I respect teams that stay in their shoes during free agency. Don’t be the guy at the killer party who gets so caught up in the frenzy that he forgets to pace himself at the open bar and is passed out by 8:30. It’s hard to keep your chill when teams are changing their futures and your fans are egging you on over Twitter.
But plan your work, work your plan. I’m just wondering what the Browns plan is. Because if the plan was to lose 4 starters- including a couple linemen who played every down last year… then they aren’t just working it, they’re KILLING it.
I would say you have to put the Browns on your “Losers” list – but it’s not like you ever took them OFF it.
They lost their Pro Bowl starting center Alex Mack. They lost their right tackle Mitchell Schwartz. They lost their most explosive weapon in Travis Benjamin. And they lost 2014 Pro Bowler Tashaun Gipson. But hey – it’s not about what you lost, it’s about the assets you GAIN.
At least then replace those dudes with heady veterans and upside guys. Tell me who they got before I pass judgment.
Well… Yesterday the Browns got…………………. FREAKING SQUAT. “Oh my god this is not happening!!” Yes it is.
Not one player signed or traded for. You know it was a rough day when the best thing the Browns did to start the new league year was not cutting Billy Manziel.
The thinking there could be – if he gets suspended by the league, which he probably will, the team can recoup some money from him. That’s the Browns flashing Billy’s own baggy money sign back at him. That’s actually strategic.
But what’s not… Is looking to draft a rookie quarterback after you’ve lost two of your best lineman, your best playmaker, and your Josh Gordon ace in the hole is an allegedly fat weed addict last seen kicking it with BILLY!
Might as well cross off that rookie’s name on the back of that famous Tim Couch jersey. I don’t need every team to make it rain on NFL New Year’s Day. I like teams that don’t start wildly spending, but it’d be nice to know that the Browns are still breathing.
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