It's always a treat to read Mike Tanier's offseason musings, particularly since they tend to contain that germ of truth that stems from lengthy experience. Also, they are fun. : )
"The scouting combine is a week away. Free agency is two weeks away. Prospects are pumping iron and gulping energy shakes. Teams are setting budgets and making housekeeping transactions. NFL rules prohibit anything more juicy than franchise tagging before the start of the league year on March 9.
Nothing is really happening, give or take the odd cap cut or arrest. So it's time to guess, dream and wonder about what the offseason will bring..."
What about Jimmy Garoppolo, Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler?
Last week was National Garoppolo Fanfic Week. Here's my submission.
Kaepernick will find himself on the Failed Quarterback Prospect Trail, which is like the Oregon Trail, but with fewer broken wagon wheels and more instances of getting signed in June and released in August.
Thinking about Cutler causes tension headaches.
Including this last quote with sympathy for any Browns' fans on this board:
How will the Browns screw up this draft?
They will get impatient at the end of the season, fire Hue Jackson, restructure the front office and change philosophies again. The development of this year's draft class will get stunted as the new regime changes systems and promotes "their guys." That's how the Browns screw up their drafts in alternating years. In even-numbered years, they just draft poorly.