Monday Moanin’ ~ Bengals 30 @ Browns 0…

Manziel Face Palm

Well there ya have it fools! Ya wanted to see what Johnny Manziel could do and now ya know. Nothing.

That was horrible. Yeah, Manziel IS a rookie, but holy crap…

I’m not gonna do a play by play on the game, but there are a few things I want to touch on that Manziel fans don’t wanna talk about.


I’ve heard stuff coming out of the Browns locker room that Manziel did everything he needed to do during the fourteen weeks he sat on the bench. He did nothing wrong. Apparently the week leading up to this game was the first week Manziel went above and beyond; studied a lot, came in early and stayed late. Why just this week and not every week?


Dude’s got none. You can see in his face he was rattled early on. The best QBs in the league are generally pretty stone faced whether they’re playing good or bad. At the end of this GIF Manziel appears to be someone shitting who ate really hot wings the night before.




People were freaking out last week that our previous starting QB was throwing off the back of his feet, ya know, ripping his fundamentals! There were a few times yesterday Manziel totally scrapped the fundamentals and leaped before throwing.


He’s short at 5’11” and just looks tiny overall. That concerns me a lot. If he’s gonna be the future QB of this team he’s gotta be incredibly smart or he’ll get injured.

Alright, so Manziel totally blew it yesterday, but I told you all a few excuses I wouldn’t accept because they were shit the previous starting QB was dealing with all season.

A lot of people are saying the defense stunk it up. Yeah, they DID give up a seven minute TD drive to the Bengals to start the game. LB Bark Mingo extended that drive with a stupid roughing the passer penalty.

Manziel’s offense couldn’t stay on the field for much more than 2 minutes after that drive so the defense got tired. Stupid Browns fans think these defenders are super human and fatigue is not an issue.

When an offense has nine possessions and goes three and out on six of ’em for 18 plays and 17 yards that’s an offensive problem so ya can’t blame the defense for getting gassed.

More WRs dropped a few more passes yesterday, but that shit’s been happening all year.

Special Teams didn’t do us any favors getting us in good field position to start drives and that sucks, but Manziel couldn’t get us near the redzone or even close enough for new K Garrett Hartley to attempt a FG.

Having said all that, I’m a Browns fan so I have to support Manziel as QB1.

I still feel like Coach Pettine was pressured by owner Jimmy Haslam and GM Ray Farmer to start Manziel.

As a whole, Cleveland’s offense isn’t designed for a scrambling QB like Manziel, so Johnny pretty much got thrown into the fire yesterday.

Unfortunately, he showed no signs of being a competent NFL QB. Both Manziel and his team need to work a lot of shit out to succeed.

I really miss Brian Hoyer right now.❤


99% of Browns Fans Don’t Get it. Those People are Going Off this Morning…

Manziel Jersey

I got up this morning pretty excited for today’s Bengals @ Browns game and, within 5 minutes, the national, local and social media pissed me off.

All they’re talking about is Johnny Manziel. I understand the kid was great at Texas A&M and the national media jumped all over him; eventually awarding him the Heisman Trophy.

This is the NFL, however, so the stakes are WAY higher. Cleveland remains in the playoff hunt, though barely.

Rookie QBs make mistakes, so Manziel is deserving of a few mulligans today for his first start.

It would be nice if all these forms of media would talk about the ENTIRE Browns offense, ’cause Manziel can’t do it all on his own.

God I hope Manziel does well, but there are excuses I won’t accept if he doesn’t. They include:

  • The offensive line breaking down.
  • WRs dropping passes.
  • A dysfunctional Special Teams missing field goals.

Those three things plagued this team all the way through its 7-6 record thus far. Someone had to be the fall guy. It’s much easier to bench Brian Hoyer than fix the O line or WR corps or special teams.

Having said that, I will give credit where credit is due! If Manziel does well today I’ll point that out.

I’d like to mention some other guys who play on the Browns offense who, outside of WR Cheech Marin Josh Gordon, prolly didn’t get mentioned today.

Offensive Line

  • Joel Bitonio
  • John Greco
  • Ryan Seymour
  • Joe Thomas
  • Mitchell Schwartz

Running Backs

  • Isaiah Crowell
  • Terrance West

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

  • Jordan Cameron
  • Jim Dray
  • Travis Benjamin
  • Taylor Gabriel
  • Andrew Hawkins

This is the ultimate team sport folks. The above mentioned players let QB Brian Hoyer down at times so now he’ll be watching the game from the sideline.

I just hope they all pull together with Manziel to continue this playoff run!


Already Freakin’ Out about Tomorrow – Bengals @ Browns!

