Juju Just Danced On His Own Grave

Throughout the 2020 NFL Season, itโ€™s safe to say Juju Smith-Schuster has turned heads a number of times. From becoming a Tik Tok sensation to dancing on Teamsโ€™ logos and getting absolutely leveled for it, Smith-Schuster has seen his actions come back to haunt him (and team) more than once. With his latest choice of words, we canโ€™t help but wonder if Smith-Schuster may have just dug his own grave, and then danced on it.

Juju Smith-Schuster dancing on the Cowboys logo pregame-2020
Juju Smith-Schuster dancing in the Bengals logo pregame-2020

Speaking with the Associated Press before Sundayโ€™s postseason matchup, Juju stated “I think they’re still the same Browns teams I play every year,โ€ฆ I think they’re nameless gray faces. They have a couple good players on their team, but at the end of the day, I don’t know. The Browns is the Browns.” Bold choice of words from a player who hasnโ€™t done much other than get completely embarrassed multiple times on the field.

Smith-Schuster and the Pittsburgh Steelers made their way to 11-0 before dropping three losses in a row and finishing the season 12-4. Their latest loss was handed to them by the Cleveland Browns who made their final push for the playoffs. Granted the Browns beat a Steelers team who was resting their starters, but still the Browns have clearly made a decent case for themselves to not be taking lightly.

Juju Smith-Schuster getting DECKED by Bengalsโ€™ Vonn Bell

Smith-Schuster shouldnโ€™t be much of a factor this Sunday either, after not having a single game with over 100 receiving yards and tallying only 9 touchdowns on the season. With this being said, I think it goes for all of us here at BOTA that we hope this adds fuel to the fire and provides some very strong motivation for the Browns. Hereโ€™s to hoping Juju can eat his words once more this season and the Steelers get their ass handed to them by the Browns. Letโ€™s see what these โ€œgray facesโ€ Browns can do to a Steelers team that is nowhere close to as talented as originally thought.

#bouncebackbaker


โ€œBitch, real Gโ€™s move in silence like lasagna.โ€

That quote is from the famous 21st century philosopher Lilโ€™ Wayne and it is now the call for Baker Mayfieldโ€™s offseason.

My man has been declining interviews and hopefully advertising after a Jameis Winston stat line last year.

It was so hard watching them lose last year and in between having to see him in Progressive ads.

This offseason is different, Baker is keeping silent and working his ass off to return to rookie form in a pivotal third year. For rookies, this is essentially their contract year. If they donโ€™t show up after year three, they donโ€™t stay around long.

The Browns have put full faith in Baker. They got rid of Freddie( thank god), brought in two very talented offensive linemen in Conklin and Willis Jr, and all of his weapons appear to be healthy.

James…this is your blog brain I know what youโ€™re thinking, do not do it. You do this every year, youโ€™re just going to embarrass yourself.

Gosh blog brain, maybe your right….

SIKE

FACT: THE BROWNS ARE HAVING THE BIGGEST BOUNCE BACK YEAR AND ARE MAKING THE PLAYOFFS.

It honestly feels good to have my dumb football brain back. Cheers my fellow fans, to blind optimism. Oh, and to my fellow Browns fans letโ€™s be prepared to drink heavily, for better or worse.

Toni Grossi is Now Public Enemy Number One

Ohhh boy here comes another fiery James take for my Browns fans out there.

As some of you may have heard, Toni Grossi once again went after Baker today calling our boy a โ€œfucking midgetโ€ when he thought he was off air. He was saying this in reference to us passing on Joe Burrow, Deshaun Watson, and other taller QBs.

These two have had a speckled past already. If you remember, Baker walked out of a press conference after Grossi asked about Bakers โ€œlack of urgency.โ€ There are a few more instances, but this troll has me fired up to defend my boy so letโ€™s get into it.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

By definition youโ€™re wrong. You Rat.

Grossi doesnโ€™t like our savior Baker which is fine. WRONG, but fine. He is entitled to his opinion as an American reporter. Sick. My issue is that Baker is clearly taller than him so how does it make sense to call him a midget?

Toni Grossi you are a rat, what you did was unprofessional and dumb. If you are going to work for ESPN act like you know how to be slightly professional. I am just an amateur blogger with a hot headed personality, so the picture below will be my final response. Have a good day, Rat.

SOMEONE AT ESPN HAS SOME EXPLAINING TO DO TO ME AND THE ENTIRE BROWNS ORGANIZATION!

Last night, fans of the UFC were treated to Connor Mcgregor โ€˜s quick return with a huge win. HOWEVER, fans of Americaโ€™s team, The Cleveland Browns, were treated to pure disrespect to the leader of our proud, sad, team. See below.

Via: Sportscenterโ€™s Instagram

ESPN. How dare you? You ignored the future of the NFL while acknowledging the existence of the best young defender in the NFL.

On behalf of the Dawg Pound I demand an apology.

