Shock and Awe: Why the Browns will Do the Unexpected on Draft Day

April 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

        Since taking over the front office, Mike Holmgren has made a series of moves to shuffle up the roster, but he has yet to make the big splash many had expected. He's signed a series of solid veterans including LB Scott Fujita, TE Ben Watson, OT Tony Pashos, and QB Jake Delhomme. He's made several highly scrutinized trades(not the least of which Brady Quinn to Denver). Yet, none of these moves have possessed the granduer that seemed to be expected with his taking over the team.
        All along, Holmgren has stated that he believes in building a team through the draft, as opposed to free agency. If you dissect all the moves, they've been made in order to A.) Aqcuire more draft picks while unloading subpar talent, or B.) Fill smaller holes to gain the freedom to draft the best players available. If you step back, you can see it all coming to a fulcrum. Holmgren has been waiting patiently to make his "big s...

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