Stop Saying There's Always Next Year: The Cleveland Browns Need to Win Now

Justin GravesContributor IOctober 1, 2009

CLEVELAND - AUGUST 21:  Running back Lee Suggs #44 of the Cleveland Browns is welcomed into the Dawg Pound after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of the pre-season game between the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on August 21, 2004 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland defeated Detroit 17-10.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Let's take you back to last season, 4-12 record. How many Browns fans can say they wanted Romeo out, Anderson traded, and to clean house and start over? 

Well, I say to that "you wanted it, you got it". The Cleveland Browns are the laughing stock of the NFL, this team can't get out of their own way, we are witnessing the Detroit Lions of last season.

Browns Head Coach Eric "Mangenius" has completely shut this team down.

They're fighting in the locker room? What is this? They could act like the "pros" they claim to be.

Why is it that the Browns are in the headlines for the wrong reasons every week? Maybe it's because the coach is too busy fining players for not paying their bottled water bills in hotels! What how is this even possibly a issue? Eric Mangini has zero control over a team that needs not only a coach, but also some one to guide them to doing something they can't do alone, win!

Coach Mangini stop riding Belichick's coattails and play your game, enough is enough.

People respond better when they are treated like adults especially with egos that are bigger than the NFL. You cannot go on acting like these players parents, maybe Mr. Hoody has his way of discipline, but you need to find your own.

Bill has his rings. To get yours, you need to come up with some focus on what important in and out of the locker room.

So the question all offseason...Anderson or Quinn.  Well, Browns fans, I'm afraid the dream is over.

Yes, it was a nice thought that a GQ, subway star, was going to take this team to the promise land.

Quinn may have been a star in South Bend, but that's come and gone.

From what I've witnessed, he looks like a lost child in the pocket—prone to panic. He has no sense of where he is, where his blockers are, or where the blitz is coming from.

Some times I think I see him on his tippy toes trying to see over the line. With a suspect deep ball and the pocket presence of a fourth-string practice squad waterboy, Brady Quinn will fade out of the Browns eyes like Mr. Couch. No one ever said the truth is easy to swallow.

Now to Derek Anderson. Here is a guy that could have demanded a trade after he lost his job.  He accepted the fact that Quinn got in because of the hype surrounding him.

Derek Anderson will be the Browns savior this year, mark my words. Last year he was plagued by some problems in his receivers butterfingers.  Edwards dropped numerous balls that could have been game-winning, or at least game-changing.

Anderson's frustration in his dropped throws led him to desperation.  His three interceptions in the Ravens game, while trying to overcome a 20-point deficit, when forcing the ball in to receivers that weren't open was the only way to return fire during a beatdown like that.

You can't blame the guy for trying, also, give him credit at least they weren't shutout, thanks to his decent drive. Anderson with time and support will be a leader: he will take the Browns far.

Defense, running game and all-around playcalling, what can be said.

McDonald is a joke.  The kid is always facing the wrong direction when he is in coverage.  Turn around!

Jamal Lewis is still on and off.  The Browns are not going to get a 1,000 yard season out of him ever again.  It's time to let the other two great running backs we have take his job.

As far as playcalling, take a few more risks, this season may hang in the balance of a 4th-and-goal.  They will not win on the leg of kicker Phil Dawson, who is currently injured, so it's time to let the big dawgs get in there and put six up for the hungry pound that is pacing the fence line waiting for a piece of victory.

Browns fans, it has been far too long since you have tasted the raw flavor of domination.

I for one am sick of saying there's always next year.

Cleveland Browns let's stop the neutering now. Let's throw a bone to these loyal fans and give them something to finally bark about. Simply put its time to stop whining and start winning.