Talk pro football with SI.com's Andrew Perloff in Huddle Up, a forum to discuss the hottest topics around the NFL.
4/28/2007 04:33:00 PM
Browns go for it
The Browns are going for broke, and who can blame them. Romeo Crennel knows he has a year to turn it around and that QBs Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson weren't going to get it done.
Now for the bad news -- Quinn will have problems here if he starts from the get-go. Cleveland plays Baltimore and Pittsburgh twice, which is enough to shake the confidence of a veteran quarterback.
I can't see Cleveland winning more than six games in 2007. If they look at the big picture, this was a great day. But unfortunately for Crennel, he may not be there to witness a mature Quinn leading the Browns back to the postseason.
6 wins in 2007 for the Browns? I see them going 8-8. They have a very weak 2007 schedule, plus they lost by a touchdown or less to two stellar teams in 2006--to San Diego in SD, and to Baltimore at home by a point. They cannot and hopefully will not go winless in the AFC North once again.
If Cleveland has a sub-par season this year, I hope Phil Savage doesn't lose his job. He made an amazing coup in getting Quinn. Axing Savage means he won't be able to hopefully pull off similar magic in future drafts for the Browns...
they took some risk, i like it. its better then sitting there doing nothing. i think they have to win some games to make next years first rounder worth it. they adressed their top three needs, two with top 5 prospects, and one with a kid who has first round potential just not the maturity. i look for them to grab d lineman on the second day. although they are pickin from the bottom after all the trading. they may just grab the best talent at that point.
As Savage said in his press conference, the Browns could've won at least 3 more games last year where they lead in the 4th quarter if they could just have run out the clock with a running game. All the talk is about Quinn but the Thomas acquisition is the one that will change the team. He will help both the running and passing game better than any player in the draft could've helped either.