Manziel Down

It’s official… Johnny Manziel has been named the starter for tomorrow’s game.

Yeah, I called him by his name because I won’t insult QB1 as others have done to Brian Hoyer, so no more Johnny Fuckface, Johnny Jerkoff or Johnny Snorting Coke off a Strippers Ass.

I won’t call him Johnny Football, though, until he shows me he can play NFL football.

When the news broke on Tuesday I was furious. After a few days of digesting this information, however, I’ve calmed down a bit.

I have the utmost respect for Brian Hoyer and the fact that he got this team to 7-6! He’s a great kid and an amazing student of the game. In my opinion, it’s not his fault the offense has struggled for a month. Football is the ultimate team sport and his offense has let him down lately; plain and simple.

Thanks for what you’ve done for this franchise, Brian!!

I believe the change at QB has less to do with Hoyer’s performance than it did to give the Browns front office (Read: Jimmy Haslam & Ray Farmer) a chance to evaluate their second 1st round pick from May’s draft.

It’s a huge long shot for us to make the playoffs this year so now’s the time to see if Manziel is truly the QB of the future of if they need to draft another QB in May. God I hope they don’t have to…

Unfortunately, 99% of Browns fans are incredibly stupid so they think this switch is to help us win the last three games and have a shot at the playoffs.

It’s not.

Cleveland’s in experiment mode now. They’re done with this season. Ya know how I know?

Everyone’s looking at the QB position but K Billy Cundiff has been horrible in 6 of 13 games this year, two of which coulda been wins instead of losses had he done his damn job and put the ball through the uprights.

Cundiff’s job is secure, however, so the goal is not to win games.

A team doesn’t just bench a QB who is above .500, while on a potential playoff run, for a rookie unless it’s merely for evaluation purposes.

Regardless… enter Johnny Manziel. Dude had an awesome college career. You can look it up, I’m not gonna go through the numbers here. He won the Heisman as a freshman; the first ever to do so. Keep in mind, though, the media makes the Heisman winner.

Wanna know about Johnny’s college career? The 99% of Browns fans who know nothing about football will tell you all about it while masturbating! School sports don’t matter at this level.

The 1%, like myself? We’ll tell you he hasn’t committed himself to this team. You all can look that stuff up too. He likes to party. He thinks super stardom comes before, not after, one plays and is successful at a high level. He’s wrong.

None of the above matters any more because this kid is now QB1 for our Cleveland Browns. I’m a Browns fan and I want to see them win; I don’t care who they are! I’ve never had player jerseys because players are no longer loyal… I’m a fan of the team!

So what needs to happen tomorrow?


The D needs to beat up Bengals QB Dalton like they did in Week 10. There needs to be constant pressure! Dalton will make mistakes. We sacked him twice picked him off 3 times in week 10! Our defensive backfield needs to shut down the Cincy WRs, especially AJ Green who had a huge game against Pittsburgh last week.

Some run defense would be nice, too! Fortunately, this defense remembers the shit talking Bengals RB Jeremy Hill did after the last game. We also have to contend with RB Giovani Bernard, who was injured for the first meeting.

Special Teams

We still don’t have a legitimate kick returner. I believe tiny Travis Benjamin will take one to the house!

Our coverage team is pretty consistent; hopefully they’ll remain so tomorrow.

K Billy Cundiff is an ass. He sucks. I’ve no faith in him. Neither does the team. He needs to go but must have pictures of Coach Pettine banging one of  Johnny Manziel’s strippers so he can keep his job.


No. Fucking. Clue.

Our rookie QB is one of those scrambling QBs like Russell Wilson, Michael Vick or Colin Kaepernick, except 100% whiter than Wilson  and Vick and like 34% whiter than Kaepernick.

This game will be 100% on offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. An offensive line that has been struggling since the loss of  Pro Bowl C Alex Mack two months ago will now have to try to block for a dude that will be running around in the backfield. I understand that’s pretty difficult.

Rookie QBs throw interceptions. One way to minimize the possibility of picks is to run the ball. In our week 10 victory over Cincinnati we went run crazy! West, Crowell and Tate ran a combined 48 times for 169 yards. Expect run heavy play calling tomorrow.

I’ve gotta imagine Shanahan will be running a simplified offense for Manziel since he struggles calling plays in the huddle.

Maybe eliminate the huddle here and there? Huh Shanahan? That shit works and it’s what this QB is good at!

There will be some read option and Johnny will run. He needs to run smart otherwise he’ll get crushed. His cocky attitude has gotten him a big ass bulls eye on his chest and defenders will be gunning for him.

