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Cleveland Browns (2013 Season)

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by NFBuck, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye With Rumple Minz, anything is possible.

    Keenan Lewis if we cut Sheldon and Pitt doesn't sign him.

    If Barwin didn't have health issues and a dissapointing 2012...maybe.
    He might be able to be had on the cheap.
  2. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    I just hope they aren't stupid enough to trade for a QB. It would be bad enough signing one of these turds, but giving up something along with paying them would be really stupid. If they don't think Colt can play in this type of offense I would have no problem bringing back Anderson for a "competition" with Weeden. They need to do everything they can to fill holes other than QB this year and see what Weeden can do in his second season. If he sucks then you make a move next year, but I have the feeling with an offseason of work for the skill players, an upgrade or two at guard, and a quality OC the offense could break out next year. I don't really see a need to sign any FA skill guys on offense and would focus my spending to guard and draft Boren to play FB.

    On defense they need the first pick to be someone that can play OLB in a 3-4. With Sheard on one side the other OLB would need to be able to rush and cover. They need to find a FA CB that can cover. Everything else should be able to be fixed in the draft. It sounds like the new defensive scheme will be built for a guy like Winn.

    Of the Browns FA's I want them to keep Dawson. Cribbs, Brown(to play Safety or Nickel), and Watson can stay for the right price, but I think they will keep at most one of those guys since I'm not sure any of them will be worth the contracts that they will want or get elsewhere.
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  3. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye With Rumple Minz, anything is possible.

    In saying it now - I think Billy Winn is going to
    Thrive in this system.
  4. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

  5. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    I think Alex Smith will get traded for a very small return because of his contract, and the fact that everyone knows he's gone. I don't think it would be a bad idea to get him if they don't want to keep Weeden. He isn't going to turn the ball over much, and he's solid at pretty much everything. Just not very aggressive. He should be more aggressive.. last time he was, he looked awesome. Saints game a couple years ago in the playoffs.
  6. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    Depends on what you define as a "small return"....I agree that SF is in a tight spot because of their QB situation where they appear forced into a trade, but the complete lack of QB's in the draft and impact QB's likely to hit the market in FA raises Smith's value. From a West Coast position he'd seem to be a good fit here but we (finally) have too many stretch the field WR's (Gordon & Benjamin) that it wouldn't work. Honestly that's why I'm perfectly fine with giving Weeden another year, his skill set fits our WR strengths.
  7. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    I'm ok with them giving Weeden another shot, but I think bringing in a good game manager who won't turn the ball over would really benefit this team. I don't know what the return will be, but Smith is going to get cut if he's not traded. The return won't be anything too great based on that alone.

    The biggest problem I'd have with them bringing in Smith is that would actually make them better. They need to be bad for another year or two and get a couple more players on offense that'll be sticking around. :lol:
  8. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye With Rumple Minz, anything is possible.

    This is going to be a power-run game with a downfield passing attack.

    I don't see Smith as a QB that can drive the ball downfield consistently.

    I'm happy with Weeden for another year and developing what we have around him.
  9. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    See I still don't think the return will be that small because teams don't want Smith to hit the open market....this is a "win now" league and GM's on the line don't want to take that gamble. There's virtually no supply of "win now" QB's other than Smith so I think it maybe surprising, but I'm guessing we won't know anything on that until April :(
  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    ^ This ^ I say stick with Weeden for at least one more year and see how the Turner offense benefits him. If it does not, there will be some guys available next year that will probably be better reaches then Smith.

    On another topic, I would like for the Browns to extend the contracts of Mack, Ward, and Haden and then go out and spend all of their money on free agents until they hit the cap floor. I am not just talking about one or two guys but more like four or five quality guys since they will have the money. Haslam said that he wants to make this team competitive so let's spend some of your money Jimmy and make this team competitive.
  11. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    i don't know if they will extend alex mack or not this year. it depends on how much value the FO puts on the center position. a lot of people view it differently. i would get him inked long term, but that's just me.

    TJ Ward is a guy they should try and work on before the season starts. if he does what he's projected to do in horton's system, he could put up a big year, and really drive up his cost. of course, knowing that, he might not want to talk long term deal yet.
  12. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye With Rumple Minz, anything is possible.

    The funny thing is - they'll probably wait to do contract extensions as opposed to jumping on them now (which would be an intelligent, pro-active thing to do) and if the front office does anything in FA it will be something extremely stupid like going after Alex Smith.

    I'm down for taking a shot at DRC, Sam Shields and a couple other quality FA's. Especially on defense. That gives you tons of flexibility in our 1st rounder. We could take Milliner and make this one of the best secondary's in the NFL. Or (Shudder) Damontre Moore and hope he regains some of that outside rush speed. Chance Warmack if worse comes to worst.
  13. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I had forgotten that the Ratbirds were in cap hell and if they have to tag Flacco they might not be able to re-sign Kruger or Ellerbe and really the only team with more cap money than the Browns is the Bangles so the Browns might take a run at those two guys. It would be well worth a shot.
  14. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye With Rumple Minz, anything is possible.

    I'd throw cash at Kruger. I think him and Sheard would be a
    Solid pass rushing duo.
  15. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

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