An Offseason To Do List for the Browns

The Cleveland Browns once again have a new regime and are ready to turn the corner and getting back into being a perennial playoff team. The Cleveland Browns have many holes to fill this offseason and it probably will take at least to offseason for the Browns to compete for a Championship. This NFL draft the Browns have 11 draft picks to help turn this around. The Browns will also be active in this free agent period to help get this team closer to the playoffs.

The Browns need to resign Lawrence Vickers, he is one of the best fullbacks in the NFL, and also brings an intensity to this football team that is needed in AFC North.

The Browns need to find a Right Tackle. John St. Clair can’t be covered up by putting him a Right Tackle. The Browns will also at least need to bring in two veteran linemen to help the offensive line gain some depth.

The Browns need to bring in Linebackers. Roth and Wimbley started looking like they could cement themselves in those positions, with Jackson being a free agent and Bowens aging quickly this team needs to bring in at least two starting Linebackers maybe more to help this defense.

The Browns need secondary help. Abe Elam was supposed to be game changing safety that we didn’t see much of that from the former Jet. Brodney Pool suffered another concussion that might lead him to an early retirement, and Brandon Mcdonald didn’t look like he could cover or tackle anyone this year. The Cleveland Browns need a lot of help in the secondary the least they can do is bring in a starting safety and cornerback. Adding two more talented secondary players would also help out this team immensely. Eric Wright looks like he can start in this league for awhile and Mike Adams looks like he could out but other then those two players the Browns should clean house in the Secondary.

Quarterback position.  All Browns fans and anyone who watches this team knows that they need a major change in the Quarterback position. The Browns still haven’t found a Quarterback since there return in 99 and need to if they want to be successfull. Brady could possibly be back next year in a backup role or atleast get in oppurtunity to compete for the Job. The Browns will bring in Quarterback there a lot of candidates right now from Donovan Mcnabb to Troy Smith being the Browns quarterback next year. This team needs to improve at this posistion fast. In what round do you consider Tim Tebow if he is on the board?

Running Back postion. The Browns have found a back in Jerome Harrison in the second half of the season but it is still a mystery if he do it for sixteen games. Also Jennings should he could be a viable backup but I believe the Browns still need to get a back to help carry the load in the 2010 season. The jury is also still out on James Davis.

Wide Reciever. The  Browns need to get a Reciever who can give them a deep threat and playmaking ability. They also need to be able to catch the ball. Last year there was nobody who scared the opposing defense. The Browns could use atleast two Wide Recievers in this upcoming offseason. There are Recievers out there who can help this team next year.

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2 Responses to “An Offseason To Do List for the Browns”

  1. The To Do List is incomplete in that there is no mention of residing Josh Cribbs. We know that he is the best kick returner in NFL history and that alone requires that he be signed again. However, we were just seeing the tip of the iceberg this past season with his work in the backfield and the wildcat offense. There is no other player that has demonstrated his value to the team and the league. There is no other player on the team that inspires pride in being a Cleveland Browns fan.

  2. Jeff B. says:

    Agree with some of your analysis, however:
    1) Elam will play better with better talent around him in the defensive backfield. He did for the Jets in ’08. 2) Why draft another young WR? Keep Stallworth, use Robiskie more, and maybe sign T.O. for to a 1 yr. contract. 3) Name Quinn the starter from day 1 of TC. See what he can do starting a full season. 4) Find a starting RG, unless they plan on running 40 times/game and passing less than 5. 5) We need help at TE. Moore was a great pickup, but Heiden gets hurt every year. 6) How long is Dawson going to play? Find out where Reda’s hiding and sign him for TC and pre-season. Had a strong leg 2 years ago in camp. 7) Find a DE. Robaire will retire before long and he’s slowing down. Besides that I agree with the changes you mentioned, especially about Pool & McDonald. Eventually need to replace Wright as well. CB Joe Haden & LB Rolando McClain are both worthy of the #7 from what I’ve seen – and would help immediately.