NEW ARTICLES FROM MIKE MCLAIN & DOC GONZO!
(12/26/2001 11:58:38 PM)
Insider Mike McLain and Fan-Varmint Exterminator Doc Gonzo slam out articles today, which you can catch by scrolling down Insider Feature Story area. Mike takes a look at the future of Ross Verba (note to Roman Oben: update resume) and the release of Percy Ellsworth. Doc Gonzo waxes with his usual eloquence about the pain and suffering of varmints. Well, the pain and suffering he hopes to inflict. Oh, and Tim Couch gets mentioned too. (ArtBtz)
WEEK 15 NUMBERS
(12/26/2001 7:26:46 PM)
This week, just to add a little more fuel to the Couch fire, I threw together a little comparison detailing Couch's 21 starts under Palmer vs his 14 starts under Davis. I even extrapolated (hiccup) Couch's numbers this year to a 21 game stretch just for kicks. Yeah, I realize that it is really comparing apples to oranges, but what the heck, the off-season is on nigh, and we'll need something to kick and scream about. On the Power Ranking side of things, the top ten teams remained there, albeit with a few shuffles between them, while the Browns are hanging by a thread onto the 12th spot. Speaking of Couch, he let loose with a 55.49 rating against the Pack, while his counterpart, some guy named Favre, cranked out a workmanlike 112.05. Since the post-season is now officially out of the question, KCDawg1 posed an interesting question/poll in the WATERCOOLER. Check it out as well as all the other BOARDS here in Bernie's Insiders. GO BROWNS!! (TBF)
PERCY ELLSWORTH WAIVED!
(12/26/2001 3:28:53 PM)
WWWE is reporting that S Percy Ellsworth is a Brown now more. Butch Davis continues to turn over the roster, today releasing veteran safety Percy Ellsworth. Ellsworth was originally signed as a free agent based on his "ball hawk" reputation. It never worked out for him in Cleveland as his play has not lived up to the rep. Now he's gone. (ArtBtz)
WEDNESDAY MORNING NEWSWIRE READY
(12/26/2001 9:24:49 AM)
Today's Newswire is 75% of Butch Davis standing up for Tim Couch and then 25% "other ingredients". (Dave)
BTNG Crew Rants and Updates for 12/26/01
The OBR Top Stories
QB position once again in fluxThe Browns once again go into the week not knowing who will be their starting quarterback
The OBR11:06 AM
Hogan sets franchise record in his first gameKevin Hogan set a Browns record in his first NFL game.
The OBRYesterday at 1:51 PM
Hue: "I don't like where we're at"Hue Jackson was as somber in his post game press conference as he's been this season after dropping to 0-7 against the Bengals.
The OBRYesterday at 1:50 PM
Cody Kessler out of game with concussionCody Kessler was taken to the locker room and ruled out for the game with a concussion
The OBRYesterday at 11:04 AM
Rough homecoming for Hue JacksonThe Browns lost their starting quarterback in the first half, and once again battled back, but couldn't overcome the big plays by the Bengals offense
The OBRYesterday at 9:18 AM