5-11 Browns Continue to Rack Up Awards

You know, for being a 5-11 team, the Browns sure know how to win awards.

Josh Cribbs and Joe Thomas were named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America all-NFL team on Monday. Better yet, rookie center Alex Mack was named to the PFW/PFWA all-rookie team.

With the team’s left tackle winning so many awards and the team’s rookie center getting some recognition, one has to be relatively pleased with the progress of the Browns’ offensive line. Once certain changes were made to the right side of the line during the season, Jerome Harrison began to look like a man amongst boys. Perhaps a bright spot to look for next season?

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    You are right on, Steve, about the running game. I think it might be a surprise to many that the Browns actually finished 8th in the NFL this regular season in average rushing yards per game (130+).

    Average passing yards per game, on the other hand, we were dead last in the League. And average points per game, we were 29th.

    Whenever you feel down as a Browns fan, just think of the poor souls in Buffalo. Several coaches would not even interview with Wilson, including a couple from the college ranks. The GM is a phantom. And Ralph hires as his last head coach Chan Gailey. Who???

  • gobucks1

    Congrats to Cribbs and Thomas, both are well deserving. As for Harrison, we need to remember that he had fresh legs at the end of the season. Not to take away from anything he did, but he was going up against some wornout, poor defenses at the time. I definitely think we need to bring him back, but I would like to use him as a complment/contrast back to a big bruising back that can wear down a defense during the game. That would allow Harrison to come in and make some big plays. I don’t think that he is worth “BIG” $$$$(which I hope he doesn’t ask for), but he is someone I want to see continue to play for the Browns.

    The QB is definitely the main position that needs to be addressed. Who is it going to be? Quinn who looked like a rookie, has questionable accuracy, and ended the season injured(AGAIN, which may be a concern), do we draft someone young and make them the starter from day one, or do we go out and make a move for someone like McNabb? I didn’t like Quinn before we drafted him. I do believe he is a better choice than DA(who we all know won’t be here next year anyhow) I just didn’t think he had won enough/any big games in college, but we never really gave him a fair shot. We have money, picks, etc. invested in him, and he is still young. You never know with Holmgren around he could turn out to be something. This year’s draft is weak at the QB position, so drafting I don’t really like. If we make a move for a veteran like McNabb, we could still draft a QB and let him grow under the tutoring of McNabb. Either way you choose to go, we have to get this addressed. You can’t win in this league w/o at least adequate QB play! So it won’t matter how many holes we get filled through the draft, if we don’t get this straightened out none of it will matter.

  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    Don’t draft a QB. It is too risky with the class in 2010; it would do nothing to help Quinn or Anderson if either stays; and if both go we will get little for them on the open market and be forced to pick up at least one veteran quarterback.

    Holmgren will stick with Brady unless we can get a proven, experienced winner. I would not be at all surprised if Mike is seriously interested in McNabb. Holmgren and Reid are buddies, and Heckert and Donovan are tight. If a divorce is inevitable in Philly, then Cleveland will be right in the mix.

    I would be prepared to give up quite a bit for McNabb. You think he has been successful with the Eagles – give him a consistent running game and see what he can do.

  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    Hey Dex – check out the Plain Dealer’s report that Holmgren and Heckert have patched things up with Cribbs. Josh will be here to stay with a new contract for a lot more dough. Not bad, I say.

  • ADB

    Well, have a look at the NY Jets. Manginin is responsible for drafting C Nick Mangold and LT Ferguson, 2 staples on that line. Mangini knew what he was doing in drafting Mack. I think with Holmgren and Heckert in place, this team is going in the right direction. I expect to see a good draft and personnel moves this offseason.

    On a side note, I would really like to see more of Evan Moore next season

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