|AND he knows where all the white women at!|
If you are a fan of a terrible franchise like I am with the Washington Redskins, then this is a great offseason. The Skins somehow have almost 50 million to spend under the cap. This is almost unbelievable with the way that the organization has been run until you realize that they have no talent. So there’s that. But the best part is that the team should be getting its “rock” soon. They are not alone. The supply and demand for quality franchise-caliber signal callers is pretty much even this year. Whether it be through the draft or free agency, the handful of teams that have zero hope under center should be able to rectify that problem as long as they are aggressive.
Let’s see: we’ve got Indy, Washington, Cleveland, Miami, and probably Arizona seeking upgrades at QB. And, soon to be on the market are Luck, RG3, Peyton, and Matt Flynn. Needless to say, but you don’t want to be the team left standing debating the merits of Jason Campbell and Kevin Kolb. So what is the point today, you ask? Last week, Todd McShay (who I hate) wrote that if you want RG3, you are going to have to go up to 2 to get him and that it will be a race between Cleveland and Washington to get there. That, my friends, is more than enough for a post here.
First things first, Robert Griffin III is going to be a good-to-great NFL quarterback. This is not up for debate. The guy is smart as fuck (3.67 GPA in PoliSci at a good school), is accurate, and throws a pretty deep ball. He isn’t a runner like Cam or Vick. He is a pocket passer that just so happens to be a World Class hurdler. He is basically Choco Steve Young. This is the kind of guy that you build a franchise around. When the only negative that you hear about the guy is that he’s just a little too skinny, big fucking deal. Put him on the Donovan McNabb diet for two weeks and there is the extra 10-15 pounds of dough that you desire.
As a Redskins fan, I would do it. I would totally move up to get this kid. We haven’t had a good QB since the miracle Mark Rypien season in 1991. It’s time to get a franchise changing stud. In a division with ELITE, Vick, and Romo, there is a reason why we keep finishing last. To move up 4 spots from 6 to 2, I’d give the Rams my first and 2nd this year and my first next year (likely top ten pick). If necessary, I’d throw in the Raiders 4th rounder this year as well. And I don’t even think twice about it. I’m tired of being irrelevant.
Now, everything that I just wrote about above is EXACTLY the kind of thinking that all Browns fans should have. You are never going to compete in that division unless you finally address the QB position. Let’s be honest here, there is absolutely no reason to watch or care about the Browns. There is no excitement, no playmakers, very little talent, no hope. This team should be playing in front of crowds smaller than what St. Iggy draws. The Browns are POINTLESS. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, you have holes all over. Yes, you need better skill players. Yes, you already need a new OC. I get all that.
But what the Browns really need is a jolt of energy. RG3 would turn you from afterthought to must-see almost overnight. Can you imagine how excited you would be to have an electric playmaker running the offense? Remember what Cam did for the equally shitty and unwatchable Panthers? Yeah, Griffin is better. He will make EVERYONE better almost immediately (even Evan Moore!). The Browns aren’t a very aggressive franchise by nature as they are more inclined to move back than to move up, but this is not the time to do that. Now is the time to grow some balls. Franchise quarterbacks don’t grow on trees and they aren’t easy to come by (as you and I know). Who you have drafted in the past has nothing to do right now. Don’t let Tim Couch and Brady Quinn impact the chance to re-invent your team today.
This is going to sound steep but it is time for the Browns to do something. You can build depth at other positions every fucking year but until you address the QB cesspool, you aren’t going to win shit. Joe Thomas isn’t getting any fucking younger. There are no guarantees that Barkley, Jones, Tyler Wilson, or Aaron Murray are going to be rated any higher than RG3 next year anyway (they won’t). Here is what I offer the Rams if I’m Holmgren: I start with picks 4 and 22 this year and a first rounder next year. Like I said, it sounds high to give up 3 first rounders (actually just two since the first one is a swap). By the way, you don’t have a ton of money to spend this year anyway (after you franchise D’Qwell Jackson) so realistically your only option to upgrade that position is through the draft anyway. Do you like it when I drop research and truth on you?
Do you think that the Giants have any regrets for giving San Diego the moon and more for ELITE? Hell no. If you want him (and you should), GO GET HIM. Let’s not forget who you are competing against either. You have more and better looking ammo than Crazy Danny has, but you still have to beat him. Do not get cocky and stupid and think that he’ll fall to #4. That is the dumbest thing ever. You aren’t bringing Peyton or Flynn to town (because free agents avoid Cleve like the plague). The Browns are going to have to do this in the Draft. FACT. So don’t be a pussy.
Look, if Holmgren is going to be stupid and stubborn, I’m more than happy to have RG3 come to the nation’s capitol. He is going to be awesome (even with the Skins). But the point today is to remind Browns fans that your organization has a chance to change everything on the first night of the NFL Draft this year and actually make you interested in what they are selling you again. They might even make you PROUD. All that it’s going to take is a set of testicles to do that. And even though it would probably lead to my stupid team taking Ryan TanneLOL at #6, it would be a great move by a terrible Browns franchise.
Cleveland or Washington…yeesh, is it too late for RG3 to go back to Baylor?