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McGahee says “sky’s the limit” for the Browns


Running back Willis McGahee has been on a few good teams over the years.  His latest team is unexpectedly good, winning three in a row after supposedly giving up on the season by trading Trent Richardson to Indianapolis.

So how good can the Browns and McGahee, who rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown two weeks after joining the team, be?

“Sky’s the limit for us,” McGahee told PFT Live on Wednesday.  “Sky’s the limit for me.”

McGahee said he’ll be back to 100-percent football shape in “another week or two,” and that his late arrival will help him go farther late in the year, when folks who have been grinding since August are more fatigued and beat up.

Asked to compare this Browns team to one of the other teams on which he played, McGahee went straight to the magical Tebow season in Denver.

“The Browns compare to my first year in Denver when those guys were young,” McGahee said.  “They had a vet, which was Champ Bailey but it shows the same characteristics.  Young, everyone being together, we weren’t winning at first but the we started winning.  Once you believe, you believe.”

I believe the Browns won’t be furthering that comparison by signing Tim Tebow.

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42 Responses to “McGahee says “sky’s the limit” for the Browns”
  1. tcmiller30 says: Oct 10, 2013 8:41 AM

    Aww that’s cute.. McGahee thinks he’s relevant.

  2. keepingitrealdumb says: Oct 10, 2013 8:42 AM

    Wat chu talkin bou Willis!?!?!

    i luv this guy, got him on my fantasy team .. doesn’t disappoint .. you get the performance you expect.

  3. jjackwagon says: Oct 10, 2013 8:45 AM

    Would love to see them win this division.

  4. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 10, 2013 8:48 AM

    It’s FINALLY Super Bowl time in the ol’ Cleve. Champ Baylea is going to runn all over the rest of the lege.

  5. bennyb82 says: Oct 10, 2013 8:48 AM

    It seems like everywhere McGahee goes, he wins. Baltimore, Denver, the Browns…

  6. oldirtyman says: Oct 10, 2013 8:50 AM

    Browns will win the AFCN this year! Ravens and Steelers will finish in a tie for last. Now let all the jealous fans of other teams make comments.

  7. joemammy says: Oct 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    And the bottomless pit has no limit for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  8. overratedsteelerhater says: Oct 10, 2013 9:01 AM

    Tewbow might not be bad idea.All that guy does is win some how….

  9. kremis says: Oct 10, 2013 9:01 AM

    Whereas Ben Rothlesberger says the abyss is the limit for the Steelers!

  10. hehateme2 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:11 AM

    He was a good pickup. Team “seems” to be on the rise… only time will tell.

  11. panchi2131 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:12 AM

    according to espn cleveland ,there was a tim tebow sighting in cleveland during the weekend .

  12. ghostfacenoah says: Oct 10, 2013 9:13 AM

    By “sky’s the limit”, McGahee really means 7 wins.

  13. crubenst says: Oct 10, 2013 9:13 AM

    Genius. Tebow. Perfect fit with Hoyer out.

  14. skoobyfl says: Oct 10, 2013 9:21 AM

    You just beat a team that was beating you until they put in a college QB, world rulers you’re not.

  15. 3yardsndust says: Oct 10, 2013 9:24 AM

    Jesus hates Tebow.

  16. wryly1 says: Oct 10, 2013 9:24 AM

    McGahee didn’t sign with former Division rival Browns to become a homer – and after a decade in the NFL, he just may recognize a team on the rise when he sees one.

  17. thetooloftools says: Oct 10, 2013 9:25 AM

    At least we’ll go down swinging!

  18. conormacleod says: Oct 10, 2013 9:31 AM

    Oh boy. They are not unexpectedly good. They unexpectedly won 3 games in a row. There’s a difference. And they might unexpectedly win 7 games this season. Which, I guess if you’re Cleveland, is unexpectedly good.

  19. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Oct 10, 2013 9:52 AM

    There certainly isn’t much further down that the team could go (although the Jags are trying their best to go deeper), so up is the only direction left.

  20. snakeskinsoul says: Oct 10, 2013 9:54 AM

    Willis can be a solid contributor in the short-term…his leadership and work ethic can do nothing but help this young team. I just hope the rumors about us going after Ben Tate are accurate…

  21. seatownballers says: Oct 10, 2013 9:55 AM

    Lots of people trash talking. It’s Cleveland. A 9-7 season and missing the playoffs will be monumental for them

  22. titaniksigh says: Oct 10, 2013 9:58 AM

    Cardinals, Saints, Lions. They’ve all gone from joke to winner at some point in the last several years. It’d be cool to see the Browns join that list.

