Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3326 times:
Butch Davis just announced that Holcomb will be the Browns starting QB for the regular season. I was pretty neutral on this issue, but with Couch being the incumbent starter, I really thought Holcomb would have to outplay Couch in the worst way to be given the starting job. He didn't do that, in my estimation, so I just think Davis was trying to silence the "fans"-those who don't know jack about football who have been screaming for Couch's head for a year now.
You hear it here first-Holcomb, over a 16 game schedule will be no better or no worse than Couch has been.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3219 times:
Heres an even more intriguing question; who's going to be taking the snaps for the Cowboys this season? I am a casual Giants fan, but Dallas sports radio has really piqued my interest on this issue to the point where I watch parts of their preseason games. In my opinion, Quincy Carter will be the starter, and Tony Romo will be the backup, Sterner will be third string, and Hutchinson will be cut from the roster. Dallas has too weak of an offensive line for Hutchinson to sit in the pocket and wait for his recievers to become open. Carter has some mobility, but his accuracy, quite frankly, sucks.
Heres a bold prediction for you, within the next 3-4 years, Tony Romo will be the next Kurt Warner. He's pretty damn impressive in the pocket, and has some great accuracy. He just needs to become much more adjusted to the NFL game, as he is used to playing at Southern Illinois.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3202 times:
Alpha 1. The Mets are contending.......just not for the Eastern Division.
The Seahawks couldn't beat their practice squad, so there is no reason to think they will be in the Super Bowl this year, much less the playoff's.
Dallas? Who cares? The best part about Dallas this year has been Shockey calling Bill Parcell's a homo (no offense AA61hvy). I do think Carter will get the starting job, but The Tuna's ability to turn around teams in 2 years might come to an abrupt end here.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3175 times:
One of the the more disasterous trades the Browns ever made was in 1970 or '71, I think. Mike Phipps was an All-American, "Can't Miss" Quaterback from Purdue. With the ageless (and kneeless) wonder, Bill Nelson, literally on his last leg, the Browns desperately wanted a young quarterback. So they traded wide receiver Paul Warfield to the Miami Dolphins for the Dolphins #1 pick. The Browns took Phipps, who was immobile, couldn't read any defenses, and had a substandard arm. Warfield went on to help the Dolphins to 2 Super Bowl Championships, and now is in the HOF.
Phipps did have a few decent years in the later 70's with 'Da Bears, but nothing to justify giving up a Hall of Famer. It's right up there with the Indians trade of Rocky Colavito in 1961 as all-time bonehead trades for Cleveland teams.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3163 times:
And you call yourself a sports fan, KROC? The Browns won the NFL Championship in their first season in the NFL in 1950, after winning all 4 All American Football Championships between 1946 (The Steelers, 49ers and Browns merged into the NFL in 1950). The Browns won Titles in 1954, 1955 and 1964, and made the Championship games in 1951, 52, 53, 56, and 57.
Browns Quarterback Otto Graham played with the Browns from 1946 until 1956, and played in a title game EVERY SEASON he quarterbacked the Browns. The Browns also played for the NFL title in 1965, and has made either the NFL or the AFC Championship game since the Super Bowls started, 6 times. That's a pretty successful franchise, if you ask me.
And, of course, the REAL Browns won the Super Bowl a few years ago, disguised in Purple and Black.
: The NFL after teh merger there sports almanac. Nobody cares about 1950. Unless of course yuor team hasn't won anything since the merger. Oh, and the R
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: KROC, if you want to whine about it "not counting" go ahead, but I think the good in Green Bay would get on your case, too. It counts, sure as any oth
: 1.) I'm not glossing my team as some past power, so leave the Bills out of it. 2.) Lighten the hell up. I'm just yanking your chain because you are so
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: Sure you are, KROC-you said it didn't count. And I wasn't making fun of the Bills-getting to 4 SuperBowls is fantastic, but so is getting to 10 Profes
: Are you reading imparied? I was JUST YANKING YOUR CHAIN, which would lead one to believe, in this case you, that I was bullshitting about the pre-merg
: If I recall Dallas and San Fran have the most Super Bowl titles. Screw the old times, son or should I call you Stone Cold?
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: You can call me whatever you want, AA61hvy. Doesn't matter to me. Wish I had his money.
: Hey, Josh: You saw what I saw in Romo. That guy's got something and hopefully he'll unseat Stoerner as the 3rd QB. I really can't tell how Parcells fe