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TasmanianTroy271
03-17-2006, 07:36 PM
I always thought that once Romeo Crennel came in there, that things would change, but the guy is definately mixing things up. I mean, He's resigned Rueben Droughns and Orpheus Roye, who are definately gonna be 2 keystones of the franchise, and he's picked up LeCharles Bentley, Willie McGinest, and Joe Jurevicius. I think this'll be really neat to watch this season. Crennel has already decided that Frye is his QB, and I think if everything falls into place, the Browns could... have a winning season! *gasp*! Anyone else feel the same way? I think it'll be interesting to watch even if they flop.

Ambridge
03-17-2006, 08:54 PM
The only thing to keep Cleveland from turning the corner is if they were to continue to keep having bad luck and tough breaks happen to their team.
It's fair to say they could go 8-8 or maybe 9-7 and possibly challenge for second place in the division.

They have most definately closed the once gaping hole between themselves Cincy and Baltimore.

WWIIOwheelz
03-17-2006, 08:58 PM
That cap room they had, I knew they'd get in much better position. I still feel more of a rivalry with the Bungles, at this point, but I've got my eye on them.

MattsMe
03-17-2006, 09:46 PM
Watching us shut them out this past season was great and all, but it sort of reminded me of kicking a lame dog. Not that I don't like kicking lame dogs............just kidding.

I hope they get better next season; it will be more meaningful when we beat them.

83-Steelers-43
03-17-2006, 10:59 PM
Interesting? Sure. I find them interesting every year since they are in our divison. They still don't have a QB in my opinion.

pitt
03-17-2006, 11:00 PM
Not really

Lyn
03-18-2006, 09:10 AM
I hope the rivalry returns because as it is they just "ain't" got it We need them to get better so there is more than trash talk among the fans. And they can actually have a team on the field that is at least competitive.

RoethlisBURGHer
03-18-2006, 11:14 AM
Interesting for me to poop on!

Mr. Clean
03-18-2006, 02:47 PM
The Browns will not win eight or nine games in 2006. Look at their schedule. Two games with Cincinnati. Two games wiht Pittsburgh. Denver, San Diego, Kansas City, Carolina, Tampa, Atlanta.

The dregs they get are the Raiders, Saints, Bills, Titans and Ratbirds.

Ambridge
03-18-2006, 03:43 PM
The Browns will not win eight or nine games in 2006. Look at their schedule. Two games with Cincinnati. Two games wiht Pittsburgh. Denver, San Diego, Kansas City, Carolina, Tampa, Atlanta.

The dregs they get are the Raiders, Saints, Bills, Titans and Ratbirds.

Weird things happen in the NFL from season to season. None of the teams you mentioned including the Steelers are guaranteed a good season next year.

I could see Cleveland giving San Diego(Rivers as the QB), Kansas City(aging Trent Green along with an "iffy" defense), Tampa(needs more consistant QB play)Atlanta(finishing a disappointing 8-8 in '05 along and maybe Vick plays the same in '06) and Cincinnati( who knows if Carson Palmer will be playing) tough competitive games.

Trust me I'm with you and would like to see them get killed every game but with the free agents they've acquired the Clowns have a realistic shot at going .500

Suitanim
03-18-2006, 06:10 PM
They did better than any other team in the NFL free-agency-wise IMO (including the Redskins), and still have a draft coming up to continue to plug holes and fill gaps.

Resounding yes. They will be a significantly improved team next year...I think they'll beat the Bengals once, will beat a Phillip Rivers led Bolts, and can beat Atlanta and Tampa.

Mr. Clean
03-18-2006, 06:43 PM
At this point, nobody knows if Rivers will be better than Frye, the same, or worse. Cleveland does not have the Chargers' D, they don't have LaDanian Tomlinson, and they don't have Antonio Gates. Nor do they have anyone who can stop Tomlinson or Gates.

Without an improved D, and sorry, but I don't see it, they won't be able to stop Tony Gonzalez or Larry Johnson. Heck, the idea of the Steelers facing Larry Johnson is scary. Trent Green, his age notwithstanding, is better than Frye or Dilfer.

