Plan B: Alec Ogletree at #6?

. It’s Monday before Free Agency and it looks like the dynamics for getting the Browns an edge rusher are changing. or, in other words: “What do we do if/when Ansah and Jordan are off the board at #6?” “Whom do we take at #6 if/when Avril or Kruger is signed as a free agent?” “Who will play ILB if/when...

Too much to ask?

. You know where I’m at on this year’s free agent season: “Free-agency is where it’s at this year.  Browns have the cap space to go after someone and, in my opinion, they’re close enough to being playoff caliber where such outlays make sense. … FA done right lets you transform positions of weakness into strength literally over night.  FA done...

FA target #3: Andy Levitre

. I think we’ve done good work shoring up the Browns’ defense here at kanick with the additions of Keenan Lewis at CB and Dannell Ellerbe at ILB.  Both are upgrades over the incumbent Brownie and both increase the physical presence.  Both also should be bring some needed ‘AFC North’ DNA from their old teams.  God knows we can use more Steeler and...

Just how good is the Browns’ cap position?

“I’m hearing about the Browns’ good cap position.  How good is it?” Short answer:  Browns are in better shape, cap-wise, than any other team. Only the Bengals have a lower current cap hit number (65MM) than the Browns (73MM).  But the Bengals need to sign Andre Smith and Michael Johnson… and there are quite a few other UFAs the Bengals...

FA target #2: Dannell Ellerbe

Now that we have 100% solid cornerbacks on both sides, what’s next? Again:  I am working under the assumption that a fast, aggressive, playmaking edge rusher is coming at #6 in the draft. So I rate the Browns’ areas of need (excluding QB, punter, kicker) like this: Strengths:  D-line, WR, CB, O-line, RB Weaknesses:  Safeties, OLB, ILB, TE. Can you...

FA target #1: Keenan Lewis

. Update: Jamison Hensley gets it: There’s no question that Lewis is the Steelers’ top priority in free agency. But it’s going to be difficult to keep him considering he’s a rising player at a coveted position and the Steelers are cap-strapped again. Lewis stepped up in his first season as a starter, leading the AFC with 23 passes broken...

In praise of the Great Front Four.

It’s 2007. You and I were enthralled with a 10 win Browns team. But there was another big story in 2007. There was a team that went undefeated in the regular season. Their average score was 37 to 17. They scored no less that 34 points in their first eight games. They had 50 TD passes. Averaged over 300 pass...

Chip Kelly interview with Banner lore…

Just to induce vomit…a birdie in the know told me that the Chip Kelly interview went sour because Banner’s pleasant, salesman side is actually still somewhat reminiscent of a penis. This is from a friend not prone to hyperbole on Jan. 9. I won’t get too out front on this.  It’s probable Frowns was/is working on fleshing out this lead...

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