Last year we thought we’d introduce ourselves to Mike Holmgren by offering a report of each position group. The reports contained a ‘Roster Upgrade Advisory System’ not unlike that of Homeland Security. This year, even though the big show has been around for a year and has Tom Heckert in house, we thought we’d give the reports another shot. Previous reports: OL, DB
If there is a group that has been the rock of this franchise for the last several years, its been the Special Teams unit. Seemingly year after year, they have gotten All-Pro performances for their Kicker, Long-Snapper, Punter, Return Man, and gunners. This may be one of those situations where we never really appreciated how good we had it until it was gone.
Coaching. Eric Mangini’s firing also led Special Teams guru Brad Seely – the team’s best position coach by a mile – to leave for the greener pastures of San Francisco. The Browns tried everything they could to keep him, but Seely felt it was time to go. Who could blame him really. The thing is his schemes seemed to always work and his unit was always better than his opponents. [Read more...]