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Brandon Marshall was known for a lot of things in Denver. He was known to be a locker room cancer. He was also known to be in trouble with the law. However, there was one other thing he was known for: He was the best playmaker the Denver Broncos had on offense. While it may be a bit of a relief to get rid of all the troubles he brought, there is no ...

NFL Prospects Deserve the Right To Determine Their Own Fate

Posted: 16th April 2010 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
This article is a response to this article by Jarrod Moore. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/379090-youll-be-sorry-big-names-bound-to-bust-big-time Everything about this article just flat-out bothered me. This is the kind of article that does nothing productive and only gets the writer reads and comments. I just don't believe in predicting that a player will or won't be good at the NFL level. It is just wrong. These are just young men who have worked very hard to get ...

Denver Broncos: How I Would Handle the Quarterback Situation

Posted: 10th April 2010 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
About a year ago, the Denver Broncos' quarterback situation was very clear. Newly acquired Kyle Orton was to be the guy to replace Jay Cutler as the starting quarterback. Although Head Coach Josh McDaniels technically said it would be a competition between Orton and Chris Simms, everybody knew it would be Orton. The competition was more of a courtesy to Simms more than anything. That is not to say that McDaniels ...

Don’t Judge Brady Quinn Based on Last Year in Cleveland

Posted: 4th April 2010 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
I remember watching a game last year in week 2, which was ironically against the Denver Broncos. Being a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, Brady Quinn was the best quarterback they had since Joe Montana. After he graduated, I couldn't wait to see what he could do at the NFL level. After two frustrating years of seeing him mostly wearing a headset, it looked like he was finally going to get ...

Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson Both in Better Positions Than Browns

Posted: 3rd April 2010 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
As we all know by now, both Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson are with different teams. The Cleveland Browns quarterback situation now involves Jake Delhomme as the starter with Seneca Wallace and Brett Ratliff as the backups. Calling it honestly, the Browns are a disaster waiting to happen at quarterback. Let's be real. Delhomme has been a train wreck the last couple of seasons with the Carolina Panthers. Wallace has proved ...

Five Reasons Why Eric Mangini Should Be Fired

Posted: 4th January 2010 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
On Tuesday, Mike Holmgren will meet with Eric Mangini to discuss his future. If retained, this would be an odd marriage. In pro football, there are two big family trees. There is the Walsh tree, which Holmgren is part of, and the Parcells tree, which Mangini came from via Bill Belichick. This writer was never a big fan of Mangini's hiring in the first place, but I do have to give him ...

Based On History, What Will Mike Holmgren Do With Brady Quinn?

Posted: 1st January 2010 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
As we ring in the New Year, folks in Cleveland wonder what Mike Holmgren will mean to the Browns. Fans wonder about a lot of issues. One of those key issues is how will he deal with the quarterback situation. While nobody really knows, everybody like to make their own prediction about what Holmgren will do. To predict what he will do, you really have to look at what he has done ...

Cleveland Browns Need Improvement from Wide Receivers

Posted: 29th December 2009 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
Make no mistake about it, the key to build a winning team in Cleveland is by building a strong running attack. Having said that, the Browns still need to have enough of a passing attack to keep the defense honest. There is no doubt that the Browns passing attack needs serious work. That is an indisputable fact. However, fans sometimes forget that there are two parts of the passing game. ThereƔare ...

Cleveland Browns Have Always Won By Running The Football

Posted: 28th December 2009 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
Who is the first name you think of when you think of all-time Cleveland Browns? That is easy for most. The answer is Jim Brown. Brown was arguably the best running back of all time. Do you even know who the quarterback was when Brown was there? Apparently it was Frank Ryan and Milt Plum at different times. It really didn't matter though, because the offensive game plan was; give the ball to ...

Brady Quinn Compared To Other Young Quarterbacks

Posted: 26th December 2009 by Erin McLaughlin in NFL
The idea for this slideshow was sparked by a statement I saw earlier this week that said quarterbacks who have been in the league less time than Brady Quinn have shown more potential already. When I first saw that statement, I immediately thought how many times have these other quarterbacks been allowed to run a no huddle. That is something Quinn has done all year and got better at it ...