NFL  > Cleveland Browns  > Cleveland Offense
June 4, 2009, 02:18 AM
The Browns offense is a little harder to get a handle on at this point. Obviously we don't know who will be QB but we have options. Anderson went to the pro-bowl, Quinn was a first round pick. Ratliff is the most intriguing of the bunch. In New York he started out as a wide receiver on the practice squad and worked his way to the point that a lot of Jets watchers had him pegged as their starter before the Sanchez trade. If you love football you have to love a guy like Ratliff and want him on your team.

I expected a QB competition. I didn't think the O-Line would need as much tweaking as has been going on. I thought we were golden with what we had, but the new regime wants power on the inside. That's why Pork Chop Womack will probably snag one of the guard spots. You can't fault their reasoning. Last year Fraley was overpowered by the physical tackles that play in this division. Nate Netwon once joked that in the fourth quarter everybody is tired, but he still weighed 350 lbs.

I worried about the wide receivers when Edwards was on the trade block. But then he stuck around. Cribbs is in camp and set on proving he can play receiver as well as return man. The Browns added two high pick rookies and brought in two veterans. Like a lot of areas we suddenly have depth in an area that was painfully thin.

An area I wish we had more depth in however was RB. Jamal Lewis is still the number one back. All the others are more speed and pass catching guys who don't have a lot of power. Of course maybe the plan is to use the speedy guys more and save Lewis for short yardage and goal situations, which would limit his carries.

Unlike the D where there is a clear path to improvement, this group is more up in the air. Everything hinges on this coming QB battle, how the O-line eventually shakes out and how many carries Lewis has left in him.

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