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It’s “Shane Falco” time in Cleveland…I mean Joe Flacco

The Browns are going with Joe Flacco as their starting quarterback headed into their battle against the Los Angeles Rams. It’s the same Joe Flacco that used to torture Cleveland fans with an 18-3 record overall, including a 10-1 lifetime record at Cleveland Browns Stadium. It’s too bad that Flacco is playing this game in… read more

Browns Quarterback Room: We Like Flacco, but Browns Still Need Emergency QB

Quarterback room does not have enough healthy bodies in it to handle an emergency. They needed to add someone to the roster when Deshaun came up with a bum shoulder, but instead they just HOPED that Deshaun would be completely healthy, and that 203 pound Dorian Thompson Robinson could carry the rest of the load if called upon. NOW they realize that they need someone else, and went after oft-injured, 38 year old Joe Flacco. Well, that’s cool, but they should still sign one more guy to the Practice Squad, and all this should have been done months ago rather than wait for Deshaun to go down and DTR to have a concussion.

A Cleveland Browns podcast

Why the Cleveland Browns will Extend Deshaun Watson’s Contract

Yes, teams are overpaying quarterbacks like never before. No it is not business as usual. As a percentage of cap, Deshaun Watson is currently scheduled for a cap hit of 25% of the 2024 cap allowance. That’s way beyond the 17.2% the Chiefs paid Patrick Mahomes to win the Super Bowl last year. Prior to that no team had ever won the Super Bowl spending more than 13.1% of its cap allowance on a qb since the cap system was put in place in 1994.

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Let’s Stop Flaccomania Before it Starts!

Stop hoping for the demise of the Browns young quarterbacks and praying for the installation of a slow, oft-injured old man as the Browns starter. Only the New York Jets think this is a good idea. Joe Flacco is not Aaron Rodgers Lite with all the great taste and half the calories. Dorian Thompson-Robinson gives the Browns the best chance to win.  

Steel Curtain Network: A Pittsburgh Steelers podcast

For the Steelers, Change Must Come After a Dismal 13-10 Defeat in Cleveland

“The critics are always right. The only way you shut them up is by winning.” (Chuck Noll) Throughout the Pittsburgh Steelers’ depressing 13-10 loss at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday afternoon, plenty of opinions were flying around on various game threads to explain the team’s miserable performance. Some blamed the Steelers defense for changing its… read more

Steel Curtain Network: A Pittsburgh Steelers podcast

What will a Dorian Thompson Robinson Browns offensive game plan look like?

The guys debate whether Dorian Thompson Robinson should start over P.J. Walker. Can a Browns fan and Steelers fan hold a civil conversation without fighting?

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Do Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian affect outcomes of NFL games?

It is reasonable to believe that future Hall of Famer Travis Kelce is playing with the utmost motivation, not to mention higher levels of adrenaline and male hormone than he has ever experienced before in his life! Perhaps some of that extra motivation and excitement is being passed on to his teammates as well. Maybe Ms. Swift has some cousins…!!?

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What is wrong with Kevin Stefanski’s play calling?

The larger issue that has some validity is whether a offensive-minded coach like Stefanski can learn to depend on his defense at the end of the game rather than insisting that his inconsistent offense has to salt the game away. Maybe if a run does not work, you take 30 seconds off the clock and punt. Can he learn to trust his defense to hold the opponent to 40 yards in a critical situation and prevent a field goal? That is a much better question.

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Browns Nick Harris quietly establishing himself at fullback

Nick Harris is mostly being used as a fullback these days. He is prospering at his new job.

A Cleveland Browns podcast

Could Rocket Man Josh Dobbs make it back to Cleveland?

The Arizona Cardinals have decided to make QB Josh Dobbs trade bait, so the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns could be landing spots. Dobbs spent a year plus 2023 training camp in Cleveland so he could quickly become the number two QB in Cleveland behind Deshaun Watson

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