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Browns will bring in Ryan Tannehill for pre-draft visit

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Although Browns coach Pat Shurmur says his team is moving forward with Colt McCoy at quarterback, drafting Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill remains a possibility.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns will bring in Tannehill as one of their 30 pre-draft visits. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Browns view Tannehill as their best bet with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft, but it’s still a move they’re considering. And NFL Network’s Mike Mayock endorsed Tannehill as the player the Browns should take.

“Franchise quarterback trumps all,” Mayock said on Path to the Draft. “We talk about that all the time, and I don’t believe Colt McCoy is the answer. And I do believe Ryan Tannehill could become the answer. So I believe at No. 4 they ought to pull the trigger on Tannehill.”

The question is whether they’d be passing up on an offensive playmaker they love when they pulled the trigger on Tannehill. Alabama running back Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon are other potential targets for the Browns at No. 4. But Mayock said the Browns would be better off drafting Tannehill at No. 4 and then using their second first-round pick, the 22nd overall selection they acquired from the Falcons in last year’s Julio Jones trade, on a running back or receiver.

“Don’t forget, Cleveland’s got No. 22 in the first round,” Mayock said. “So don’t look at this as just No. 4. You’re trying to come out of this draft the best you can. And if you want a tailback because you lost Peyton Hillis, how about Doug Martin? How about David Wilson? At No. 22 you can get one of those tailbacks. If you need a wide receiver at No. 22, what about Kendall Wright? The way I think they have to look at this thing is, go get the franchise quarterback, sit him on the bench for a little bit behind Colt McCoy, get him comfortable, and then at 22 get yourself a playmaker.”

Fourth overall is higher than most people think Tannehill will go. But if the Browns think there’s a chance Tannehill will be their franchise quarterback for years to come, they can’t pass him up.

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82 Responses to “Browns will bring in Ryan Tannehill for pre-draft visit”
  1. ryansiefert10 says: Mar 27, 2012 1:57 PM

    Yea they sound real confident in McCoy!

  2. adamc0nley says: Mar 27, 2012 1:58 PM

    Absolutely no way.

  3. sportsmeccabi says: Mar 27, 2012 1:58 PM

    Brian Urlacher thinks Ryan Tannehill is a pretty good wide receiver.

  4. mnovis says: Mar 27, 2012 1:58 PM

    The Browns suck.

  5. goyzzo says: Mar 27, 2012 1:58 PM

    Once again the Browns ignorance amazes me!!!
    Bring back the modell family!!

  6. guru506 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    4th overall on Tannehill mmm dont know about that one…Better to draft an elite back

  7. doggpound4ever says: Mar 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    no way they take him at 4. Go Browns

  8. clintonportisheadd says: Mar 27, 2012 2:00 PM

    Way to high for this guy. Better to take 2 non-QB offensive weapons at 4 and 22 and see if McCoy can raise his game.

    If not—theres always Matt Barkley.

  9. lombardihero says: Mar 27, 2012 2:01 PM

    I love it one second Colt is our Guy the next another twist of the knife.:) No wonder why players want to get the heck out of dodge when they can….

  10. clebrowntown says: Mar 27, 2012 2:02 PM

    Can only hope he’d be the replacement for Seneca Wallace as backup and Holmgren’s new grooming project.

  11. shovelface55 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:02 PM

    Why not get legitimate weapons to surround a quarterback before getting the quarterback. So by the time your “possible franchise quarterback” gets a chance to show what he can do, he has a legitimate chance for success with real weapons as opposed to an unlikely chance of success with less than average position players surrounding him.

  12. malignantsociety says: Mar 27, 2012 2:03 PM

    this is just posturing to lure the Dolphins to trade up to number 4 for him.

  13. chawk12thman says: Mar 27, 2012 2:05 PM

    They may draft him at a lower slot and trade down a bit……..They have to be ready in case someone wants to move up. It would be irresponsible to fail to prepare.

