6-10 Record, 4th in AFC North
Last year I could not decide where to peg the Browns between 4 and 10 wins, I had no idea what the hell they'd look like, so they just looked like both a 10 win team (when they were 7-4, mostly with a healthy Alex Mack) and a 4 win team (after the first 11 games). The 12 stages of grief Browns fans went through in Manziel's first start will hopefully never be repeated. This year...even without a passing game, the stout defense, bolstered by new-Vince-Wilfork Danny Shelton, and healthy line, shouldn't make the Browns all that bad. I pray. That said, it is the Browns, and the schedule is a lot harder than last year.
This is a season for the record books already. Our #1 wideout suspended, our GM suspended for four games, our offense line coach on a leave of absence, and we haven't even played a game. There are believers/Kool-aid drinkers out there who think that Josh McCown is the short term answer although he has never proven to be the answer for any previous team, and has racked up 17 wins total in a 12 year career. Odds say he won't make it through the season, since he has yet to play a full one. McCown, Dilfer, and Delhomme, its like groundhog day around here. It's gonna be a long one Browns fans. Get ready for yet another press of reset.
3-13 Record, 4th in the AFC North
4-12 Record, 4th in the AFC North
The Browns went through training camp and the pre-season intent on keeping things quiet and uneventful, dashing my hopes of seeing them on Hard Knocks. And they were successful. But it's the Browns, so they cut Terrelle Pryor 5 minutes after making through "final" cuts, traded Terrance West and Billy Winn for some late round draft picks, and signed a back up running back with a high ankle sprain who reached an injury settlement with his former team... all in the week before starting the regular season. Nothing says winning quite like that.
16-0 Record, 1st in AFC North
Johnny Football returns to lead the Browns to victory in the