And Johnny… your god damn money sign just screams douchebag…

Manziel Money

… I imagine you’re gonna keep doing it but how about limit it to when we’re ahead in the game? Please?

Like I said, it’s a loooooooong shot for us to make the playoffs. For starters, we need to win our last three games. We need a shit ton of help, though, as we’re currently the 12th seed in the AFC.

Four other teams are 7-6: Houston (@ IND), Miami (@ NE), Kansas City (OAK) and Buffalo (GB). They ALL need to LOSE so we can leap frog them up to the 8th seed!

THEN… we need Pittsburgh (@ ATL), San Diego (DEN) and Baltimore (JAX) to lose also!

UGH! It all starts with a Browns win, however!


Monday Moanin’ ~ Colts 25 @ Browns 24… Week Two of the Potential Hoyer Benching.

Hoyer Colts

The Browns offense blew yet another game and it’s yet another week in which QB1 Brian Hoyer might lose his job.


Because apparently the QB must make ALL the plays and drag the team to a win according to the media and the stupid Browns fans…

Our defense was freakin’ awesome yesterday; held Colts QB Andrew Luck to his worst game of the season. We picked him off twice, forced him to fumble and sacked him 3 times for 25 yards. That defense scored 14 of our 24 points. Yeah, they gave up the final Colts drive that won the game but I ain’t hanging anything on the defense

Special teams was alright. The return game was average and the coverage game did a pretty good job.

K Billy Cundiff needs to be replaced this week. He sucks. No wonder the Ravens cut him. Dude missed another field goalad it was like is fifth in five games.

Like I said, the offense blew this one. Everyone wants to bench Hoyer and put in Johnny Jackass.


Hoyer’s stat line was horrible. He was 14/31 for 140 yards, no TDs and 2 picks. If ya take the time to really look at Hoyer’s performance, you’ll see that he did what he could with what he has.

I re-watched the game tonight and put all 34 of Hoyer’s dropbacks under a microscope. A quick summary:

Three times the offensive line broke down and Hoyer was forced to scramble.

Of the 17 times Hoyer missed while passing:

WRs recorded 5 drops, three of which were on critical 3rd downs.

2 times routes were half assed or ran incorrectly, once leading to an interception and the other preventing a 1st down.

There WERE three times where Hoyer truly fucked up.

Check it out for yourself. I color coded it for easy reading. If the text is blue, it means the offense or coaches messed up. If it’s red it means Hoyer blew it!

First half…

First Possession

  1. 1st and 10 – Completed screen pass to WR Josh Gordon for 9 yards.
  2. 2nd and 10 – Sacked. TE Jordan Cameron gets beat on block. Nobody open.
  3. 3rd and 7 – Incomplete pass to WR Josh Gordon who gave up on his route across the middle.


Second Possession

  1. 2nd and 15 after Joe Thomas false start penalty – 6 yard pass over the middle to WR Josh Gordon with Indy LB about to blast him.
  2. 3rd and 4 – Incomplete pass too high over middle to WR Andrew Hawkins. I thought he was throwing it away because everyone was covered.


Third Possession

  1. 2nd and 10 – Complete pass deep left to TE Jordan Cameron for 20 yards.
  2. 2nd and 6 – Intercepted in end zone. TE Jordan Cameron said he ran the wrong route.

Fourth Possession

  1. 3rd and 6 – Incomplete short left to WR Taylor Gabriel. Offensive line collapsed, Hoyer scrambled out of a sack and threw it away.


Fifth Possession

  1. 1st and 10 – Incomplete short left to TE Jim Dray, who dropped the ball.
  2. 3rd and 4 – Incomplete short left to WR Travis Benjamin. Hoyer didn’t have his feet set and the throw was off.


Sixth Possession

  1. 3rd and 5 – Complete pass short right to TE Jordan Cameron for 10 yards
  2. 2nd and 9 – Incomplete short right to WR Andrew Hawkins. Offensive line broke down and Hoyer was hit as he threw.
  3. 3rd and 9 – Incomplete short left to WR Travis Benjamin. Well placed ball bounced right off Benjamin’s chest.

K Billy Cundiff misses a 40 yard Field Goal… Woulda been up 10-0 had he made it.

Seventh Possession

  1.  1st and 10 – Complete pass short right to TE Jordan Cameron for 3 yards.
  2. 2nd and 7 – Incomplete deep middle to WR Taylor Gabriel. This one is on Hoyer. Clean pocket, no pressure and overthrew by almost 10 yards. Woulda been a TD had it been on the money and was caught. Browns “fans” begin booing.
  3. 3rd and 7 – Complete pass deep middle to WR Travis Benjamin for 27 yards. Nice pass under pressure and redemption!
  4. 3rd and 8 – Complete pass short right to WR Andrew Hawkins for 12 yards.
  5. 1st and 10 – Complete screen pass short left to Taylor Gabriel for 12 yards

Isaiah Crowell 9 yard TD run!! We’re up 14-7!

