Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon likely knows that he’s running out of chances in the NFL. Gordon just came off a suspension (which was probably too harsh, maybe a bit Draconian) and is active again, giving Brian Hoyer that vertical threat the Brownies offense desperately needs. The Browns have had a pleasantly surprising season, and Josh Gordon would be a welcome addition.Follow paulmbanks
It’s 2015 NFL mock draft time! As we move closer towards December, fans of more NFL teams will look towards the future as the present becomes increasingly meaningless. Once your team has nothing left to play for this regular season, why not focus on a 2015 NFL mock draft? This is the first mock in which team needs will be taken into account for all 32 teams, go here to see our old 2015 NFL mock draft.
The draft order was based off the last NFL Draft order update from CBS Sports.com. We have feature stories on most of the prospects, so click on on their name where highlighted for more detail on that player.Follow paulmbanks
As much as the publicists, marketers and agents want Johnny Manziel to be a true NFL superstar right this second. Sorry, he’s not there yet. Cleveland Browns Coach Mike Pettine is making the right call here- Brian Hoyer should start. When I say marketers and publicists, I am speaking about ESPN and NFL Network as well.
When it comes to the Man ZEAL that Bristol, ConnectiCleveland has for Manziel, they are essentially his marketing and publicity agents, they are not reporting on him.Follow paulmbanks
The NFL career of Brady Quinn is no more. Although he never made an official retirement statement. The prepared statements released by his people on behalf of him today indicate that this decision to join Fox Sports means that he has hung up his cleats and now picked up a microphone.Follow paulmbanks
Everything gets pushed aside for the start of NFL training camps.
Is Kevin Love getting traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Not nearly as important as a cocky, highly questionable rookie quarterback for the lowly Cleveland Browns. The size of the most recent Jose Abreu home run? Psshh.
Was it bigger than Jay Cutler’s new shaggin’ wagon?
Much like the way the commencement of baseball Spring Training fills us with a sort of revitalizing vigor every year, this version of the start of the NFL season (not to be confused with the draft or minicamp or the Hall of Fame Game or your team’s first preseason game or the third preseason game that’s like almost real football or the Thursday game of Week 1 or Sunday of Week 1 the next week) stirs up those savage desires to watch controlled violence.
Football makes everything better.Follow paulmbanks
Today is the second day of SEC Media Days, which now start earlier than ever, and also last longer than any media days in college football history. Even though the actual season is still six weeks away, I’m totally okay with this. Because this week has zero sports events. Instead of sports it has the ESPYs and the MLB All-Star festivities.
As you might expect, SEC Media Days of course featured a Johnny Manziel question or two, and Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin rightfully condescended to the reporters who asked about ESPN’s favorite football player.Follow paulmbanks
The Cleveland Browns knew they’d be facing some tough choices this season, mostly having to do with whether veteran Brian Hoyer remains their starting QB for the year or if they do indeed turn the job over to fan-favorite Johnny Manziel.
The team also knew they’d likely have to find a committee of wide receivers to fill a void left by the pending suspension of star WR Josh Gordon after a 2nd failed drug test in the offseason.
Following more trouble from Gordon, a DWI arrest on July 5th, Cleveland could be facing another item to ponder altogether – do they cut the troubled superstar and prepare for life without him for good? [Read more…]Follow paulmbanks
Going into the 2014 NFL draft, all of the hype was surrounding Johnny “Football” Manziel. During college, Manziel became known for his ability to scramble out of the pocket and his ability to salvage plays that looked to be over. He was able to escape the pocket, beat out defensive end players, and often run the ball in for a touchdown. [Read more…]Follow paulmbanks
Last season, the Seattle Seahawks showed the world something that most NFL coaches already knew – defense is what really wins championships. After the Seahawks completely dismantled Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, the rest of the NFL became more focused on defensive players, and because of this, the Cleveland Browns are now a much better team. [Read more…]Follow paulmbanks