Brunch with Brownie

Good late morning and early afternoon Browns Fans!!!

Based off of some discussions we had yesterday on the Breakfast with Brownie comment section we thought we would look at some of those points.

A huge question mark going into this offseason, is who is going to coach this Browns defense and will it remain a 3-4?

Oct 20, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 20, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

If the Browns hire a coach who employs the 4-3 defense, than it is not a stretch to believe they will bring in guys that fit that scheme better and jettison current players that do not fit the mold.  Essentially, taking a step back once again on that side of the ball, and that is the side of the ball that was actually working very well, setting aside third down conversion rates.

The only positive is Ray Horton ran a bit of a hybrid 3-4 scheme, that maximized his personnel’s talent and built around their strengths, and not forcing them into his system.

Will the next defensive coach be that savvy or will he want to do it his way?

Questions that just can’t be answered yet until the new staff is in place.

Another hot topic is the quarterback position.

Everyone likes certain players coming out of college and it’s safe to say we all have our different opinions.

Several love Johnny Manziel, others love Teddy Bridgewater or Derek Carr, and now Blake Bortles has entered the discussion.  The cold hard fact is it doesn’t matter who any of us like, all that matters is who appeals to the front office at this time.

It’s all up to the Browns brass to pull the trigger on the right guy, and honestly, with their current track record, and the track record of the general manager, I’m not feeling too warm and fuzzy inside that they are gonna get it right.  I hope I’m wrong, but we shall see how it plays out.

Either way, if the Browns front office doesn’t get this draft right, especially snagging a new signal caller, it’s safe to say they will be packing their belongings and heading out of Cleveland, as another failed management team…

 

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Dawg Pound Daily Biscuits this Week

 

Bob Stoops in the mix?

 

Todd Bowles to be interviewed Friday

 

Josh McDaniels to be interviewed Saturday…

 

Random Barks in the Twitter and Facebook Pound

 

 

>Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops not helping to confirm or deny he has been or he contacted the Browns about their head coaching vacancy.

 

 

>Everyone including the young Browns fans are into helping the Browns brass pick their next head coach.  Check this video out some young fans made to help the Browns out on the process.

 

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  • Sam Gold

    “It’s all up to the Browns brass to pull the trigger on the right guy, and honestly, with their current track record, and the track record of the general manager, I’m not feeling too warm and fuzzy inside that they are gonna get it right. I hope I’m wrong, but we shall see how it plays out.

    Either way, if the Browns front office doesn’t get this draft right, especially snagging a new signal caller, it’s safe to say they will be packing their belongings and heading out of Cleveland, as another failed management team…”

    I mean, what else is there to say? This is the entire offseason in a nutshell.

    Now then, where’s that Bortles review?!?

    • Mike

      Hey Sam!! I believe Pete is putting one together for the with the first pick site, and when it’s done I’ll send ya link…I saw Bortles play at Temple this year, he threw for 404 and 4tds, which is killer statistically, but nothing wowed me about his game. I’m just not sure about any of these guys right now to be honest..One of the scariest thoughts I have, is McDaniels was responsible for drafting Tim Tebow and in the first round might I add, so do we trust his judgement?

      • Sam Gold

        Yeah, this is back to our discussion yesterday: it’s really difficult to determine which combination of successful college attributes determines NFL success. Really like Bortles size and ability to withstand a pounding and see over the line. He seems to possess very good pre-snap read ability and as much as I want athleticism it’s crap without a brain to make it go. This is why Bridgewater may be scary-skinny but his football brain is pretty awesome.

        • Mike

          Agree

        • Letterman007

          Yes Sam , we need a QB with some smarts, I must agree. It seems like Hoyer had some , but Weeden didn’t. Bridgewatter did impress with his quick reactions. I think he may a bit better passer than Bortles, but you can teach that.

      • Sam Gold

        I’m really not sure what to think of McD at this point. Did he learn from his experience and his next HC opportunity will be a raging success after a post-failure tutoring session with Belichick? If he becomes the next coach of our Browns that’s what I would be hoping for/counting on. Also, if Lombardi and Banner handle all the business and personnel stuff will that freedom to focus 100% on coaching be the difference between success and failure? Again, that would be my hope going in.

    • Pete Smith

      Once he declares, I’ll get to him. Been trying to get as many seniors, especially those participating in the Senior Bowl as possible first.

      • Sam Gold

        Sweet!

  • Letterman007

    First let me say I’m glad it’s them choosing and not me ! But I would think that it will depend on the coach chosen and his system as to who they choose at quarterback. Plus the fact of who is left on the board when the 4th pick comes around. All these QB’s are a little different and fit different schemes better than others. Bridgewater and Manziel are movers mostly. they can drop back, but also throw on the run and also run the ball if necessary! But they aren’t exactly the same as Bridgewater is a larger and tend to run less. There are other differences also? Bortles is more like Big Ben as he stands his ground and can shake off tacklers. He and Carr are more drop back pocket passers, although Bortles is more of a runner if need be! There are more differences , but Pete is better at evaluating than me!
    The big question is does the FO have a certain QB in mind and then hire a coach to help and put him into an offense he can thrive in? Or do they hire a coach and then find a QB that fits his offense?