  14. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 27, 2012 2:06 PM

    Im a Steelers fan so I dont want whats best for the Browns but I think Richardson and Wright would be one hell of a first round for them.

    Tannehill… not so much.

  15. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 27, 2012 2:07 PM

    Questioning Mayock opens myself up to boos and hisses, but can you really assume Tannehill is a franchise QB and take him at #4 with only 19 starts at QB under his belt? He’s absolutely a fantastic prospect – there’s no question about that. I could see him being taken at the end of round 1 with no regrets. But #4 overall? Some GM is going to put his butt on the line to take him that high considering the downside.

  16. trbowman says: Mar 27, 2012 2:07 PM

    Backs can be had anywhere, the Browns need a franchise signal caller and Ryan Tannehill is. Anybody who disagrees needs to watch more of the guy. All of his problems are fixable through coaching/more playing time. He has it all.

  17. drunkenjunk says: Mar 27, 2012 2:07 PM

    since when is this guy worth the #4 pick? He’s gonna be this years Gabbert.

  18. mc9399 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:08 PM

    at 4!!!! no way too much better talent around then, just get blackmon

  19. trbowman says: Mar 27, 2012 2:09 PM

    Not to mention you get a QB like Tannehill and it benefits your whole offense. Defenses can’t just stack the box to stop the ground game like with noodle arm McCoy back there. As long as Colt McCoy is the Browns QB it almost doesn’t matter who’s in the backfield, you’re gonna have a tough time running the ball.

    Somebody wake up Holmgren down there in Cleveland.

  20. baddegg says: Mar 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    Put the Haterade down and ask yourself honestly:

    Would you rather be the Redskins and give up future draft picks for RGIII

    Or the Browns and reach for Tannehill at #4?

    HTTRS!

  21. tsr3000 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    This is a smokescreen. Browns need to seem like they are open to everyone in order to get good offers.

  22. pike360 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:10 PM

    Smoke Screen!

    This is just a ploy to get Miami to trade up. I hope we don’t fall for it.

  23. paulbrown46 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:11 PM

    The Browns have no interest in RT at 4 or 22. They are bringing him in for a visit only to stimulate offers to trade down.

  24. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 27, 2012 2:12 PM

    If they draft Tannehill at 4, then swing and miss with the 22nd overall, Tannehill will be in McCoy’s shoes sooner than not. From Brady Quinn to Colt McCoy to Ryan Tannehill, these guys will never learn that no matter how good your QB, he’s got to have weapons.

  25. trbowman says: Mar 27, 2012 2:12 PM

    “Why not get legitimate weapons to surround a quarterback before getting the quarterback. So by the time your “possible franchise quarterback” gets a chance to show what he can do, he has a legitimate chance for success with real weapons as opposed to an unlikely chance of success with less than average position players surrounding him.”

    Because you risk missing on a franchise QB.

    If Tannehill is there and you think he’s a franchise QB (like I and many others do), you CAN’T pass on him if you’re the Browns.

    Enough with the weapons argument for Colt McCoy. Having better receivers isn’t going to magically give him the arm power to drive the football. He doesn’t have the tools.

    If I’m the Browns I’m taking Tannehill at four and targeting say, Michael Floyd at 22.

    Sorry for the triple post, lol.

  26. adiddie says: Mar 27, 2012 2:13 PM

    QBs will go 1..2..3..

  27. ih1357 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:13 PM

    No way they take him at #4.

  28. EJ says: Mar 27, 2012 2:14 PM

    Tannehill is a decent prospect, but not at #4. The Browns should draft Richardson at #4 and Wright with the #22 pick. That way they are knocking out two needs with two pretty sure picks. In the second round they should bolster there O-line and play Defense for the rest of the picks throughout the draft. McCoy is definitely better than Tannehill. By giving Colt one more year, at least they can find out if he is the Future QB that they wanted or get themselves in position to draft another one next year.

