Mike Holmgren: Evaluating the Cleveland Browns Offseason Moves

April 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s been a very busy offseason for the Cleveland Browns, and in fairness to past regimes, it’s time to grade the moves made so far with as dispassionate an eye as possible.
Eric Mangini’s every move last year was held up to multiple levels of scrutiny, sometimes unfairly, and he never was given the benefit of the doubt.
With team president Mike Holmgren in charge this year, there is a lot of “In Holmgren We Trust” being reverently recited.
While it’s nice to have more faith than last year, the fan base has swung from one extreme to the other. While not defending Mangini, because a lot of his moves were questionable, giving Holmgren a free pass really isn’t the proper response, either.
Starting with the most recent trade, the Browns acquired Sheldon Brown and Chris Gocong for Alex Hall and two low-round draft picks.
Even if Sheldon Brown breaks down, and Gocong...

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