Second half…

Eighth Possession

  1.  1st and 15 after false start penalty on RT Mitchell Schwartz – Incomplete short left to WR Josh Gordon. Well placed ball bounced right off his hands.
  2. 3rd and 12 – Offensive line breaks down and everyone is covered downfield. Hoyer scrambles for 4 yards.


Ninth Possession

  1. 3rd and 7 – Incomplete short right to WR Travis Benjamin. Right on the money but the defender knocked it out.


Tenth Possession

  1. 1st and 10 – Incomplete deep right to WR Josh Gordon. This is a tough one. Hoyer just barely overthrew Gordon but Gordon didn’t put a ton of effort into going for the ball. We’ll blame Hoyer, though, ’cause he coulda put some touch on that pass.
  2. 2nd and 10 – Complete screen pass  right to WR Taylor Gabriel for 4 yards.
  3. 3rd and 6 – Complete pass short left to WR Andrew Hawkins for 3 yards. Poor play calling on this and the previous play.


Eleventh Possession

  1. 2nd and 7 – Complete pass to TE Jordan Cameron for 8 yards.
  2. 2nd and 7 – Complete pass to TE Jim Dray for 3 yards.
  3. 3rd and 4 – Incomplete pass short right to TE Jordan Cameron. Hoyer was a bit off target, but Cameron was interfered with and there was no flag.


Twelfth Possession

  1. 2nd and 11 – Complete pass short left to WR Andrew Hawkins for 3 yards.
  2. 3rd and 8 – Incomplete pass short right to WR Andrew Hawkins who was totally mugged on the play and there shoulda been a pass interference call. The ball still bounced off Hawkins’ arm.

Cundiff with a 39 yard field goal. We’re up 24-19 at this point.

Thirteenth Possession

  1. 2nd and 8 – Complete deep pass to WR Andrew Hawkins for 20 yards.
  2. 3rd and 7 – Hoyer throws a strike to WR Josh Gordon that initially appears to be a 14 yard 1st down. Nope. Gordon didn’t pull the ball in and it hit the ground. The play was challenged and overturned as an incomplete pass.


Indy goes on and puts together an 11 play, 90 yard TD drive to make the score 25-24 after a failed 2 point conversion. Cleveland has 32 seconds to do something.

Final possession

  1. 1st and 10 – Incomplete deep left to WR Josh Gordon. Had Gordon caught it we woulda had the ball at the Colts 28 yardline, but it went right through his hands.
  2. 2nd and 10 – Incomplete across the middle to WR Andrew Hawkins… was damn near picked off. Hoyer got hit after the play so we got 15 yards and a first down off a roughing the passer penalty.
  3. 1st and 10 – Hoyer throws a pick. WR Travis Benjamin was knocked down by a defender on the play, but there was no flag.

Ball game…

I really don’t care if Hoyer or Manziel is starting, I just want to win! Problem is, I believe the Browns are gonna give up on this season (yeah, a playoff berth would require the planets to align) and stick Manziel in to “see what he can do.”

I don’t like that mentality, because it means they’ve given up on this year while there’s still a slim chance to make the playoffs.

I don’t know what Manziel can do, because we haven’t seen any of him in the NFL other than a lucky garbage time TD drive against the Bills last week.

I know what he can’t do… He can’t read a playbook because he didn’t have one in school. They merely flashed him pictures that designated plays. He can’t call plays in the huddle either.

If the Browns decide to start Manziel for the next three games they will have totally given up on this season and will need to strip down their offense to fit in that degenerate.

Be smart Browns! Keep Hoyer in!

Already Freakin’ Out about Tomorrow ~ Colts @ Browns!

Cleveland Browns v Buffalo Bills

I hate being wrong!

After the Browns offense (NOTE: I said OFFENSE; not blaming any one player here) stunk it up against the Bills last week and owner Jimmy Haslam coach Pettine benched QB1 Brian Hoyer for Ryan Leaf Johnny Manziel, I incorrectly ASSumed that Hoyer was done for the season.

Boy am I glad I was wrong this time!

On Wednesday, the Browns announced that Hoyer is starting tomorrow against the Indianapolis Colts.

This is a good decision. The team HAD to stick with the guy that got them to 7-5!

