Browns Big Board (updated)

1. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska- 6’4 300 – By far the most dominating player in the draft. Suh is the perfect size to play DE in the 3-4 defense. I could only dream about the chaos he and Shaun Rogers could create while playing next to each other. Not to mention the immediate impact he would have on the Browns defense. Unfortunately he will definitely be drafted before the Brown pick.

2. Eric Berry*, S, Tennessee- 5’11 203 – The Browns need a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball and Berry is the type of player that could change the outcome of any game at any minute. Berry is my #1 prospect for the Browns and there is a good chance he could slide to the #7 spot.

3. Gerald McCoy*, DT, Oklahoma- 6’4 297 – Basically the same size as Suh but with a little bit less talent. McCoy, is a beast and would be a huge upgrade on the Browns defensive line.

4. Dez Bryant*, WR, Oklahoma State- 6’2 220 – This would be a reach, especially with his suspension last season but lets face it, the Browns need a #1 receiver and Dez is the best receiver in the draft. Dez isn’t the fastest receiver but he has above average height and superior hands. Could be compared to Chad Ocho Cinco.

5. Rolando McClain*, LB, Alabama- 6’4 260 – Another semi-reach but once again McClain would fill a huge hole in the middle of the Browns defense. We all know Barton isn’t the long-term answer. McClain is the best LB coming out this year.

6. Joe Haden*, CB, Florida- 5’11 190 – I don’t personally
think CB is a huge need for the Browns but Joe is definitely the best player available at this point. He’s small but has the potential to be a lock down defender. Pair him up with E. Wright and Brandon McDonald in the slot and the Browns wouldn’t have to worry about a CB for years to come.

7. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson- 5’11 195 – Probably the biggest reach on my list but it seems more realistic to draft a RB than an offensive tackle. The argument could be made for a QB but I don’t like any first round QB’s this year. C.J. is a game changer and is capable of taking one to the house every time he touches the ball. True is isn’t your typical north and south pounder that we’re used to seeing in the AFC North but look at what Chris Johnson has been able to do in Tennessee, who really expected that?


Judgement Day

Has Eric Mangini’s future already been decided?

He is currently meeting with Browns new President, Mike Holmgren, whom will hold a press conference today at 4 o’clock to discuss all things football in Cleveland.

My question is; does Mike already have his mind made up or is he actually going to talk with Eric and see if they can work together?

Gut feeling says Mangini is gone and Mike won’t even give him a chance.

Lets look at what we know.

1. Mangini runs the 3-4 defense and Holmgren runs the 4-3.
2. Holmgren runs the West Coast offense and Mangini does not.
3. The players have bought into Mangini’s system.
4. Eric won more games than the team last year and with much less talent.
5. Mangini removed the divas and added hard core players.
6. Finished the season strong with 4 consecutive wins, including beating the Steelers.
7. Three different systems in 3 consecutive years could ruin some of these players.
8. Mangini is a control freak.
9. One year isn't long enought to evaluate a coach or system.

All in all, the first two points will probably override the rest. I’m not sure how the two systems can coexist. Personally I’m going into this a little bit on the edge of what I want to happen. I like Mangini, I like what he’s done with this team and I don’t want Holmgren to fire him, but I also don’t want to put this organization behind another 2 years. And if the two can’t work together, keeping Mangini on board will only set this team back further and nobody wants that!

I'll put this out there right now. I'm not a fan of the Mike Holmgren hiring! I would choose Mangini being the coach over Holmgren being the President any day. We all know Eric has potential as a coach, he's showed us he can win and he can get the players to buy into his system. Holmgren failed in his only try as GM which to me says he's not credible or experienced at being a President.

Surprising enough, Mangini’s approval rating has sky rocketed to 71% which means people like this loser are now in the minority. Step over to the Pro-Manginious side with the rest of us, it’s going to get lonely over there all by your self.