Free Agent Kirk Cousins: Where does he land?

Kate Arhar
Kate Arhar OTFB Reporter

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

 

As the free agent period approaches, one of the hottest names and biggest difference makers for a franchise is Kirk Cousins. I think it’s safe to say that, with the signing of Alex Smith, Washington will not be putting a Franchise Tag on Cousins which means he can start looking for his next team on March 14th.

There are quite a few teams desperately searching for a franchise quarterback, but are they all viable options at this point? Do they have the money to pay Cousins the huge contract he wants? Do they have the cap space? Are they the type of organization that he would want to play for? Let’s look at the front runners…

Continue reading “Free Agent Kirk Cousins: Where does he land?”

Follow us on social media!

Cleveland Browns Mock Draft: QB Scenarios

Kate Arhar
OTFB Browns Reporter

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

As usual, the sports talk is all about the NFL Draft here in Cleveland. The biggest question mark on this team is the quarterback and has been for quite a few years. With picks 1 and 4 in the first round, fans are banking on the team being able to finally settle this issue and get the franchise quarterback they’ve been calling for since, frankly, 1999.

I’ve seen Mock Drafts from the experts with no less than six different QBs being taken first overall. The reality of the situation is that it’s not simply a matter of what skills and attributes these college QBs bring to the table. It’s also incredibly important to look at the make-up of the team, the positions of need, and how all of these things are addressed during free agency.

So, with that in mind, my mock draft is simply the two first-round picks based on which Free Agent QB the Browns are able to sign.

Continue reading “Cleveland Browns Mock Draft: QB Scenarios”

Follow us on social media!

Cleveland Browns – Front Office Changes

Kate Arhar
Kate Arhar Browns Reporter

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

 

Times, they are a-changin’. And so is the Cleveland Browns front office.  With so many hires these past few months, here’s the current list so you can keep track at home!

With four games remaining in the 2017-18 season, the Browns fired Sashi Brown and replaced him at General Manager with John Dorsey. The brilliance of the timing was not lost on me. First, they avoided a bidding war as the New York Giants were about to shake up their organization. Second, Dorsey was able to see for himself what was going on with the team in the locker room, at practices, during games. These are key things for a G.M. to see in order to evaluate both the talent and the coaches!

Continue reading “Cleveland Browns – Front Office Changes”

Follow us on social media!

Jerry Kramer is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

Kate Arhar, OTFB Reporter

 

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, was announced this past weekend. As always, my favorite selection is the one from the Senior Committee. These gentlemen have been over-looked and under-appreciated when compared to the modern-era players. And, most importantly, they are the heart, soul, beginnings of this game I love.

They wore leather helmets and pads that were a puny excuse for protection. They got paid so little that most had second jobs during the offseason. They played because they loved the game.

While it was before my time, my dad would tell me stories about these great men and they’ve always stayed with me.  This year I was very excited to see that Jerry Kramer from the Green Bay Packers would finally be admitted into this great hall.

Continue reading “Jerry Kramer is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!”

Follow us on social media!

Fantasy Football Round Up: 2017 in Review

by Wanda Wiedman and Kate Ahar // @WandaW63 @ClvlndK8

Any avid fantasy football participant has their lineup ready for their draft. First and second rounds are all about the running backs and wide receivers and by mid round the quarterback frenzy takes over. But that didn’t happen this past season. In a panic, someone grabbed Dak Prescott in the first round and chaos ensued. But was it all worth it at the end?

According to our analysis and the ranks by points, here are the Top 10 for each position. Was yours on it?

Continue reading “Fantasy Football Round Up: 2017 in Review”

Follow us on social media!

2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalists

 

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio, announced the semifinalists for the 2018 Class.  A finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent during the annual selection meeting.

The Schedule of Events for this year’s Enshrinement Festival, click here.

A few announcements were made last August: two finalists from the Seniors Committee and one finalist from the Contributors list. The Senior Committee reviews players whose careers ended more than 25 years ago and the Contributor Committee evaluates people – not players or coaches – who made outstanding contributions to professional football.

Continue reading “2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalists”

Follow us on social media!

Cleveland Browns Hire GM: John Dorsey

By Kate Arhar aka Cleveland Kate // @ClvlndK8

Today has been full of news regarding the Cleveland Browns front office. Just as we were coming to grips with to the news that Executive VP Sashi Brown had been fired, just as we were revving up for all the great speculation talk, and just as we were making our cases to hire OUR favorite candidates, the Browns announce the new hire: John Dorsey.

Continue reading “Cleveland Browns Hire GM: John Dorsey”

Follow us on social media!

Cleveland Browns Fire Executive VP Sashi Brown

Kate Arhar
Kate Arhar Browns Reporter

 

By Kate Arhar aka Cleveland Kate //@ClvlndK8

 

 

And so it begins…. two years into the three-year rebuilding process, and a combined record of 1-27 over these two years, reports are flooding the market that the Cleveland Browns have fired Executive VP Sashi Brown.  After being featured in the Sports Business Daily “Forty Under 40” column just two years ago, and being touted as the “right move” by foxsports.com writer Mike Garafolo, high expectations for Brown were clearly not met and he’s out.

Continue reading “Cleveland Browns Fire Executive VP Sashi Brown”

Follow us on social media!

Third and Short Week 14 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate

By Wanda Wiedman and Kate Arhar

These games are causing havoc in all kinds of leagues. If you have Eli Manning on your roster, well, he is back so you can now use him if you choose to. As always, let’s begin with this week’s starts and sits.

Continue reading “Third and Short Week 14 Fantasy Takes with Wanda and Kate”

Follow us on social media!

Fighting in the NFL: Crabtree, Talib Suspended

Photo by NFL.Com

By Kate Arhar // @ClvlndK8  

Today the NFL announced that Oakland Raider Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Bronco Cornerback Aqib Talib would be suspended for two games without pay as a result of the fight that took place on Sunday.

Continue reading “Fighting in the NFL: Crabtree, Talib Suspended”

Follow us on social media!