Cleveland Browns, Indians Step Aside, It’s Time For The Cavaliers

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Jun 16, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; General view of a Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James advertisement in downtown Cleveland prior to game six of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Browns: Despite two late game losses, the Cleveland Browns looked good the past two weeks on offense. Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel, it seems as though DiFilippo’s offense is making strides. They’re also starting to involve Duke Johnson in the passing game, that could prove useful in a Darren Sproles/Danny Woodhead/Shane Vereen kind of way.

Converting Justin Gilbert to WR could be a genius move, or a move of desperation. Either way, kudos to the coaching staff for finally realizing that Gilbert should be returning kicks. He helped put the offense in good starting field position last week, and if nothing else, getting that kind of contribution from him is better than nothing.

Cavs: Should Cavaliers fans worry about everyone’s production post-injury? I won’t admit it, but I am worried about production. Typically it takes a player a year or two to fully recover from a major injury. The one I’m most worried most about is Kyrie Irving. I’m worried he’ll lack the explosiveness that allowed him to dribble like the ball was “on a string.” I hope he proves me wrong, but I guess even a 75% Kyrie Irving is still better than most point guards  in the league.

Tribe: Lindor deserves the Rookie of the Year award. However I don’t think the rest of baseball will see it that way. If he was called up earlier and had the same production he wins the award. However it comes down Carlos Correa of the Astros having a little better year, and his team making the playoffs. That said, Lindor could be a much better player in 5 years, and that’s what’ll matter more.

The Week That Was

Well, it’s actually a summary of the past two weeks. The Indians finished their season 81-80 after sweeping the Boston Red Sox, the Browns (1-3) lost two heartbreaking games to the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers, while the Cavaliers (0-2 *Preseason) started their preseason with losses to the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers. It’s the only time of the year that all 3 teams were all capable of stealing the headlines.

If the Browns offense can build off the momentum from the past two weeks I look for another competitive game Sunday. They head to Baltimore to face the Ravens in the first of their two match-ups this season. It should be a good game, IF, and only if, the Browns can slow down Justin Forsett and contain the Ravens rushing attack.


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