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2009 Cleveland Browns Team Preview/Predictions

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2008 Record: 4-12
ATS: 6-9-1

The Cleveland Browns finished up the 2008 season without an offensive touchdown in the final six games. Then they traded away tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in the offseason, arguably their most reliable offensive weapon, and did little else to upgrade their attack.

As Eric Mangini takes over the Browns, they have arguably one of the bleakest rosters in the NFL.
Starting on offense, Brady Quinn will get all the chances he needs to become the quarterback of the future but the new regime isn’t sure that he’s the guy.

If Quinn wins the job, it would mean the Browns have a new starting quarterback in the season opener for the seventh time in eight seasons.

Whether it is Quinn or Derek Anderson, the Browns need to find someone to be the face of their franchise to help develop an identity.

The Browns will again rely on Jamal Lewis at running back and the 30-year-old is coming back from offseason ankle surgery. That’s a great sign.

At wide receiver, Braylon Edwards is in a contract year so you can expect a good season out of him but aside from him, there isn’t many explosive weapons. Mohamaed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie – two second-round picks in the 2009 draft – will battle it out for the second starting wideout position. The bad news is that rookie wide receivers take a while to develop and Edwards should get plenty of defensive attention.

On defense, the Browns are very talent thin, although Mangini brought over a lot of former Jets with him to plug some holes. Abram Elam is solid at safety, David Bowens will help the rush from his outside linebacking position and Kenyon Coleman will upgrade the defensive line slightly.

But even so, Shaun Rogers and Corey Williams – two big acquisitions from last year’s offseason – still look out of place in the 3-4 but Rogers did improve as the season progressed.

As a whole the defense is further ahead – and more talented – than the offense, but let’s just say this roster is bereft of Pro Bowl talent. In the AFC North, this is easily the worst team.

Super Bowl Odds: +6050

Conference Odds: +2250

AFC North Odds: +180

2009 Browns Predictions

Place they’ll finish in AFC North: 4th

Place they’ll finish in AFC Conference: 16th

Over/Under Season Wins Prediction: Over 7

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Comments

Comments

  1. Matt Martz says:

    The Browns have lost three key players this season. Kellen Winslow was traded to the Buccaneers, Stallworth has jail, and Joe Jurevicius has retired and is suing the Browns for ending his career with staph infection. New head coach Eric Mangini will have his work cut out from him this upcoming season. Mangini will put a lot of faith in QB Brady Quinn, and will be using Jamal Lewis again this year even though he continues to show a decline in performance. The D is a C+ at best. Cleveland will show some progress under Mangini but are still at least a year away from being a playoff caliber team. They will finish the season at 8-8.

  2. Thanks for your comment Matt. Come on NFL football fans, keep your predictions coming, we’ll post em all on here!!!

  3. It was not that long ago that the Browns were seen as an up and coming team. What happened? Lets start with the Front Office and their insane ability to award huge contracts to 2nd string players. Then lets talk about the coaching. Is Eric Mangini an upgrade over Romeo? Now lets talk about the players. OK lets not. Finally, lets discuss the culture of losing in Cleveland. A city that boasts Drew Carey as its favourite son will never get it done. The Browns will finish last in their division and be right in the race for the #1 overall draft choice.

  4. Poolside Rant says:

    Addition by subtraction is the theme in Cleveland and it may be the right move but it doesn’t get them more wins. Quinn may as well get the offense because they need something to bring fans out and neither QB can save the defense. The defense can lose any game no matter how many points they need to give up and I doubt Man-genius can fix that in a year. Last in the AFC North.

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