Sunday, September 11, 2016

The 2016 CST NFL and Browns predictions

Cleveland Browns 2016 Season

3-13, Last in AFC North
Super Bowl: Arizona over Denver

A year or two ago, I thought the Browns could win anywhere between four and ten games, and had no clue which way that would go. (SPOILER ALERT: it wasn't ten wins.) This year it's anywhere from zero to six wins. I am semi-on the RG3 bandwagon, and hope the offense can score consistently for the first time in awhile. The defense, however, is unable to keep the other team's score above the Browns more than a couple times this year.
2-14, Last in AFC North
Super Bowl: Seattle over Pittsburgh

The summer started with the Cavs winning, and now has ended with the Indians pushing to the division title. That leaves us with the Browns, unfortunately. I see no reason for hope with this team, If RG3 is great will he really be the QB of the future? Heck no-- he will move on to greener pastures if the Browns rebuild him. Mid-season trades of Joe Thomas and Joe Haden leave the team on the fast track to the #1 pick. We all know that's the goal this year.

3-13, last in AFC North
Super Bowl: Carolina over Pittsburgh

My go-to Browns prediction is usually 6-10, but for this year, six wins is the team's ceiling. Cleveland is a bottomed out franchise aiming to rebuild through the draft. That's fine, I guess, but I need to see competitive football and the emergence of two or three consistent young starters. Low expectations, yep, but there's not going to much else to keep my attention in 2016.
 5-11, last in AFC North
Super Bowl: New England over Carolina

The sun will come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There'll be sun

The offense might have a moment or two but the defense is really bad. I think Hue Jackson is the most competent coach we've had in long time. Hue gets the most out of this team, which is unfortunately only good for 5 wins. 

4-12, last in AFC North
Super Bowl: Packers over Bengals

It's a billion-dollar business and the backbone of American culture, so the alteration or demise of the NFL, and Football as we know it today, will be tragic and fascinating. Won't happen tomorrow or even ten years from now, but any activity so openly dependent on sideline-Neurologists will be gradually condemned to groundbreaking change.  Of course, the question begs: will we see the Browns in the SuperBowl before flags are strapped to Quarterbacks? Not Fucking Likely.
2-14, last in AFC North
Super Bowl: Seattle over New England

"So shines a good deed in a weary world"

Somehow we always stay a "Browns town."
The Tribe and Cavs are our good deeds; the Browns our weary world.

2-14, last in AFC North

Super Bowl: Green Bay over New England

No more free passes. No more wasted Sundays. The Cavs winning the championship opened up my world and the Browns shall not suck me back into the abyss.