  23. unclebluck says: Oct 10, 2013 9:59 AM

    McGahee was a beast when he “First” played for my Bills. Then he got the “BIG” contract and that all ended….having said that it is good to see Cleveland getting some wins this year…but seeing them play my Bills recently there is definitely a “LIMIT” to what they are capable of doing this year….

  24. salsendardo says: Oct 10, 2013 10:04 AM

    Is it surprising that they can grab this dude off his couch and get the same production they were getting from Trent Richardson? He is 10 years older and isnt even in football shape yet.

  25. lenke08 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:11 AM

    The Cleveland Browns are an up and coming team. When Richardson got traded I was like ok who are we going to get to replace him. I saw Willis i was like “Im ok with this.” Weeden is not the answer but as long as he doesnt screw up and actually makes some points then we can have a winning record this season. If he becomes the same ole Weeds well then, This memory of winning 3 in a row will be great to hold onto.

  26. charman11 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:15 AM

    I like Willis always have Im happy he is on our team. The Browns look like a Real NFL team this year something we haven’t seen here in Cleveland for years what a nice thing to see. It is a damn shame hoyer went down like he did poor guy doesn’t know how to slide. And as far as a Tebow sighting in Cle well I’d be ok with that I like the kid he is a winner. But for now we have to get behind Weedon he does have a arm and can throw TD’s just get rid of the ball alittle quicker man and it will be ok. And as far as our D goes they are hitting hard and can stop the run the dbacks are playing great to as well as the Lb’s Mingo is fast, also Travis B is a lights out returner, Cameron, Gordon.. damn we have a team. Coaches as well are doing great. Go Browns!!

  27. buttfumbles says: Oct 10, 2013 10:22 AM

    Factory of Gladness

  28. citiciti says: Oct 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    steelers 0-? lol

  29. bmoreravens1012013 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:43 AM

    And I believe that this magic carpet ride will be coming to a screeching halt beginning this wknd. I only say that because they are back to Weeden , and I don’t think he can play consistent winning football….sorry Browns fans.

  30. billsfan85 says: Oct 10, 2013 10:59 AM

    If the Browns do succeed it won’t be because of the has been McGahee

  31. jerruhjones says: Oct 10, 2013 11:30 AM

    Willis is a beast at any age! Haters gonna hate.

  32. oldbrowndawg says: Oct 10, 2013 11:55 AM

    This was clearly the year the Browns took aggressive action to improve the defense. They’re still getting better every week and will be quite a unit during the second half of this year. They’re watching and evaluating EVERY position on the offense this year and will fix that next offseason through the draft and free agency. Then they’ll really be something to watch each week and, hopefully, for years to come. For now, watch the defense play and enjoy it. It’s a peek into the future for Browns fan.

  33. successfultroll49 says: Oct 10, 2013 12:51 PM

    He is referring to where the sky begins.

  34. thesloppy says: Oct 10, 2013 1:02 PM

    Meanwhile, 3 yards from the line of scrimmage appears to be the limit for McGahee.

  35. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 10, 2013 1:23 PM

    how funny the Browns talk down about Trich, but last year and earlier this year he was yals saviour, remember, u guys gave up almost yr whole draft to get him, Colts gave up a late first rounder, so keep telling yourself how bad Trich is now, but colts fans are happy with him, remember hes not our best player like he was on yals team, lol

  36. boltschick says: Oct 10, 2013 1:25 PM

    Norv Turner has had a very positive impact on that team.

  37. guitarkevin says: Oct 10, 2013 1:33 PM

    The Browns have been repectable now for a few games and their fan baase couldn’t be happier – who can blame them.

    But see how you look in another 4 weeks before you start talking Division and Super Bowl hopes.

    Just saying.

  38. ryanreitsma says: Oct 10, 2013 1:45 PM

    Well, then the sky is also the limit for the 2013/14 Jaguars.

  39. juke1220 says: Oct 10, 2013 1:55 PM

    I will be there this weekend. Go Lions!

  40. localbusinessguy says: Oct 10, 2013 2:02 PM

    The Browns will be furthering the comparision and I expect Tim Tebow to be signed any day now as the back up qb as long as the Browns can get him to agree to some sort of deal where he will consider playing other positions next year if that is needed. Not exactly sure how they will word it but Tebow will be a member of the Cleveland Browns 2013 Playoff Team!

  41. localbusinessguy says: Oct 10, 2013 2:03 PM

    There is no other Player out there that is a perfect fit than Tebow and lets be honest the ownership at the Browns could use another story being at the top of the headlines than Flying J!!!

  42. deltaoracle says: Oct 10, 2013 3:48 PM

    The sky is falling!

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