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Cleveland Browns (2012 season)

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Bucklion, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. BUCK3YE5

    BUCK3YE5 Best of the Land

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    Browns: vs Washington, @Denver, @Pitt
    Steelers: @Dallas, vs Cincy, vs Cleveland
    Bengals: @Philly, @Pitt, vs Baltimore

    It is a little bit of a reach, but...(pause)...the Browns could actually make the playoffs

    RG3 is hurt, Denver might be resting players, and the Steelers blow

    What needs to happen:
    1. Browns win out
    2. Steelers & Bengals go 1-2 (or worse)

    Then it would come to tie break (division record). If the Browns win out, they have 3 division wins. Only Pitt could finish 1-2 and match that. But, we hold the next tie break (head to head) over them. So we would go to the playoffs, LOL.

    Next week will almost be the decider.

    The Jets & Dolphins also are a potential problem if they get to 8 wins. Idk how that would work out.
  2. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

  3. jlb1705

    jlb1705 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member Bookie

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  4. Mike80

    Mike80 make it happen

    If they all go 8-8 according to the ESPIN playoff machine that means the Browns go to the playoffs.

    BTW if San Diego goes 8-8 the Browns win the head to head.
  5. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    I remember after the draft, everyone's predictions on the Browns went from 0-16 to 3-13.
  6. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    Good post and for the most part I agree with you. However when it comes to the draft, I don't care where we are picking I would not select a OL . They can be found in later rounds where you can pick up a guard in free agency. We still don't know about Pinkston. I am also not sure how good Patterson really is because we have not seen much of him. That's why I think we need to draft a DB or find a good one in free agency.

    As I stated last week, I do not think that Banner should blow up the whole thing unless Shurmur does something stupid in the last four games with game management and playcalling. I think his game management skills came into question when he challenged that uncalled TD today even when we had the ball first and 10 anyway but I will give him a pass on that. However, there are 3 more games remaining. At times, I also question his playcalling. I don't understand why he didn't use the wildcat when we had the ball on the 3 yard line and failed to score but he waited until we had the ball around midfield to use the wildcat.

    I am still a little unsure about Weeden because every once in a while he thinks he can throw the ball through all 11 defenders in one of these days it's going to cost us big time. I just hope that he learns that he cannot throw a touchdown on every play.

    For the first time in a while, I can see a glimmer of hope but let's wait until the season plays out before we give Shurmur another season. He has shown us before that he can do some pretty stupid things.
  7. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    I guess it's really not too far-fetched after all. Pittsburgh is really playing down and Cincinnati will lose at least one of their last three. I just don't know if we can win all of our last three.
  8. BUCK3YE5

    BUCK3YE5 Best of the Land

    Just tested out the ESPN playoff machine myself, the only team that could beat us in an 8-8 tiebreaker would be Buffalo, because they beat us earlier this season. We would make it in over the Jets & Dolphins, for whatever reason. Probably strength of schedule.

    Granted, the Jets, Steelers, and Bengals can still get 9 wins.
  9. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster

    So it looks like the most important game, besides the Browns needing to win out, will be the Steelers at Cowboys next week. It will be hard to get off the tank bandwagon, but just think where this team would be if Haden hadn't been suspended for 4 games.

    I agree with the people that are saying to get the guards as FA's and focus on defense early in the draft. We need a pass rushing OLB or a CB with the first pick. Even with a pick in the 10-20 range they should be able to get an impact player. We just have to hope that we keep lucking out with the projects like Gordon.
  10. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye The Gun People

    Depends on the guards available in FA. I'd like to see a #2 CB and
    A pass rusher. I can't think of a 1st round CB in the draft. But that
    Werner kid from FSU has been a name tossed around a bit lately.
  11. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye The Gun People

    NFL gameday just listed the Browns "in the hunt".

    The Mayans may have been right.
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  12. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Dallas games...:shake:
  13. dav713

    dav713 Junior

  14. Mike80

    Mike80 make it happen

  15. buckeyboy

    buckeyboy Taller than most...

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