Ten wins. Six reasons why.

Browns preview time. I refuse to believe that they will suck this year.  No.  Nein.  Nyet. Oh yeah I saw the preseason games and oh yeah I’m reading the guys who spent their August (and their last decade of Augusts) watching this team and reporting the familiar “there doesn’t seem to be an offense” reports.  No touchdowns.  Cornerbacks playing 15 yards...

Browns-Rams comprehensive review.

I will finish up the BetOn-BetAgainst series with the AFC teams this week.1 But the chore of breaking down last night’s dress rehearsal2 game is insistent and important. But it is a chore.  More disappointing Browns football. As I write that adjective ‘disappointing’ and think deeper on it… disappointments in and of themselves are mildly malignant events that grown-ups should be...

Rethink the Hoyer hot takes.

Let’s review Hoyer’s Monday night because I have yet to find a sensible take on the whole performance other than from Mike Pettine who said: Pettine: “Hard for a QB to look good when the guys around him aren’t playing well…tough to evaluate when overall level of play around.. — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) August 19, 2014 …them isn’t what it...

The Hater’s Guide to the 2014 Cleveland Browns.

Friend of the site, former proprietor of Cleveland Reboot and theOBR contributor — and notable Cheddar Bay eschewer — Dave Kolonich got the itch to write a 2014 Browns preview and we’re happy to scratch it.  Editorial emphases are mine. A few weeks ago, I retweeted an article that sketched Dan Gilbert’s often clumsy tenure as Cleveland Cavaliers’ owner against his...

No signs point to Manziel starting week one.

We all know Mike Florio is not a great reporter right?  I ask because it seems like his brand is growing and we’re seeing him on network shows and I hope we know to take him with a grain of salt. This came up last week in connection with his peculiar reporting of the Maurkice Pouncey extension.  Florio wrote that Pouncey’s...

Rating NFL playoff drought breakers.

We’re in a dead zone here at Kanick, post-draft, and we’re looking for interesting subjects to write about. The Indians? I’m watching and that was some special play in the series against the Tigers. But I’m not watching closely enough to have a relevant take much less a relevant contribution other than a borderline troll-y “More Josh Tomlin” post. The...

Loggains interview, JFF must start now, and power ranks.

Let’s chat about some of the hot-button topics of the week. The Dowell Loggains interview. Here’s the money quote in Browns’ QB coach Dowell Loggains’ interview with Bo Mattingly12 “We’re sitting there and they keep showing Johnny on T.V. and Johnny and I are texting and he shoots me a text and he says, ‘I wish you guys would come...

Browns draft review and sidebars.

Remember when I would pump Kolonich’s tires because I really like what he said and how he said it?  Well Chris Pokorny is becoming the new Kolonich because his draft review (and most all of his pieces at DBN) hits on everything I wanted to say both in content and structure.  In fact, I’ll give an all around atta-boy to Dawgs...

Gilbert and Manziel.

Pretty terrific debut draft night for Ray Farmer last night.  Let’s review because I really want to dig into where we might go tonight.1 Justin Gilbert + Bills’ first rd/2015 + Bills’ fourth rd/2015 for Sammy Watkins + Browns’ fifth rd (#145). Mind-blowing trade.  Not just here but the truest measure of a trade is what our rivals this.  They...

Draft loose ends.

I’m hot-taked out.  Here’s some things I think will happen tonight. Browns take Evans. That diagram I did Monday failed to take into account that Evans’ chest is at least two inches broader so his wingspan is at least four inches wider than Watkins’.  I know some think I’m simplistic in my analysis, but in this case I think anyone...

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