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17.11.2018, 03:04
might draft him out of Florida last year.They passed on him like 30 other NFL teams did before the Cleveland Browns finally took the defensive lineman in the sixth round. Brantley faced a misdemeanor battery complaint that was dismissed after the draft.The Redskins signed Brantley on Monday after he was cut by the Browns Youth Nick Chubb Jersey (http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-nick-chubb-jersey) , hoping his off-field issues are behind him and he gives them an upgrade over Anthony Lanier, whom they waived with an injury designation."From what we understood, the charges are dropped and everything's OK," coach Jay Gruden said. "He's been there in Cleveland the last couple years, so there haven't been any issues yet. We'll see. We understand who he is, where he comes from and what he's done and what he's going to do, and we've got to hope that we get the best out of him both as a player and as a person."The 24-year-old Brantley had 18 tackles and two sacks last season as a rookie. After a sack and two tackles in the preseason weren't enough to make the Browns' roster, he hopes defensive line coach Jim Tomsula can get him back to the level of his junior season at Florida when he led the Gators with 9陆 tackles for loss and had 2陆 sacks."I feel like I can add pressure up the middle and just be a disruptive force," Brantley said. "I just get in there and get vertical and penetrate. And I feel like I can be that kind of player here. I feel like I can learn a lot from Coach Tomsula. He's one of the best D-line coaches. I'm just looking forward to learning from him and just doing what he asks me to do."Brantley is the Redskins' fifth defensive lineman 25 or younger, joining first-round picks from Alabama Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, Tim Settle and Matt Ioannidis. Gruden said those players and veteran Ziggy Hood are ahead of Brantley, who seems like a long shot to play in the season opener Sunday at Arizona.More likely, he's a long-term prospect for the Redskins, who moved on from Lanier after he was hampered recently by a hip flexor groin injury. He made Washington's 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and had 14 tackles and five sacks last season."We like Anthony," Gruden said. "He did a lot of great things for this organization. But at the end of the day, we thought Caleb adds a little bit more to the defensive line room."NOTES: WR Maurice Harris (concussion) and LB Zach Brown (oblique) did not practice Monday. Gruden expects Brown to be ready for the Cardinals game. If Harris isn't cleared by Sunday, it could open a spot for undrafted rookie Cam Sims to be active. ... The Redskins added QB Nic Shimonek and DT Caushaud Lyons to the practice squad. Shimonek, an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech who spent training camp with the Chargers, gives Washington a developmental prospect they haven't had since Nate Sudfeld.Realistic Expectations For The Cleveland Browns in 2018 - Ez Likes Sunday Morning 9/9/18 Other than day one of the draft, opening day of the NFL regular reason is the most like Christmas morning an adult Cleveland Browns fan is likely to experience.At this point White Seth DeValve Jersey (http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-seth-devalve-jersey) , anything is possible.Everybodyís even (except, very literally the Eagles and Falcons) and all the dreams are in play.We havenít screwed anything up yet, basically, and so today we bask in that particular glory as we try to get a rivalry started up against the nonetheless (and justifiably) hated Pittsburgh Steelers at FOSFEF.Well, maybe.thereís some gnarly weather in the forecast which has caused some doubt as to whether the weather will prevent our regularly scheduled 1pm kickoff. As of now though, all is on, so weather or not we plunge headlong into the 2018 version of Brownsí football, full of hope and optimism for a better outcome then, well, we seem to ever get.Although, if history has anything to say about it, we are probably in for a long afternoon.The Browns havenít won an opening day contest since we trounced the Baltimore Ravens 24-3 to open the 2004 campaign.Prior to that, it hadnít happened since 1994.We just donít do well on opening days, and it just doesnít matter who or where we are playing.As it happens, losing to the Steelers at home has almost become itís own tradition, as we always seem to bookend the season with those tools.However thatís exactly the point of this season! This is to be the year we quash all that negativity and get this thing turnt around.That is what the prevailing expectations seem to be, and certainly, after going through 0-16, 1-31, and 4-49 White JC Tretter Jersey (http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-jc-tretter-jersey) , we are due for some good times.Baker MayfieldTyrod TaylorDrew StantonCarlos HydeNick ChubbJavis LandryAntonio