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#1657422 - 09/05/19 10:53 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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That can’t be accurate, can it?


It can. We rolled over a ton of money in the past.

Forgot all about that. Makes perfect sense now. Wow. He really did spend like a drunken sailor lol.
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#1657907 - 09/06/19 12:38 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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An oddly bittersweet act this morning...I looked throughout the web to see what players are still available to see if we can improve our team. (As if I'd actually know that rofl )

Anyway...bitter to remember the days of desperation - hopefully gone now - looking for something to help my team not be so pathetic. Sweet because...well...you know.

The only guy that caught my somewhat-unknowing eye was Stefan Wisnieski. A few former Browns as well...but not anyone that made me yearn to see them back.

My other pre-season ritual had been to look at the practice squad and backup QBs for other teams. I know...pathetic. I've not done that yet for this year. (Although I did check to see that Blough made the Lions 53.) I'll do it at some point...but not with the same feeling of dread.

I'll call that uncharted territory.

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#1658480 - 09/08/19 09:15 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Cleveland Browns: Finding leaders, the big punter decision, the O-line -- Terry Pluto

https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2019/09...erry-pluto.html

By Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer

ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP

It’s obvious rookie head coach Freddie Kitchens is on the spot.

A recent USA Today story said the Browns are the No. 2 team picked to win the Super Bowl, behind the Chicago Bears. At least, that’s according to the wagering action in Las Vegas.

That’s a lot to ask of the lads in the orange helmets.

I’m going to operate on the assumption that Kitchens does a respectable job as head coach. He is surrounded with veteran coordinators, and that should help.

But as GM John Dorsey told me: “The great teams have always been self-regulated by the veterans in the locker room.”

That’s where it will be fascinating to watch the Browns.

This is not a team with a lot of players who have experienced much winning at the NFL level.

Consider some of the players mentioned by Dorsey who are emerging as team leaders:

1. QB Baker Mayfield.

2. Receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.

3. Guard Joel Bitonio.

4. Defensive ends Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon.

5. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

6. Safety Damarious Randall.

This was not a complete list, just guys Dorsey quickly mentioned. The Browns named three captains, one for each unit: Christian Kirksey (defense), Charley Hughlett (special teams) and Mayfield (offense).

Add it all up and that’s 10 total players.

They have played in a total of eight post-season games: Randall (5), Beckham (1), Vernon (1) and Landry (1).

“They (good leaders) set the bar incredibly high,” said Dorsey. “It’s driven by the locker room. I’m starting to see that here.”

Just because they haven’t been to the postseason before, they still can make it happen now.

Mayfield is a natural leader with high expectations. The Browns have been very impressed with the growth of Garrett. Both are young, driven players – and the most talented on offense and defense.

That’s also critical to success.

Dorsey wanted to bring in Vernon for a variety of reasons.

“We now have two defensive ends,” he said. “That takes the pressure off 95 (Garrett). They (blockers) can’t always slide to 95. They may end up having to slide over to Olivier Vernon. It balances off the pass rush.”

He also believes Richardson will bring toughness to the middle of the defensive line. To avoid a rush from the edge (Garrett and Vernon), QBs may step up into the pocket. That’s where Richardson and young Larry Ogunjobi will be waiting for them.

The Browns believe the defensive line can set the leadership tone for the team, the playoff toughness that is required for success.

The Browns have playoff-caliber talent. Now, they must have key players turn into playoff-caliber leaders as they face the challenges and pressures of the season.

THE PRIEFER INFLUENCE

When I interviewed Dorsey, he discussed the need to take lots of opinions into consideration.

The biggest training camp decision was veteran punter Britton Colquitt vs. Jamie Gillan, the rookie known as The Scottish Hammer.

The Browns brought in Mike Priefer to fix their dismal special teams, ranked last in the NFL by profootballfocus and other rating services.

Priefer came from the Vikings. While the front office can be intrigued by the strong leg and athleticism of Gillan, it is Priefer who has to live with the young punter every day. Most veteran coaches such as Priefer prefer veteran players.

But Priefer pushed hard for Gillan.

“It would have been very hard to let a guy like Jamie out of the building,” said Priefer. “He’s so talented and has such a big leg swing. The sky is the limit and we’re just scratching the surface with him.”

Priefer praised Gillan for learning how to hold for rookie kicker Austin Seibert.

