August 16, 2014

Kokinis Press Conference Yields Little

george-kokinisMost of us were fairly confused when we caught wind that Browns GM George Kokins was planning to hold a pre-draft press conference. It wasn’t like he was going to waltz in with a full color draft board and phone records of all of his staff. But given that he did not have too much to say during his introduction, it was good that he got out in front of the media to answer a few questions.

The OBR set the scene pretty well. A tight-lipped GM that offered very little in terms of detail, but did attempt to address any questions that were asked.  A few takeaways…

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NFL Trade Rumors: Who’s Next to Leave Cleveland?

With the Kellen Winslow trade in the rear view  mirror for the Mangini/Kokinis era, popular sentiment is that this is just the tip of the iceberg.  The Browns are desperately looking for a re-branding, and those that are not on board will be sent elsewhere.  Given that, Craig and I did a two-man round table of sorts to discuss who we feel could be next to go.  You’ll find the product of some weekend rambling below.  Do enjoy.

Malcontents.  Locker room cancers.  Unsupported contract demands.  Those that became too comfortable during Romeo Crennel’s Country Club.  There are a few players that currently wear the Orange and Brown that could fit into at least one of these categories.  Given that the new era will have nothing to do with any of these issues, the trade of Kellen Winslow to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signals the sign of things to come in Berea. 

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