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Looking to the Draft and 2010

Here we go with looking to the Browns future. Right off the bat, Mangini has to go. I realize that things picked up the last 4 games, but. The biggest problem with Mangini is his inability to recognize talent when it’s standing right in front of you.

Case in point is Jerome Harrison. Harrison has been in Cleveland for 4 years now. He only had 20 carries his rookie year, but in 07 he got a small chance. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry. Then in 2008 he averaged 7.2.

I saw on Sports Center a week ago, that all the announcers stated that Mangini should go , just for the fact of not recognizing Harrison’s talent. Another reason he has to go is his botching the QB situation. I’m not saying Quinn should be the starter, but DA “SHOULD NOT”. Work with Cribbs on his passing game. That would give us a lot of options.

QB we need help. Either pick up a top notch QB in the draft or bundle DA and BQ and trade for someone. RB we are looking pretty good there. Vickers is a solid fullback and Harrison as the feature back is tough to beat. You also have Davis at halfback, who seems to be a spark plug.

WR is lacking a little. We need a speedster on the outside. Robiskie and Stuckey didn’t seem to get the ball very often. Massaquoi looked good at times too but dropped a few catchible balls.

TE I think we’re OK there since we have 4 tight ends on the roster. I am impressed with the hands of Evan Moore. Royal dropped too many passes. OL is set on the left side and center. We need help on the right side, especially at tackle. St Claire got manhandled constantly.

DL we need some help. Rogers, Williams, Smith and Rubin looked tough at times too. Williams showed some improvement this year. Rogers was his same, double and triple teamed.

LB we’re set at the Wimbley and D’Qwell spots. I was impressed with Roth too. Bowens, Trusnik, and Maiava had their moments too. But I think we need another dominating LB.

DB we need some help too. Wright is tough at times but hasn’t improved as much as I thought he would. Pool and Adams get burned too often. Elam was the toughest we had back there.

Special Teams was great on KO returns and fair on PR. Cribbs is awesome on returns and coverage. Dawson is still dependable and Zastudil is too. Coaching is a problem in Cleveland and has been for years. I would clean house there except for Ryan. He has turned around the defense in the last several games. OMG, we have a pass rush now. Can Holgrem right this ship? I think he can. He’s proven it before. I’ll be back soon with my draft picks.


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3 Responses to “Looking to the Draft and 2010”

  1. J Thomas says:

    How many head coaches, OCs and running back coaches failed to give Harrison a chance since he was drafted? Why did they keep him in spite of not recognizing his talent? Could it have been by his own admission that he didn’t work hard in practices?

  2. pyelor says:

    I have a tough time agreeing on the Mangini front, Dan. Once he got his hands out of the GM role, the team improved. He also dumped the “locker room cancers” that Crennel allowed to take over things.

    In regard to Harrison, Mangini told every player they their effort and development in practice would dictate their playing time. I couldn’t agree more with this. Harrison, by his own admission, didn’t try hard in practice and was therefore relegated to the bench until he woke up and took control of his own situation. Mangini laid out the rules. It’s up to each player to be professional, take them to heart and live by them.

  3. Denolakes says:

    It is true that Harrison was missed by more than coaching staff. The decision on Mangini sounds like it is going to be more of a philosophical one, something like “can you live with just being a coach who has input — but not final decision — on personnel. Don’t forget, Bowens, Moore, Roth, Jennings, MoMass, Mack, Barton — all made their presence felt — and none of them were here last year. The defensive guys made Wimbley better, though I still think he is a frustrating underachiever. Draft defense and a big back. My suggestion (and I’m sure Mr. Holmgren reads these posts religiously, looking for my input before he makes a move) is select Taylor Mays (Eric Berry will be gone by the no. 7 pick), then take the best pass rusher available (and there are many in this draft).

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