Juju Just Danced On His Own Grave

Throughout the 2020 NFL Season, it’s safe to say Juju Smith-Schuster has turned heads a number of times. From becoming a Tik Tok sensation to dancing on Teams’ 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 can’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 Sunday’s postseason matchup, Juju stated “I think they’re still the same Browns teams I play every year,… 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 hasn’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 Bengals’ Vonn Bell

Smith-Schuster shouldn’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. Here’s to hoping Juju can eat his words once more this season and the Steelers get their ass handed to them by the Browns. Let’s see what these “gray faces” Browns can do to a Steelers team that is nowhere close to as talented as originally thought.

Myles Garrett Calls Out Racism

Yesterday, Myles Garrett tweeted out photos of racists throwing the n-word at him in his DMs.

Scum.

What sort of weird itch or fetish does this help you with?

I love the idea that these people sat around thinking of a way to insult Myles and settles for the N-word, because that’s about all their brain capacity allows.

The laws of statistics would lean to this being a common thing for black athletes to experience, but Myles decided to act upon it.

Re-wind to when I said Myles posted the DMs. The Internet responded by finding these people and serving a big ol’ plate of justice.

Jacob Garrison. PGA amateur and country club worker. Hmmm….

All of these are Golfers. Isn’t golf a sport of leisure? Is it the white ball? Do you see hitting the white ball as social injustice. Listen guys it’s just a ball, you don’t have to have that much hate in your body.

The Internet remains undefeated and is on the side of good this time. I am already a Browns fan and a Myles Garrett fan so I’ll support my guys through and through, but this is about being a good human. That being said, fuck racism.

Johnny Manziel Admits Career is “in the past, probably.”

In a recent interview, Johnny Manziel admitted that his time playing football is probably done. Duh.

He spent time in the CFL before being banned for breaking his contract. Then he played for Memphis in the AAF (yeah forgot about that didn’t you) before it went bankrupt.

So, after an abysmal NFL career and awful attempts at grabbing past glory, he has finally admitted that it’s time.

I want to make fun of him. I want to roast him for his time on my precious Browns, but I believed in him. He let outside influences ruin a talented kid. If you watched him at A&M, you knew how good he could be.

He also said something in the interview that makes me happy for him. “I’ve finally got to a point where I’m trying to achieve happiness in life, not happiness on the football field.” You can’t hate the man for that. We all know there’s a part of him burning to get back on the field, but I am happy to see him on the road to recovery and happiness.

#bouncebackbaker


Bitch, real G’s move in silence like lasagna.”

That quote is from the famous 21st century philosopher Lil’ Wayne and it is now the call for Baker Mayfield’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 don’t show up after year three, they don’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 you’re thinking, do not do it. You do this every year, you’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 let’s be prepared to drink heavily, for better or worse.

Reaction to the Browns New Uniforms

I have been waiting for this day for months. Looking at concept art and rumors to scratch my itch.

Let me give you the play by play.

I look at the clock. 11:58… I’m waiting eagerly. Finally, it’s 12…and I have to wait more. Fuck those extra two minutes by the way. They have an awesome intro with a mix of the old footage of Clay Matthews Jr. and Jim Brown with the current stars like Baker and Myles.

I immediately went to NFL shop and bought the white Baker jersey which is arguably the best out of them.

I love the retro feel to them. The all white is super clean and the “color” rush is still alive. Honestly, I just feel blessed that it isn’t this monstrosity.

If they revealed that, I would’ve revoked my fandom. That thing is just… awful.

If I had to put them in the rankings of New Jersey’s, they do sit in the middle unfortunately. I really like the Bucs and I hate the Falcons. Who thought those Atlanta jerseys were a good idea?

Anyone who was expecting something flashy doesn’t understand what the Browns stand for. We are a working class team. You can’t expect flash and glitter. The Browns have grit. We have been in the trenches. We aren’t Ferrari’s we are a reliable truck that your dad passed down to you.

Why Hasn’t Rashard Higgins Been Signed

My fellow Browns fans know who this man is. He was Mr. Reliable on a team of studs. He was Hollywood on a team of Celebrities. He had a down year in 2019 after showing his worth in 2018, but for some reason, every team has slept on Higgins.

The Browns have been focused on making short term deals for stars happen while seemingly neglecting building a bench.

I’m not saying Higgins is a #1 receive, but he’s worth more attention than the free agency market has given him.

The Bills kicked the tires on Higgins, but nothing came from it. If I was the Bills, I would have given Hollywood the chance. The mix of Diggs, Higgins, and Brown sounds like a legit core for a young developing QB.

Higgins is the perfect accent to any receiving core. He is at his best when he is in the red zone. He has a 60% catch rate for all passes and on the Browns, got the separation he needed to score in big time scenarios.

I could even see the Patriots replacing Philip Dorsett with Higgins. I fully believe Higgins is a better receiver and Good ol’ Bill could get him at a good price.

I can keep rambling, but I’ll keep circling the same point. SOME ONE SIGN HOLLYWOOD.

The Next Big Trade Belongs to the 49ers

I’ve had this festering feeling in my gut that another trade is around the corner. I have been looking over numbers and names and I think I found out who is going to be traded next.

