Well the 2007 Season was a monumental season for the Cleveland Brown Organization. So where do we go from here? Should our expectations for this organization change as now we can see what they are capable of?
So where do we go from here?
1. Defense, thats a no brainer. With Mel Tucker, Jr. leading the way we should have a stronger defense. Our defense in the past has always been our saving grace and kept us in a lot of ballgames that would of been huge blow outs. Not this year, to have one of the worst defenses in the league and at the same time having an offense that is producing points like a catholic family producing babies!
Just as Phil Savage went after the offensive side of the ball in the off-season before the 2007 season and I hope he is planning to go after the other side of the ball to spark up the 2008 season. We have an extremely hard schedule for 08′ and if we do not develop a stronger defense then we will be in for an extremely long season! Even though times have not been announced, it looks like we will play the Colts, the Cowboys, and the defending Super Bowl champ Giants. All strong teams only looking to grow stronger.
2. Romeo Crennel. He was named Head Coach this time 3 years ago and in 2007 he has really impressed his critics,(including me). He was signed to a 5 year deal and after last year most of the fans were calling for his head and then he had a monumental season and everyone loves what he is doing, (including me). Just last month he was given a 2 year extension that would keep him as head coach until 2011! My opinion is that Crennel needs to keep pushing forward and demanding excellence in his players, on the field and off the field. He has the opportunity to lead the Cleveland Browns into history!
3. Spare no expense! I live in what is called Greater Cincinnati, I live in Kentucky but everyone thinks they are in Cincinnati. So all I hear about are the Bengals! It gets quite annoying. I always tell people I am a Browns fan stuck in Bengal territory. One thing over and over again being down here is how cheap Mike Brown is with his team. He won’t hire a GM and he doesn’t want to pay his players much, and when he does splurge on a player something else has to suffer, like the quality of trainers, etc. I hope that never moves its way up 71 to Cleveland.
Realize that it is a first class organization and we will do whatever it takes to get a Super Bowl victory! Plain and simple, whatever it takes…except video taping coaches and showing your lack of class when there is :01 left in the Superbowl.
What should our expectations be?
I think I just stated it above. We have seen what the Cleveland Browns are capable of, so we should only expect greater things on 2008 and beyond. We were one game away from the Playoffs this year and as you look back even though we won 10 games, we should of pulled off 12 games. One against the Oakland Raiders, and the second against the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.
I feel that by the time playoffs come around in 2008, there will be a lot of people tired of the dog bark…BUT NOT I!!!