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Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer Talks Cleveland Browns on The RE Show – 7/22/15

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IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE
MARY KAY CABOT ON THE SHOW.
HOW ARE YOU?
>> I'M DOING GREAT.
>> GOING INTO THE SEASON FOR THE
BROWNS, IT'S FINALLY UPON US.
THIS IS JOSH McKEOWN'S JOB,
CORRECT?
>> YES.
THEY ARE AT HIM AS IF HE IS A
DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECT.
IT WAS KIND OF A WASTED YEAR AND
HE IS COMING OFF REHAB SO I
DON'T THINK THEY WANT TO PUT ANY
KIND OF PRESSURE ON HIM.
ON THE FIELD, OFF THE FIELD AND
HE IS LEARNING RIGHT NOW.
>> SO WHAT HAPPENS IF JOSH
McKEOWN DOESN'T WHAT HE DID
LET'S SAY, IF GAME ONE OF LAST
YEAR'S REGULAR SEASON?
IT WAS JUST AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER
OF A START.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING LIKE
THAT HAPPENS, MARY KAY?
WEEK ONE?
>> THEY DO HAVE CONTINGENCY
PLANS.
THEY HAVE CONNOR SHAW WHO STEP
IN AND STARTED A GAME FOR THEM
IN THE SEASON FINALE LAST YEAR.
VERY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT HE WAS
ABLE TO DO.
THEN THEY ALSO HAVE, I SUPPOSE
THEY COULD GO TO PLAN B AND TRY
TO DUST OFF SOME OTHER VETERAN
THAT MIGHT BE OUT THERE IF THIS
IS A TOTAL FLOP.
THE TRUTH IS, NOBODY REALLY
KNOWS HOW IT WILL GO.
WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO
IS SUPPORT JOSH McKEOWN WITH A
REALLY GOOD RUNNING GAME.
RUN THE FOOTBALL A LOT.
THEY HAVE A VERY GOOD DEFENSE
THIS YEAR.
AN INFLUX OF TALENT.
THEY HAVE A GREAT SECONDARY.
AND THE GAME PLAN IS TO TRY TO
HAVE HIM BASICALLY MANAGE THE
GAME AND NOT FALL APART.
>> WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT
JOHNNY MANZIEL?
WHAT'S THE SCUTTLEBUTT?
>> EVERYTHING HAS BEEN VERY,
VERY QUIET WHICH IS REALLY GOOD
NEWS.
I THINK PEOPLE KIND OF GOT TO
HIM AFTER MINI CAMP AND
CORRALLED HIM AND MADE SURE THAT
HE WAS GOING ON KEEP EVERYTHING
QUIET.
AND HE REALLY HAS.
HE'LL HAVE TO REPORT ON MONDAY
WITH THE REST OF THE
QUARTERBACKS.
SO I THINK HE IS TRYING TO DO
THE RIGHT THING.
>> IT IS A TIME TO GET A GOOD
LOOK AT THE TWO FIRST ROUND
CHOICES.
DANNY SHELTON AND CAMERON
IRVING.
WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THE
ROOKIE CLASS SO FAR?
>> DEAN SHELTON MISSED MOST OF
THE OFFSEASON BECAUSE HE WAS
GETTING HIS DEGREE.
WE HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF HIM.
HE WILL HAVE SOME CATCHING UP TO
DO AND START RIGHT AWAY.
IF HE CAN DO IT, THEY WILL STOP
THE RUN.
HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO OCCUPY THE
BLOCKERS.
CAM IRVING MIGHT START OUT AT
RIGHT GUARD.
HE WILL WIN THE JOB.
THEN A COUPLE THAT ARE REALLY
EXCITING.
HE LEFT AS THE ALL TIME LEADING
RUSHER WHICH IS AMAZING WHEN YOU
CONSIDER THE NAMES THAT HAVE
COME OUT OF THAT SCHOOL.
SO HE IS COMING IN.
>> SO HE CAN BREAK INTO THE,
MAKE IT THROUGH?
>> YES.
I DO SEE THAT HAPPENING.
WILL IT END UP BEING THAT
THROUGH THE SEASON?
I'M NOT SURE.
I THINK THEY WANT SOMEBODY TO
STEP UP AND BE THAT FEATURE BACK
AND DO THAT.
THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN.
I THINK THEY'LL START OUT, YOU
KNOW, KIND OF TRYING TO POUND
THE BALL.
AND THEN MAYBE BRING DUKE IN.
>> JOINING ME HERE ON THE RICH
EISEN SHOW.
WHAT ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN COACH PETTIN AND RAY
FARMER?
HE WILL BE SUSPENDED THE FIRST
QUARTER DUE TO TEXTING PEEL ON
THE SIDELINES.
NOW THERE'S REPORTS THAT HE HAD
ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS ON THE
SIDELINES TRYING TO DO HIS WORK
DURING A GAME BY CRITICIZING, IF
NOT LORDING OVER THE COACHING
STAFF.
WHAT ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN COACH AND THE FRONT
OFFICE HERE?
>> YOU KNOW WHAT?
I THINK IT IS FINE.
