Because They’re the Cleveland Browns, This One is a Must Win

Aside from Steeler week, the most important game of the Cleveland Browns season is upon them. After a disappointing loss two weeks ago to Las Vegas when the team underperformed, played disjointed, and seemed unmotivated, the Browns need a victory against Houston. The Texans are record poor but talent strong. Deshaun Watson remains one ofContinue reading “Because They’re the Cleveland Browns, This One is a Must Win”

Are the Cleveland Browns a Playoff Team? The Bottom Line on their Second Half

A disappointing, wind hindered loss against the Oakland Raiders Sunday took the Browns to their bye week, halfway into the 2020 season. Five wins, three losses, and perched in playoff position, any rational Browns backer knows to enjoy the moments, and the victories. Seven teams now make the playoffs in each conference (with a reportContinue reading “Are the Cleveland Browns a Playoff Team? The Bottom Line on their Second Half”

A One Week Improvement. Is Baker Mayfield Emerging as a $40 Million Man?

A decision faces the Cleveland Browns organization next off season, one the team hasn’t confronted in their history. They haven’t been good enough as a team, or at the quarterback position, in the salary cap era (it started in 1994) to face such a choice. Baker Mayfield has changed that. Is he good enough? Mayfield,Continue reading “A One Week Improvement. Is Baker Mayfield Emerging as a $40 Million Man?”

Can the Cleveland Browns Prove Capable of a Rebound? It’s Not That Simple

A simple path for the Cleveland Browns to NFL dominance doesn’t exist. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are two of the best organizations in all of sports, and the Browns must compete with each twice per season. The level they need to reach to remain competitive with either has been unattainable by this franchiseContinue reading “Can the Cleveland Browns Prove Capable of a Rebound? It’s Not That Simple”

Myles Garrett is Defensive MVP. Here’s How He’s Doing It

Four game winning streaks are uncommon for the Cleveland Browns, as are 30 point scoring streaks. They haven’t won this many in a row since the end of the 2009 season, and they were 1-11 and winning out of the number 1 pick back then. Leroy Kelly lined up in the backfield the last timeContinue reading “Myles Garrett is Defensive MVP. Here’s How He’s Doing It”

Troy’s NBA Finals Top Ten

1.Up 3-1 now, the Los Angeles Lakers can feel it. LeBron James isn’t about to let his team blow the very lead he vanquished during his greatest triumph. L.A. was always about LeBron and Anthony Davis. The best teammate he’s played with, a list that includes Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Chris Bosh, and Kevin Love.Continue reading “Troy’s NBA Finals Top Ten”

Romping and Road Grading into Oblivion in Dallas

Once the season ends, it’ll be easy to look back upon the Cleveland Browns’ season and decide which victory was most important. The turning point. Could Sunday’s road grading, 307 yard rushing performance be the one? The offensive line pushed Dallas’ defensive front wherever they wanted, creating holes larger than Jerry Jones’ ego. In theContinue reading “Romping and Road Grading into Oblivion in Dallas”

Troy’s NBA Finals Top Ten

1.Questions one might have had about Anthony Davis’ readiness for his first NBA Finals appearance got answered with a flourish on Wednesday night. Davis was everywhere. Though he scored 34, his defense overshadowed anything he did offensively. AD protected the rim (3 blocks) switched onto Miami’s guards and challenged their 3 point shooters. L.A.’s defenseContinue reading “Troy’s NBA Finals Top Ten”

A Simplistic Triumph is Satisfying, Refreshing in Cleveland

When was the last time the Cleveland Browns posted a ho-hum, boring victory? Sunday’s win against Washington was workmanlike and efficient. Only six penalties, no turnovers, just two sacks allowed. Washington isn’t good and Dwayne Haskins struggled, poor at reading the field and unable to look at another receiver other than his primary target. HisContinue reading “A Simplistic Triumph is Satisfying, Refreshing in Cleveland”

Troy’s NBA Playoff Top Ten

1.These teams are tough. With apologies to Toronto, the remaining four NBA playoff teams have been the most resilient, tenacious organizations in the bubble. Countless players and coaches have stressed the challenges everyone is facing in Orlando. Sequestered for three months, away from family and friends, normal stolen from you, weighs on the mind. TheContinue reading “Troy’s NBA Playoff Top Ten”