The Cleveland Browns organization always seem to be on the outside looking in at the rest of the league. Everytime you think they are about to turn a corner, another door slams right in their face. A couple of short years ago, Colt McCoy and Peyton Hillis had strongholds on their respective positions. McCoy was drafted by the Browns and shortly became the QB of the future, and Hillis was traded away from the Broncos and he ran his way to a Madden cover. In the present day, Hillis is no longer in Brown uniform after a terrible season of injuries and arguments with the Cleveland front office, AND McCoy has been slapped with the concussion prone tag and has to fight for the starting spot against “old” rookie, Brandon Weeden. That’s a lot to deal with, espcially with being the weakest team in their division. While the Steelers, Bengals, and Ravens seemingly get better every season, the Browns keep inching backwards. But will a new rookie RB and a quarterback “controversy” put some bite back in the Dawg Pound’s bark, or will they continue to run with their tail between their legs.
Fantasy Football Studs: Joshua Cribbs can be very dangerous as a return man for the Browns special teams, and CB Joe Haden is strong at his position, which makes them defensive sleeper. But they are far from being a fantasy stud. The only fantasy stud from Cleveland, took his talents to South Beach and is playing in the NBA finals. But back to football. Rookie running back Trent Richardson could be a stud, but according to NFL legend, Jim Brown, he is ordinary at best. So we will have to wait and see how he runs the rock. However, he is worth a draft pick. There are no other players worth mentioning. Continue reading