No one even acknowledged his stylish and totally cool, not dumb hat. THE WORLD WILL NOTICE YOU BAKE. WE LOVE YOU!!!

A Soggi Perspective: What the Hell Happened this Week?

Did I wake up in an alternate reality, or did all of the NFL’s so called “Elite Teams” lose this week? Listen, I really pay attention to football this week every year, because I like to see what the Patriots are working against. What I saw (besides from the Packers and the Ravens) was pitiful. The Saints had an off game, although Michael Thomas had a quiet 153 yards on 13 catches. Couldn’t quite find the end-zone. The Falcons’ defense was surprisingly stingy, giving up less than 300 yards to a stagnant Saints offense. The Falcons combined for 6 sacks on Drew Brees, and didn’t give up a single touchdown. They definitely flipped the script of this season, as their defense has been nothing less than putrid.

Moving on from the NFC South, the Bills and Browns played in Cleveland, and that game was just as weird. Kareem Hunt returned, Baker Mayfield didn’t throw a pick, and the Browns had touchdowns in the red-zone!! *Cough JEMZ Cough* Now, I will never give the Bills credit, because at the end of the day, they are the freaking BILLS. The defense is the only thing that I will say that I have been impressed with this season. 19 points to a team that has so much offensive talents is honestly pretty great. But that offense sucks. Josh Allen is the most effect running back, scoring twice on the ground. He’s not the answer guys. He has some decent pieces around him, but I just don’t think the is going to be the one to get the job done for the Bills. Also, I think Frank Gore will play until he’s 85. Quote me.

Will the real Slim Shady Please stand up? I repeat, will the real Slim Shady PLEASE stand up? We have a problem here. Shady and the Chiefs are in disarray. Sitting at 6-4, the Chiefs are only one game ahead of the RAIDERS. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the Raiders, who traded their best player last offseason, and now are right on the heels of the divisional leaders from last year. I think Kansas City might have the worst defense in the league. They have looked awful this year. On the year they are averaging 24.2 points against per game, but over their last 3 games, they’ve averaged 30 points against. That’s abysmal. Patrick Mahomes can’t be expected to carry this team forever. It is not sustainable. Also, Ryan Tannehill is a completely different quarterback with the Titans.

We did see some really good games as a result of the top teams losing their footing. The three before mentioned games good, especially the Chiefs-Titans game. That combined with the Packers-Panthers and Cowboys-Vikings, Sunday Football was must watch T.V. That doesn’t change for tonight either, as we see two NFC heavyweights go head to head. 49ers and Seahawks, round 1. FIGHT!

Russ vs his old teammate. Watch it tonight. Or don’t. Whatever you guys want.

BOTA Reacts: First Quarter of the NFL Season is in the Books

Who do you think won the first quarter of the NFL Season?

We here at BOTA are dedicated to bringing you sizzling takes and sports info that you probably never wanted in the first place. From the genius of the one and only #thesoggione, we give you the BOTA Reacts series. This will be all three of the writers here at BOTA contributing to season long posts. Our first one here is for the NFL.

Alright BOTA Bois, how do you think the first quarter of the NFL went?

#thesoggione – I thought it was a pretty eventful first 5 weeks. I would say that there have been a couple of surprises as far as standings go. First off, the Pack is back! Aaron Rodgers finally has a defense ladies and gentlemen. Jaire Alexander is an absolute STUD at corner, and they seem to be doing just fine without Mike Daniels. At 4-1, they lead the hotly contested NFC North. The Lions are doing way better than I gave them credit for, hell, they were soooooo close at handing the Chiefs their first loss. The Bears offense is putrid. Mitch who? And don’t get me started on Kirk. He sucks. You like that?

Another huge surprise, the freaking BUFFALO BILLS. Are they for real? They are tied for the second best record in the NFL at 4-1, with the Chiefs. Josh Allen is definitely not their guy, but their defense is balling out right now. They haven’t played great competition, so I expect their record to even out, but I definitely think they make a push for a Wildcard spot.

Last thought here before I let you guys off the hook. If you had to choose one team in this year to lead you in the Suck Bowl, who would it be? Personally, I would choose the Bengals. Man do they suuuuuuck. I mean, even without their purebred Marvin Lewis at the helm, they haven’t found any success. They have some pretty good pieces there, but have failed to produce anything if substance over the past 20 years. Andy Dalton is a scrub. Fight me if you don’t agree.

Anyways, here is my quarter NFL Playoff Prediction Bracket. Take note of the superior craftsmanship of said bracket. I definitely did NOT make this with an image editor at work this morning.

#Pop – These first few weeks have been my personal hell. My Browns went into this season with all of the hype and have been a monumental flop. Baker has looked off, the offensive line is garbage, obj hasnโ€™t been able to get anything going, and Freddie kitchens is calling plays from a fucking coloring book. They made the Titans look good. Marcus Mariota is someone I always want to do well, but is just so boring to watch.

