With my 32-team Ultimate Franchise Player series now finally over, it is now time for the hard-core bracketology. After much deliberation and shuffling, here is my final 64-player field – including my 32 at-large selections..
This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here.
To see all the category page for this series, of which there will be one for every franchise, click here.
Cleveland simply cannot catch a break.
‘The Drive,” ‘The Fumble,” and “Red Right 88.”
Or more recently ‘Tim Couch, Brady Quinn, Courtney Brown.”
And even worse, owner Art Modell packed up and moved the original Browns to Baltimore in 1996.
Now Cleveland watches the “Modell Organization” contend perennially while Bill Belichick, who bombed in his tenure with the Browns, ends up as a coaching legend with another organization.
Everyone gets their shots in on Cleveland. Check out Bengals coach Sam Wyche after one too many snowballs landed on the field one day in Cincinnati… [Read more…] about Cleveland Browns ‘Ultimate Franchise Player’ Selection
In order to preview the upcoming NFL season, I will be debunking a few common myths over the next few days.
Among the myths I will be analyzing: is the NFL really a passing game today? Is going for it on 4th down really such a big risk?
But first things first…the myth I feel the strongest about:
Why Emmitt Smith is NOT the greatest running back of all time.
What a difference a couple of weeks (and wins) can make.
Sitting at 1-11, the conventional wisdom was that Eric Mangini was basically coaching out the string, essentially a placeholder for whoever the Browns future “football czar” were to choose to be the new head coach.
After two straight victories – importantly, one of them against arch-nemesis Pittsburgh – two of the most influential voices in Browns Nation have now publicly pledged their support for Mangini.
None other than Joshua Cribbs and Jim Brown.