  29. jimbo75025 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    Is anybody else between 3 and 21 even looking for a QB except maybe Miami? Seems most of the teams in that gap either have a QB or have spent a first in very recent memory and are grooming. #4 seems a big reach for Tannehill-I did not think he would even go in first round. If worse comes to worse and Cleveland decides they have to have him, trade the 22 pick and a second rounder or something to jump ahead of Miami.

  30. h4wksf4n says: Mar 27, 2012 2:21 PM

    All posturing! Browns probably want to trade down from 4 and get more picks.

  31. 513guy says: Mar 27, 2012 2:24 PM

    Is there anything this franchise has done right in the two decades?

  32. lbcoach34 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:25 PM

    4th ROUND overall!!!

  33. themackstrong says: Mar 27, 2012 2:25 PM

    I love Mike Mayock, I think he puts in time when other analysts read clippings and speak non-sense. Last year he had Gabbert as the number 1 QB and most pro-ready of the draft. 2 rookie playcallers went to the pro bowl and I think I think Ponder and Locker both look like better prospects. Browns need to get Bluechip talent if they want any QB to get a chance. RB or WR at 4 both are a need. As a Seahawk fan that watch Holmgren botch a few first round picks I hope he lets his scouts and coaches have a say.

  34. conormacleod says: Mar 27, 2012 2:27 PM

    Tannehill is a legit QB, and the Browns will take him. So, if another team likes him they better trade with the Vikings to get to #3.

  35. tuckyous says: Mar 27, 2012 2:27 PM

    They have an opportunity to build an offense before taking a franchise QB next year. Seems prudent since RT would be a reach at #4 and likely unavailable at their 2nd 1st round pick. Let’s say they go with Blackmon and BPA in the first and a RB in the 2nd, plus further development from Greg Little, they would be in good shape to bring in a 1st round QB in 2012.

    -not a Browns fan

  36. ubummer says: Mar 27, 2012 2:28 PM

    The only RT the Browns want in this draft is Right Tackle.

  37. oldbrowndawg says: Mar 27, 2012 2:29 PM

    You can’t take a chance at #4 overall on a guy with so few starts as a QB. Richardson is a “can’t miss” so that’s the best option. Then take WR Stephen Hill @22 and OT Robert Massie from Ole Miss at #37. The strong armed QB from Arizona State will be there in the 4th round @118 when WR, RB, RT, and CB and OLB prospects are in the bank.

  38. thelmt82 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:30 PM

    So sick of these “experts” saying the Browns need to pick a QB with their first pick.

    Watch, because of this, the Dolphins will trade up to #3 and take Tannehill. Then all the know-it-alls will say the Browns need to take Brandon Weeden at #4. Then, the Chiefs will trade up to #4 and take Weeden. Then, the gurus will say the Browns will take Brock Osweiler at #11. Then, the Cardinals will trade up to #11 to take Osweiler. That will then lead all the schmucks to say the Browns should draft Nick Foles at #13. (Hope the sarcasm comes across on this scenario.)

    It’s so beyond stupid to even suggest the Browns take Tannehill with the 1st pick. The Browns will end up with Blackmon, Kalil, Richardson, or Claiborne with their first pick; if it’s at 4 or a little lower.

  39. lessthandave says: Mar 27, 2012 2:31 PM

    Smokescreen to up the value of their Draft slot

  40. majskinsfan says: Mar 27, 2012 2:32 PM

    Skins fan, so I know the pain the Browns fans have experienced over the years. Also a UM fan, so I remember what Bernie Kosar did for the Browns. While I’m psyched about getting the 2nd overall pick, I hope the Browns come out of this draft stacked with weapons. Blackmon or Richardson along with Kendall Wright and some oline guys. Tannenhill? Maybe, but get Colt, and Josh some support and turn that team around. The Redskins are now the youngest in the East thanks to smart drafting. These two teams should be very strong in the next couple years. C’mon Holmgren, make some good decisions.

  41. foxmulder33 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:32 PM

    if the browns draft him at 4 i will no longer watch this football team.

