Browns Season Odds
After a major letdown in 2008, the Cleveland Browns decided to change things up this offseason, which included replacing head coaches.
Eric Mangini and the Browns now look to prove that Cleveland’s 2007 season wasn’t a fluke.
The Browns replaced both their head coach and general manager this offseason and now hope to have a tougher mentality in 2009. In Mangini and George Kokinis’ first offseason as head coach and GM, they didn’t make a lot of noise on the free agent market, but multiple moves on draft day netted them the best center prospect in Alex Mack, two receivers with upside in Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massquoi, as well as a defensive player in David Veikune, who the team feels can play linebacker in their 3-4 scheme.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made the Browns 60/1 long shots to win Super Bowl XLIV. They also gave Cleveland 25/1 odds to win the AFC and 11/1 odds to win the AFC North Division.
The Browns have talent on both sides of the ball, but it’s scattered. Shaun Rogers is one of the best interior defensive lineman in the league and he joins Corey Williams and Robaire Smith to compile one of the league’s most underrated defensive lines. Eric Wright, Brodney Pool and Brandon McDonald are a nice, developing young secondary. But the unit has to come together for this team to be successful. Offensively, Mangini has to make a decision on which quarterback he wants to go with (Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson), but Cleveland has a solid offensive line and running back Jamal Lewis has proven the past two years that he still has enough juice in the tank. Will Braylon Edwards put his contract situation behind him in order to the passing game to be potent? And if he can’t, will Robiskie and/or Massquoi sep up?
But is this a team on the cusp of competing or a disaster waiting to happen again? If you think the former, then you can’t beat 60/1 odds.
Odds to win Super Bowl XLIV
Cleveland Browns 60/1
Odds to win the AFC 2009-2010
Cleveland Browns 25/1
Odds to win the AFC North
Cleveland Browns 11/1
Posted: 6/11/09 9:23PM ET