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Matt Wood

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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Writer for Cleveland Browns SB Nation site, Dawgs By Nature

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Hey Bengals, You Want Richardson?

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Why the Browns and the Bengals should make a deal

Changes brewing Heckert and team president Mike Holmgren would rather not burn a No. 4 pick on a...

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Changes brewing Heckert and team president Mike Holmgren would rather not burn a No. 4 pick on a wideout. However, enough super-high picks have made a difference in their franchises to make H&H think long and hard about Justin Blackmon. The convincing examples are A.J. Green (No. 4, Bengals, 2011); Calvin Johnson (Lions, No. 2, 2007) and Larry Fitzgerald (No. 3 overall, 2004). There are two million-dollar questions: 1, Is Blackmon as talented as any of these three? 2, Who can get him the ball?

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Devil's Advocate: Trade For Tim Tebow

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With Peyton Manning on his way to Denver, Tim Tebow is on the move. His move needs to be to Cleveland. Before you automatically say no, take a second and read this. Go in with an open mind and see...

The Myth Of Improving Through Free Agency

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Why Free Agency is nothing but bad contracts and broken hopes

Browns Will Be Releasing Eric Steinbach

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Well, this wasn't totally unexpected. Eric Steinbach will be released by the Cleveland Browns according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. Reports are that Steinbach wanted to re-do his...

Report: Browns Are No Longer In Flynn Derby

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According to Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns are no longer in the Matt Flynn business. BREAKING: #Browns have not pursued GB QB Matt Flynn and reports that they're set to make offer untrue, league...

2012 NFL Free Agency Open Thread For Browns Fans

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We won't get Mario Williams. You can probably add Carl Nicks on that list as well. Who will we sign? What's up with the rest of the AFC North? Are the Steelers looking for someone to block the b...

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DBN Draft Thread #4

Please REC this so it stays at the top. Every year we see a huge spike in FanPosts. Please feel free to keep firing up FanPosts about all sorts of things, but if you have a short one on the draft,...

Browns 2012 NFL Draft: Operation Defense

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How the Browns can make the best of the 2012 NFL draft

Man The F' Up

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Everyone gotten the piss and vinegar out of their system? If you haven't, stop by the Glazer-RG3 thread and let it out. You will feel better. Trust me. I threatened to defecate on DBN members lawns...

Free Agency Forecast For The Browns

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What do you think the Browns will do in Free Agency?

Dolphins Not Interested In Flynn?

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More red flags than a Chinese parade. Do. Not. Want. At. All.

Hillis Isn't Worth The Trouble

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The Browns need to move on from Peyton Hillis. Now.

Saints busted for "Bounty Program"

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Big time penalties and fines coming down the pike for the Saints. But if you don't think this kind of thing happens in every single locker room, I have a bridge for you. Hat tip to Dorn for pointing this out earlier.

Report: Hillis needs another agent

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According to Josina Anderson's twitter account, Peyton Hillis and his agent have split ways. If my math is correct, Hillis' next agent will be his 4th in the past year.

NFL Combine Open Thread QB, RB and WR

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The skill players take to the field today. Some players have already run and posted some pretty good times. Michael Floyd from Notre Dame, who some believed didn't have the speed to be a deep...

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DBN Draft Thread #3

Please REC this so it stays at the top. Every year we see a huge spike in FanPosts. Please feel free to keep firing up FanPosts about all sorts of things, but if you have a short one on the...

Peyton Manning Domino Waiting Game

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Taking a look at the effect of Peyton Manning's landing spot on the Cleveland Browns.

The Time We Almost Lost Joe Thomas

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The Browns were thisclose to losing Joe Thomas in '07.

RG3 is 6-2 3/8 Officially

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If you aren't following Dawgs By Nature on twitter, what's the matter with you?

Report: Browns To Make A Run At Flynn

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"The brass will make a play for Matt Flynn. Mike Holmgren is no great fan of quarterback competitions. If he signs Flynn, it would be with the intention of starting Flynn." From Steve Doerschuk I wonder if the timing of this, after yesterday's press conference with the RG3 line of questions, was planted for a reason. Just sayin'.

Brady Quinn: Cleveland Browns New Back-up?

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Bring back Brady Quinn to be the back-up of the Cleveland Browns.

Report: Browns Are Targeting 5 Players With the Fourth Pick

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Browns are targeting 5 prospects

Why Matt Flynn won't be a Brown

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Why the Browns don't want Matt Flynn

Anyone who wants Alshon Jeffery needs to see what he looks like. Far left. The fat one. Side note:...

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Anyone who wants Alshon Jeffery needs to see what he looks like. Far left. The fat one. Side note: That is Melvin Ingram on the right.

Mayock: Vontaze Burfict not a 1st round pick "at all"

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A guy that has been discussed here o DB, gets no love from Mayock.

Mario Williams: Target Number One For Cleveland

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Why the Browns have a chance to sign Mario Williams

FanPost
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DBN Draft Talk Thread #2

Please REC this so it stays at the top. Every year we see a huge spike in FanPosts. Please feel free to keep firing up FanPosts about all sorts of things, but if you have a short one on the draft,...

Could RG3 be better than Cam?

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Nice article on RG3 possibly being better than Newton. It is pay article, so beware. Here is what I thought was the most interesting point: In his 2010 Heisman Trophy-winning campaign with the Auburn Tigers, Newton averaged 9.3 yards per attempt (YPA) in games against opponents from BCS conferences. He also tallied a 12.9 vertical YPA (vertical defined as passes thrown 11 or more yards downfield) and a 15.5 stretch vertical YPA (aerials thrown 20 or more yards). All of those are superb totals, but contrast them with the 2011 totals posted by Griffin in games against opponents from BCS conferences: 10.7 overall YPA (tops in the FBS), 16.0 vertical YPA and 23.0 stretch vertical YPA. Each of Griffin's marks is appreciably better than Newton's. While Griffin may not have the shiftiness Newton possesses, he is a terrific scrambler in his own right with elite speed that defenses must respect. One of the likely reasons for the statistical edge is that the Baylor Bears' offense had more pro-style tendencies than the run-heavy spread offense Newton played in at Auburn. That allowed Griffin to attack defenses in a wider variety of ways than Newton was able to and should help reduce his pro transition time. Joyner goes on to discuss the idea of RG3 on the Browns, note the Shurmur comments: The Browns' offense has played it very close to the vest play calling-wise the past couple of seasons, but a lot of that has to do with having dink-and-dunk master Colt McCoy under center. Head coach Pat Shurmur has a long history of working with aggressive pass offenses, and when that is added to the rumors that the Browns are looking to upgrade at wide receiver, Cleveland could be a great situation for Griffin. Overall, a very good read.

You get 'em Betty. Hat tip to BELIEVELAND.

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You get 'em Betty. Hat tip to BELIEVELAND.

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