I know I’m beating a dead horse here but whatever… this offense has more issues than just at QB.

  1. We lost Pro Bowl C Alex Mack in week 6. That has directly affected both pass and run blocking.
  2. We lost Pro Bowl TE Jordan Cameron in week 7. That throws the passing game off. TEs Barnidge and Dray have filled in respectably, but Barnidge is now out with a rib injury.
  3. Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon returned from a 10 game pot smoking suspension a couple weeks ago and still isn’t on the same page with the rest of the offense.

99% of Browns fans are pretty stupid and don’t realize how much those three issues can handcuff an offense.

All those fools jerked off in unison when Manziel took the field. They wanted to see what he could do against a Bills defense that hadn’t gameplanned for him and  whose team was up 20-3 with 12 minutes left in the game.

Manziel’s stats? 5 of 8 passing for 63 yards, 2 rushes for 13 yards and a TD. I will say this (Shhhh… don’t tell anyone): Manziel’s first drive looked pretty okay. In 3:14 he carried the Browns 80 yards in 8 plays for a TD. Dude rolls out incredibly fast and gets rid of the ball somewhat quickly.

He’s a dumbass, though.

He threw a pass into coverage to TE Jim Dray that was damn near deflected/intercepted, but caught, and all the Manziel sheep thought it was awesome. It wasn’t. Here’s a still shot of right before hew threw (click to embiggen)…


… RB Terrance West has his left hand up because he’s open… big time! If ya watch the play in real time, Manziel is totally locked on to Dray the entire time and doesn’t even see West come free off his block. There wasn’t a Bills defender within 10 yards of West; woulda been a nice TD.

Fortunately, 2 plays later Johnny Fuckface scrambled for a 10 yard TD.

UNfortunately, the idiot dove head first, white Michael Vick style, into the endzone; got hit by one of the Bills on the way in. Then he did that God awful money sign shit to celebrate…. you don’t celebrate like that when your team is losing asshole!

Manziel will never finish a complete game running like that.

On his second drive he went 4 plays for 9 yards and turned the ball over on downs. He actually got hit and fumbled on third down but the NFL wants to see Manziel succeed no matter what officials reversed the fumble call and said it was an incomplete pass. It was a fumble.

Don’t get me wrong folks, I wanna see the Browns win and get into the playoffs. I couldn’t care less who’s playing QB when that happens. Manziel ain’t the one, though.

Contrary to any excitement expressed by Browns players about Manziel providing a “spark” in last week’s loss, tiny WR Travis Benjamin had this to say about the nitwit:

We just figure, as receivers, we have to work more. If Johnny comes in the huddle and he pronounces the play wrong, we’ve got to make sure we correct it. We’ve got to make sure we correct him. Offensive linemen, tight ends, all the receivers, all the running backs, we’ve just got to make sure we’ve got to be in form when he’s in the game

Case. Closed. Manziel can’t call a freakin’ play! Hoyer’s the one!

So what about tomorrow? Shit… This might be our toughest game this year.

Colts QB Andrew Luck might be a dork but, damn, he sure can play football! He plays like Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, except he’s faster, has a fully functioning brain and he’s never raped any women.

The Browns defense needs to pressure Luck all damn game! That dude gets too comfy and he’s  gonna throw for 400+ yards on us!

Colts RB Trent Richardson, who the Browns traded away a couple years ago, implied that he’s gonna run all over us ’cause we didn’t believe in him. He averages like 36 yards a game. Shut his ass down and don’t let him break some NFL record tomorrow.

Also look forward to other ex-Browns to try to beat us up tomorrow. Joshua Cribbs, D’Qwell Jackson and Mike Adams hope to make some sorta statement.

Just don’t let ’em Browns!

Hey Coach Pettine, if you’re reading this, how about we see some no huddle/hurry up offense tomorrow? That shit works; it’s not used nearly as often enough!

Tomorrow’s game is a must win if we’re gonna keep our playoff hopes alive.


Monday Moanin’ ~ Browns 10 @ Bills 26 ~ R.I.P. Brian Hoyer…


There ya have it folks! Stick a fork in him because it sounds like the Browns are gonna keep Brian Hoyer on the bench for the foreseeable future.

He got yanked early in the 4th quarter yesterday when we were down 20-3. QB2, Johnny Douchebag, went in, made a few plays and we still lost the game 26-10.

As a starter, Hoyer is 7-5 this year and as a backup, Manziel is 0-1.

Yeah, Hoyer had a shitty game yesterday. So did QBs Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, Alex Smith, Jay Cutler and Derek Carr. Carr got benched for Matt Schaub, who was technically as good as Manziel, as the Raiders still lost.

