The Scabs of Winter

The scab conceals what is underneath, which is usually worse. When the crust is ripped away, the blood rushes to the surface and the first thought is, “Shit. I shouldn’t have touched it.” That’s kind of what the Cleveland Browns have become after a perfect 16-loss season—the oozing pustules of the NFL. It was close…

The Loser Bowl

I’m nervous—but cautiously optimistic. Since I became a diehard Browns fan three years ago, I’ve never been this close to a perfect season. In fact, if it happens, the 25+ year run of the Loser Bowl will come to an end, because, really—what can top this? Dave and I have been picking the team that…

The 49ers and Browns Might Not Think Much of the 2018 Quarterback Draft Class

The 2017 NFL trade deadline was surprisingly full of excitement this season. There were many high impact trades affecting teams both trying to win now and those preparing for the long term. However, I want to mainly focus on the quarterback movement, or almost quarterback movement in the case of A.J. McCarron, and how we…

The Bears, the Browns, and Filling the Quarterback Position

The Inside the Pylon team often enjoys debating and discussing team-building philosophy and other football topics in our Slack board. From time to time, we publish these chats, lightly edited for readability. What follows is a recent discussion on how teams try to find a quarterback and how the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns have…