  42. bigdawg2011 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:32 PM

    You have to laugh at an egomaniac tool like Mayock.. He knows Tannehill is a reach at 4 when you don’t take gambles especially on talent deprived teams and then advocates reaching again at 22 for Wilson or Martin. Let’s all just be thankful Mayock is not running this team and appreciate him for his entertainment value. Guys like Kiper and him and Mcshay are just a sideshow and should be treated as such. Anyone that believes the Browns would take the 3rd rated QB and a 2nd round project at 4 is not looking out for the franchises best interest. He knows McCoy will not be the answer no more than he thought Jamarcus and Quinn would be stars and Newton was not dedicated enough.

  43. tatatoothy says: Mar 27, 2012 2:34 PM

    513guy says:
    Mar 27, 2012 2:24 PM

    Is there anything this franchise has done right in the two decades?
    ___________________________________

    Yes, they moved out of Cleveland

  44. cserisey says: Mar 27, 2012 2:35 PM

    I gotta agree that it’s a smoke screen. Could even the Browns be dumb enough to take RT at 4 The guy is a project at best. BUT he may even be there at 22. then take him

  45. jnichols1210 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:35 PM

    RGIII or Andrew Luck couldn’t help the browns, they need a complete face lift….starting with ol Mikey

  46. seatownballers says: Mar 27, 2012 2:36 PM

    This is all bull. Browns management is attempting to lure the dolphins into trading for the 4 spot.

  47. nyjetssuck says: Mar 27, 2012 2:38 PM

    If the Fins won’t overpay for Matt Flynn or Alex Smith, they certainly won’t reach for Tannehill @ #4.

  48. mlenenski says: Mar 27, 2012 2:43 PM

    Mike Shanahan missed coaching Tannehill in the Senior Bowl…..and you all see what the Redskins decided to do after that missed tryout.

    Nobody wants to play in Cleveland unless you draft him….or he’s got a broken foot….or a concussion.

    Should have gone for Tebow….at least he can beat the Steelers.

  49. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 27, 2012 2:44 PM

    No way tannehill gets picked at#4 they will trade down no more than #8 and hope richardson is there, then they will package the 2nd round wiht thier 22 to try and move up to snatch tannehill or a WR, Heckert thinks he has to trade up and down a few times to make it appear he is earning his salary. It’s all a crapshoot, you never know unitl the pick is at the podium with these guys. They will no doubt find a way to demoralize the fanbase as usual.

  50. suhisabeast90 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:46 PM

    They have to bring him in and check him out closer. If they like him, put him on the Board. If they LOVE him……who cares what pick you take him at? You have to trust a teams staff to pick a guy they think “fits” their system. To be honest, it is’t our money as fans that their spending. As much as it pains me to say, those guys in all NFL franchises know what their doing. It’s when a team takes “Best Available” that kills me. A frachise QB is the hardest thing to find. I say if you find one you think is the right one for you, take him at any pick.

    As a Steeler fan, I hope they do get it right. It would be nice to revive the rivalry we once had when Modell was there. Good Luck, if not, try with next years top ten pick.

  51. jjboogie2011 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:48 PM

    1. of course they’d look at this guy – he’s one of 30 guys in pre-draft work outs…so let’s not get too carried away and try and make this news worthy (even if i love Browns news)

    2. i personally think #4 for this guy is too high when you have at least 3 or 4 other holes to fill and a fair amount of picks to use.

    3. i personally think he’s also experiencing some inflated value as a side effect of the buzz about RGIII and Luck…almost like two major stocks blowing up so some smaller stocks start to inflate.

    4. agreed with the idea that this could all be positioning to try and get someone to move up but i really doubt anyone takes him at #4 (Browns included)

    Browns own the most interesting spot in the draft now that the top 2 are decided. trading down 2-3 spots, picking up another pick, and then taking Richardson, Blackmon of the CB out of LSU (whoevers left) = big win for them on draft day.

