I have been a very devout Browns' fan for somewhere in the 25+ year range now. I can remember growing up in northeast Ohio and being so excited every sunday when the Browns were going to play. As of late the mood has shifted. Don't get me wrong... I will always be a Browns fan. But the coices that are being made by the front offices the last couple of years have taken a toll on me. The 2011 Draft was looked upon with high hopes by many fans. I was personally leary by the choices made this year with the exception of Little and of course Sheard. I understand the they want to build a young team that can grow together. But when you hand the reigns over to those young players with no real experience we get disappointment time and time again.
Everyone seems to have their hopes set on RG3, Blackmon or some speedy kid from Alabama. Sounds good, but only if you want to see them get hurt. The quarterback situation looks abissmal at best in Cleveland right now. We have seen McCoy struggle week in and week out. Sure he's the chipper young all- American posterboy that you want your daughter to marry; but the quarterback of our team i believe he is not. I have an idea that I hope the offices would lend ear to. Use one of our 3rd or 4th rounds picks and the money necessary to grab Matt Flynn from Green Bay. I believe he is a free agent after this season and deserves to start somewhere that Aaron Rogers isn't. He's got great size, a rocket for an arm and the decisiveness and accuracy to destroy defenses. McCoy scares no defense in this league and as flashy a player as he is.. RG3 would get killed in the AFC north.
My first instinct in the years I have watched, followed and loved football is that we need to rebuild the base of our team first. The fact is we have an absolutely horrid right side to our line right now. I see a monster Right Tackle being the best and safest choice for our first pick. Second pick of the first round... Outside Linebacker/ Defensive End. Gocong moving to the strong side was about the best thing to happen to the linebackers shy of Jackson's breakout season. The fact is that Fujita can't compete with speed or sure tackling anymore. Everyone wants flashy offensive players right away such as a top wide receiver. There are a large enough crop of Wideouts hitting the market this season through the draft and free agency. There will be large targets to jump on in the 2nd round that will bring many smiles to Cleveland fans for many years to come. 3rd round I would like to see an offensive producer in RB or a smart QB. Or maybe a good DB to compliment Haden. Then use the 4th round to build both sides of the line once again.
I know this is a long post but I think it is something that needs to be said. And would someone remind Shurmur that he is a head coach for now and could show some emotion!!! Can't wait to hear responses..... and as always GO BROWNS!!!