FestivusRules wrote: IMO they have every right to be negative until the team starts winning more games than it loses.
The 'Wentz' thing was striking example of this as week after week we heard about how the browns 'should' have taken Wentz. To Sashi's credit he quietly indicated he would do it all over again in the midst of the 2016 season with CW starting for the eagles and the browns throwing out a combination of Josh McCown, Kessler and Keving Hogan. Again, these guys were so wrapped up in the browns 'missing' on Wentz that they failed to look a head and see the boat load of draft capital that trading out of one measly #2 slot enabled them to do while passing up a debatable draft prospect coming from a debatable level of college football competition. Their (Pat mac and grossi) tune seems to have changed, and a lot for that matter after one off season and 2018, where the browns have 5 picks in the first two rounds, is yet to come.
While I agree with you, what is missing in some writers is the objectivity to say "okay, I think CW would have been a great pick, BUT I can also see that the future draft picks will also be really helpful". That doesn't happen.
What I have liked so far in the FO is that they do not seem to reach for a position of need. We could have taken trubisky and hoped he pans out. Instead we took THE guy who 99% of experts and scouts say should have been the #1 pick. We took a guy in peppers at a position of need at a spot he was projected at who fits our defensive and special teams needs. Then went up and got a TE who is praised as a potential pro bowl player.
All of that is speculation that they play to their potential,projection and praise of course.