Iโ€™ll be the first to admit, I thought Lamar Jackson was going to have an MVP year after the first few weeks. He has sizzled out since then, but the ravens have a bunch of young talent that makes me worried to be in the AFC North.

Father Time has caught up with some of the classic QBs. Big Ben and Brees both fell to injuries. You canโ€™t attribute both to age, but at their age, injuries take more recovery time. Phillip Rivers should count his lucky stars like he has to count his children at home, for Keenan Allen. This is the year Iโ€™m officially over the Chargers. I donโ€™t think they have it anymore.

Speaking of not having it. Dan Quinn and the Falcons organization, what the fuck is going on? You have so much talent on offense and you still canโ€™t produce? I have been very vocal about my concerns with them, but itโ€™s serious. The Falcons might be a bigger flop than the Browns…please agree….

The 2017 running backs are really the big time players this year. I mean Christian McCaffery, Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon, Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones, Tarik Cohen, and Chris Carson. They have all had stellar years that make their fantasy owners get the football equivalent of meat sweats.

I hate. Hate. Hate. Hate. Hate that I have to say this, but my pick for the Super Bowl is the New England Patriots. I donโ€™t see any way they donโ€™t make another big run. I predict they will meet a familiar foe, and play the Seahawks.

#Cass – Certainly a great season thus far with some crazy upsets and a lot of action left and right. Iโ€™m more impressed with myself however how all my predictions are still coming true. I might be psychic and if so Iโ€™ll see you all when Iโ€™m a millionaire from sports gambling. A few key points have stuck with me so far both surprising and expected.

First off, Iโ€™m so disappointed with the Browns. Iโ€™m not a huge fan by any means like some of us here at BOTA *cough* jemz *cough* but the Browns show the perfect example that how a team looks on paper means nothing. I want them to succeed so bad because they do deserve it, but with the offensive line and Kitchens it seems like theyโ€™re going nowhere. Hopefully they can pick it up but weโ€™ll see what happens with this lack-of chemistry between the team.

Unsurprisingly surprising is the Patriots with their undefeated record. Before the season began when I predicted them going undefeated. I never, ever wouldโ€™ve thought it would be the defense running the whole team. The offense is playing sloppy lately and with injuries left and right, a 10 day break for the Pats will be much needed. Once the offense finds their rhythm the whole league is done for. With one of the scariest defenses in the league, itโ€™s no wonder they call themselves โ€œthe boogeymenโ€. The Patriots are still a dynasty, and will be a whole lot of fun to continue watching.

Very shocking to me is the Chiefs. What the utter fuck happened??? I know it must be extremely hard without the same team and chemistry as last year, injuries lingering the squad, and other drama, but I never wouldโ€™ve saw them barely beat the Lions and then actually lose to the Colts! Mahomes has been in some sort of slump and has dropped drastically in stats from the first 3 weeks and itโ€™s showing. Still a massive threat in the league but interesting to see if this slump continues.

Lastly, New Orleans came bringing a HUGE surprise with Teddy Bridgewater. Seeing Brees going down was a shocker to me, and I thought for sure the Saints were a lost cause after. But was I wrong! The Saints still look like an impressive team and seem to have no issues still winning games.

Whoโ€™s gonna win the Super Bowl? Easy question because Iโ€™ve already answered it. The New England Patriots win the Super Bowl against the New Orleans Saints with an undefeated record. You heard it here first.

Evening Quickie: Big Game for The Browns and Baker

The Browns face a tough rivalry match up this week where they need a win. It has been no surprise that they haven’t lived up to the hype quite yet. Baker is being called overrated, the O-line sucks, and they haven’t looked like the promising young team from last year.

This week is going to be different. I have this weird idea in my head that Baker needs to have controversy and doubters to perform and give him that fire and drive that he’s known for. The Media and Ravens have given him plenty of ammo this week. Earl Tomas said that the Ravens were sick of hearing the Browns hype. Rex Ryan Said that Baker is overrated.

This is their week to prove everyone wrong, this is their week to win and put the best foot forward. The Steelers are 0-3 and the Ravens are the division leaders. If the Browns win and Baker looks like Baker, they could turn their whole season around.

Is it Time to #getoutthekitchens?

I have had time to digest last night. It hurt, but I’m back. My boy Baker has looked off all year. The confidence isn’t there. I am fully ready to overreact and point fingers. All fingers are pointed towards Freddie.

Everyone already knows that questionable 4th and 9 run call. Besides that, he has made weird personnel changes pulling a back-up tight end and running back. They ran the 22 offense at the end of last year and it worked. I’m not sure what made him change his mind, but we need to get more protection for Baker so he has time in the pocket.

It is time for him to give up play calling. Freddie is a great players coach, but he’s not ready for the play calling side of things. Give that to Todd Monken. He did great with the Bucs last year.

Full Disclosure, I wanted Gregg Williams to be the coach in the off season, but I didn’t hate Freddie. I still don’t hate Freddie. I just want him to do whats best for the team. Let’s not blow it up just yet.