While We’re Waiting… Bob Feller, Talkin Tribe and McCoy to Start?

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Rest in Peace, Rapid Robert- [Indians.com]

Our own Jon Steiner and Paul C. talk Tribe- “With that in mind, it’s time to explore the topic of whether the Indians acted prudently in the past 2 ½ years, trading off their major parts for prospects and whether the “collateral damage” done by those actions – though they may have been the best idea in the long-term – is going to haunt this team in the short-term.” [The DiaTribe]

Signs pointing towards Colt McCoy starting Sunday- “Eric Mangini said that McCoy looked good in practiced last Friday, his first day back, and in pregame warm-ups against Buffalo. McCoy was the third quarterback in the Bills game. Mangini said McCoy will get most of the work with the first team on Wednesday and barring setbacks, should be ready for Sunday.” [Greetham/OBR]

SOME complaints? The man was ATROCIOUS!- “I heard some complaints about the way Jake Delhomme played. I’m not going to forgive the way he played, but I thought the camera gave a clear view of some of the receivers’ routes for once, and I could see why Delhomme was frustrated and couldn’t get the ball downfield — all of the routes saw the receivers crowd each other or fail to run past the line of scrimmage. Delhomme did underthrow Massaquoi early in the game on a deep pattern, but you know what? The pass was still completed. I would rather have Daboll call for those deep shots throughout the game than to sit in a shell. Delhomme isn’t going to light it up downfield, but that doesn’t mean he’s incapable of it.” [Pokorny/Dawgs by Nature]

On the Cavs performance last night- “But to the dismay of those empty arena seats, and despite the manufactured “crowd” noise that was being piped in by the Heat in-game staff, Gibson did go for 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting along with dropping four dimes as he led the upset “effort” by the Cavaliers. Oh, and he didn’t play patty-cake with any opposing Heat players either, which was appreciated by this guy at least.” [Brendan/Stepien Rules]

Jon Diebler comes to life for basketball Buckeyes- “It was the Jon Diebler show as the senior sharp shooter tied a school record by making nine three-point baskets. He also scored a career-high 29 points. Diebler was 9-of-13 (all threes) from the field and actually connected on nine consecutive threes.” [Eleven Warriors]

  • Mark

    RIP Bob Feller. You were a true American hero and will be missed.

  • Mark

    Sorry to jump in here and add a link of my own but Joe Posnanski has a wonderful post on Bob Feller. It is well worth the read.

    http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/12/16/rip-bob-feller/?eref=sihp

  • OmegaKing

    I met Bob Feller at spring training in 2009. He was a very engaging guy and was very kind to both my wife and myself.

    As an aside, I’m dissapointed that the ESPN article basically closes saying that Bob Feller didn’t like people and didn’t like signing autographs…because that’s my only memory of him.

    RIP Bob Feller.

  • 216in614

    The PD also have a very good/long peice on Feller. I remember meeting him in the mall and getting his autograph when I was like 5. Cleveland will never have a sports hero like that again.

    If the Cavs can play like that all year I will watch them.

    Lets hope McCoy gets the start.

  • Joe in Wooster

    On a personal note, I am looking forward to the Aeros way more than the Tribe. Minor league ball is better at Minor League parks for Minor League Prices!

    Colt makes the Browns so much more than one dimensional, if he starts the offense will look completely rejuvenated.

  • Carl Tassoff

    “….nd I could see why Delhomme was frustrated and couldn’t get the ball downfield — all of the routes saw the receivers crowd each other or fail to run past the line of scrimmage.”
    _________

    The same receivers have been here over a year.

    When is it going to occur to most of the fans that the Mangini/Daboll offense is antiquated, unimaginative, and a dinosaur compared to the standard NFL offense. Defenses cover the receivers without having to double anyone, which means that the QB’s are always getting blitzed. Is there a team in the NFL that has as many QB injuries as the Browns have the past 2 years?

    Like those before him, Jake is taking a lot of heat for something not of his making.

    Holmgren is an offensive coach and will not stand for this.

    Next year the Browns will have an aggressive head coach, and many of the same receivers and QB’s will suddenly appear to have learned a lot.

  • EZ

    “On a personal note, I am looking forward to the Aeros way more than the Tribe. Minor league ball is better at Minor League parks for Minor League Prices!”

    Don’t forget about the Three Dog Night!

  • Joe in Wooster

    Bring it EZ!

    Carl… it’s like this man: Delhomme stands in the pocket like a statue, therefore limiting the impact of the run and pass game.
    Colt moves the pocket, extends the play, can run downfield (fast is important) and therefore receivers can open up. The result is the defense has to prepare for more than the run to keep up with the Browns O.

    Jake was a good QB in his day but I think he is past that stage in his career. To his credit, he is better than our options last year. Also, from what I read he is a good mentor to Colt…