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    Re: Black Monday



    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS View Post
    Annnnnnddddd...once again the Browns, to save face, try to spin it like they walked away first. It's '99 all over again.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...om-chip-kelly/
    what happened in 99




  2. #374

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggyman555 View Post
    what happened in 99
    The Browns wanted Billick and were ready to close the deal, but when Billick said he wanted to interview in Baltimore, they told him if he did, they would pull their offer. They tried to strong arm him and he didn't blink. Once he walked, the Browns tried to act like they never really wanted him as their HC and that it was their choice, not Billick's.

    Then, Carmen Policy went out of his way to badmouth Billick - even while they were saying that they really didn't want him.

    As Mark said........spin, spin, spin

    Ah, good times......
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  3. #375

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggyman555 View Post
    what happened in 99
    True what B-more said. Some of the info is included here:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...rowns_coaches/
    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1999/Bi...earch;Display_

    The Cliff notes are:
    Brian Billick was considered to be the Browns' top candidate for the HC job. They had interviewed him earlier, but couldn't actually offer him the job until after the Vikings season ended. When Minnesota lost their playoff game, Carmen Policy dispached Dwight Clark that same night (on Lerner's private jet) to fly to Minnesota, pick up Billick, and fly him back to Cleveland to sign him to a contract.

    Billick had an interview with Modell scheduled for that Tuesday, and informed Clark that he wasn't willing to make a final decision until after talking with the Ravens. It was reported that the conversation became somewhat heated. Clark flew home alone, and the next day, Carmen Policy issued a press release stating that Billick was no longer a candidate for the Browns job.

    God, you shoulda heard Gary, our resident troll back on the USENET boards, twist himself in knots trying to explain why Billick couldn't POSSIBLY be a good coaching candidate, if he didn't have the common sense to realize what a VASTLY superior coaching opportunity the Browns' HC job was, rather than the Ravens', LOL. As B-more said, "good times, good times".
    Last edited by MarkS; 01-07-2013 at 12:09 AM.




  4. #376

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    Then, Carmen Policy went out of his way to badmouth Billick - even while they were saying that they really didn't want him.

    As Mark said........spin, spin, spin

    Ah, good times......
    Yes they were, in addition to "the logic of his logic", don't forget:

    > The Browns will beat the 16-30-1 record of the Ravens' first 3 years...
    > The Browns will win the SB before the Ravens...
    > Antonio Langham was a great CB and the Ravens made a mistake letting him go...
    > Rod Woodson is over-the-hill and washed up...
    > Jamal "Worley" Lewis is injury prone and will be a bust...
    > The Ravens defense is not that good...

    As B-More said...good times and memories from the early message boards.




  5. Re: Black Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS View Post
    Annnnnnddddd...once again the Browns, to save face, try to spin it like they walked away first. It's '99 all over again.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...om-chip-kelly/
    The more things change, the more they stay the same (for the Browns anyway).

    Glad they're in our division though; it's nice to know you can count on 2 wins every season.




  6. #378

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    Cowboys fire the other Ryan

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...red-in-dallas/

    Can't say I saw that coming.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Justlovemybirds View Post
    Cowboys fire the other Ryan

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...red-in-dallas/

    Can't say I saw that coming.
    wow that's out of left field. They had a lot of injuries but the defense let them down time and again. Romo took a lot of the blame (and not saying he didn't deserve the critics) but they had the lead in a lot of those games and couldn't hold.

    Now will they fire the GM?
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    Just saw Ryan's classy response to being fired. "I'll be out of work for like five minutes"
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    Re: Black Monday

    Maybe his brother will hire him.
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    Re: Black Monday

    Rob Ryan has flopped everywhere he's been. I don't see why any team would hire him.
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    I bet Reid or San Diego takes him.




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    I could see Reid bringing him on in KC.

    I agree with GOTA though. His defenses have never been consistently good. However, I am surprised that Dallas fired him. Their D wasn't great, but man...they were dealing with some pretty big injuries most of the year.
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