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“The Ravens play the hapless Cleveland Browns on Monday night, but these struggles aren’t new to the Browns. From the time the Cleveland Browns returned to the NFL in 1999, they have been a cursed franchise. There have been bad first-round picks, crushing injuries and widespread illnesses. So, what could be the cause of all of these troubles? My theory is the curse of Art Modell. The Cleveland fans’ hatred of Modell, the owner who relocated the team from Cleveland to Baltimore, has placed bad karma on the current Browns team. Until they let their anger go and welcome Modell into the Hall of Fame down the road in Canton, the Browns will continue to languish at the bottom of the league with quarterback controversies and questionable coaches.” [Jamison Hensley/Ravens Insider]
“JJ Hickson. Good god. JJ’s just been a beast in the starting lineup, plain and simple. [...] He’s been working that weak-side beautifully. His cuts when LeBron’s in the mid-post are deadly, and he’s got more upside than Andy as a weak-side player because of how much ground he can cover once he makes the catch. [...] JJ’s springs could make him a great finisher if that light bulb ever goes off, and if it does the LBJ-Hickson PnR is just going to be scary.” [Cavs the Blog]
A look at Mo Williams’ shooting since LeBron announce that he would no longer discuss free agency. [Stepien Rules]
“The insertion of Jerome Harrison into the starting lineup, thanks to Jamal Lewis’ nagging injuries/blossoming advocacy career could provide a spark. So far, the pinnacle of Harrison’s season has been the Bengal game, where he ran for over 120 yards. At this point in the season – and in Lewis’ career – it only makes sense to feature a more athletic back.” [Cleveland Reboot]
And finally, a must-read story from No Logo Needed about the Browns support of an injured high school football player from Medina Highland, Kory Wiita. [No Logo Needed]
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