Monday, December 30, 2019

Browns 2020 Opponents Are Know Now!

  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Washington Redskins
  • Houston Texans
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • New York Jets
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland opponents are interesting this coming season and maybe a Thanksgiving game with the Cowboys would be alot of fun!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Why The Browns Need To Act Quickly After The Season Is Over

The Cleveland Browns are hoping to end the season on a good note as Sunday they will travel to Cincinnati to take on in-state rival the Bengals. A big win could help Freddie Kitchens keep his job, but a loss will make it so much easier for the Browns to fire him. No matter what happens Cleveland needs to make wholesale changes on this coaching staff. Firing Kitchens and most of his staff would be the best course of action.  Will Cleveland do it is another question indeed.

Kitchens has shown he is not ready to be a head coach in the NFL just yet. There have been times you just have to say what in the hell was he thinking. Baker Mayfield has struggled this year and it's not all his fault. Part of it is coaching, but part is on Mayfield as well. Cleveland as a team has been undisciplined and a shell of what we saw last season. Why is that?

Last seen they had Greg Williams as coach a no-nonsense coach that had rules and put up with nothing. In my opinion, if they do fire Freddie Kitchens they need a coach that will be demanding like Williams was to players. There is too much talent on the Browns not to be in the playoffs. Coaching was 80 percent of the problem this season. Getting the right coaches in here should make the difference between an average team and a playoff team.

Why Milwaukee Needs To Pull Trigger On Josh Hader Deal

Milwaukee has been listening to offers for Josh Hader from various teams, but mostly the Yankees. Many people want the Brewers to keep Hader and keep him in the closer role for Milwaukee. Now I am not one of those people. I do like what Josh brings to the table, but for me, it's about what you do when it really counts.

Hader for me has blown some games that meant a lot to the Brewers which is something they cannot afford going forward. When you are in such a small market and don't have the cap space to spend every game is important. In 2019 he had 7 blown saves which aren't a lot, but his ERA in the one playoff game was 18.00. That is not acceptable. When the Brewers really needed him to come through and save the game he could not do it. Hence the Brewers were eliminated from the playoffs.

Considering that the Brewers really do not like to spend money trading Hader makes the most sense. Getting younger is key for the Brewers which will help them over the long haul. With Braun getting older and Cain as well Milwaukee needs to make plans for the future.

An ideal situation would be to keep Hader, but if you can get a lot for him you must move him. This way you can help the team over the long term and still be competitive.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Why The Buccaneers May Want To Keep Working With Jameis Winston In Off-Season

After sitting a few hours thinking about the Buccaneers and their quarterback Jameis Winston I have come to these conclusions about him as the future of the Buccaneers. Now I understand that many Buccaneer fans would love to see the Bucs cut Winston at the end of the season, and you really can't blame the Bucs if that is the direction they move in.

I mean it's tough to live with the turnovers and how it is hurting the team, but sometimes biting the bullet is best and this is a time when I would consider that. Finding a franchise quarterback is tough, but if you got a guy who you can mold into what you want keeping him is the best train of thought.

In his career, Winston has thrown 119 touchdowns and 86 interceptions which are not stellar numbers, to say the least. If the Buccaneers can somehow able to cut down his interceptions they will have a very good quarterback. Winston is a great teammate and it seems the players relate well to him. Even with all the interceptions he still is able to get his team in position to win despite his play. Giving up on Winston right now sets the Buccaneers back a number of years. That is something I don't think they want to do right now.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

NHL Hockey Schedule December 17, 2019

7:00 pm
Scotiabank Arena
AnaheimPhiladelphia Wells Fargo Center
NashvilleN.Y. Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
OttawaTampa Bay Amalie Arena
Los AngelesBoston TD Garden
ColumbusDetroit Little Caesars Arena
CarolinaWinnipeg Bell MTS Place
PittsburghCalgary Scotiabank Saddledome
MinnesotaVegas T-Mobile Arena
MontrealVancouver Rogers Arena
ArizonaSan Jose SAP Center at San Jose

Freddie Kitchens Always Spinning Things To Make Him Look Better

Freddie Kitchens had his Monday Press Conference and I gotta give Freddie some credit on trying to spin the latest loss as not that bad. Too many people are dwelling on the negatives and not the positives this season. It's true the Browns could have two 1,000 yard receivers and they do have the NFL's leading rusher in Nick Chubb. See Freddie was right there are some positives, but for Kitchens, the negatives far outweigh the positives by a great distance.

