Christmas gifts for NFL Teams.

Christmas gifts for NFL Teams.



Browns:  I give the Browns a head coach that will let Weeden be Weeden.  Shurmur is way too much of a control freak to allow his QB to even audible out of a bad play.  He has to go.


Steelers:  The team needs an offensive line.  Being a Browns fan I give them a subscription to Direct TV so the players can watch the playoffs on the team set.


Bengals:  I give them a steep decline of both the Steelers and Ravens.  That not only helps them but helps the Browns as well.


Ravens:  I wish the Ratbirds nothing but bad luck forever.  They stole the Browns and deserve to suffer for it.  I also wish that former Browns owner Art Muddle never gets elected to the HOF.  He deserves to be elected to the hall of infamy.


Chiefs:  The team needs a QB.  But the 2013 draft class is not stocked with sure fire QB prospects.  They “won” the first overall draft pick by being a team that could not beat the Sisters of Perpetual Misery.  That must be the school where they got both QBs Cassel and Quinn.… Read more at FryingPanSports

I present proof that the world will not end tomorrow.

I present proof that the world will not end tomorrow.


Those of us that have survived the Browns debacle since 1999 will not find relief by the world ending tomorrow.  No, that is not going to happen.


We are going to suffer more and more until our best hope for the future, new owner Jimmy Haslam finds the right coach to take us out of the desert and into the promise land.  The hope is that Haslam will not screw up like the two previous owners have and bring in someone like Shurmur that is totally unprepared for the job of HC.


Having followed the team since 1955 I can tell you exactly when the world will end.  A Super Bowl is in our future.  The Browns will find a way to get the firepower to have an offense to match the D and will win the AFC Championship someday.


The world will then end one the day before the Browns first Super Bowl appearance.


That’s what I think.  Tell me what you think.


Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college Read more at FryingPanSports

New Years Resolutions Certain Sports people SHOULD be making.

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Indians GM Chris Antonetti – “I will not overpay a baseball has been. I will not overpay a baseball has been. I will not overpay a baseball has been.”

Indians Owner Paul Dolan – “The next time I have 2 potential Cy Young candidates to trade, I will get more than a couple of ‘never wases’ and a bag of practice balls.”

Browns HC Mangini – “I will find the best real estate agent in Cleveland. And I will begin looking today!”

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts – “I will never buy another baseball team as long as I live.”

Cam Newton’s father Cecil – “Next time I try to shake down a college for money to let my son play, I’ll require a non-disclosure notice be signed first.”

NCAA Chief Rules Enforcer Julie Roe Lach – “Consistency? Consistency? We don’t need no stinkin’ consistency!”

NFL Investigator Favre Case – “I will not ask Favre for an autograph at the interview. I will not ask Favre for an autograph at the interview.”

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen – “Before hiring a Head Coach, I will remember to ask the applicant for a resume and I … Read more at FryingPanSports

The only things that are certain are death, taxes and NFL Coaching changes.

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The teams that have already fired the HC:

Cowboys – The Boys will most likely stay with Interim Head Coach (IHC) Garrett. The team has played much better under Garrett than under Phillips. However, owner Jones would love to get a big name guy but none of them will take the job because of Jones history of interference with the day to day operations of the team.

Vikings – IHC Frazier is 50/50 to keep his job in 2011. The team has not improved much after the change but Frazier has had a lot of issues to work through. While the team is talented, it is older and the window on the Vikes getting to a Super Bowl is closing fast.

Broncos – IHC Studesville is not likely to be the 2011 HC. He has been a RB coach for most of his career. Because of the debacle that Owner Bowlen caused by hiring the badly over matched McDaniels, the Broncos need a name brand with HC experience. He is not likely to get the “big 2” (Gruden and Cowher) and will probably have to settle with someone like Kubiak.

The teams that will have coaching changes:… Read more at FryingPanSports

Gruden and Allen forced to walk the plank.

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tGruden and Allen forced to walk the plank.

By Bill Smith

Yesterday, the Glazers who own the Buccaneers fired both GM Bruce Allen and head coach Jon “Chuckie” Gruden. Reports from Tampa indicate that both were at work yesterday and were “blindsided” by the move. Gruden becomes the second head coach with a Super Bowl win on his resume to be let go this year. Denver fired head coach Mike Shannon earlier this month.

While Gruden was shocked, perhaps he shouldn’t have been. He won his Super Bowl with the team that built and trained by his predecessor Tony Dungy and the former GM Rich McKay. Gruden was obtained by Tampa in a trade for 4 high draft choices (2 1st round and 2 2nd round) and 8 million in cash with the Raiders before the 2002 season. In 2002 Tampa went 12-4 and won the Super Bowl beating the Raiders. That got him some time. In 2008, the team was playing well and got to December with a record of 9-3. Then Tampa lost to consecutive games to Carolina, Atlanta, San Diego. After the team lost a humiliating … Read more at FryingPanSports

Maybe Boston College should build a Berlin type wall around his coach!

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Maybe Boston College should build a Berlin type wall around its coach!

By Bill Smitht

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Boston College athletic director Gene DeFillippo announced the firing of football head coach Jeff Jagodzinski for interviewing with the New York Jets for the head coaching position. But as is the case so often, there is a lot more to the story.

Jagodzinski is an NFL guy. He coached in the NFL as TE and O-line coach from 1999 through 2006. He has a reputation for developing players to get the best out of them. Under his guidance, Atlanta led the league in rushing.

It was his NFL credentials that first attracted DeFillippo and BC to Jagodzinski. They knew what they were getting but he did not. He had never been required to kiss up to pinhead College personnel, nor even more importantly, to program boosters. He was reportedly also not thrilled about the recruiting process.

Given all the above, Jagodzinski still had great success for BC. His first year brought BC the first 11 win season since 1940. He helped QB Matt Ryan become the 3 choice overall in the NFL draft and then 2008 … Read more at FryingPanSports