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Mooncamping´s Yep & Nope Lists - 2013 Cleveland Browns

AFC North - We must have been infiltrated

Streeter Lecka


After helping our friends in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Baltimore sort through their roster chaos, just in time for training camp, here is Mooncamping´s famous Yep & Nope List. It has helped thousands of misguided athletes to rejoin reality, and saved the IRS hours of work. College career counselors have proclaimed this day a National holiday. And a million Moms can now give their kids non hypocritical names. Please do realize, it beats Darwinism, the OT, Bill Parcells or even Mike Singletary for that matter, in terms of safely segregating the strong from the wrong, or the elite from the cheat, or just, you know, wannabes, haftabes, wouldabeens and shouldabeens. The NFL is upgraded and so are organs, that should be conducive to a more well structured football scene, in terms of quality, such as the AFL, the CFL and eventually maybe again, the World Football Scene. A farm team scenario, for professional football, would really help prevent disillusionment and disappointments of such magnitude, by the way. So, without much ado, trample your feet, clap your hands, cheer or jeer, as you see fit, here is:

Mooncamping´s Annual Yep & Nope List:


QB Jason Campbell;

QB Brian Hoyer;

RB Montario Hardesty;

RB Dion Lewis;

RB Chris Ogbonnaya;

RB Brandon Jackson;

TE Dan Gronkowski;

TE Gary Barnidge;

TE Travis Tannahill;

WR Davone Bess;

WR Travis Benjamin;

WR Josh Cooper;

WR Mike Edwards;

WR Jordan Norwood;

WR Dominique Croom;

WR Cordell Roberson;

WR Naaman Roosevelt;

OT Oniel Cousins;

OT Martin Wallace;

OT Caylin Hauptman;

OT Jarrod Shaw;

OT Rashad Butler;

OT Ryan Miller;

OT Aaron Adams;

DT/DE Ahtyba Rubin;

DE Brian Sanford;

DE Hall Davis;

DE Desmond Bryant;

DE Paul Kruger;

DE Dave Kruger;

DE Armonty Bryant;

NG Nick Jean-Baptiste;

OLB D´Quell Jackson;

OLB Justin Staples;

MLB James Michael Johnson;

ILB Craig Robertson;

ILB Tommy Smith;

ILB Kendrick Adams;

ILB Justin Cole;

CB Josh Aubrey;

CB Vernon Kearney;

S Kent Richardson;

S Kentrone Walker;

K Shayne Graham;

LS Christian Yount;


#1QB: Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State; 1;

#1FB: Brock Bolen, Louisville; 2;

#2FB: Trent Richardson, Alabama; 3;

#1HB: Miguel Maysonette, Stony Brook; 4;

#1TE: Kellen Davis, Michigan State; 5;

#2TE: David Nelson, Florida; 6;

#3TE: Brad Smelley, Alabama; 7;

#4TE: Jordan Cameron, USC; 8;

#1WR: Greg Little, North Carolina; 9;

#2WR: Josh Gordon, Baylor; 10;

#3 WR: Josh Cooper, Oklahoma State; 11;

#4WR: Tori Gurley, South Carolina; 12;

LOT: Joe Thomas, Wisconsin; 13;

LOT: Mitchell Schwartz, Cal; 14;

LOT: Jason Pinkston, Pitt; 15;

LOT: John Greco, Toledo; 16;

LOG: Shawn Lauvao, Arizona State; 17;

C: Braxston Cave, Notre Dame; 18;

ROG: Alex Mack, Cal; 19;

ROT: Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State; 20;

ROT: Chris Faulk, LSU; 21;

DT/DE: Phil Taylor, Baylor; 22;

DT/DE: John Hughes, Cincinnati; 23;

DT/DE: Jabaal Sheard, Pitt; 24;

NG/DT: Billy Winn, Boise State; 25;

NG: Ishmaa´ily Kitchen, Kent State; 26;

#1WILL: L.J. Fort, Northern Iowa; 27;

#2WILL: Quentin Groves, Auburn; 28;

#1ILB: Adrian Moten, Maryland; 29;

#2ILB: Owen Marecic, Stanford; 30;

#2ILB: Barkevious Mingo, LSU; 31;

#1SAM: Tank Carder, TCU; 32;

#1CB: Joe Haden, Florida; 33;

