Tuesday, July 31, 2007

THE BROWNS WILL NOT BE VERY GOOD

With the 2007 NFL season upon us, we thought we'd offer our little projections for each team's total wins, using the over/under lines posted by our favorite sportsbook. Helping out in the projections will be our copy of Pro Football Prospectus, the fine book from the guys at Football Outsiders. Up next, the Cleveland Browns.

We are feeling bad for the Cleveland Browns faithful already and the preseason has yet to even begin. You see, while Cleveland drafted three very good players this past April in Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, and Eric Wright, they also sacrificed next year's No. 1 pick in their haste to trade up and select Quinn with the No. 22 overall pick. Now, we are not Brady Quinn haters around these parts, and if FO thinks he will be a very good QB (and they do), then we will tend to agree. The problem is that we don't think Quinn will be of much use this season, and that Cleveland will once again be dreadful; and if that's the case, they'll be shipping off a Top 5 pick in next year's draft to the Dallas Cowboys, which is going to set them back even further. (We're not sure any of that made much sense).

Vegas has the Browns at an over/under of six wins; FO projects them for 7.6. We are surprised by these numbers, to say the least. Cleveland plays home-and-homes with Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore: we think they go 1-5 in those games. Road games at NE, NYJ, and ARZ are three more losses right there. We see the only two "sure" wins as home against HOU, and on the road against OAK. Anyway, this preview is boring the hell out of us, so we're saying the Cleveland Browns go 3-13 next year and hand over the No. 1 overall pick to the Cowboys.

Vegas: 6.0 wins
Football Outsiders: 7.6 wins
Getting Soaw: 3.0 wins

2 comments:

Robert said...

what happened to pnuts here, as baseball is way better than football?

Bob Sacamano said...

talk to Bagger: he's got about three more days to prove his worth here.