Tampa does not have a great offense, but their defense is vastly better than the Browns. Atlanta - who knows? 11-5 in 2004, 8-8 in 2005. They may bounce back. The Falcons are closer to being a contending team than the Browns.

Cincinnati does have Rudi Johnson. The guy is a stud. They often quit using him and they fall in love with the pass. If I was in charge of developing a game plan against the Browns, I would give it to Johnson 30 times or more. No way does the Browns D stop him. Should the Browns face Cincinnati after Palmer has returned they don't have a chance.

7-9 if they are lucky, 4-12 is much more likely. This has nothing to do with what I think of the Browns fans or the media that covers them. Signing a bunch of old players (Bentley excepted) and Dave Zastudil doesn't make them a contender.

What will make them a contender is two to three successful drafts - most importantly that will fill their gaping holes in the LB and secondary and development of Frye. The last two drafts have produced next to nothing for the Browns. There is a huge gap in talent between the Browns and the top two teams in the AFCN, Pittsburgh & Cincinnati.

The last time the Browns built a contender, back in the mid 1980s, they used the draft, they lucked out and signed a number of USFL players (Kevin Mack, Mike Johnson, Frank Minniefield) and Ernie Accorsi finagled the trade to draft Bernie Kosar with the supplemental draft pick. Belicik brought in a bunch of vets in 1991-1994, and they did have
an 11-5 season in 1994, but it was disaster afterward.

geran42o
03-18-2006, 07:15 PM
Whatcha worried about, doesn't matter who they sign or draft as long as the franchise remains in Cleveland they'll still suck. Look they had to move to Baltimore to even win a SB and this team ain't no different.

clevestinks
03-19-2006, 09:09 AM
The browns got a little better, and alot older! Romeo saw that the last three coaches in cleve only averaged three years, and knew he had to win asap. In two years they will be capped out and old. Edwards may not even be back until mid to late season. And Frye does nothing for me.

Stlrs4Life
03-19-2006, 09:30 AM
there's no doubt that they've gotten better on paper. frye will be the key for em this year. they may not be quite a serious contender yet,but they won't be the clowns of last year.

So true. I think they over paid for some of these players, but they will be better. I'd say 8-8, 9-7 at the most.

silver & black
03-22-2006, 07:28 PM
The Browns will not win eight or nine games in 2006. Look at their schedule. Two games with Cincinnati. Two games wiht Pittsburgh. Denver, San Diego, Kansas City, Carolina, Tampa, Atlanta.

The dregs they get are the Raiders, Saints, Bills, Titans and Ratbirds.
I never thought I would see the day that the Raiders were considered dregs.:dang: Oh well, pick ourselves up and get back on the horse... it can only get better from here on.:bouncy:

tony hipchest
03-22-2006, 07:38 PM
I never thought I would see the day that the Raiders were considered dregs.:dang: Oh well, pick ourselves up and get back on the horse... it can only get better from here on.:bouncy:if it can happen to the 49ers i guess it can happen to anybody. (anybody but the steelers of course)

Mr. Clean
03-25-2006, 03:22 PM
I never thought I would see the day that the Raiders were considered dregs.:dang: Oh well, pick ourselves up and get back on the horse... it can only get better from here on.:bouncy:

Uh, sorry to offend, but the Raiders have a long way to go to get better.

boLT fan
03-25-2006, 04:18 PM
Interesting? Yes.

Good? Not so much.

Suitanim
03-25-2006, 07:05 PM
Still can't understand this...but it doesn't matter, as time will prove me right.

I see the Browns at 9-7 or 10-6 and taking the #2 spot from the Palmer-less (at least for the first 4-6 weeks of the season) Bungals in the AFC North.

clevestinks
03-25-2006, 07:39 PM
They did get older!

Frye is not the answer! Sorry!

Suitanim
03-26-2006, 02:32 PM
We'll agree to disagree.

silver & black
03-26-2006, 05:31 PM
Uh, sorry to offend, but the Raiders have a long way to go to get better.
No offense taken. I whole heartedly agree with you. I just meant that I never thought I would ever see the Raiders be one of the worst teams in the league. It still seems like a bad dream... maybe when I wake up..........................................

Stlrs4Life
03-26-2006, 09:19 PM
8-8 for the Stains.