Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rick Reilly Points Out the Obvious...

The Browns sure don't know how to draft, Reilly writes.

From 1997 - 2007 the Browns have the second lowest number of Pro Bowlers who came from their draft.  Including this incredible run.  I remember seeing a sign in Sports Illustrated (I think from the Dawg Pound) that said "Courtney Brown or Trade Down". And I was all for that one.  I admit, I wanted Ricky Williams in retrospect a great pick, then a crappy pick, and now a great pick again.  Oh well.  You never know.

What slaps you harder is that the Cleveland Browns could've done the same thing, but they screwed the Chihuahua. Their run of No. 1 picks from 1999 to 2002 is the single worst stretch of drafting since the Iraqi Republican Guard. Were they using an Ouija board?

1999 -- Tim Couch, QB: first pick of the draft, 0 Pro Bowls, out of the league after five seasons. But hey, he married a Playboy Playmate. Bust marries bust.

2000 -- Courtney Brown, DE: first pick of the draft, 0 Pro Bowls, didn't marry Playmate.

2001 -- Gerard Warren, DL: third pick of the draft, 0 Pro Bowls. And they passed up LaDainian Tomlinson!

2002 -- William Green, RB: 16th pick of the draft, 0 Pro Bowls. Now your server at Applebee's.

But, as I've been thinking for months...I'm giving Holmgren the benefit of the doubt.

Funniest thing I've heard so far this can't spell Sam Bradford without "Bad for Rams."