  52. suhisabeast90 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    ———
    “thelmt82 says:

    So sick of these “experts” saying the Browns need to pick a QB with their first pick.

    Watch, because of this, the Dolphins will trade up to #3 and take Tannehill. Then all the know-it-alls will say the Browns need to take Brandon Weeden at #4. Then, the Chiefs will trade up to #4 and take Weeden. Then, the gurus will say the Browns will take Brock Osweiler at #11. Then, the Cardinals will trade up to #11 to take Osweiler. That will then lead all the schmucks to say the Browns should draft Nick Foles at #13. (Hope the sarcasm comes across on this scenario.)”
    ———————————————————-

    Cousins from MSU is as good as Tannehill and more experience too. Take a WR at #4 and QB at #22. Cousins reminds a lot of people of Brady in College, if he is half as good take him ‘em high or miss.

  53. brenenostler says: Mar 27, 2012 2:54 PM

    What if Miami missed out on Tannehill too?

  54. lbcoach34 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:00 PM

    Whitney Mercilus is coming in for a visit, he might go #4 overall!

  55. firekenwilliams says: Mar 27, 2012 3:04 PM

    This is old news. Walter Football reported this weeks ago. Why didn’t PFT link that one?

  56. clayton43 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:05 PM

    If the Browns took Tannyhill at 4 I think that the Browns fans should just boycott the season lol…. They have a legit opportunity to get 3 very quality players with the first 2 rounders and also a top spot in second round. DONT BLOW IT !! Stop taking mediocre players. The only thing I can think of is that they are going to show interest in Tannyhill is in case some other team wants to trade up a few spots but I wouldnt …stay at 4 and 22 use your 10 or 12 picks to build. This franchise has been aweful and rediculous for so long that I am really suprised there hasnt been a fan boycott already.. Every year they get a top 5 pick almost and still sit at the bottom year after year.

  57. spunjmunke says: Mar 27, 2012 3:09 PM

    Hence the report yesterday about their desire to move down in the draft. They would probably feel good about getting him at 8 instead of 4, and pick up an extra pick or two in the process.

  58. farmmbig says: Mar 27, 2012 3:12 PM

    Considering that Brad Childress is present in Cleveland, I suggest their fans familiarize themselves with the Division 1AA QB’s available in this draft…… And maybe Brett Favre is on the hotline…

    Signed,

    Viking Fans

  59. jacunn2000 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:15 PM

    Dude is very raw. But he can launch the football, he has the size, very smart kid, good work ethic, and if worse comes to worse he can always play WR. Very solid at both positions.

  60. 49erstim says: Mar 27, 2012 3:16 PM

    “I do believe Tannehill can BECOME the answer.”

    That’s the quote that struck me. Are they so desperate that they draft a QB they’ve gotta “coach up”? You go “sure thing” @ 4, not prospect. Tannehill=Colt 2.0.

  61. averagewhitegirl says: Mar 27, 2012 3:25 PM

    The main problem with this team is Holmgren is a great coach but not a very good GM. His GM duties only lasted a couple years in Seattle, he was terrible.

  62. kosar92807 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:26 PM

    Why does Mayock hate the Browns?
    Tannehill is not a #4 pick. Stop it!
    Here’s to hoping Holmgren isn’t listening to some johnny come lately analyst.

    Take the surest bet…Trent Richardson.

    I guess I wouldn’t throw up if they take Blackmon or Claiborne. WR is just a much deeper position. There will plenty of value left at #22.

  63. bigdawg2011 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:34 PM

    Tannehill has 9 inch hands..can he even grip a football let alone on a frozen lakefront? That should drop him to the second round alone. Small hands..I think the smallest hands of any QB in this draft.

  64. dolphins4 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:39 PM

    If the Browns are smart they’ll take Blackmon at pick 4.The last I knew they ran the west coast offense and you can’t run it very well without quality wide receivers.

  65. realitypolice says: Mar 27, 2012 3:39 PM

    Tannehill is not even a first round talent, much less a Top Five talent.

