Okay, so, let me get out a couple of thoughts before I continue with this story. A) Wentz has looked decent thus far. Not even looking at his stat line, and strictly watching game film, Wentz looks poised, smart, prepared, and accurate. BUT, B) people are anointing him way, way too quickly. Dude has played in TWO games and looked good and both and now all of a sudden he’s the greatest Eagles quarterback since Randall Cunningham. Eagles fans out there, let me just give you a fair warning: Mark Sanchez was the Jets’ savior for TWO WHOLE YEARS until the wheels fell off. It takes time to see what kind of player a quarterback truly is. So yeah, Wentz looks good, I’ll admit it, but keep your hopes relative because you never know what can happen. Look at RGIII. Look at Kaepernick. Again, look at The Sanchize. Sh*t happens.
Anyway, back to the Cleveland
LOLs Browns, who are essentially the Webster’s dictionary definition of incompetence. Sometimes, dumping on the Cleveland Browns can be a little cliche, but if any sports franchise deserves it, it’s them. This is a franchise that hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2002 and that hasn’t WON a playoff game since 1994. This is the franchise that drafted Johnny Manziel. This is the franchise who recently believed RGIII would save them.
It’s hard to imagine how a franchise could be so haphazard until you actually read into the decisions their head honchos make. Then, it kinda all makes sense. For example, Cleveland reportedly fired six (SIX!) scouts, because they wanted to draft Carson Wentz.
Via CBS Sports:
According to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, several of the more seasoned scouts and evaluators the Browns parted with prior to the draft — an unusual time to release such employees — actually preferred Wentz to quarterback Jared Goff and believed him to be the greater pro prospect. It was clear to many in the organization dating back to December, when the Browns held intense draft meetings, that the newly-empowered analytics department, soon to be spearheaded by DePodesta, strongly preferred Goff. And new coach Hue Jackson and his offensive coordinator, Pep Hamilton, were not high on Wentz but prized Goff, sources said, and made that clear to the rest of the organization.
The Browns opted to release six members of the organization — many of them experienced, old-school scouts — just three weeks before the draft. At the time, they were bailing on the quarterback market in the draft (and Wentz in particular) and shopping their second-overall pick to other teams.
Cleveland, bruh… how are you gonna fire people for having an opinion? ESPECIALLY when your (The Browns) opinion has been absolute shit for the last 20+ years. Thank god Cleveland has Lebron, or it would literally be the most miserable place on Earth.