2011 Draft: Peterson Could Be Key to Browns’ Future

January 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In April 1981, the Cleveland Browns were coming off the heartbreaking 'Red Right 88' loss to the Oakland Raiders in the divisional playoffs and were looking to retool for the upcoming season.
With the 22nd overall pick in that draft, the Browns selected cornerback Hanford Dixon. Three years later, Cleveland would find Dixon his career running mate by signing Frank Minnifield away from the USFL.
Minnifield and Dixon are widely considered one of the best cornerback duos in NFL history, with 46 interceptions and seven Pro Bowls between them. In Cleveland, you rarely hear someone talking about the teams of the '80s without mentioning the duo. They also cemented their legacy in Cleveland by barking at fans during training camp and inspiring the once-legendary 'Dawg Pound.'
How does this pertain to today's Cleveland team, you ask?
Since 1999, the Cleveland Browns have had two winning seasons and one playoff game. They have next to nothing to show for 11 seasons of work.
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