As a Browns fan I love the Brownies and the long line of history they carry with them.
Recently though it appears as if the Browns are more concerned with the destruction of this franchise, more so than the salvation of it.
First, the Browns trade away arguably the best tight end in the NFL, in KW2. What do they get in return, a crummy second round pick. They drafted Winslow with the sixth overall pick. He makes the Pro Bowl in '07, has to go through a quarterback carousel, and yet the Buccaneers get one of the biggest steals I've ever seen in my 20 years of watching the game.
Now, there are audacious rumors circulating about the possible trade of Braylon Edwards, and/or the trade of Brady Quinn.
Rumor has it that the Giants offered a second round pick for Edwards. I'm about to pull my hair out. What the heck are they thinking!?!?!
Listen, Cleveland had little stars as it is. They don't have a decent receiver outside of Edwards, they have no solution for the tight end, and now they want to trade away the only hope we have had in years in Quinn.
There's no tight end available in the second round pick that could come in and help. I can't see an elite wide receiver outside of the first round and if we trade Quinn and draft a rookie we have to wait for him to develop and learn the offense where Quinn already knows it.
Possible draft picks:
If we trade Edwards, the Browns must go after Crabtree in round one. They need a tight end badly. No one in this class seems to have the speed or agility of Winslow, so we're out of luck there.
As for Quinn, if we loss him we could go Derek Anderson, but I find him extremely overrated. I think if we pick up Nate Davis with a fifth rounder we could get a bargain. He's fallen off draft boards lately so we could get a diamond in the rough.
The only reason he made the Pro Bowl in 2007 was because of Edwards and Winslow.
At the rate Mangini is going, he's not only going to get rid of the few star players we have, but Detroit's not looking like the only possible 0-16 team in history.