Jantz2086 Posted November 9, 2010 Report Share Posted November 9, 2010 There's a difference between Hope and Reality, obviously. But as someone who has studied the game, played collegiate football and currently coaches on the High School level - I can honestly say my resume is fitting enough to say what I am about to say. The Cleveland Browns have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs, this year. Yes, this year. This weekend is the main point of the season - that brings us into contention or completely takes us out. The schedule, ultimately, favors us at this point - after a Jets victory. Games against, Carolina, Jacksonville and Buffalo are ones we MUST take advantage of. Baltimore still has New Orleans, Atlanta and Houston on their schedule. They also have Pittsburgh and a possible shocking Tampa Bay game. Pittsburgh still has New England, the Jets, Baltimore. Pittsburgh will win the division, but it isn't impossible that we get a Wildcard. If Baltimore, Pitt and Cleveland take care of the Jets - we could be in a prime spot to take the second wild card slot from the Jets, and one of the 5-3 teams in the other divisions (KC, OAK). Are we ready for the playoffs? Yes. You do not have back to back wins like we as an organization just had if we were not ready. This team is better than ANY (2001 and 2007 included) Browns team since the new arrival. It's younger, it's faster, it's stronger, it's more complete - it has more depth, and it is far more balanced than any squad we've seen put out there. Why? Because we have built a strong line on both accounts. It's the same rebuilding process you saw with the Colts and the Patriots starting in the early 2000's. You start with the core, and you build around strength. Because our offensive line is so dominant we have the ability to run the West Coast/Run offense that Colt McCoy could adapt to with ease, and be successful. Our defense is no joke, it truly is becoming top notch. In terms of the secondary, as of the last two games they have dropped back several times gaining an extra step or two, while Ryan has put more LB's in the flats (as compared to our losses). Most will laugh, and say it is unrealistic. But The Cleveland Browns have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs, this year. It all falls on this Sunday friends. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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