While We’re Waiting…Thunder Hillis and Winning Streaks (Browns and Cavs!)

While We’re Waiting is your morning post full of WFNYish goodness from around the internet. See something that should make the cut? Send it to us through the tips email. (tips@waitingfornextyear.com)

Um, hello? The name is THUNDER!- “The Browns have a credible leader in Mike Holmgren, but it’s absurd that Peyton Hillis doesn’t haven’t a credible nickname yet. Can you think of any player in the NFL who embodies the spirit of their team the way Hillis does the Browns? The guy needs a handle.” [Dawg Pound Daily]

A great 48 hours? Yes, and not just for the Browns.  “You can lose your superstar, your coach of the last 5 seasons, but only you can lose your will to fight and battle. Our Cavaliers have evidently chosen not only kept onto theirs, but are putting it on full display.” [O’Leary/Stepien Rules]

Want to know how to beat the “cover 2” defense? Good example video. [Rob Harley/Buckeye Battle Cry]

Another vote of confidence in the Browns’ coaching staff- “I could not believe that the Browns were going for it on fourth and one on our own side of the field. What an amazing play call, and the vision of Colt McCoy to split everybody out wide and confuse the Patriots defense. It stretched the defense so much that McCoy just snuck right up the middle for the first down. Granted this play lead to Hillis’ lone bad play of the game when he fumbled.Although, for the coaching staff to have that kind of gull and trust in their players to make that kind of call.” [Byers/No Logo Needed]

Apparently, Nets forward Terrence Williams isn’t a Heat fan. Or a LeBron fan. Video included. [Dwyer/Ball Don’t Lie]

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  • JK

    I was also shocked we were going for it on 4th in the 1st q, up 10, on our own 37.

    Then I was unshocked when it looked like we were just trying to draw them off.

    Then I was re shocked when we actually snapped the ball and picked up the 1st.

  • http://waitingfornextyear.com Scott

    It’s Week 10 and *now* we’re asking about nicknames? C’mon DPD…

  • oribiasi

    @ Scott — I’m actually shocked my idea of “Head for the Hillis” isn’t on there!?

  • BrownieMcBrownsalot

    Here’s my suggestion: The Hilldebeest! See definition below… “literally, wild [freakin’] beast”!

    From Dictionary.com:

    World English Dictionary
    wildebeest (ˈwɪldɪˌbiːst, ˈvɪl-) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]

    — n , pl -beests , -beest
    another name for gnu

    [C19: from Afrikaans, literally: wild beast]

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
    2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
    Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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  • jvt

    Peyton Hillis = The Albino Rhino!

    His facemask even resembles a rhino tusk!

  • Ron from Akron

    Peyton ” Bonecrusher” Hillis. Any defensive back seeing him coming must be thinking…” Crap! Prepare for impact…3, 2, 1..#*!#@$

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  • Voodoo

    When I saw Hillis in the preseason, I kept saying, “this guy’s a bulldozer.” Then I noticed his face mask last week and it looks to me like a bull with a ring through its nose. Bull-something just seems appropriate to me.

  • CLEfan83

    Great White Buffalo