I'm not a Browns fan, as my team is still the pathetic Bengals. I thought I would break each team down and have a civilized discussion. The Browns. I think if they miss the playoffs this whole season was somewhat of a waste. Let me explain: Rather than get a rookie QB (with a very high potential) the important playing time, it was given to a another young QB that came out of basically nowhere (Anderson). I think Anderson's story is great. Ultimately though, what did it do for the Browns, IF they don't make the playoffs? The way I see it, it took time away from Quinn and created a QB controversy. How on earth can Cleveland not give him the highest restricted free agent deal? By doing so, doesn't he deserve to be the starter next season? So again next year the Browns would have this big QB controversy going on. I assume the Brown are going to try and bring back Jamal Lewis. If they can resign him, it's going to cost a lot more this time around. And what do you have.... an older running back that you'd have to think is closer to breaking down with a larger contract. For you Browns fans I'd hate to see you next year go through what the Bengals did this year in regards to Rudi Johnson. Of corse, no matter what happens your going to be forced to address the defensive issues. The Bengals I can point to questionable coaching and bad luck in regards to draft picks as their main problems. If you think back with the recent draft picks that have not been able to play, any team would have problems: D. Pollack-out, maybe career ending, O. Thurman-out, rumors going around that he may not be able to come back to the NFL for continuing drug issues, C.Perry-out. More fragile than a sheet of glass, K. Irons-out. A tough injury to come back from. Think about how much a healthy C. Perry would have been this year. I look at Perry being a younger, better Kenny Watson. Think how much better the LB's would have been with Pollack and/or Thurman. I would think that the Bengals could have expected to prob have 2-4 more wins with at least two of those mentioned players healthy. Marvin Lewis has 3 years left on his contract. I don't think he's going anywhere. When he 1st came to Cincinnati, I bought into the "In Marvin We Trust" concept. I think Marvin deserves credit for turning the Bengals around from a bad team to an average team. I hope I am wrong, but I dont know if Marvin can now take an average Bengals team and make them a "good" team. I think the Bengals issues as far as Carson, Chad, TJ, etc... will work out, as long as they start winning. Winning solves a lot of those issues. Rudi Johnson: I think Rudi is going, going, going....gone. My question is what happens next year. If Perry and Irons are healthy, who do you go with: Kenny Watson, Perry, Irons, or do you give Dorsey a shot? For sure you can't keep Rudi, Watson, Perry, Irons and Dorsey. I think the most likely case is that 2 of those guys will be gone. I also look for the Bengals to address the Willie Anderson issue. I think there is a good shot at him being released. I for one would hate to see that happen, but at this point in time I also want to see the Bengals put the best 5 guys on the O-Line. Is Willie one of those 5?