Rumor Mill Gone Wild…
So… I am perusing the interwebs today… mostly on Twitter, and all I see coming from #BrownsTwitter is “The Browns should go after Deshaun Watson” “He’s better than Baker, we should give up our 26th this year and number ones in 2022 & 2023 PLUS Baker and OBJ for JUST Deshaun… I have been a fan of the NFL and the Cleveland Browns for over 45 years and in all of those years, I have never heard such bad takes, poor judgment, lack of knowledge, and utter stupidity then what I have heard out of the mouths and keyboards in that 45 years. You wanna know why these couch potato wannabe front-office gurus aren’t working for an NFL team?.. Because they are wannabe front office gurus. They would never make it with a real NFL Franchise and they would be laughed out of the building. Baker Mayfield is the reason the Browns finished the season 11-5 and won a playoff game for the first time in 26 years. He has single-handedly become the leader of this team, and to ruin the chemistry this team built the entire 2020 season would set them back years. So I say to those armchair GM’s out there, just stop it, you’re embarrassing yourselves. To be honest this is what got The Browns into the mess that was the 1999-2019 seasons, trying to go after the shiny apple on the tree that you think would look better than the shiny apple you already have in your hand.
A PARAGRAPH SIMPLY TO POINT OUT HOW STUPID IT IS.
To point out a specific reason here is one of the articles I am talking about. Please read this nitwit post and then know I told him that if he was getting paid his employer needs to reconsider his employment and if he wasn’t getting paid then this is one of the reasons he isn’t. This is stupid, nonsense, and complete naivety as to what made the Browns successful this season.
It’s guys like this that give Cleveland sports a bad name and more reason to ridicule its fans and sportswriters. Can we PLEASE have some common sense in writing about The Browns, please?
ON TO OTHER THINGS…
Aaron Rodgers is not happy. After 13 spectacular years and only two NFC Championships and one SuperBowl win, last Sunday may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. The Packers’ organization is to blame for the lack of success in Green Bay because they refuse to provide Rodgers with the necessary weapons to allow him to be successful. The receivers are good but they only have one elite WR on the roster, Devonte Adams, and the rest of the receivers on the roster are good, but not good enough. The other issue is the defense because Mike Pettine is the one to be blamed for the defensive alignment that allowed the last-second touchdown in the first half against Tampa Bay last week. I honestly do not believe that Rodgers is going to leave Green Bay, but he has all right to be pissed off. He played the entire season with a chip on his shoulder because the front office decided to draft a QB in the first round of the draft last year, a draft pick they actually traded UP to get, and that pissed Aaron off, as it should have. This offseason promises to be one of the most interesting in years because of the amount of QB’s that are available or will become available, and I am here for all of the drama.
There is an issue in Pittsburgh with Ben Roethlisberger’s contract. he is slated to earn $41.2 million next year and the veteran has stated that he “doesn’t care” what he makes next year, he is leaning to returning for one more season. Per Dan Orlovsky fro ESPN he will need to have his salary at least cut in half next season to allow him to come back and allow the Steelers to still sign free agent’s JuJu Smith-Schuster and Bud Dupree, so the Steelers have some hard choices to make leading up to next season, to include contracts with Head Coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert.
It was announced today that Washington Football Team’s head coach Ron Rivera is finally cancer-free… Thank God… Such a great coach and an even better person. Congrats to “Riverboat Ron” on his diagnosis.
David Culley, an assistant with the Baltimore Ravens has been hired as the new Head Coach of the Houston Texans… This guy was hired out of left field and was on no one’s radar in the head coaching search throughout the NFL. To say this guy was hired over more qualified candidates such as Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy and Bills DC Lezlie Frazier is beyond my thought process as to what actually qualifies as a head coach in the NFL these days. I could throw the race card out there, but of course, the pundits and experts would dismiss this thinking, but hear me out… to think a 65-year old assistant who has never held a coordinator position his entire career in the NFL would get a job as a head coach over such other qualified candidates blows my mind. The other option or reason that I have in my head that could be the reason this hire has happened is due to the fact the Houston Texans are such a shit-show of a franchise, honest qualified candidates wanted nothing to do with this position, basically because their current position outweighs the issues and headaches that would come as the head coach of this horror of a franchise. When the franchise QB of the team demands a trade, and your star DE has done more for the community of Houston than any other individual or team rep, then you know there is an issue. Bieniemy and Frazier will be head coaches in the future, but maybe behind the scenes, they wanted nothing to do with this situation.
Thanks for reading
Scott “The Sports Nerd”
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