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While watching the Falcon game. I texted my son "did you see McDowell the last two plays?"

He responded "Oh yeah."

He is a huge fan and really knows the game.

We are very close. He married a girl from Australia/New Zealand. He converted her to being a Browns fan. It really cracks me up. She had no knowledge of American football at all. Now they have a friendship with Nate Zugura. Long story as to how that happened.

Anyway we were talking about McDowell. It is such an unusual case. It is the type of story that the media falls all over. If he balls out. He will be "the buzz."

It is interesting that Conklin played against him in college. He said this guy is for real.

I will be watching him closely. First time through I just watch the game. Second viewing I really concentrate on the details of individual performances.

I am so excited to watch this season. We have so many good players. Lots of individuals to zoom in on.

Clowney and Myles. Odell and Jarvis. Chubb and Hunt.
Newsome and JOK. DPJ and Njoku. JJ3 and Walker.

As posted in another thread Baker IMO will have a giant year. Not like record passing yardage but high completion and low turnovers.

I read that if he gets 3500 yards this year. He join Peyton Manning as the only players to throw for 3,500 pass yards in each of their first four seasons in the league.

That is elite company.

So much to look forward to.

Happy you are doing well and living your dream.
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I actually noticed the guy during the game, it was what the hell was that oh no he did it again, wow.

I sure am living my Browns dream and I hope tabber is Ok I don't hear much from him and that has me concerned.


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It was during the game that I called. You could not miss it. Jumped off the screen. I was like DAMN dude.



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So am I worried. He pops in here and there. Sure hope he is better.

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This is the story I'll be monitoring closely. As a person in recovery, I recognize some of the things he said in his presser as being in the recovery mindset. He's in a vulnerable position. It's easy to keep to a program as you work your life back to a successful setting. Then you start thinking; I'm back, I've won...I can have a drink with friends... No, you can't. And it doesn't help that your friends don't understand that.

I think it's possible that McDowell can be a truly inspirational success story. But it's also possible that he stumbles and falls. I hope he succeeds, becomes the football player he was meant to be. I admit, part of that is selfish because he's a Brown. But most of that is wanting to see a fellow substance addict overcome the massive obstacles.

And think of watching our DL with Malik at full potential between Myles and Clowney. Who's the 4th? DAYUM!


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Originally Posted By: W84NxtYrAgain


And think of watching our DL with Malik at full potential between Myles and Clowney. Who's the 4th? DAYUM!


It'll be a pair of Malik's in the Middle.


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Like a music group; Jurassic Clown & the Maliks


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You are right it's a good story right now. We all have our own demons- Gordon's was MJ and other things, lots of us have juice problem, others sex/porn, we all have something eating at us and have trouble controlling....human condition. Sure hope the support system works and he succeeds....time will tell. GO Browns!!!


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Malik McDowell could be up for Rookie of the year, and the pro-bowl. Should be, based on play, prejudices to his story may hinder it but that barrier can be overcome.


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Would he be eligible for RotY? Honest question.


There is no level of sucking we haven't seen; in fact, I'm pretty sure we hold the patents on a few levels of sucking NOBODY had seen until the past few years.

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i would think so


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He was on an NFL roster prior to this year. Did he accrue a season (probably not, I believe the story was he didn't even get to play in a game)? Even if he didn't accrue a season, is he still technically considered a rookie (can you be a non-rookie with 0 accrued seasons? I don't know but I can see it both ways)?


There is no level of sucking we haven't seen; in fact, I'm pretty sure we hold the patents on a few levels of sucking NOBODY had seen until the past few years.

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He shows as having 1 accrued season on NFL.com, so he's not a Rookie. Rookies show as Experience: 0.

My guess is that he was carried on the active roster for enough games in that first season for the season to accrue.


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Could be ‘comeback player of the year’ material.


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In the end, who cares?


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Well, I do, in a way.
I don't care what the title is, but if he wins something like this, that means he has played so well that he can't be ignored by anyone. For a guy that we brought in as a street free agent, that's a pretty big deal, and it means we have yet one more piece of the puzzle solved.

On that, I think Comeback Player of the Year might be the most apropos, given his circumstances and that he isn't a Rookie. DPOY is not at all likely unless he somehow surpasses Aaron Donald.


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For a guy that we brought in as a street free agent, that's a pretty big deal, and it means we have yet one more piece of the puzzle solved.


More kudos and accolades to Berry.


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Originally Posted By: PrplPplEater
Well, I do, in a way.
I don't care what the title is, but if he wins something like this, that means he has played so well that he can't be ignored by anyone. For a guy that we brought in as a street free agent, that's a pretty big deal, and it means we have yet one more piece of the puzzle solved.

On that, I think Comeback Player of the Year might be the most apropos, given his circumstances and that he isn't a Rookie. DPOY is not at all likely unless he somehow surpasses Aaron Donald.


I agree about playing well. No doubt we want that. I just don't care if he gets a balloon at seasons end or not.


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i get what you mean, but i actually do care if he could pull off CPOY.

not only would that be a huge accomplishment individually, but think about how that helps the perception of our organization around the league.

we're actually stable enough to take players with issues and help turn not just their lives, but their careers around? that helps with PR, FA, and just overall atmosphere of this team. it would be awesome if he can pull that off on our way to a deep playoff run.


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The only thing is they are forbidden to read this website, it may trigger bad behavior.


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In a big picture way McDowell is the type of player that allows a lot of things to happen. For me number one is you cannot handle him with one O Linemen he will manhandle anyone who attempts to control him with one blocker.

#1-That allows our LBers to get in the gaps clean and shut down the running game.

#2-It creates holes in the gaps for us to run thru and to the QB.

This guy is a monster for us, he needs to keep his head straight he is an awesome player, now he needs to finish the deal so he wins and we win.


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