    This guy is the picture of mediocrity. He was the fifth best QB in his own conference last year.

    If you want a QB that badly, take Weeden at 22. Who cares about his age, you can still get 8-10 years out of him, and he is MILES ahead of Tannehill in his development.

    Hey Browns fans- who would you rather have with your first two picks- Blackmon and Weeden (or Khalil and Weeden) or Tannehill and one of those backs you’ve never heard of that Mayock listed?

    Thought so.

  66. rcali says: Mar 27, 2012 3:45 PM

    “Franchise Quarterback” and “Tannenhill” should probably not be in the same paragraph.

  67. thefiesty1 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:49 PM

    Waste of a draft pick. They STILL need more offensive weapons other than QB. If they really go this direction, they’d better take him early because Miami certainly will with Sherman there.

  68. hedphurst says: Mar 27, 2012 3:56 PM

    touchdownroddywhite says:
    Mar 27, 2012 2:12 PM
    If they draft Tannehill at 4, then swing and miss with the 22nd overall, Tannehill will be in McCoy’s shoes sooner than not. From Brady Quinn to Colt McCoy to Ryan Tannehill, these guys will never learn that no matter how good your QB, he’s got to have weapons.

    Wrong. Mediocre QBs fail without weapons, but elite QBs make weapons out of mediocre recceivers. Don’t believe me? Look up the stats for Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Cam Newton’s receivers when they’ve had somebody else throwing them the ball.

    The argument here isn’t whether the Browns need to add more weapons for their QB or whether they need a better QB. The argument is whether Tannehill has elite ability or not. I’m not convinced one way or the other, so I’m not really sold on the idea of drafting him 4th overall. If H&H&S think Tannehill has the intelligence and physical skills to be a truly elite QB in the NFL, then, yes, 4th overall is where they should take him. If you truly believe that he can be a 10-year starter with superstar potential for your team, you take him when you KNOW you can, and don’t risk letting him slip away to another team just because he MIGHT last until your next pick.

    Again, let me say that I don’t personally think he’s a sure thing, nor do I think he’s worth a 4th overall pick. But if the Browns’ staff does think that, I’m confident they are basing their decisions on a lot more research and experience than I have at evaluating draft prospects.

  69. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 27, 2012 3:57 PM

    If the Mike Sherman thinks Tannehill is a potential star, the Dolphins will do what they have to do to get him. If he doesn’t, they won’t. Same as with Philbin/Flynn. If there’s one thing the Dolphins have proven, they won’t overpay for someone who is not/will not be appreciably better than Matt Moore.

  70. hedphurst says: Mar 27, 2012 4:01 PM

    realitypolice says:
    Mar 27, 2012 3:39 PM

    Hey Browns fans- who would you rather have with your first two picks- Blackmon and Weeden (or Khalil and Weeden) or Tannehill and one of those backs you’ve never heard of that Mayock listed?

    Thought so.

    If you’ve never heard of David Wilson or Doug Martin, you have no business discussing the draft process.

    I do like Weeden, though. Taking the tandem of Blackmon and Weeden would be a nice way of following the Bengals’ strategy from last year’s draft, which worked out pretty well for them. Of course, their offense was built around a “3 yards and a cloud of dust” type running game, while the Browns are trying to put more on the QB’s shoulders…

  71. realitypolice says: Mar 27, 2012 4:22 PM

    @hedphurst:

    If you think the majority of NFL fans across the country could pick those two guys out of a lineup, you’re dreaming.

    I love how you basically tell me I have no business discussing the draft and then agree with my main point.

    Umm……thanks? lol.

  72. noross says: Mar 27, 2012 4:41 PM

    “this is just posturing to lure the Dolphins to trade up to number 4 for him.”

    If the Dolphins trade up for a QB, it will be with the Colts for Robert Griffin!

  73. rocketdogsports says: Mar 27, 2012 4:47 PM

    Holmgren, Heckert and Shurmer are either the smartest guys in the NFL or they are the most afraid for their jobs.