Will any of those other QBs get benched?


I saw quotes on Twitter from Browns coach Mike Pettine’s press conference today and it appears he’s done with Hoyer.

We’re 7-5 and still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but it sounded like coach Pettine has no faith in Hoyer any more. Dude said he’s gonna look at the film on both QBs and decide who will start Sunday when Indy comes to town.

Pettine has 15 games (what, some 900 minutes?) of film on Hoyer and 8 minutes on Manziel. Saying he has to look at film is merely a cop out…

I believe Browns owner Jimmy Haslam or GM Ray Fucking Farmer, both of whom have apparently sucked on Johnny Manziel’s dick because they drafted that asshole, have forced Pettine’s hand.

If Manziel finishes the season for Cleveland, we’ll end up with a 7-9 record.

If, somehow, the coaches and front office allow Hoyer to finish the season, we’ll prolly end up 10-6 and maybe have a shot at the playoffs.

It’s a long shot to make the playoffs, but handing the keys to the Browns to Johnny Manziel is a horrible decision.

Yesterday’s game was tough to watch, but that’s only because coach Pettine didn’t read my  last blog post in which I said to PASS on first down instead of run…

Cleveland had 31 chances from 1st down and ran on 19 (61%) of them for about 2.6 yards a carry. We became one dimensional on 1st down and the Bills put 8-9 defenders in the box to force Hoyer to throw the ball.

That’s bad coaching.

It sucks that Hoyer has to get beat up when we have issues WAY outside of QB!


Already Freakin’ Out about Sunday ~ Browns @ Bills!

Manziel Trick Play

I didn’t have a chance to complain about our embarrassing 26-24 win over  the Falcons last week in Atlanta. Wait… WHAT?

People called that an embarrassing win. Almost lost. WE WON! Whatever you psychos!

We’re 7-4! That’s something to be proud of!

We’ve only been decisively beat twice… that was by the Jaguars and Texans J.J. Watt! The other two losses? We were in BOTH those games right ’til a last second field goal! Still losses, though.

Yeah, a few of our wins were by last second field goals, but THEY’RE STILL DAMN WINS!

We’re 7-4, Browns fans! C’mon, some of you need to calm down!

There are some nit wits out there that want to see QB2 Jon Paul Manziel, aka Johnny Fuckface, in a game this year just to see what he can do.

We are still in the playoff picture and there are actually “Browns fans” who think we should bench QB1 Hoyer for a douchebag who can’t even read a playbook! You all are idiots!

Just because the national sports media sold Manziel to EVERYONE (except me and the more intelligent crowd), doesn’t mean he shoulda been drafted by the Browns in the first round.

I understand there was a huge question mark in the offseason with Hoyer as he was still rehabbing from ACL surgery so we prolly needed to draft a QB. But not Manziel.

Rumor has it Browns owner Jimmy “Rootin’ Tootin” Haslam demanded the Manziel pick. Hell, Haslam was certainly knee deep in Jack Daniels  during the draft and picked that idiot.

In my opinion, we don’t need that kid.

As for Sunday’s game at the Bills, I’m scared shitless. Buffalo has a bad ass top five ranked defense! Like I said, the Texans J.J. Watt kicked our asses a couple weeks ago and Buffalo’s ENTIRE defensive line might mess us all up!

Cleveland is gonna have to change things up and start passing on first down, but also keep on the running game. It’s pretty well known that WR Josh Gordon is a freakin’ STUD so Hoyer needs to target him early and often to make the Bills defense honest to open up the running game for Isaiah Crowell!

It can go either way. We can win this game Sunday or we can get crushed!

Lets win this shit Brownies! I don’t want people saying, “Oh THERE’s the old Browns!”


Already Freakin’ Out about Tomorrow ~ Browns @ Falcons!

Gordon Weed

The talk in Cleveland sports the past week has been the return of Browns All Pro WR Josh Gordon after serving a 10 game suspension for getting high on numerous occasions.

I’ve always struggled with the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse and don’t believe marijuana should be such a big deal. I’m not making this a pro pot rant by any means, ’cause that stuff does nothing for me.

The national dialogue on marijuana is quickly changing and the NFL is, in my opinion, behind the times even after revamping their policy on weed a few months ago. Yes, they’ve increased the threshold that would trigger a positive drug test and lessened the resulting penalties but states are legalizing it, not only for medicinal purposes but also for recreational use.

As far as medicinal purposes go, I understand pot is great at helping with pain management. Maybe the league should look at that aspect of it, as players kinda, sorta get their asses kicked every damn week…

… and, barring a season ending injury, they normally suffer from several days of pain following a game.

