Joined: 08 Jan 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
|Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:14 pm Post subject: "I Have A Dream" Mock
|In honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr Day I just wanted to share my dream mock of the Cleveland Browns offseason:
HC: Bruce Arians - he has previous ties with the Browns and was very successful this season. I also think that the fact that Ben Roethlisberger was so upset when he was fired from Pittsburgh shows how good of a offensive coach he is. Plus he is probably a little bitter towards Pittsburgh and that is the kind of attitude I like.
GM: Jim Tressel - probably isn't even a real candidate but he should be. He understand the game of football and knows how to build a championship team. Plus his greatest downfall was that he protected up for his players. That seems like a positive to me.
Retain - Jauron
Hire Ray Lewis to be LB Coach/Strength Coach/Give Pregame speeches. - We would no longer have games where we came out flat and got down 14-0 before our team woke up (See: Buffalo game & 2nd Ravens game)
FS: Jairus Byrd - TJ Ward will convince his fellow duck to come to Cleveland and join him in our secondary
WR: Mike Wallace - Pittsburgh spent a lot of money on Antonio Brown. So we swoop in and steal their number 1 receiver and reunite him with the offensive coordinator (Arians) that made him a star in the first place.
LB: Manny Lawson - Athletic linebacker that could be a playmaker for us.
RB: Chris Rainey - another guy that probably hates the Steelers now (notice a pattern?). He has blazing speed and would be a good complement to TRich & Hardesty.
Our Free Agents:
Sheldon Brown CB
Josh Cribbs WR
Mohamed Massaquoi WR
Phil Dawson K (Re-sign)
Reggie Hodges P
Brandon Jackson RB
Kaluka Maiava LB (Re-sign)
Scott Fujita LB
Alex Smith TE
Ben Watson TE (Re-sign)
Rey Ventrone S
Jaqua Parker DE (Re-sign)
Hall Davis DE
Rd 1 - Dee Milliner
Rd 3 - John Simon
Rd 4 - Tyrann Mathiue
Rd 5 - Best Available Guard
Rd 6 - Denard Robinson
Rd 7 - Jake Stoneburner
UDFA - Best Punter
CLEVELAND BROWNS 2013 ROSTER
QB: Brandon Weeden | Colt McCoy | Thadeus Lewis C-
RB: Trent Richardson | Montario Hardesty | Chris Rainey A-
FB: Brad Smelley C+
WR: Mike Wallace | Josh Gordon | Greg Little | Travis Benjamin | Denard Robinson | Josh Cooper A
TE: Benjamin Watson | Jordan Cameron | Jake Stoneburner B-
LT: Joe Thomas A+
LG: Jason Pinkston | Rookie B-
OC: Alex Mack A
RG: John Greco | Shawn Luavao B
RT: Mitchell Schwartz | Ryan Miller B
DE: Jabaal Sheard | Jaqua Parker B+
DT: Ahtyba Rubin | John Hughes A
DT: Phil Taylor | Billy Winn A
DE: John Simon | Frostee Rucker B
OLB: Manny Lawson | Craig Robertson B+
MLB: DQwell Jackson | L.J. Fort A-
OLB: Chris Gocong | James-Michael Johnson | Kaluka Maiava B
CB: Joe Haden | Tyrann Mathiue | Johnson Bademosi A
CB: Dee Milliner | Buster Skrine | Trevin Wade B
FS: Jairus Byrd | Usama Young | Tashaun Gipson B+
SS: T.J. Ward | Eric Hagg B+
LS: Christian Yount
PK: Phil Dawson A+
P: UDFA ?
Home Playoff game next January!
Been reading this site since 2004 & finally posted.