The Browns Traded Corey Coleman for a Sack of Potatoes

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I know what you’re thinking – who gives a crap about the Browns?

Nobody does. Well I guess Browns fans do, and maybe AFC North people.

But this morning’s news that Cleveland shipped Corey Coleman to the Bills for a 2020 7th round draft pick has an Eagles connection, because it makes the Carson Wentz trade look even more  lopsided.

Going back to 2016, the Birds acquired the #2 overall pick and a 2017 4th rounder in exchange for this:

  • 2016 1st round pick (#8 overall)
  • 2016 3rd round pick (#77 overall)
  • 2016 4th round pick (#100 overall)
  • 2017 1st round pick
  • 2018 2nd round pick

Cleveland traded back to take Coleman 15th overall in 2016, and used some of those picks to add more selections, ending up with these players as a result of the Wentz trade:

  • WR Corey Coleman – traded for a 7th round pick
  • QB Cody Kessler – traded to Jacksonville for a conditional 7th round pick
  • QB DeShone Kizer – traded to the Packers for Damarious Randall
  • OT Shon Coleman – looked like their starting left tackle this season, but sounds like he’s been moved over to RT in training camp
  • OL Spencer Drango – started 19 games over two seasons, probably will be a backup this year
  • S Derrick Kindred – 15 starts, 103 tackles, 1 interception, another projected backup + special teams guy
  • WR Ricardo Louis – suffered a season-ending neck injury
  • WR Jordan Payton – released before the 2017 season
  • S Jabrill Peppers – they’re expected to move him to strong safety this year, returned punts and kicks and played FS as a rookie
  • DE Chad Thomas – selected #67 overall this year
  • CB Denzel Ward – selected #4 overall this year
  • WR Antonio Callaway – #105 overall this year (Browns moved up using a split-off pick from the Wentz trade)

That’s the haul if you include all of the further trades Cleveland made using assets from the Wentz trade. The Eagles turned the 2017 4th rounder into Donnel Pumphrey. They were then able to flip the expendable Sam Bradford for a 2017 1st rounder (Derek Barnett) and a 4th round pick that was sent to the Dolphins for Jay Ajayi. The cap space opened up by the Bradford trade was used to sign Alshon Jeffery.

So yeah, maybe Peppers and Ward end up being the real deal for the Browns, or one of these other guys like Coleman turns it around, but it’s pretty obvious that quality vs. quantity ended up defining this trade.

But Patrick Claybon has a point:

Time’s yours.

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12 Responses

    1. Conflicting stories here with the Cuz. On one hand he seems like a legend and on the other hand he seems like a real douche! Which is it?

  1. was at that same beach spot on WildWood and the Cuz has a Ken Doll sized bulge… the myth is dead, guy is packing about as much heat as a member of Antifa

    1. Did you hear what Cuz did with a slice of pizza awhile back? He saw 2 elderly people sitting on a bench and threw his pizza in their direction. All these seagulls dove down on the old people. They were terrified! Cuz and Massimo walked away laughing. If that were my grandparents I’d so hunt Cuz down and punch him square in the face. I don’t understand how the guy can represent himself so well on the radio and then act like a total jerk on the weekend.

  2. Philly has had some dark days but I can’t even fathom being a Browns fan, especially if you live in Cleveland. Their sports radio scene must be ridiculously depressing.

    1. I’ve been reading the Dawg pound lately and it’s a mix of hope and depression. Reminds me of the Cowboys blog kinda.

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