#2CB; Tashaun Gipson, Wyoming; 34;

#3CB: Leon McFadden, San Diego State; 35;

#4CB: Chris Owens, San Jose State; 36;

#5CB: Akeem Auguste, South Carolina; 37;

#1FS: Trevin Wade, Arizona; 38;

#2FS: Jamoris Slaughter, Notre Dame; 39;

#1SS: Abdul Kanneh, New Mexico Highlands; 40;

S/LB: T.J. Ward, Oregon; 41;

S/LB: Johnson Bademosi, Stanford; 42;

PR/KR: Buster Skrine, Tennessee Chattanooga; 43;

P: Spencer Lanning, South Carolina; 44;

K: Brandon Bogotay, Georgia; 45;

If I invoke my one player per college team rule, I will end up cutting WR Josh Cooper for QB Brandon Weeden. TE Brad Smelley for FB Trent Richardson. TE David Nelson for CB Joe Haden. WR Josh Gordon for DT/DE Phil Taylor. CB Akeem Auguste and P Spencer Lanning for WR Tori Gurley. LOT Mitchell Schwartz for ROG Alex Mack. DT/DE Jabaal Sheard for LOT Jason Pinkston. FS Jamoris Slaughter for C Braxston Cave. S/LB Johnson Bademosi for ILB Owen Marecic. ILB Barkevious Mingo for ROT Chris Faulk. If I add T.J. Conley, Idaho, for the vacancy at P, and TE David Nelson and LOT Mitchell Schwartz, because they don´t really suck, that brings the sum total to 37. Josh Gordon doesn´t suck either, but a cough syrup addiction is no fun, and the one team one player rule is harsh, you know, like nature.

Then God just told me, that he is feeling a bit of righteous anger, so I should listen to my heart even more. So, I´m going to cut a few more, I´m not terribly confident in:

FB Trent Richardson;

TE Jordan Cameron;

LOT John Greco;

ILB Adrian Moten;

CB Chris Owens;

SS Abdul Kanneh;

P T.J. Conley;

Mitchell Schwartz cheated on the Wonderlic, you can´t use crayons on it, and thus can´t meet the stringent academic standard set by fellow Cal alumni and Draddy Trophy winner, Alex Mack.

Then, John Hughes looked at a person funny, at the mall, we can´t have that, so begrudgingly, goodbye.

And Ishmaa´ily Kitchen has a gig doing modeling for Fat Athlete Digest.

Leon McFadden will be busy, suing the Draft, because he didn´t draft in the 1st round, as prognosticated by the DBN Big Board.

T.J. Ward has a prior engagement, advertising for Aspiring.

So, very sorrowfully, it brings the number on the Yep List to 25.

25 players on the sideline looks a bit meager, so let me re-add WR Josh Gordon, FS Jamoris Slaughter and DT/DE Jabaal Sheard, you can find him playing with the YoYo at the All You Can Eat place. But just for this year. We´ll have to get an exemption to policy, because in logical succession they have already been cut, you can´t cheat at this. We´ll have to see if the new ownership conglomerate, People Who Hate The Browns Inc., can reimburse Jimmy Haslam in time for his court case, so we can keep at least these 28. No, the cap won´t hold up to billion dollar contracts, no matter how much you need them.

Just to be careful, let me list the remaining Browns on the Yep List:

1. QB Brandon Weeden

2. FB Brock Bolen

3. HB Miguel Maysonnette

4. TE Kellen Davis

5. TE David Nelson

6. WR Greg Little

7. WR Josh Gordon

8. WR Tori Gurley

9. LOT Joe Thomas

10. LOT Jason Pinkston

11. LOG Alex Mack

12. C Braxston Cave

13. ROG Shawn Lauvao

14. ROT Garrett Gilkey

15. ROT Chris Faulk

16. DT/DE Phil Taylor

17. DT/DE Jabaal Sheard

18. NG/DT Billy Winn

19. WILL L.J. Fort

20. WILL/ILB Quentin Groves

21. ILB Owen Marecic

22. SAM Tank Carder

23. CB Joe Haden

24. CB Tashaun Gipson

25. FS Trevin Wade

26. FS Jamoris Slaughter

27. PR/KR Buster Skrine

28. K Brandon Bogotay

If you thought, I would retype the Nope List, you´re wrong. I don´t have a depression bonus.