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Browns now positioned to possibly make move for Marcus Mariota
ESPN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Pat McManamon

Posted on 03/20/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT by C19fan

The signing of Dwayne Bowe may mean nothing in terms of the Cleveland Browns’ long, lost quarterback position. It may well be that the Browns intend to go into the 2015 season with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel -- scary as that sounds.

Then again, maybe the Browns are laying low for a major move -- a trade up to acquire Oregon’s Marcus Mariota.

With Bowe on the roster, the trade makes more sense than it did without him.

Without Bowe, the Browns were in dire need of a receiver. With him (and with Brian Hartline), they can get by for a year or two, assuming all goes as planned. Other moves on paper seem to complement adding a young quarterback.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: browns; football; mariota; nfl
Where has Mr. McManamon been for the past three years? He is proposing to do exactly what the 'Skins did in giving up multiple first round picks for a QB who racked up numbers running a non-NFL offense. That trade has blown up on the 'Skins crippling them for probably the next five years. Look at the Pats. They never move up. They trade away pick to down in the draft stockpiling picks. It is really hard to get any lower than the Browns but if do this is there a level below football hell? Perhaps entering a football black hole?
1 posted on 03/20/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

That’s what happens when a homeless man convinces your owner to draft Johnny Football.


2 posted on 03/20/2015 11:39:39 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: C19fan
"Look at the Pats. They never move up. They trade away pick to down in the draft stockpiling picks."

Value is in the later rounds - three thru six - that's where the Pats make hay (Brady - 6th round, Edelman - 7th round....)

3 posted on 03/20/2015 11:46:17 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

The great teams find players in those rounds. Best value for the money.


4 posted on 03/20/2015 11:47:50 AM PDT by C19fan
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No more spread offense qb’s please.


5 posted on 03/20/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: C19fan
Sonny Weaver, Jr. would make the trade. (Or am I milking the Draft Day references once too often?)

Having watched Dwayne Bowe these past years I can tell you he's a million dollars in potential and a dime in real life. The Chiefs have been trying for years to make him the centerpiece of their offense and he's never stepped up. He and Johnny Touchdown should make quite a combo.

6 posted on 03/20/2015 11:57:25 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Or am I milking the Draft Day references once too often?)

The last reference, Da Raiders post, was awesome and made my day.


7 posted on 03/20/2015 11:59:37 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

O/D lineman for the 12th pick. D/O lineman for the 19th pick. Maybe a quarterback in the 3rd or 4th round. NEXT YEAR for a quarterback!


8 posted on 03/20/2015 12:51:59 PM PDT by PeteyBoy (Better a TEApartier than a teabagger be.)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

LOL I loved that story. Being a Cleveland fan is surely fun.


9 posted on 03/20/2015 12:53:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Impeach, convict, deport)
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To: DoodleDawg

I just saw that movie (on a cruise ship, LOL) it was much better than I expected!


10 posted on 03/20/2015 12:54:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Impeach, convict, deport)
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To: PeteyBoy

Of course if we draft Cardale, he’ll turn out to be the next Jamarcus Russell instead of the next Steve McNair.


11 posted on 03/20/2015 12:56:53 PM PDT by nascarnation (Impeach, convict, deport)
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To: C19fan

Have followed McManamon since he was a sports columnist (as opposed to the Communists appearing regularly in their editorial pages) for the Akron Beacon Journal, which actually has the best sports section of any paper in the NE Ohio region (sorry, PD, but you suck). He’s now with ESPN Ohio. He is the type of reporter who seems to like stirring things up with stories that almost never pan out. Cannot recall why he left the ABJ, but I’m pretty sure his departure was not voluntary. While QB is a glaring need the local consensus seems to be WR, OL, and DL are first round priorities and that Mariota would be another spread system QB reach. Good kid with skills suited to the spread (can you say Tim Tebow?) but not NFL prototypical. They’ll probably wait till second or later to take a QB. Personally, I like Connor Shaw and hope he gets a legitimate shot.


12 posted on 03/20/2015 1:16:02 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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“Look at the Pats. They never move up. They trade away pick to down in the draft stockpiling picks.”

And when was the last time the Pats were in QB Limbo? There’s 15 to 20 teams in the NFL constantly looking for a longterm solution at QB. It’s a crap shoot. And sometimes you have to take a risk to improve the most important position in the game.


13 posted on 03/20/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: katana

Connor - I didn’t see his game, I know he’s a hard working blue collar guy, but reports said his arm strength is poor.

Playing in Cleveland in Nov & Dec that’s important. For sure that’s one thing Cardale does have.


14 posted on 03/20/2015 1:30:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Impeach, convict, deport)
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To: nascarnation

He played decently in the last game of the season against the Ravens in Baltimore on short notice with almost no reps until the week before. I watched him a bit at South Carolina where he set some records. Smart and accurate, had one turnover and over twenty touchdowns his senior season. About the same size as Wilson at Seattle with a similar game. Undrafted free agent so he was third string behind Hoyer and Manziel, but supposedly worked his a$$ off and gained the respect of the locker room. Watched him on TV during the ‘14 Combine and seemed to have a good arm. Not a rifle but good touch.


15 posted on 03/20/2015 3:20:38 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

Ok


16 posted on 03/20/2015 7:24:50 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (Mi baol ach dom olcas mise)
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