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What do the Browns Take the Tape to First?

By: Curious Browns Fan (Jeremy Poe)

What will be interesting this offseason is what the point of emphasis will be for the new regime to concentrate on in improving this football team. They obviously have a grocery list of needs that they must address and an equal amount of ways of going about doing so.

Do they cement the rest of the offensive line? Do they find a franchise quarterback and then build around it? Is the mediocre linebacking group and/or secondary in dire need of upgrade?

In one man's opinion, the first order of business should be to find a leader on each side of the ball by targeting not A quarterback, but THE quarterback that is going to lead this offense, and then search for THE inside linebacker (a la Ray Lewis) that will quarterback the defensive side of the ball.

In constructing any team in any facet of life, what is vital to its success is having leaders in the sports arena, in the workplace, or on the battlefield in which the members can all feed off of. In pro football, the best teams all happen to have a strong, intelligent leader that they can depend on to take them where they desire to go, the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and yes Ben Roethlisberger (sorry Browns fans!) have been at the forefront of all the success the Colts, Patriots, and Steelers have had in the last decade. Defensively, Ray Lewis, Michael Strahan, and yes Troy Polamalu (sorry again!) have been crucial parts of their teams' success.

The Browns will enjoy (sarcastic) another decade of futility if they do not find the correct leaders this time around. Let's hope and pray that regime #4 isn't Carmen Policy, Butch Davis, or Phil Savage reincarnated. Based on Mike Holmgren's track record and particularly high-standing in NFL circles, one can only feel that in 5 years, all of that will be forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. I Could Not Agree More. It Is Extremely Important That We Can Bring In Game Changers And Leadership To Both Sides Of The Ball. I Love The Idea Of Julius Peppers For This Same Reason Although That Is Probably Too Good To Be True. I Have Seen Interviews Of Rolando McLain And Of Course Have Seen Highlights And Have Watched Games And Believe That He Could Be The Leader Of This Defense For The Next Decade. I Surely Would Not Be Opposed To Hayden. He and Wright Would Make A Nice Combo In Our Secondary. I Would Love To Find The Franchise QB Through Free Agency Or The Draft But That Is Easier Said Than Done. This Is Not The Year For Us To Take That Chance In The Draft.