- Feb 14, 2009
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Yeah, Shurmur has a team with some, if not a lot, if solid talent (Saquon, D.Jones, Peppers, Solder, Zeitler) at....2-10, with an easier schedule.I feel like we are fetishizing past coaches just because of short term memory
Maybe Crennel, but no chance on Shurmer or Hue
I'm not as high on Mangini as some, but I do think one of the main reason he fell off the map was Spygate, maybe more than his ability.Mangini would be undefeated.
And if not undefeated he’d be leading the league in penalties and discipline. Professional organization believe that
So if the browns finish 9-7, and things go well... they have a 69% chance of making the playoffs. That seems, wrong.
Coaching and scheming, 100%. Every good team has a successful scheme, which remains successful, even if new players are shuffled in.One can't help but notice Seattle's success in rebuilding after the Legion of Boom and how they did it without a war chest of picks or big FA signees.
Having Russell Wilson certainly helps.
But, one is noticing the Bills, 49ers, Seahawks return to glory, and having done so with fewer assets than the Browns.
Are the Browns that poorly coached or did Sashi and Dorsey collectively squander assets the other rebuilt, playoff teams, would have killed for?
Yet Cleveland beat the Bills three weeks ago. In a no-gimmick, few-turnover game the Browns came out on top of what is now being viewed as a serious football team. Similarly Freddie managed to out-coach Tomlin before the Garrett-Rudolph debacle. Credit to the Steelers for reacting and being better at Heinz but the narrative which has that defeat as a horrible and ugly one is unconvincing. A road game in a stadium in which the Browns never win and to a team with a better record!Coaching and scheming, 100%. Every good team has a successful scheme, which remains successful, even if new players are shuffled in.
I think the Bills are a good comparison; we are considerably more talented. But every week, they do their thing, and it doesn’t change. They’re 9-3, almost a lock to make it. Ball control, defense.
Our scheme is... what? Being undisciplined?