Hey, Mary Kay: Is it wrong to be optimistic about the upcoming season? -- Edward McDowell, Maple Heights, OhioHey, Edward: It's definitely not wrong, but I'd advise being cautiously optimistic. If you're thinking playoffs, you might want to dial that it back some. I think the Browns should expect to win six or seven games this season. I know that sounds like a lot coming off a 1-15 season, but they've drafted 24 player over the past two seasons and have had fistfuls of cash to spend in free agency.
Hey, Adam: When first-round picks remain unsigned, it usually deals with offset language in the contract. Peppers representatives are likely trying to avoid offset language, which would mean that if he signs with another team before his four-year deal is up here, he'd still make his fully guaranteed money from the Browns plus whatever the new team pays him. Offset language enables the original team to pay only the difference.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over the past two seasons, the Browns have drafted 24 players and spent fistfuls of cash on free agents to overhaul the team. Now, it’s time for these players to win some games and prevent Hue Jackson from taking the Lake Erie plunge he vowed to take if the Browns go 1-15 again. Granted, the Browns don’t know who their starting quarterback is yet, but they’ve added other key players who should spark the turnaround while they get the QB thing figured out.
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