinking before writing yourself.

  7. Dawgsofwar says:

    The Browns are not #32 in the League. they are somewhere around #24-26. That is how the play will be this year with all new coaching, and an offense with major changes with no K Winslow, Jamaal a year older, and a rookie (still- Romeo’s fault there) QB starting his 4th game.
    The defense can only be better then last year. These Jets players, especially Elam, need to pay dividends or Mangini’s stock will drop like an Anderson spiral to Edwards heading for the endzone.

    The one thing going for the Browns this year, is what appears to be an easy schedule. They can go 7-9. But wont make the playoffs since everyone in the division has similar easy schedules too. Give me one big blow out win over the Stoolers, a Quinn year of 22+ TDs and no more than 12 INTs, and a defense that keeps us in EVERY game, and it will be viewed as a step in the right direction.