Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Braylon Edwards

- from the official site of the Cleveland Browns

In 44 games with Michigan, Edwards started 36 times. He shattered all of the school's career receiving records. Edwards caught 252 passes for 3,542 yards (14.1 average) and 39 touchdowns, surpassing the previous marks of 176 receptions by Walker (1998-2001) and 3,076 yards and 37 scores by Anthony Carter (1979-82). His 39 touchdown grabs also set a Big Ten all-time record, while his 252 catches rank fourth and 3,542 yards rank third in conference annals.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Jason Fisk

Being a 10-year veteran of the game, Jason Fisk is preparing to move to the Cleveland Browns to assist in the development of the 3-4. The Browns are bringing him in as the centerpiece (nose tackle) of their newly thought out defense. Fisk came to the Browns on account of the Chargers no longer needing him after making a similar switch in their own defensive structure.

“I’ve played nose the majority of my career. It’s a thankless, tough position. Taking on the double-teams and letting linebackers run is no problem for me. It’s a lot of pressure because if the nose breaks down, the run defense breaks down. Running the ball can really control a game and to be effective in this division, we’re going to have to be effective in stopping the run. I play the run primarily. I’m not really pass rusher. I like to get in there, get dirty and stop them.”
- Jason Fisk

Thursday, April 14, 2005

SCOUTING REPORT:

- from FOXSports.com

It would have been far easier to assess QB Luke McCown behind the line the Browns intend to field in 2005 than the one with which McCown started four games in December. With the rush on him way too soon after most snaps, McCown showed courage but looked disjointed. This led to a split view in the organization as to whether he could develop into more than a backup. However, he still has the raw overall skills that match or surpass those of all but a few NFL starters, and he is determined to get on top off the requisite mental game. McCown was too impulsive and inconsistent at Louisiana Tech, but as with the 2004 Browns, that was behind a substandard line. The hot-blooded McCown might be a fair-to-good insurance policy behind Trent Dilfer behind an improved line. The Browns might not draft a replacement for McCown on the first day.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Russell’s On

To update my most recent post, the Minnesota Vikings have turned down the proposal to match Brian Russell’s offer with the Cleveland Brown’s. His induction was made official this past Saturday.

“We’re excited about adding Brian to our defensive backfield. He will bring a veteran presence to us and we feel like there is upside potential with him as a player.”
- Browns General Manager Phil Savage

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Browns and Brian Russell

Brian Russell has currently signed an offer sheet with the Cleveland Browns. Currently on unrestricted free agent status, Russell has signed the offer sheet but awaits the next move from his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. The final date for the Vikings to recover him will be April 8th.

Various Stats:
  • 2004: 81 stops / 1 int
  • 2003: 95 tackles / 9 int