Offense ~ Trench Warriors
LG ~ Joel Bitonio
OC ~ Joseph Tretter
RG ~ Wyatt Teller
RT ~ Jack Conklin
OT ~ Christopher Hubbard
OG ~ Colby Gossett
OC ~ Nicholas Harris
1 ~ Wills may go through Rookie growing pains, but he has SuperStar potential.
2 ~ Bitonio is a Star in his prime, a multiple Pro Bowler.
3 ~ Tretter, an old Binky of mine, is a Star in his prime!
4 ~ Teller is fairly horrible. He's young. Perhaps he or Gossett could develop.
5 ~ Conklin, signed as a Free Agent, is a Star in his prime.
A horror show, 18 months ago, the BrownStone Offensive Line is improving by leaps and bounds!
Bitonio and Tretter are already good, young, and improving, Willis is a Rookie who might have a few growing pains, but is a Top Talent, and should rapidly acclimate and dominate, supplanting Hubbard, who was just horrible, and Conklin, a Free Agency signing, is young, ascending, and already excellent. Right Guard is in shaky hands with Teller, but the BrownStones now have no less than four projected Starters with All Pro Potential! Wow.
Offense ~ FirePower
QB ~ Casey Keenum
WB ~ Austin Hooper
WB ~ David Njoku
WB ~ Harrison Bryant
WB ~ Andy Janovich
FB ~ Odell Beckham
FB ~ Jarvis Landry
FB ~ Rashard Higgins
FB ~ Taywan Taylor
FB ~ Damion Ratley
XE ~ Donovan Peoples Jones
PB ~ Nicholas Chubb
PB ~ Kareem Hunt
PB ~ Benny LeMay
SB ~ Brian Herrien
1 ~ Sure feels like Mayfield's rapidly approaching the now or never point. The guy I highly touted when most were extremely skeptical about'm regressed badly, last year, and is looking a lot worthier of the idiotic Johnny Manziel comps that were floating around, two years ago: All yap and no production. We'll soon see whether or not he woke up.
2 ~ The Browns are suddenly astonishingly deep at WingBack. They dumped $44 Million on Austin Hooper, picked up the 5th Year option on the highly explosive potential Star, Njoku, who missed virtually all of 2019, and spent a 4th Round on Harrison Bryant, who was worth a 1st Rounder! They even traded for Andy Janovich, as their new Head Coach, Kevin Stefanski, likes to deploy the "FullBack" as the Hybrid Block/Receiver that he is! They are absolutely loaded.
3 ~ I thought that the Trade, last year, to get Beckham, a potentially poisonous presence if ever there was one, was foolish, but I just love the fact that the Browns have reunited him and Landry, teammates at Louisiana State who graduated the same year as highly touted Flankers! I've always like Higgins, and I'm crazy about Taylor! 2019 was a wasted year for Taylor, after the Browns wisely traded for'm and then stupidly let'm sit on the bench, but he is potentially excellent.
4 ~ Chubb and my man, Kareem Hunt, form one of the very most explosive young Hybrid PowerBacks in the league!
I'm not entirely sure what to make of new Head Coach, Kevin Stefanski. He's presumably Polish, and therefore good-looking, but I must in all honesty confide that I base that presumption based on Polish Women. Polish Men may be hideous, for all I know.
Anyway, there's been enough persistent buzz around'm, ere the last 2 years, that I'm predisposed to think well'f'm. The Viking's Offense was pretty haphazard and random, under Stefanski, but one gets the intensely acute idea that that was due not to Stefanski's lack of a Plan, so much as Head Coach Michael Zimmer's heavy influence, Coach Zimmer being perceived, in general, to favor mid-14th Century style Offenses. It's sort of like trying to get a bead on the artistic merit of a Poet who's strenuously laboring under the yoke of the suppressive, murderous Scum who currently hold China under their rule.
I would say, though, based on the moves that he's made in such a brief time, that he knows exactly what he's doing.
In a very short time, Coach Stefanski has dramatically improved the Offensive Line and spectacularly improved the WingBacks.
That speaks the mind of a guy who understands very well that Championships are not won on Sunday Night Highlights.
Championships...are won by winning and indeed dominating Trench Warfare.
Championships...are won by Moving The Chains.
The BrownStones suddenly have a team that, once they get a chance to gel, is poised not merely to survive but to thrive in The Trenches...and is absolutely loaded with Top Shelf WingBacks who possess The Right Stuff to help the BrownStones consistently Move The Chains in January, when The Only Games That Really Matter are played.
My boy Baker Mayfield is an Ass, and there's no way around that...But I believe that the lad has Soul.
The jury is still oh so very much still out on'm...But despite his Dog Shit 2019, and to some extent because of it, my money is on Baker Mayfield turning the corner...and emerging, perchance quietly, as the Leader of Men that I believe him to be.
We shall see.
An enormous part of that equation, I believe, will be his relationship with Odell Beckham.
I would not give you a 7th Rounder for Odell Beckham.
He's got a lot of Passion, and there is much to admire in his Character...But he is a Narcissist...and Narcissists are poison.
Baker Mayfield must take command ~ full command ~ of himself, and of that locker room.
It's not about "leading". Men...don't need Leaders.
They need to believe that those charged with the responsibility of Leadership have the ability to direct their efforts...to Excellence.
My money is on Coach Stefanski.
And my money is on Baker Mayfield.
I believe that he will overcome his own narcissistic nonsense and hubris...and get to work...and take command.
If I'm right about all that, the BrownStones Offense could explode, this year.
Indeed, I believe that it will.
LE ~ Larry Ogunjobi
LE ~ Adrian Clayborn
BT ~ Andrew Billings
LE ~ Jordan Elliott
DE ~ Myles Garrett
DE ~ Olivier Vernon
DE ~ Chad Thomas
MF ~ Mack Wilson
MF ~ Sione Takitaki
MF ~ Jacob Philips
RB ~ Andrew Sendejo
CF ~ Karl Joseph
RB ~ Grant Delpit
CB ~ Denzel Ward
CB ~ Greedy Williams
CB ~ Kevin Johnson
CB ~ Terrance Mitchell
The BrownStones, it seems to me, have brought in a few key pieces...and might very well be poised to make an enormous improvement on their fair to middling 2019 campaign! They're more likely to get in Sync later on, and finish strong.
He loaded up on Top Shelf WingBacks, those Blocking/Receiving Hybrids.
The BrownStones, no matter what anyone else says, are at long last poised for excellence!
I foresee a slow start, as parts integrate, but a strong finish and a push into the Playoffs!