Hello everybody. I'm a Packers fan and post regularly over at Acme Packing Company. This may sound like a strange request but this is a question that has been vexing my football-centric mind for years. How did the 2002 Cleveland Browns make the NFL playoffs?
I don't remember there being any pro bowlers from that team. 'Course, thats such an unscientific way of gauging roster talent. But I think about the starting lineup of that team and I find average players at best littering the roster. I understand Kelly Holcomb took over Tim Couch and played very well that season, but the guys he had to throw to were no names as well. I mean Quincy Morgan, Kevin Johnson, Dennis Northcutt? Thats not a playoff calibur receiving corps in my mind.
And what about the defense? I can't think of one difference maker on that defense. I mean Kenard Lang wasn't bad, and while Gerard Warren wasn't terrible he never came close to living up to his potential.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this has to be one of the least talented teams to make the playoffs. By no means am I knocking, in fact I found it quite easy to route for that squad. All I want are some answers.
And yes, if you want my opinion on Favre, or how the Packers went 6-10 last year, I'll be more than happy to give it to you.