While We’re Waiting… Falcons Visit, Mike Brown’s Gig, WFNY Love

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com

Breaking down the positional battles for today’s game at Cleveland Browns Stadium: “Coming off of their first win of the regular season, the Cleveland Browns will go for two wins in a row Sunday as they battle the Atlanta Falcons. The big story to follow heading into this game is the return of quarterback Jake Delhomme to the starting lineup. Delhomme only played in the first game of the season before suffering a high ankle sprain, and he’ll return to a team that has found a rhythm offensively on the ground.” [Chris Pokorny/Dawgs By Nature]

With one more point, a Browns player will tie a historic franchise record: “When Browns kicker Phil Dawson signed here in 1999 as a first-year free agent who had never kicked in an NFL game, he hauled out the record book, looked up the Browns’ all-time field goal record of 234 set by Hall of Famer Lou Groza, and decided then and there that he was going to break it.” [Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer]

The anchor of the re-energized Cleveland defense: “Matt Roth pumps his fists up towards his ears and then flexes his Popeye-sized biceps, one emblazoned with flames. Then, he screws his face up into a nasty scowl to the roar of the crowd. It’s a quintessential Roth moment, and more often than not, there’s a quarterback or tight end crumpled to the ground when it happens.” [Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer]

Enjoy some continuously optimistic picks of the Browns this weekend and the entire NFL over here as well. [BT/WhatzGonnaHappen]

Mike Brown enjoying his time in the background: “For the first time in about 20 years NBA training camp opens without Mike Brown in some way involved in the proceedings. Two years after being named the NBA’s Coach of the Year, he’s out. His tenure in Cleveland ended for two reasons technically, but essentially a third one.” [Brendan Bowers/Stepien Rules]

Interested in the Indians organizational moves this offseason? Then check out this list of all the people who recently moved up or down. [Stephanie Storm/Akron Beacon Journal]

Some quick thoughts on the Buckeyes victory yesterday: “Terrelle Pryor: passing quarterback. Yeah I said it. Our boy number 2 had a career day, going 24/30 and passing for 334 yards as he stayed in the pocket like there were man eating tigers parked outside of the offensive tackles.” [Johnny/Eleven Warriors]

What the victory Saturday meant for the soon-to-be No. 1 Buckeyes: “The win marked Tressel’s 100th of his career at Ohio State putting him at 100-21 overall. Pryor’s passing was the story of the game as he threw with an 80% completion percentage for 334 yards – a new career best for him – as the Buckeye offense found their usual success again.” [Eric/The Buckeye Battle Cry]

And finally, some love to WFNY and our boy Jon in this Sunday’s Plain Dealer: “7. Early this week, I wrote about the Tribe’s draft woes and how it’s the draft that is the key to middle-market success. A very impressive approach to the topic comes from Jon Steiner, so check him out at waitingfornextyear.com” [Terry Pluto/Plain Dealer]

(Photo via John Kuntz / The Plain Dealer)