Super Bowl LIV and a New NFL Dynasty

The 2019 season produced the ideal Super Bowl match-up. Sure, a Ravens-49ers clash would have been a backyard brawl, while Chiefs-Saints may have set the scoreboard on fire. This one presents a strength on strength battle, however, the best offense in the league versus its best defense. The NFL’s premiere quarterback against an overbearing fourContinue reading “Super Bowl LIV and a New NFL Dynasty”

Conference Championships

Tennessee @ Kansas City Hard to say which of these squads’ victories was more impressive last weekend, but for very different reasons. The Titans dominated the presumptive MVP and the best team in the league by beating the Ravens up in the trenches, grabbing the lead, and forcing Lamar Jackson to beat them with throwsContinue reading “Conference Championships”

NFL Divisional Round

Who wins this weekend, and how do they get it done? As always, the pressure falls on the quarterbacks. Minnesota @ San Francisco Kirk Cousins won the biggest game of his life last Sunday, throwing two beautiful passes during the game winning drive. His 43 yarder, dropped in a bucket to Adam Thielen, and theContinue reading “NFL Divisional Round”

Changes that will make the Cleveland Browns a Contender in 2020

2019 was a typical season in Cleveland. The talent and hope acquired over the off-season was over-hyped and misplaced. The despair of 1 win over two seasons caused an abundance of optimism; fans expect the misery compiled over two decades to one day pay dividends. What if it never does? The talent is still inContinue reading “Changes that will make the Cleveland Browns a Contender in 2020”

It’s Time to Talk About Baker Mayfield

The Cleveland Browns have started thirty different quarterbacks since 1999. None have been good. A few were adequate. Most didn’t deserve the punishment on their bodies and careers the snaps in Cleveland inflicted. As far as on-field problems, none have contributed more to the pitiful record posted by the franchise over the last two decadesContinue reading “It’s Time to Talk About Baker Mayfield”

The Media Can’t Wait to Tell You About Odell Beckham

They make everything difficult. The wins seem like losses. The losses feel like organizational failures. The Cleveland Browns are tough to watch and hard to root for. Players fight with the media, coaches, and the medical staff. The pressure to win this season was too much, and no one in the building proved capable ofContinue reading “The Media Can’t Wait to Tell You About Odell Beckham”

Blame the Haslams

Everyone expected too much of the 2019 Cleveland Browns. It’s easy to look back, after another upsetting loss in Pittsburgh, and diagnose the problems. But what are the solutions? What will get this organization over the misery and dysfunction? A change of ownership is the clear answer, yet the Haslams are the only untouchables inContinue reading “Blame the Haslams”

Give Thanks for Browns-Steelers

Each passing week is a test for the Cleveland Browns. Is their play on the field improving? Are they disciplined? Is the young team and its rookie coach maturing? Considering all that has occurred during the 2019 season, this organization must prove it is ready to grow up. Are they a playoff contender? The DolphinsContinue reading “Give Thanks for Browns-Steelers”

Cleveland Browns: What Next?

The Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. The record against their rival since returning to the league is 7-34-1. For the first time, Cleveland has beaten Pittsburgh and Baltimore in the same season. The sheer insanity of that statement is mind-boggling. A talented team that stumbled through the first half of theContinue reading “Cleveland Browns: What Next?”

On Myles Garrett

By all accounts, Myles Garrett is a great guy. Smart, articulate, and mindful. A fan sucker punched him a month ago, yet Garrett did not attack him, only called the police to report the crime. Yet on Thursday night, Garrett’s emotions overcame him, leading to one of the most gruesome player on player melees inContinue reading “On Myles Garrett”