The Cleveland Browns will be the only NFL football in the decade without a winning season. That means for the last 10 years Browns fans had to suffer through some horrible teams. Freddie Kitchens was brought in as the guy to run this team, but after watching them in Arizona I'm still wondering how he is still coaching this team. Cleveland was horrible in every phase of the game in Arizona. Think about this the Cardinals had the worse ranked defense in the NFL. You would think that the Browns would light up the scoreboard, but it was the Cardinals that did.
Cleveland will probably keep Freddie Kitchens another season and we could be in store for more horrible play calling and football from the Cleveland Browns. The sad part is they are one of the most talented teams in the NFL, but unless they figure it out it's just wasted talent. Hopefully, Cleveland will part ways with Freddie Kitchens and bring in a real coach that has experience.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Browns Showed They Have Given Up On Season And Freddie Kitchens

The Cleveland Browns showed how much they care about the season, and most importantly their coach Freddie Kitchens with their performance in Arizona. The Cardinals handled the Browns by a score of 38-24 and it really was not that close.

Cleveland stumbled there way through the first half with mistake after mistake. Toss in Coach Freddie Kitchens horrible play calling and you can figure out the rest. Even on defense, the Browns looked like they did not care. Kitchens is starting to rank up there with Hue Jackson as the worse coach in Browns history. In Jackson's defense, he didn't have any talent like Kitchens has right now.

The Browns cannot continue down the path they are going. Having players quit on the coach is unacceptable and Cleveland must make changes soon rather than later. The way the Browns are playing they could very well be the worse coach team in the league with overall the best talent. Who said coaching does not matter because it really does.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

OBJ Burning Bridges In Cleveland

OBJ came to Cleveland to show people he was not the bad guy people said he was in New York. In less then a year OBJ has started to burn bridges in Cleveland already. A report came out this weekend where he has been courting other teams to come and get him. As of right now he has not denied it and it came from a very reputable source in Jay Glazer. Cleveland gave up alot to bring him to Cleveland and right now it looks like the Browns might be forced to see what they can get for him.
Is there a market for OBJ? I am sure there is, but not as much as many people may think. The fans will now start to turn on him because he has already indicated he wants out of Cleveland. Fans in Cleveland are very loyal, but if you do not want to be there the fans don't want you on the team. I'm looking for it to get really bad as we approach the end of the season. If Cleveland falters down the stretch look for OBJ to get piled on fair or not.
I was one that thought the OBJ experiment would go well in Cleveland with his friend Jarvis Landry on the team, but it has not. Baker Mayfield and OBJ just has not been able to get on the same page. Every week it seems like OBJ disappears on offense and a talent like his should be on display every week. No matter how this end both sides will lose out on this experiment.

Friday, December 6, 2019

What I Want To See From The Browns In These Final Few Games!

The Cleveland Browns season isn't totally lost, but right now you could say it's on life support. This doesn't mean they cannot still accomplish some things heading into the 2020 season. Let's take a closer look at what is left for the Cleveland Browns in the 2019 season.
Cleveland must first and foremost figure on how to make OBJ a vital part of the offense. This season it seems OBJ is lost and does not know what Cleveland expects from him. Cleveland needs to get him involved in the offense early in games. It seems as the game goes longer he loses interested and Cleveland doesn't consider him an option to go too. When you got a talent like OBJ you must make sure he is involved from start to finish.
Another thing Cleveland must decide on is Head Coach Freddie Kitchens as well. Do they keep him or fire him? Kitchens has not done a very good job in my opinion. At times he looks totally lost. Cleveland needs to make sure this is the guy they want to move forward with for a long time. Is this the guy who will push Mayfield and make him a better player? Can he make players accountable for their actions as well? Lots of questions ownership must figure out.
Lastly, Cleveland has four games left and must finish strong. It gives the Browns a chance to prove this season was not a lost cause. By running the table the off-season will be a lot easier to take. If the Browns lose any of these games it's going to be a very long off-season.

NFL Wildcard Game Predictions January 9, 2021

 It's Wildcard weekend and it's time for playoff football are you ready. I know I am as playoff football is always exciting to watch...