Tuesday, August 02, 2005

AFC North Cleveland Browns

Finished 2004 season 4-12, last place in the AFC North

Key returning starters:
Andre’ Davis – WR
Lee Suggs – RB
William Green – RB
Antonio Bryant – WR

The Browns had a tough season last year and are looking to a rebuilding year in 2005. With new head coach Romeo Crennel, this team has made a lot of off-season moves in the free agent market, as well as had a decent draft.

2004 Stats:
Ranked 28th overall in offense, #14 ranked in AFC
Ranked 15th overall in defense, #9 ranked in AFC

Your thoughts on the Cleveland Browns this upcoming 2005 season...strengths/weaknesses and your prediction on where they will finish in the division.


Blogger Steve said...

The Browns actually have some reason to be optimistic this season. I think Crennel will have this defense in the right position to make plays and will rejuvenate this defense into thinking it’s a premier defense in the league. Plus they have some depth at the wide receiver and running back positions. Trent Dilfer has proven himself in the past – will be the type of QB that won’t cost you the game, but won’t win you the game either.

With that said, the Browns will finish in last place this season, no better than 6-10. I think this team is still in a building year and will continue to struggle. The AFC North is a tough conference and 3 of the teams will probably finish above .500 – there has to be a team in last place and the Browns will carry that with them into the 2006 season.

I do however see some positive things for the Browns this season – the competition at RB with Lee Suggs and Reuben Droughns should make an interesting battle in camp. Whoever comes out as the starter better believe that any mistake and they could easily be benched. Therefore I see the Browns running attack as a solid force.

WR position is talented, rookie WR Braylon Edwards from Michigan in my opinion should have been the Heisman. With Antonio Byrant, Dennis Northcut and Andre’ Davis, the WR corp can produce some big numbers….

Of course it all comes down to Dilfer – though the Browns also have high hopes for Josh Harris from Bowling Green, a very gifted athelete.

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Lance said...

Take someone else to the gutter who cares who show the young talent off this year act respectable. Thanks for the defensive line we will make them win now.....

3:28 PM  

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