    The draft will determine which.

  74. vicpetro says: Mar 27, 2012 4:49 PM

    “this is just posturing to lure the Dolphins to trade up to number 4 for him.”

    this really makes no sense. if the Browns create the perception (even falsely) that they are interested in Tannehill, all they’ll do is entice teams to call Minnesota at #3. By bringing this guy in for a visit it’s saying to the teams below them, “if you want Tannehill, you better move ahead of us, because we are considering him at #4.”

  75. rocketdogsports says: Mar 27, 2012 5:08 PM

    Since 1999:
    Tim Couch, Charlie Frye, Jake Delhomme, Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Spergon Wynn, Trent Dilfer, Ken Dorsey, Bruce Gradkowski, Ty Detmer,

    Not a lot of happy memories or Hall of Famers., more than a coincidence and the long term basis for the “Factory of Sadness”.

    Today:
    Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy.

    Where have you gone Otto Graham, Brian Sipe, Bernie Kosar, Bill Nelson and the Cardiac Kids?

    It’s a management thing and it has been piss poor for way too long a time.

    Shurmer, Holgren and Heckert are on the clock. Lerner, your time is up.

  76. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Mar 27, 2012 5:12 PM

    “this is just posturing to lure the Dolphins to trade up to number 4 for him.”

    this really makes no sense. if the Browns create the perception (even falsely) that they are interested in Tannehill, all they’ll do is entice teams to call Minnesota at #3. By bringing this guy in for a visit it’s saying to the teams below them, “if you want Tannehill, you better move ahead of us, because we are considering him at #4.”
    ——————————————————-

    That’s why it does make sense. If Tannehill’s not the player they really want, forcing someone to trade in front of them to get him ensures that one more player that they DO want IS available, like Justin Blackmon, whom the Vikings might take at 3. If Miami trades up to 3 to get Tannehill, that means Blackmon falls to 4. So it makes sense to work him out whether they want him or not.

    Also, what if he slips to 22, a la Aaron Rodgers? Even if they don’t want him at 4, they may want him at 22. So there’s 3 reasons to work him out: 1. They want to know if he’s good enough to take at #4 or not; 2. They want to at least make people think that they might take him at #4 to force the trade scenario; or 3. They want to know if he’s good enough to take at #22 or not.

  77. lbcoach34 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:14 PM

    Well, I guess you could argue that CLE has glaring needs at QB and WR, so Tannehill can play both positions

  78. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:15 PM

    i hope other teams dont fall for the banana in the tail pipe

  79. bigzant82 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:23 PM

    @trbowman ya dead on as i told people McCoy has a week arm and is too small n fragile if t-hill is decent or better then mccoy then take him

  80. rowdymon says: Mar 27, 2012 5:29 PM

    The Browns have 13, that’s right 13 picks in this year’s draft. They are trying to get someone to trade into the 4th position and combine some of those later picks to get 4 players in the first two rounds. As a Browns fan I would be extremely happy to trade down in order to do this.

  81. truthserum4u says: Mar 27, 2012 7:03 PM

    I agree with many of you who feel this is a smoke screen to get Miami to trade up; but this could help the Vikings instead. If the Dolphins think the Browns are truly interested in Tannehill (if they don’t buy it they can just sit and wait for him @ 8) they would logically jump them by trading with the Vikings who are interested in trading down.

  82. ColtMcCowpoke says: Mar 28, 2012 12:14 AM

    If you have 13 picks and 3 in top 40, why not step to the plate and get your offense some people who can move the chains? How many frigging draft pick do you need? It would stupid to trade back and end up Coples or Ingram when you need players like Trent Richardson or Justin Blackmon. That sounds like something Heckert would do. Trade away any chance of getting some playmakers for the chance to draft 3 Buster Skines. Why not use these darn picks and move up #1 and actually get a real QB instead of settling for a half dozen Chansi Stuckeys and Abe Elams?

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