|Written by Matt Franklin|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 20:44|
We get it; it’s not easy being the Cleveland Browns. The recently sold franchise will rely on a pair of rookies to even sniff the possibility of a postseason in the tough AFC North division and that’s assuming Brandon Weeden can beat out an ineffective Colt McCoy for the starter job at QB. Granted, the woeful franchise with the tragic history isn’t about to rewrite their fortune anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still an intriguing option in Super Bowl odds. According to bookmakers in Vegas, the Browns have been listed as 200/1 longshots to hoist the Lombardi trophy at the the end of the season.
In other words, they have nowhere to go but up. The question then, if expectations are low, is not whether or not they’ll compete for just their third plus-.500 season dating back to 1990, but how far they’ll come in pursuit. Let’s not forget that Richardson - though a wild card as far as NFL productivity is concerned - was the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner back at Alabama. If Richardson can hit the ground running in Year 1, and if Weeden (or McCoy) can prove to be more than just a warm body under center, the team could surpass expectations. Nobody’s saying they’ll be serious contenders and a profitable 200/1 in Super Bowl odds this year, but they could be an interesting play on the regular season moneyline. Be sure to visit Bovada and receive a 50% welcome bonus up to $250, view numerous prop wagers for the upcoming NFL season with week 1 lines and regular season win totals.
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