Anyway, JOSH FUCKING GORDON is finally back! Less seasoned Browns fans believe his addition to the roster will take us to the playoffs.

I love the dude but remain a bit more reserved than those less seasoned fans. Yeah, Gordon went 87 of 159 and 9 TDs for a league leading 1646 yards last year in only 14 games, following a two game drug suspension.

Unfortunately, the majority of his production, 36 of 57 for 774 yards and 5 TDs, occurred in 4 of Cleveland’s 12 losses.

BUT… the Browns only won 4 games last year and TWO of those victories featured contributions from Gordon so there’s serious potential.

All week the Browns have been downplaying the return of Gordon; implying that he won’t be used much. Ha ha! That shit cracks me up!

So far this season, our leading WR is 5’7″, 180 pound Andrew Hawkins. Dude is a great ball player! Add a big 6’3″ 220 pound, physical, enormously athletic WR like Josh Gordon and the Browns offense changes dramatically!

Even if Browns QB Hoyer doesn’t key on Gordon, the Falcons and their last in the league passing defense will have to put extra bodies on Gordon. This will open up opportunities for our tiny little WRs and, more importantly, our running game!

Special note to Browns HC Mike Pettine and OC Kyle Shanahan:

Don’t give up on the running game tomorrow! Feed the freakin’ ball to RB Crowell until he gets into a good rhythm! Everyone who knows football knows that Crowell is extremely dangerous.

Also, coaches, air that shit out to Gordon early and often!

We WILL win!


Monday Moanin’ ~ Texans 23 @ Browns 7

Ugh! That was hard to watch… but it’s not the end of the damn world, folks! Prior to the beginning of this season who had the Browns at 6-4 after 10 games? Anyone? That’s what I thought!

After the first half of that week 1 debacle against Pittsburgh, I figured we’d go 0-16. Hell, after 10 games last year we were 4-6 and didn’t win another game!

We DO have issues, though. Some can be addressed and some we just have to deal with.

I know… all teams suffer injuries/suspensions, but we’re missing PRO BOWLERS. Center Alex Mack is a HUGE loss. Tight End Jordan Cameron is concussed and it isn’t looking good for him. I don’t believe he even remembers his name after what I believe was his third concussion (on a cheap shot, no less).

Wide receiver Josh Gordon likes weed way to fuckin’ much, man. He’s back this week after serving a 10 game suspension for getting busted like 3 times!

Without those guys, we’re still 6-4!

I dunno how good Gordon’s gonna be. He hasn’t played in a real game in a long time. Opposing defenses are gonna HAVE to game plan for him, however! We were talkin’ at work today and figured the best first play for Cleveland Sunday would be to just air it out to Gordon! At the very least it’ll make the defense honest and help the running game.

Speaking of the running game, back to yesterday!

Where was ours? 76 offensive plays and ya throw it 50 times? C’mon Browns! I love QB Brian Hoyer, but he certainly ain’t no Peyton Manning! He is lacking weapons! Much respect to our tiny receivers but, damn, it’s gotta be hard for a QB to get the ball to a 5’7″ guy versus a 6’3″ or taller guy!

So we only run the ball 24 times? Actually 21 times between RBs. We got our Crowell sighting finally, for only 14 carries and 61 yards. Terrance West had 5 carries for 12 yards and Ben Tate got 2 carries for -9 yards. WTF? They ran him once when it was 3rd and 25! He lost 3. The Browns are playing all pass happy but yet run on 3rd and 25? Stupid!

Ben Tate is a whiny little bitch, by the way. I guess that’s why the coaches only limited him to 2 carries against his old team?

Anyway, some dude named Alfred Blue is a running back for the Texans. I thought with starter Arian Foster out, we’d shut down the Texans running game. NOPE! Blue gashed us for 156 yards on 36 CARRIES!

Browns DL Desmond Bryant…

Desmond Bryant Mugshot

… said something like they weren’t mentally ready for the game… Clearly! How the hell are you not mentally ready to play a game you only play 16 times a year?

Texans QB Ryan Mallett started his first NFL game and our defense couldn’t pressure him? I just don’t get it!

A lot of this loss falls on the Browns coaches in my opinion. I’ve been a big fan of HC Mike Pettine and OC Kyle Shanahan but they really stunk it up yesterday.

I believe we have the talent to make the playoffs, I really do. These players, and coaches, need to get their heads outta their asses and play the damn games!


Change is a Comin’!

… and I don’t know if I’ll like it. Those who know me know I’m loyal, probably to a fault. I like the stability that comes when things DON’T change. Here’s a perfect example: pizza.

