Peter King puts the Browns in the Basement

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Peter King ranked the 32 NFL franchises for this upcoming season. Where did he put the Browns on his list? Dead last, as he picked the Cleveland Browns 32. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are one and two on his list.

With Tom Brady’s knee injury and the Steelers ready for a Super Bowl hangover, I disagree that those two teams are the best teams in the NFL. Pittsburgh got lucky last year and also got a year older, is Hines Ward going to be able to stay healthy on the Steelers title defense?

Back to the Browns, how can you pick the Browns 32nd, with Shaun Rogers if not the best nose tackle, then second best in the NFL. A young promising Quarterback in Brady Quinn. Jamal Lewis and Jerome Harrison who have made big plays in the past in the backfield.

Lawrence Vickers is better then the average fullback in the backfield. At the wide receiver position you have a top ten receiver in Braylon Edwards, two reliable veterans in Mike Furrey and Dave Patten. Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi two rookie receivers that the Browns have drafted high and have high expectations for.

At tight end Steve Heiden and Robert Royal are both two hardworking tight ends that will help Brady Quinn and this team. Our offensive line will be one of the best in the NFL this year with the added depth and the mixture of experience and youth. On the defensive side of the ball is where there are a lot of question marks, but every team has question marks in May.

This team has a lot of upside and with Eric Mangini doing things his way this football team isn’t the bottom feeders of the NFL anymore. The last time King picked the Browns 32nd – we went 10-6, that sounds good to me. Go Browns Destination Super Bowl.

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3 Responses to “Peter King puts the Browns in the Basement”

  1. Logan says:

    I cannot agree more Randy,I usually never pay attention to the power rankings anyways they are always way off…….in my opinion I would rate the Browns a .500 team as of now. We do have alot of talent, more than some teams that made it to the playoffs but in the AFC north it won’t matter. whether we want to admitt it or not the Raven and Steelers are going to play hard against us and do not count out the Bengals. They made great off season moves and with Carson Palmer healthy they are going to be tuff to stop. Pittsburgh are the Super Bowl Champs and they have pretty much the same roster. The ravens lost just Bart Scott, he was on the weak side anyways. those 6 division games will be very tuff and I just do nto see us being able to beat any of them right now. If we were in the AFC west, NFC west it would be different but we are in a tuff division so we will suffer for it.

    Look at it this way…..the only players on our roster that could start on the steelers or Ravens defense would be ………….Shaun Rodgers and maybe Wimbley on the weak side. thats how shitty we are right now.

    Offensively we are better….Joe Thomas, Stienbach, Tucker, Lewis, Edwards, and possiby Quinn (I would say over flacco MAYBE) would be able to start on offense at Pitt, Cinn, or Balt.

    We are in a smash mouth division, each team has an all-pro QB on the roster…….(DA, Roethlisburger, Palmer and Flacco did put up pro bowl numbers and lead his team to the AFC championship).

    This next season will come down the division games and we have to do what Pittsburgh does………WIN THEM ALL and if we can’t then we will have ourselves another high draft pick……

  2. Clayton says:

    It seems to me that the Browns should have at the very least been ranked above the Raiders, 49ers, Chiefs, Rams and Lions. I pay little attention to these rankings. After all, ESPN ranked the Browns’ O-Line #1 in the NFL going into 2008, and I doubt many people would say they were the top offensive line last season.

  3. ButchGavlen says:

    well I do see us as probably 8 – 8. The positives I see are that we have upgraded some, and gotten depth. but as much as I like Romeo, the coaching staff was so much of what was wrong last year, especially the O and D coordinators; add to that also that I’m kind of expecting/hoping that Flacco falls flat on his face much like oour probowler, and the element of surprise might get us a couple of those games.
    Here’s hoping.

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