Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It's been exactly two minutes since the last time I looked at a 2014 NFL Mock Draft, and it's only Oct. 8 with the Browns tied for 1st place.
Anyway, I was going through mock drafts and found this little gem from BTSC (NFL 2014 Mock Draft: Steelers biggest hole is filled). It gives some insight about how deluded the Steelers' fan base is about the state of their team, and their inability to accept the reality of the state of our team.
Now, I do give them credit: They have themselves picking #4 in the draft. However, they have us picking #13, and this is what they have to say:
13. Cleveland Browns - Johnny Manziel QB, Texas A&M
2014 team needs: QB/RB/CB/WR/ILB
The Browns are a team on the rise, unfortunately they are also stuck in a division with the Ravens, Bengals, and Steelers and until they can find a franchise QB they will be stuck in the AFC North cellar. The front office doesn't seem sold on Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer was playing like Joe Montana before going down with a torn ACL. Manziel has some maturity problems but would be a good fit for Rod Chudzinki and Norv Turner's offense.
Now, allow me to point something out:
unfortunately they are also stuck in a division with the Ravens, Bengals, and Steelers and until they can find a franchise QB they will be stuck in the AFC North cellar.
Umm... The last time I checked, the Browns share a spot on top of the division, with the 0-4 Steelers and their bunch of inbred change-mouthed yinzer fans currently taking up every nook and cranny of the "AFC North Cellar." And this year, as long as we are "stuck" in a division with the Ravens, Bengals, and Steelers... According to my untrained eyes, there's at least one team that will be looking up at us in the standings by the time the year is over.
Anyway, let's move on to the next draft pick.
28. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis Colts) - Lache Seastrunk RB, Baylor
2014 team needs: QB/RB/CB/WR/ILB
Why not use the pick Cleveland received in the trade for Trent Richardson on someone to replace him? While I have no idea what the Browns were thinking when they traded arguably their best offensive weapon, other than intentionally tanking the season to draft a new QB, Seastrunk has the potential to be a much better fit for their offense than was Richardson.
Allow me to say... WTF. Does this particular fan not watch football? Does he ever go check out the AFC North standings? While I write this, I'm forced to consider the fact that we are talking about Steelers fans, which means the ability to operate a television or to navigate on the internet to the NFL website to see the standings is questionable. It's either that, or it's just a terribly difficult concept to grasp that the Browns have gone 3-0 and have been better in all facets of the offense since we "traded arguably [our] best offensive weapon." It's also worth noting that if there is an argument to be made for any team in the AFC North "tanking," the Steelers should be considered the most likely candidate, given their 0-4 record compared to the rest of the division sitting at 3-2 and tied for first place.
It blows my mind. It's so completely obvious to every football fan (besides Steelers fans, apparently) that Pittsburgh is one of the worst teams in the NFL right now and the Browns aren't even close to the Steelers' suckage. But somehow the message hasn't gotten to Pittsburgh yet. The Browns and the Steelers are both different teams than they were last year, and that's not a good thing for the Steelers.