CallawayDerrick WilliesDamion RatleyDarren FellsOrson CharlesDesmond HarrisonChris HubbardAustin CorbettEarl WatfordGreg RobinsonChris SmithChad ThomasCarl DavisDevaroe LawrenceIfeadi OdenigboAnthony ZettelGenard AveryTanner VallejoDenzell WardT.J. CarrieTerrance MitchellDenzel RiceTavierre ThomasE.J. GainesDamarious RandallThe problem is, unfortunately, that even though we have (on paper anyway) fairly substantially improved the roster from last season to this one, we are probably still set for some turbulence before the way comes clear.I wish I were more optimistic and possessed of as much HYPE as are my DBN hermanos, but I just am not.I absolutely expect us to be better, but of course the baseline for that is quite literally the worst stretch of ďprofessionalĒ football the world has ever seen.So yeah, we BETTER be improved, because - well I was about to say that it canít possibly get any worse but I know better.Why do I feel this way?Iíd say there are two primary driving forces and neither is just our incomprehensibly consistent bad luck.The first is the continued lack of continuity that seems to be a tradition for us in this epoch of futility.For those of you who are new here weíve been rather prolific in hiring and then subsequently firing people every other year going back a decade.This last iteration was a bit unique though, as we fired the functional GM (former Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown) and hired John Dorsey to replace him, but then didnít fire Head Coach Hue Jackson.The significance of not firing Hue is substantial: itís the first time a head coach of ours has reached a third year with the team since Romeo Crennel patrolled the sidelines back in 2007 (not uncoincidentally, our last winning season).So there will be, and this is a pretty big deal: SOME semblance of consistency with respect to how we coach and prepare the team.Starting over every other year has been brutal, which is probably why nobody else does it. Thatís the good news (and well actually, maybe not).The downside is that, while it looks to have been largely improvements, weíve nevertheless flipped a whopping thirty-three roster spots in a single offseason.Thus, even if the coaches have finally gotten the chance to refine what they do, they are still teaching it to guys for the first time in most cases.There is no way to spin this and it doesnít matter the reason why - that is a lot of turnover.Thatís not typically what winning teams do.It IS somewhat typical of what we do, which is why while things (again, on paper) look to be on the upswing http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-joel-bitonio-jersey , we probably shouldnít be surprised if there are still growing pains from the fact that so many of these guys are playing together for the first time.This is likely to be exposed particularly whenever we take on teams with more established systems, such as everyone in our division.Now some of this could be mitigated or even used to our advantage, especially if the talent is there (which I think it is on our case) IF there are quality enough coaches on the team to smooth out the transitions.This is the point at which we should all coldly assess the situation and maybe temper whatever jubilation we are feeling for opening day Ď18.Coaching for his lifeKen Blaze-USA TODAY SportsI donít have any kind of animus towards Hue Jackson for the role he played in ousting Sashi Brown, because I think I have a good idea of the way in which our (wildly dysfunctional) organization is structured and realize that he probably needed to behave that way merely to survive.That said, the idea that we have won a single game over the last two years being solely a function of a terrible roster doesnít stand up to any kind of serious scrutiny.Chris Palmer won five games with WAY less, for example, and if youíve watched these games these last two years, itís impossible to miss some fairly egregious and jaw-dropping coaching incompetence.At least, on the surface.Iím happy to grant Jackson the benefit of the doubt that he was trying to develop some 20-30 guys, and thatís a daunting task to go along with trying to manage the games.Thereís also the very real possibility we simply tanked the last two seasons, in which case almost nothing that he did can be taken under serious consideration, and weíll just have to wait and see.I find the former to be credible but insufficient, and the latter to be dubious, but I want to be fair in making this assessment. If the Browns are going to make a substantial turnaround in 2018, it means that a full 62% roster turnover was effectively and successfully managed by Jackson and his coaches.Iím not saying impossible, but definitely a bit much considering the track record.We wonít be going 0-16 and probably not 1-15 either, but some of the prognostications of a drastic turnaround probably need to pump the breaks a bit.Weíll be better, but it may still be a while before we are good.