I ALWAYS get pizza from Marco’s. I just jump online, place my order and BOOM! Pizza’s here!

Then, the other night, my daughter wanted me to order pizza that is not from Marco’s. She wanted pizza from this place called Tommy’s. I hid the fact from her that I was freaking out inside but I couldn’t hold back my questions.

Do they deliver or do I have to pick it up? Can I order online? Do I have to pick up the phone and CALL? Is the pizza even any good? I have to set up yet another account, don’t I?

Brooke calmly said, “Quit freaking out and just order it!” That kid can see right through me!

I got online and found that the place is Tommy’s Pizza AND Chicken… and MORE, like appetizers, wings, soups, salads, subs, chicken, ribs and pasta! OH MY! They also list seafood, but I don’t think I’d try that delivered, and gluten free, which is just stupid!

Anyway, I believe that was the fastest I ever set up an online ordering account! I figured I’d start with just a pizza for now, then I saw the stromboli! Okay, pizza for the girls and stromboli for me! Thank God there wasn’t a “one of everything” button on the website. I wasn’t extremely happy with the 60 minute delivery window, but the stuff showed up in 35 minutes. It. Was. Delightful!

I’ve already forgotten about the other pizza joint I mentioned a few paragraphs ago!

Another big change is coming today. A couple weeks ago I talked about some of the challenges John Force Racing has faced over the last year and a half. Force is one tough son of a bitch and he’s not going down without a fight! Hell, he’s not going down.

Over the past several weeks he’s secured big sponsorship deals with Peak Antifreeze and Lucas Oil…

John Force Lucas

…to replace exiting sponsor Castrol Motor Oil. Forrest Lucas, founder and CEO of Lucas Oil Products, had this to say of the new partnership:

John Force is a guy I have admired for many, many years. In my opinion he made Castrol oil in this country. The fact that he became available was shocking to me. I see him partnering with us and it will be a huge economic boost for Lucas Oil around the world. It will be good for John Force Racing because it is more stability and I see this as a win-win situation. It will also be good for NHRA drag racing because it keeps John racing and we don’t have any intentions on leaving so it should be good for everybody.  Hopefully all the fans will keep coming back and using Lucas Oil.

There are not as many young people coming into NHRA as we would like to see but John has his beautiful daughters involved and they are doing a good job. He has given them good equipment and has good people working with them. Morgan grew up with the girls and they are all good friends. The fact that we are creating the second generation of drag racing leaders and we are not the only ones doing this but we have some of the top rising stars out there.

Today’s big change will be the announcement of who his vehicle manufacturer will be going forward.

John Force has had a partnership with Ford since 1997. Throughout those 17 years he’s delivered 10 of his 16 NHRA Funny Car titles to Ford Motor Company. Ford doesn’t care and will be gone after today.

There’s a lot of speculation about who he’s gonna partner up with. All the other nitro Funny Cars are sponsored by Toyota and Dodge. I just don’t see Force blending in with either of those manufacturers. I think he’s gonna go with Chevrolet. Maybe a “Camaro?”

I’m a Ford guy so I’m not excited about this change, but it’s not like Force had any choice, Ford forced his hand.

I’m sure I’ll be fine with whoever he partners up with. In the end, the manufacturer is merely wrapped on the car body. John Force Racing actually builds the cars from the ground up.

The 2014 NHRA season ends today with the Auto Club Finals from Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California and the Funny Car Championship will be decided as 32 year old Matt Hagan leads 65 year old John Force by 22 points.

There are four rounds of racing in NHRA eliminations on Sunday. I struggle with the way eliminations are scored. Here’s how points are awarded:

Winner – 100
Runner-up – 80
Third round loser – 60
Second round loser – 40
First round loser – 20

Here’s how I see it. If Force and Hagan BOTH lose the first round, Hagan wins his second NHRA Funny Car Championship by 22 points.

If Force loses the first round and Hagan wins, Force is out of contention by at least 2 points.

If Hagan loses the first round and Force wins the first round, Hagan will be up 42 points as Force advances to the second round.

If Force loses in the second round he gains 40 points, but it won’t be enough as Hagan will have that 2 point advantage and win the Championship.

Basically, Force has to go two rounds deeper than Hagan to win his 17th Funny Car Title!

WHEW that was a lot… I prolly shouldn’t think out loud and type it in here because it’s confusing!

There is a potential controversy brewing here. In the first round John Force faces Bob Tasca. Bob’s not a teammate but a fellow Ford driver. If Force beats Tasca I’m certain people will be saying Tasca laid down so Force could advance.

We shall see!