I THINK THE STUFF THAT YOU WERE
SEEING YESTERDAY WAS REALLY
BECAUSE THE ONE OF THE GUYS THAT
WAS SUPPOSEDLY INVOLVED.
I DON'T KNOW THAT HE WAS
RECEIVING THE IN GAME TEXT.
I KNOW THERE WAS ONE COACH WHO
WAS RECEIVING IN GAME TEXTS.
I THINK A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS
THEY HAD BACK IN TEXT GATE, I
THINK THEY'VE SOLVED A LOT OF
THOSE ISSUES.
THE UPPER MANAGEMENT WENT
OFFSIGHT THEM DID SOME TEAM
BUILDING.
THEY HAD A GOOD DRAFT TOGETHER.
THEY HAD GOOD FREE AGENCY
TOGETHER AND I BELIEVE MIKE
INVITED RAY AND HIS FAMILY TO
EVEN DO SOME VACATIONING WITH
HIM.
SO THEY'RE FINE.
AND I THINK THAT BEING LET GO IS
A SIGN THAT RAY IS WILLING TO DO
WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE BEST OF THE
TEAM.
1234 WAS THAT VACATION OFFER
TEXTED OR VERBAL?
>> I DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO
THAT.
>> OKAY.
NORMALLY YOU'RE BUTTONED UP WITH
YOUR DETAILS.
I DON'T WANT TO CRITICIZE YOUR
WORK.
I JUST, IT SEEMS LIKE THE TEXT
WOULD BE PROBABLY THE PREFERRED
METHOD.
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH TERRELL
PRYOR?
IS THERE ANYTHING GOING ON WITH
HILL AS PART OF THE RECEIVER
CORE IN THE MIX?
>> IT IS OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE
MOST INTRIGUING STORY LINES.
HE WILL STEAL AWAY THE SPOTLIGHT
IF JOHNNY MANZIEL WHO ISN'T
EXPECTED TO WIN THE STARTING
JOB.
SO I THINK TERRELL WILL BE A BIG
STORY HERE.
I'VE BEEN WATCHING HIM, I'VE
BEEN FOLLOWING HIM ON INSTAGRAM
AND TWITTER AND WATCHING WHAT
HE'S DOING.
HE'S BEEN WORKING OUT WITH
ANTONIO BROWN AND GORDON A
LITTLE BIT.
AND PLAXICO BURRESS.
HE IS IN INCREDIBLE SHAPE.
HE LOOKS THE PART.
TO GO FROM QUARTERBACK TO WIDE
RECEIVER IN THE SPAN OF A COUPLE
MONTHS, IT IS A TALL, TALL TASK
AND WE'LL SEE IF HE CAN PULL IT
OFF.
>> THAT WOULD BE GALVANIZING.
I KNOW MOST OHIOANS ROOT FOR
OHIO STATE.
TO SEE HIM OUT THERE WITH GORDON
SUSPENDED.
THAT WOULD BE A FEEL GOOD STORY
FOR OHIO.
IF THAT SHOULD HAPPEN.
>> IT WOULD.
AND IT WOULD BE AN ENCREDIBLE
SAVE.
WHY NOT TAKE A CHANCE WITH THIS
GUY?
WITH EVERYTHING THEY'VE BEEN
THROUGH, WITH JOSH GORDON.
IF YOU COULD ACTUALLY MAKE A
RECEIVER OUT OF TERRELL PRYOR OR
EVEN A TIGHT END.
COACHES HAVE SAID, NO, NO, THEY
NEED TO PUT HIM AT TIGHT END.
NOT WIDE RECEIVER.
MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING THEY
WOULD OR SHOULD EXPLORE.
IF YOU CAN GET SOMETHING OUT OF
HIM FROM THAT STANDPOINT, THEN
YOU CAN MAYBE PLAY AROUND WITH
THE THIRD QUARTERBACK NOTION.
IT IS NOT REALLY IN THE CARDS
RIGHT NOW.
AS TIME GOES ON, MAYBE THAT
COULD BE ON THE TABLE AS WELL.
SO I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD
FEEL.
>> THE MANZIEL CARD WILL GET HIM
TO THE PLAYOFFS.
>> YOU NEVER KNOW.
>> LOOK.
YOU NEVER KNEW LeBRON WOULD BE
IN ONE OF THE HOTTEST MOVIES IN
THE UNITED STATES AS WELL.
HAVE YOU SEEN TRAIN WRECK?
>> I HAVE SEEN IT, YES.
I LOVED IT.
I REALLY THINK THE WORLD OF AMY.
SHE IS SO FUNNY.
AND I THOUGHT LeBRON DID A GREAT
JOB IN HIS ROLE.
I THINK HE HAS A FUTURE IN IT.
>> HE HAS SOME CHOPS.
>> HE DOES.
HE REALLY DOES.
AND I WAS THINKING, ARE PEOPLE
JUST GIVING HIM THE BENEFIT OF
THE DOUBT BECAUSE HE IS LeBRON?
I DIDN'T FEEL THAT WAY AT ALL.
I THOUGHT, HE CAN DO THIS.
IF THIS IS HIS FIRST SHOT AT
THIS, HE CAN DO IT.
>> MARY KAY.
I APPRECIATE IT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.