Thursday, November 1, 2012

Boomer Report: Coaching search, & Browns preparing for Ravens

Can the Browns in some way, land Andy Reid to
become their next Head Coach?
Barring a miracle, following this 2012 season, the Cleveland Browns will once again be searching for a new Head Coach. Since their return to the league in 1999, the Browns have had five Head Coaches (six, if you include Terry Robiskie, 6-game intern stint). With current Head Coach, Pat Shurmur recording a 6-18 record the past season +, it looks like he will be heading out the door, as new owner Jimmy Haslam III will certainly want to bring in his own guy. The Browns haven't had a legitimate Head Coach since the Ronald Reagan administration. Marty Schottenheimer was the Browns coach from '84-'88, posting a winning record of 44-27, with three divisional titles and appearing in three AFC Championship Games (dam you John Elway!). With the impending coaching search that will happen this off-season, the Browns will try again to find the guy that will be able to finally turn this ship around and get the Browns winning and contending again, like the 1980's. When teams in your own division seem to find the right guys, its frustrating as a Browns fan, to watch them cycle in & out a new Head Coach every 2-3 years. The names are definitely out there, it's just a matter of finding the right guy, with the right philosophy. Lets get it right this time, Jimmy! List of Cleveland Browns head coaches

T-Rich will have his work cut out for him, vs. a physical
Ravens front seven.
Cleveland Browns (2-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (5-2) Game Preview

The Browns will shoot to make it three-in-a-row at Cleveland Browns Stadium, and three out of four overall, when they host the Ravens on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM, CBS). The Browns are coming off a sloppy 7-6 win over the San Diego Chargers a week ago, in which the weather played a factor in. The Ravens, who are coming off their bye week, are 4-0 following the bye week under Head Coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens, were thumped two weeks ago down in Houston vs. the Texans, 43-13. The Browns haven't beat the Ravens in the last nine tries, are trying to flip their season around, following an 0-5 start. In last weeks game, the Browns leaned on rookie RB Trent Richardson to carry the load, and he responded with his best running game as a Brown (122 rushing yards, touchdown). T-Rich will try and catch lightning in a bottle, against the Ravens defensive unit, who will be without their leader, LB Ray Lewis. The Ravens rank 30th in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing 142 ypg. They have also given up some big numbers in the passing game, and the Browns have been careful with the ball, not committing a turnover the past two games. It would be a huge win for the Browns, who's rally against the Ravens fell short back in September on TNF in Baltimore, 23-16. The Browns head into their bye week following this game, and a win here would give them some MO heading into the 2nd half of their 2012 season. LETS GO BROWNS, BEAT BALTIMORE!

Watch out for my next Urban Renewal, out tomorrow, that will discuss this epic upcoming weekend of CFB action, provide you with a Buckeyes game preview vs. Illinois, and I'll have predictions/picks on a few of the marquee match ups.