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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:05 AM


Smitty was on the Radio (Wfnz- the Drive- 3-7pm) and gave some of his observation of this week Ota practices. Here are some highlights.


1. Robert Lester is starting to make some plays at safety.


2. Josh Thomas is still quietly making plays.


3. Gaydosh (The DT from Canada ) is earning the name Shane Burton Jr. Doesn't look athletic but keeps making plays.


4. Byron Bell and Amini are looking good and making strides. You can see a difference in them.


5. Star and KK are looking good.


6. Brandon Williams has a nickname "Big Muscles 86" says he made a catch before he hurt his knee last week and you can here the ball go (goop) when it hit his hands. Says he has a powerful grip.


7. Kuchely made a play on a reverse to 89# and Smitty was like whooa!! At how he showed up out of nowhere.


8. Gettlemen is at every practice taking mental notes.


And the biggest info I got.


9. Smitty Comments on Shula

Likes the better verbiage in the offense. " A slant is a slant why make a speech out of it"

Likes the Fact " That Shula isn't auditioning for a HC job" "He is looking at developing more then Chud did" "if a play isn't ran right Shula will run it again 3-4 more times"

Smitty says "he is shocked that most of the 1st plays they Run are Running plays" Which he thinks will help the offense.

Smitty also said "it looks like Shula has learned from his mistakes as well as the mistakes of the  Former OC" which is another shot at Chud.



After this I have doubt what happen to the offense last season. CHUD!!


From Ron's Comments "of better communication"

To Smitty to no Player crying or tweeting when he took the Brown's job.





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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:11 AM

After last comment, all I want to know about is WR progress each time he talk

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:12 AM

Shula is 14 yrs removed from the TB OC position.  Anyone that hangs around that long is going to be a better coach. 


I was happy with Chudz when we got him for 2011 but in 2012 his ego got far ahead himself and ruin a good football team.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:14 AM

Yep, Chud is exactly what I thought he was: an arrogant coach who only cared about landing a HC job.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:22 AM

He also complimented Mike Mitchell on a diving pick he made.


I've notice that we're not really going to get much from Smitty when it comes to how the other WR's are doing. He's real cautious and calculated whenever he's asked about the other WR's. He use to be the same way about the DB's, but he's loosened up a bit when it comes to dishing out compliments about them.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:30 AM

I am sick about Brandon Williams  getting hurt

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:45 AM

I like what i hear from smitty... however, I dont know if i like the direct verbiage and the run-heavy 1st down simulation. I know its only OTAs but i think DC's could have a field day if we call the same plays at the same situation [a la foxball]. although we have better athletes and a better QB then we did back then, so who knows.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:55 AM

Just remember, they're cutting down the verbiage in the huddle so they have more time at the line of scrimmage to read the defense and audible. When Cam had that freedom last year, our offense started purring.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:10 AM

I like that Gettleman is at every practice.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

I like that Gettleman is at every practice.



I wish he was in his office signing Brandon Moore for the OL

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:39 AM

I for one know I was happy when the Browns grabbed Chud, I felt he was the main reason the Offense started off slow. I mean there was no reason to under use the RB's like he did last year. And I hope that everything I'm hearing now out of OTA I will see when the season starts. And I'm glad that Shula has learned from his the past I really hope he can take us to another level, I want him to do for our team like what Caldwell did for the Ravens when he took over there Offense. They really took off when that move was made.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:50 AM

Gaydosh Pride!

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:07 AM

not surprised about chud. still uncertain about shula and not completely thrilled about the offense being more predictable on forst downs, but whatever. the players are apparently buying in and happy to have someone other than chud so there's that. i hope he does well.


aside from brandon williams being hurt, sounds good about everyone. 

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:17 AM

Maybe that's the reason Chud was fired from Clevland after two seasons as OC.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:49 AM

I like the fact that our oc is not trying to impress teams either.

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