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  • Published: Jan 4th, 2018
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Is Jackson still the Browns head coach because GM Dorsey wants a scapegoat?

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Many in the media and a lot of Browns fans are wondering why Jackson is the head coach with a 1-31 record in the last 2 years.

There is no chance of a trade to the Bengals.  Teams this year have fired coaches with much better records than Jackson’s.  So that is still a HUGE question.

Could the answer be that Dorsey wants a scapegoat if the Browns are not significantly better next season?  As a LONG time Browns fan, I hope that is not the case.  But it is worth thinking about.

That is what I think.  Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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The Browns front office must go!

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There is a lot of conversation about whether Kizer is franchise QB the team has needed for so long.  He might be exactly what the Browns need at the most important position in the game.  But it is hard to tell when so many throws that are right on target are dropped by a receiver group that is worse than 2 teams I coached in semi-pro football.

The brain-dead people making draft picks have given HC Jackson a team that is green as baby peas.  They let the 1 WR that had 1000+ yards and was new to the WR position go but brought in a guy that could not catch a cold standing naked on the edge of Lake Erie in a sleet storm.  He also has 1 1000 yard season but has been in the league for years.

They also passed up 2 other QBs that could have started the “rebuild” much earlier and given beaten down Browns fans some hope.  If this group made good choices with those extra picks I might agree.  They do not and the proof is the 1 win we have seen in the two years that they have been in control.

If Jet QB Josh McCown comes back to Cleveland and beats the Browns, there will be hell to pay.  He is better than most people think and could pull it off.  At least he has led the Jets to a 2 and 2 season so far.

After a 1 and 15 season, the stands will be filled with a lot of empty seats.  That has to concern Browns ownership.  Tickets for the last home game were selling for $6.00.  A few more losses and season ticket holders will not be able to give their tickets away.

That is what I think.  Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits https://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts.  You can hear the previous shows on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

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  • Published: Jul 26th, 2017
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Top 5 Questions facing the NFC West

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AZ 5Can DT Robert Nkemdiche keep his nose clean for a full season?
4Will RB David Johnson have the kind of season he has last year & play a full season?
3Can AZ find a pass rush after losing DT Campbell?
2Can the D backfield recover from the bad season and losing 3 starters?
1Will QB Carson Palmer stay healthy all season?
LA 5Will the Rams extend the contract of DT Aaron Donald
4Will the new coaching staff get the D to play better? It was lousy last year!
3Can LA find a run game with RB Todd Gurley after a bad 16?
2Can LA rebuild an O line that was terrible last year by adding LT Whitworth (35) & C John Sullivan (31)?
1Will QB Jared Goff ever become a quality starter?
SF 5Can RB Carlos Hyde give SF a solid run game?
4Will SF D be better signing Dumerville, ILB Smith, OLB Watson?
3Can SF find an O line that can pass protect? Does that even matter?
2Did SF do enough for the WR group by signing Garcon, Marquise Goodwin & Aldrick Robinson?
1Who will play QB this year? Hoyer can’t stay healthy.
SE 5Can HC Carrol figure out how to use TE Graham?
4Can the Legion of Doom be more effective this year?
3Can RB Thomas Rawls stay healthy all season or will Eddie Lacy be the guy?
2Can SE find an O line to protect QB Wilson by signing G Luke Joeckel, Oday Aboushi & Rook C Ethan Pocic?
1Can QB Wilson stay healthy all year?

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

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  • Published: Jul 21st, 2017
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Top 5 questions facing NFC South teams