The Browns scouting staff spotted Gillan at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Priefer went to the school to watch Gillan work out and was impressed. That continued ever since Gillan came to training camp.

Priefer said opposing special teams coaches have told him: “Wow! This guy is really good.”

Sunday, we’ll begin to find out if the Browns made the right decision.

Meanwhile, Colquitt signed with the Vikings – Priefer’s old team.

ABOUT THE BROWNS

1. You can’t find out about an offensive line until it plays for real. The closest thing to a significant test was in Tampa Bay, preseason Game 3. It didn’t look very good.

2. A year ago, Desmond Harrison opened the season at left tackle. He lost the job after eight games to Greg Robinson, the starter now. Ed Kush has taken over for excellent right guard Kevin Zeitler (traded to New York). The rest of the offensive line played all 16 games last season: JC Tretter (center), Chris Hubbard (right tackle) and Bitonio (left guard).

3. The point is the Browns have not made a big changes on the line, which allowed only five sacks in the final eight games. The difference is Kush for Zeitler. Dorsey on Austin Corbett: “Everybody progresses at a different pace. You have to exercise a degree of patience.”

4. I’m curious to see how Priefer handles the return game. It was hard to tell the best bets for punt and kick returns. Antonio Callaway showed some promise last year, but he’s suspended for the first four games in 2019. I’m guessing it will be Dontrell Hilliard.

5. I will be talking Cavs, Browns, Tribe and other things on September 10, 6:30 p.m. at the RODMAN Library in Alliance. The next appearance is September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brunswick Library.
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#1658483 - 09/08/19 09:18 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: GratefulDawg]
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Really enjoyed Priefer's presser the other day. Night and day difference from Amos, IMO.
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#1658486 - 09/08/19 09:20 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: GratefulDawg]
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The ST’s is an area that not many people discuss (at least media wise) but it could be a BIG area of improvement ... let’s not forget how BAD we’ve been
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#1663242 - 09/16/19 04:21 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Browns put backup QB Drew Stanton (knee) on IR. Called up RB Elijah McGuire from practice squad. Stanton showed up on injury report Friday.

https://twitter.com/ScottPetrak/status/1173691416821870595
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#1663255 - 09/16/19 04:30 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: GratefulDawg]
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Browns put backup QB Drew Stanton (knee) on IR. Called up RB Elijah McGuire from practice squad. Stanton showed up on injury report Friday.

https://twitter.com/ScottPetrak/status/1173691416821870595


This is not a big deal but it is a medium deal. Garrett Gilbert is now our back up QB. Stanton can still hang around and play coach.

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#1663260 - 09/16/19 04:37 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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Given the status of our offensive line, should we be lining up another third QB? Like one we released? Just a bunch of stuff can slide due south in a heartbeat or two. I would rather be in front of the crisis and breaking somebody in.
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#1663262 - 09/16/19 04:39 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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This may be legite .... the injury .....

if not its a huge gamble if god forbid bake gets hurt .... especially after last week with what happened to G-Moron and his back up ....
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#1663272 - 09/16/19 05:01 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: DiamDawg]
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Who is G-Moron?
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#1663275 - 09/16/19 05:08 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Robinson .... G-Rob .... i had to use G-Moron once ... *L* ...
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#1663276 - 09/16/19 05:10 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: DiamDawg]
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LOL........I was drawing a blank because I was trying to think of QBs who got hurt last week.
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#1663297 - 09/16/19 05:49 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Browns place backup QB Drew Stanton on injured reserve

Stanton, who has been listed as No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart behind Baker Mayfield, injured his knee during practice last week. He first appeared on the injury report Friday.

With Stanton out, Garrett Gilbert will be behind Mayfield when the Browns play the New York Jets on Monday night. Gilbert has appeared in one NFL game since 2014.

The 35-year-old Stanton has made 17 career starts since being selected by the Detroit Lions in 2007. Coach Freddie Kitchens has praised Stanton for his experience and steadiness.

The Browns also signed running back Elijah McGuire to the active roster from their practice squad. McGuire gives the Browns depth with Dontrell Hilliard out with a concussion sustained last week against Tennessee.

