Why the Browns need Mike Wallace and how my NCAA bracket stinks

I’m at a real loss to figure out why the Cleveland Browns have made no moves to improve their inept offense this offseason.

The Browns have chosen not to sign offensive players so far during free agency.

After the team wasn’t able to trade up for a chance to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Browns appear to be able to pick between Alabama running back Trent Richardson or Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

Richardson could be the real deal, but I’m not sure how many wins a big year from Richardson mean to the Browns.

Remember, Peyton Hillis ran for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns two years ago and the team only won five games.

There were some questions about Blackmon’s speed, but a recent 4.45 40 he ran during Oklahoma State’s pro day opened some eyes.

Still, there’s no guarantee Blackmon or Richardson will succeed in the NFL.

The Browns could find an answer to their offensive woes in Pittsburgh.

Steelers speedster Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent. The Steelers would like to keep him, but they may not have the salary cap room to match an offer.

The cost for Cleveland, the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft, would be steep.

But I believe the Browns would be better served with an established star like Wallace than high draft picks.

NCAA TROUBLES – How’s your brackets?

Mine stink.

I had Missouri in the Final Four and Florida State losing in the national championship game.

But I got to say it’s good to see FOUR Ohio teams in the Sweet 16.

Congratulations to Ohio State, Cincinnati, Xavier and Ohio.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday’s View From The Pugh column features sports news and commentary. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

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Posted on March 19, 2012, in Sports and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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