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AT       5Can the run game become a force to balance the O?
4Can HC Quinn get AT to play more physical FB?
3Can Matt Ryan have another Super Bowl season?
2Can Quinn get the D cover anybody or was the SB game an indcation they are overmatched?
1Can AT mentally  overcome the Super Bowl Loss?
CR      5After a bad 16, can CR get back to the playoffs this year?
4Can the CR run game help balance the O with someone other than Newton carrying the load?
3Will the O line be able to protect Newton better than last year?
2Will the D get back to playoff level play? Pass D was at the bottom of the league last year.
1Can HC Ron Rivera get QB Cam Newton‘s head out of his posterior?
NO      5Did NO do enough to help the pass D by adding CB Marshon Lattimore & S Marcus Williams?
4Will Brees have anyone to throw to with Cook traded?  Michael Thomas, Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman,
3Is this the year that RB Peterson rolls over and plays dead?  MN thought so and let him walk.
2Can NO fix the O line?  C Max Unger is the only solid starter & LT Armstead is out for 4-6 months.
1Can DC Dennis Allen get the run D back to being competitive again?
TB       5Is TB a contender for wild card?
4Will the rebuilt O line be better? Sweezy was hurt, Smith was the only solid T.
3Will RB Doug Martin be healthy again in 17 or be hurt like 14 & 15?
2Will TB get the D  competitive again by adding FS J.J. Wilcox & keeping SS Chris Conte?
1Will QB Jameis Winston continue to turn over the ball (18 picks & 6 lost fumbles)?
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5 top questions facing the NFC North teams

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NFC North
CH 5Can Fox rebuild a bad O line to help the O?
4Can CH make a good WR group out of White, Wilson, Wheaton & Victor Cruz?
3Can CH find a run game with Howard et. Al?
2Can HC Fox fix the D to get into the playoffs?
1Can HC Fox find a QB that can keep him from being fired? When will Mitchell Trubisky be ready to start?
DT 5Can DT Fix D line? Lots of below average players.
4Can WR corps survive with additions of Keshawn Martin & T.J. Jones?
3Did DT fix a poor O line by signing OT Greg Robinson, Cornelius Lucas & G T.J. Lang?
2Can DT find a run game? Riddick had just 357y & can’t stay healthy.
1QB Stafford turn the corner (24TD 10picks) Can he keep it up this year?
GB 5Will OLB Mathews finally get help with the pass rush?
4Can DC Dom Capers fix a D backfield that got smoked in the playoffs? CB Davon House enough?
3Will the WR group stay healthy?
2Can GB figure out how to use 2 FA TEs & a draft pick? How many catches will Martellus Bennett get?
1RB Lacy is gone. Will GB O have any run game with Ty Montgomery 457y 3TDS?
MN 5Can the D Backfield hold up in the NFC North vs Rodgers & Stafford?
4Can the run D continue to improve like it did through the season last year?
3Can OL coach Zimmer find an O line combination that works by adding C Don Barclay G Jahri Evans?
2Can QB Bradford continue to grow in the MN O?
1Will MN have any kind of run game? Is RB Dalvin Cook big enough to carry 30 times?
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  • Published: Jul 8th, 2017
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Top 5 Questions facing AFC West Teams

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DV    5How fast can Elway get QB Paxton Lynch ready?
4Can Run game be top 5 this year? It will have to be.
3Can DV D Overcome D losses of DT Williams, olb Watson & cb Watson?
2Can the additions on O line of Leary & Watson solve the problem?
1Can DV win games with Siemian at QB or will Lynch start for DV?
KC     5Was OT Okung addition by subtraction?
4Can RB Kareem Hunt replace Charles as the all-around back?
3Can Smith find anyone to catch the ball since Maclin is gone?
2Did KC do enough to replace FA DT Dontari Poe?
1Did the move up to get Mahomes indicate KC are not happy with Smith?
OK     5When will S Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph return to work?
4Who will carry the ball for OK? Lynch is 96 and the others are small.
3Did OK do enough at REC getting WR Patterson & TE Cook?
2Can OLB Irvin give OK Pass rush opposite DE Mack?
1When will QB Derek Carr be ready to start and will he be as effective as last year?
LC     5Did Chargers do enough getting Tre Boston to replace Weddle?
4Can anyone on the other side help Joey Bosa with the pass rush?
3Will Melvin Gordon be as good as he was last year?
2Can reshuffled LC O line with LT Okung protect QB Philip Rivers?
1How will the move to LA affect the Charger season?

That is what I think.  Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

NOTE:  News, Notes and Rumors podcast are BACK.  Check out our thoughts on Fridays about the games coming up and Monday on the results of the weekend.  My co-host is Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports.  Podcasts can be heard on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Thanks for your support.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits https://fryingpansports.com.  He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/.  Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts.  You can hear the previous shows on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

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