Preseason starts tonight, so figured it was time for a new thread. Hope the Bears can continue their winning ways from last year. (Y)
Source: https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/browns-k-phil-dawson-announces-his-retirementK Phil Dawson has announced his retirement from the NFL. He will sign a contract to retire as a Cleveland Brown.
“To have the opportunity to come back home and retire with the organization and the city that I love is incredibly meaningful to me,” said Dawson. “It only seems right to have the opportunity to do this with the fans that have been so good to me and my family.”
“We are thrilled that Phil Dawson wanted to come back and retire as a Cleveland Brown,” said Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “He epitomizes the characteristics that we look for in our players – hardworking, professional, consistent and he was a pillar in the community. He is a great example for all current and future Browns.”
Dawson appeared in 305 career regular season games during his 21 NFL seasons from 1998-2018. He ranks among the all-time NFL leaders in games played (seventh with 305), field goals made (eighth with 441), points scored (11th with 1,847) and field goal percentage (16th with 83.8).
Originally signed by the Browns in 1999, Dawson won the placekicking job during training camp and remained with the team through the 2012 season. He holds team records for most career field goals (305), highest career field goal percentage (84.0), most field goals in a season (30 in 2008), highest field goal percentage in a season (93.5 in 2012), field goals in a game (six on Nov. 5, 2006), most consecutive field goals made (29) and most consecutive games with a field goal (23). He scored 1,271 points with Cleveland, the second most by a Brown, and his 215 games are the third-most by a Browns player. In 2012, Dawson became the only Browns kicker selected to the Pro Bowl (Lou Groza was selected as a tackle).
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A perennial team captain, Dawson also made a major impact in the Cleveland community. He teamed up with the Adoption Network to invite families who recently adopted children to each home game from 2008-12, so they could form new memories as a family. He was voted the 2012 Browns Player of the Year by the local PFWA chapter, the 2007 Dino Lucarelli “Good Guy” Award honoree by the PFWA, the 2006 Ed Block Courage Award winner by his teammates and the 2006 winner of the Doug Dieken Humanitarian Award for his charitable and community efforts.
Dawson, who played collegiately at the University of Texas, also played for San Francisco (2013-16) and Arizona (2017-18).
Evan Engram’s going to be busy this season...Just a quick update on the Giants receiving core after trading OBJ to Cleveland for a bag of chips:
Sterling Shepard - Fractured thumb, likely to miss week 1
Corey Coleman - Torn ACL, out for the season
Golden Tate - 4 game suspension from violating the PED policy
Saquon about to carry that team all the way to 4-12! :lol
(it's okay though cause my Redskins will be right there with them )
Yup. Been lights out and apparently showing great control of the offence. Bell has impressed too and will be a huge help for Darnold.Sounds like the Samchise is killing it in camp. What do you make of the Ryan Kalil signing? I’ve been waiting for us to upgrade the Center position all offseason, hopefully he’s the answer...
Still thinking we win 7-8 games. Mainly because I’m still concerned about our edge rush and lack of CB’s, but also because I’m naturally pessimistic after 33+ years of following the Jets...Yup. Been lights out and apparently showing great control of the offence. Bell has impressed too and will be a huge help for Darnold.
I was shitting bricks about the Centre position getting Sam killed so delighted about Kalil. Even if he's half the player he was he'll walk into the team. Great locker room presence too.
I'm more psyched for this season than I've been in years. Which means heartbreak is coming but for now I believe.
I'd be down but only if money is right. $100 a head isn't bad.Dude. Would be cool if we could pool a WF fantasy szn. Money would have to be involved though like a 25 dollar buy in. Id be game. all shit talking legal too.
Also go Pats. In all likelyhood last chance to dance son.
I swear, I can't read or say Crabtree's name without doing it in Richard Sherman's voice.Cardinals brought in Michael Crabtree for a workout and offered him a contract but... he turned it down. :lol Apparently it was only for 1 year and $2.5 million with another $2 million in incentives. Can't really see how he's gonna get more than that tbh cause he's washed, but it would've been a cool story to see him reunited with Kliff Kingsbury.
Oh, we're doing it intentionally. My Dolphins are tanking, and while we will certainly be awful, I'm glad that there's actually a plan and direction for the franchise. They've dumped virtually every contract possible other than a few promising young guys that fit the long-term scheme. It'll be painful watching them get murdered most weeks, but it's still better than finishing 8-8 every year with absolutely no hope of breaking out.AFC EAST
New England 13-3
N.Y Jets 7-9
Even with Gronk’s retirement, there’s no reason to expect anything other than a Patriots stroll here. The Jets have made some promising acquisitions, and should see Sam Darnold take the next step, but are weak in several key areas. Buffalo could surprise a few people, but Josh Allen will hold them back. Miami will contend for the 2020 #1 pick, whether they do it deliberately or not.
Jet fan here (unfortunately), Dolphins are tanking for Tua. They may not get to 3 win honestly. Right now, I have them as the worst team in the league. Realistically for me I can see the Jets topping at 9 wins or winning as few as 5. I don't see New England winning 13 though. That's a bit much. Oh, and fuck Buffalo.I swear, I can't read or say Crabtree's name without doing it in Richard Sherman's voice.
Oh, we're doing it intentionally. My Dolphins are tanking, and while we will certainly be awful, I'm glad that there's actually a plan and direction for the franchise. They've dumped virtually every contract possible other than a few promising young guys that fit the long-term scheme. It'll be painful watching them get murdered most weeks, but it's still better than finishing 8-8 every year with absolutely no hope of breaking out.
Think you’re about right with our season, we look extremely weak at CB and have done little to improve the OL other than the Osemele signing.Jet fan here (unfortunately), Dolphins are tanking for Tua. They may not get to 3 win honestly. Right now, I have them as the worst team in the league. Realistically for me I can see the Jets topping at 9 wins or winning as few as 5. I don't see New England winning 13 though. That's a bit much. Oh, and fuck Buffalo.