McGuire was drafted by the Jets in 2017. He made five starts and played in 24 games, rushing for 591 yards.


https://www.yahoo.com/sports/browns-place-backup-qb-drew-stanton-injured-211657037--nfl.html
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#1664807 - 09/18/19 10:21 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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J/c

Didn’t wanna start a new thread, but we just signed OL Malcolm Pridgeon (former Buckeye)
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#1664820 - 09/18/19 11:06 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: Dawgs4Life]
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I was looking at our roster the other day and Forbes is listed as a "T"...I think he takes Hubbard's spot soon after being available. JMO

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#1664823 - 09/18/19 11:08 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Yeah, but that will not be until Week 9 at the earliest. A player put on IR Designated to Return has to remain on IR for at least eight weeks, returning in the ninth.
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#1664829 - 09/18/19 11:16 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: PrplPplEater]
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Yeah, but that will not be until Week 9 at the earliest. A player put on IR Designated to Return has to remain on IR for at least eight weeks, returning in the ninth.


Yep...can't officially practice either. But...he can do whatever he wants on his own. So...you know.

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#1664933 - 09/18/19 04:03 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Worth a look? Especially with Avery in the doghouse for some reason.

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#1664938 - 09/18/19 04:07 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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#1664941 - 09/18/19 04:18 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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Well, it's not Tuesday, so I doubt we take a look this week.
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#1664949 - 09/18/19 04:40 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: PrplPplEater]
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Well, it's not Tuesday, so I doubt we take a look this week.
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#1664990 - 09/18/19 07:28 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Colts fans are upset this guy got cut. I wouldn’t be shocked if he ends up on our practice squad.

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#1664992 - 09/18/19 07:33 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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He looked good in preseason. I thought the Colts were high on him? I wonder if he did something else that was totally stupid?
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#1664999 - 09/18/19 07:52 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: Versatile Dog]
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He looked good in preseason. I thought the Colts were high on him? I wonder if he did something else that was totally stupid?
Yeah he may have done something ... I personally liked him and their other QB too ... can’t recall his name, but he was sharp
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#1665271 - 09/19/19 04:17 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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Worth a look? Especially with Avery in the doghouse for some reason.



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#1665276 - 09/19/19 04:24 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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and they will now sell him to the highest bidder.
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#1665279 - 09/19/19 04:31 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: PrplPplEater]
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and they will now sell him to the highest bidder.


There is a place near my house that has fifty cent street tacos on Fridays so they're not going to get much.

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#1665282 - 09/19/19 04:39 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: cfrs15]
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Colts fans are upset this guy got cut. I wouldn’t be shocked if he ends up on our practice squad.



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#1665283 - 09/19/19 04:44 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Not a shock with Hilliard back. If he clears waivers my guess is that we try to get him back on the practice squad.

Who replaces him? We probably will bring a linebacker in or promote one off the practice squad.

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#1665308 - 09/19/19 06:51 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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We gotta be adding a LB now IMO ... prepare for Kirko to be done for a while
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#1665615 - 09/20/19 12:33 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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#1665616 - 09/20/19 12:36 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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Gearing up without Denzel and/or Greedy
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#1665652 - 09/20/19 01:57 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: Dawgs4Life]
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Yep. Neither are playing if you ask me. Randall ruled out and doesn't look too good for Morgan Burnett either.

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#1665653 - 09/20/19 02:00 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: willitevachange]
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Yep. Neither are playing if you ask me. Randall ruled out and doesn't look too good for Morgan Burnett either.


So true...


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#1665796 - 09/20/19 08:47 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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#1665803 - 09/20/19 09:06 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: GratefulDawg]
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I am wondering if we are more worried about our safeties this week, or more worried about our corners and thinking about moving Randall back to Corner for a week.

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#1665818 - 09/20/19 09:43 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: DeputyDawg]
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I am wondering if we are more worried about our safeties this week, or more worried about our corners and thinking about moving Randall back to Corner for a week.
I think we’re worried about everything this week haha ... from our OTs to our TEs to our QB to our HC to our DBs to our LBs to the penalties to the whole idea of stopping one of the best teams in the NFL
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#1665821 - 09/20/19 09:47 PM Re: A look at the roster [Re: DeputyDawg]
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I am wondering if we are more worried about our safeties this week, or more worried about our corners and thinking about moving Randall back to Corner for a week.


Randall is out.

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#1665855 - 09/21/19 06:04 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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J/c

Randall is out, but so is Burnett most likely
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#1665902 - 09/21/19 11:18 AM Re: A look at the roster [Re: WSU Willie]
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