I’ll start with the team. The 49ers are in the best position to trade away a first round pick. They got another one from the Buckner trade, so right now the 49ers have the 13th and 31st pick.

The big glaring issue is that they don’t have any other picks until the 5th round. So what should they do? Trade a first round pick and try to get some late round picks and a player? Yes!

Now, who is it going to be? Well they need WR help, so I can think of someone they were going after last year that didn’t workout….

OBJ!!!! Yes folks, I could see them sending a first rounder and some other pieces for this man right here.

Do I still think he is worth a first round pick? No. Will someone still give up a first round pick for him? Yes.

I personally believe that the 49ers should draft CeeDee Lamb, but I have faith they will go after the “superstar” that OBJ thinks he is. But as a Browns fan, I would love to see the Browns get a young stud to work with Jarvis.

The Browns Offseason… So Far

This is our time Dawg Pound. The regular season is always disappointing, but this time of year is special. It gives us hope, it gives us joy, it gives us a promise of a brighter future. We never get that brighter future, but let’s enjoy the present! After all, it’s called the present for a reason.

I apologize for how dumb that last sentence was, but fuck it! Let’s go!

Austin Hooper

Arguably the biggest free agent signing for us this season, Austin Hooper should be able to fill the gaps that Njoku leaves.

He is coming off of a career high season in catches (76), receiving yards (786), and touchdowns downs (6). He did this over 13 games which is something that has always worried me about Hooper. He has had multiple injury plagued seasons which has held him back.

Hooper also seems to lack the strength of Kittle, Kelce, or Ertz. Despite his lack in strength, he is a great blocker and finds ways to get open.

Having a Tight End that can properly block and catch gives Baker more options to spread the field and give him time in the pocket.

Final Thoughts and Grade: B+

I think we over paid for him, but that’s what happens when you’re the only Tight End on the Market. He will become a valuable asset to Stefanski’s offense and diversifies our offense.

Jack Conklin

Jack was on the top of my wish list. It was not a secret that our offensive line was hot trash last year. Our tackles were basically nonexistent so bringing Conklin in helps fill one of those.

He is only 25 and we locked him up until he is 28. If he performs half as well as he did in Tennessee we got ourselves a line stud.

His strengths are in run blocking which is where we should focus our offense. The Browns have a workhorse in Nick Chubb, give him a powerful line and watch what he does.

The thing that scares me is his ACL. He tore it in the 2017 playoffs and carried into 2018. He bounced back and had a stellar season last year ranking 8th among tackles.

Final Thoughts and Grade: A

Jack Conklin will become a pivotal part of our line if he can stay healthy. I’m glad Berry went out and paid for protection.

Case Keenum

This one seems questionable, but I have a theory about this signing.

Baker is our future QB. He has had ups and downs, but Stefanski believes in him. We all do. Now, who has Baker had to compete with? Garret Gilbert? Drew Stanton? Neither have had success past being a journeyman QB. Keenum has had minimal success, but still some success.

This signing was to make Baker feel like he is competing for his spot because if he starts slipping, Case will win you a couple games. On the other end of it, Keenum can give Baker some needed veteran advice and guidance.

Final Thoughts and Grade: B+

As we saw last year with Drew Brees, you should pay a back up. If the worst case scenario happens, you need a solid backup. I guess you could say the Browns are ready for the best Case scenario.

Andy Janovich

Andrew Berry traded for Janovich by sending Denver a 7th round pick. I love this pick up.

Stefanski’s offense runs his offense with a lot of fullback looks. Look at CJ Ham! He had a Pro Bowl season in a league where Full Backs are a dying breed.

Browns fans, remember the last full back we got from Denver?

Final Thoughts and Grade: A

Andy has been a hard nose player that can protect and get you solid yards off a short run. Having an extra blocker to protect Baker is vital to our long term success.

I love what we have done so far. Andrew Berry has addressed most of our major needs and set us up well for the draft. I don’t think he’s done yet, but I’ll write about what I think is next for the Browns soon.

Andrew Berry we salute you for this offseason. You have brought joy to a Pandemic world.

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 “fucking midget” 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 “lack of urgency.” There are a few more instances, but this troll has me fired up to defend my boy so let’s get into it.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

By definition you’re wrong. You Rat.

Grossi doesn’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.

Update: HOLY SHIT THATS A LOTTA POT

If you read my article last night, you saw that Greg Robinson was arrested with possession to distribute. I said it had to be above 2oz of the Mary Jane. Well folks I’m here to tell you that you should’ve smacked the over on that one.

Greg Robinson was not satisfied with his life as an NFL lineman making 6 million a year. That’s enough for most people to retire happily ever after. NOT FOR GOOD OL’ G-REG.

Greg Robinson was caught with 157 pounds of pure green marijuana. If he sold that to a college freshman with a Vineyard Vines shirt it would solve the national debt. You can only do two things with that much weed, kill a herd of elephants or become a drug king pin.

As I’m writing this, he was apparently with former Texans Wide Receiver Quran Bray. They are both facing 20 years in prison.

This is beyond a Former Browns player enjoying Pot. This is one of the dumbest athlete moves I have ever seen. I mean this dude made $29 million dollars playing football and he just wasn’t satisfied.

There’s a lot more to say about this, but I will let Stephen A. take it away.