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Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

Jay Glazer is reporting that the Browns have dealt Jerome Harrison to the Eagles for Mike Bell.

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55 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2010, 9:58am

1 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

If that's a straight up trade, then I'd say Andy Reid has some pretty incriminating pictures of either Tom Heckert or Mike Holmgren.

Hopefully this trade means he won't be sharing them with Deadspin any time soon. No-one needs that.

3 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

Holy cow, this is awesome! Mike Bell was a complete waste of space! Jerome Harrison could not be worse... and maybe he's as good as FO seems to think he is? Can you imagine if the Eagles actually had a Staley/Westbrook type backfield again? This is genuinely exciting!

7 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

That's a good point, but I can't imagine they'll be using him in 3rd down situations too much. McCoy and (a pleasant surprise) Owen Schmitt have been too good catching the pass to even bother finding out if Harrison can do it. Plus, it's not like he could be worse than Mike Bell at either of those things. And, seriously, go check out Bell's DVOA.

It's nice to have a guy that can run into the line for 4 yards occasionally nad maybe punish defenders a bit... I mean, McCoy has been good enough that this is more of an insurance move, but it is some mighty interesting insurance.

24 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

given how much the Iggles have been relying on McCoy, he definitely needs a backup, even if just for the occasional blow. Putting Mike Bell in for a play or two basically killed the Eagles offensive momentum (they can't run and he's not a legit receiving threat).

good trade for the Eagles, methinks. Wonder why Harrison was so firmly entrenched in Mangini's doghouse.

11 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

As a Browns fan in my opinion his blitz pick up was fine for a smaller back, but like most smaller backs he wasn't a match for a larger linebacker, and his route running is fine. As for his running ability he has shown himself to be a boom and bust back, even at the end of last year he wasn't consistent, and this year he has has only one boom run. Also he is prone to nagging injuries.

5 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

Does it seem like there have been more early-season trades than usual?

Or am I just paying more attention this year?

23 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

Yeah, I thought in-season trades in the NFL were prohibited somewhere around 1995. I can't ever remember this many in-season moves involving players actually on the 53-man roster. Maybe it's something to do with the CBA expiring? Can't figure out what that would have to do with it, but it would be the one difference this season.

55 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

There are more in-season trades because it is an uncapped year. Normally when you trade a player with years remaining on his contract, the un-amortized portion of any bonus payments accelerate into the present year for the team trading the player. Since there is no cap, that that cap hit is destroyed by moving the player. (Some analysts predicted that more overpaid veterans would be cut this year because of this as well, but off the top of my head, I can only think of Jamarcus Russell.)

6 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

Can anyone come up with a reasonable explanation for why Cleveland does this? I'm being serious. I can't think of one, but I don't know the Browns that well.

12 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

The Browns are banged up at both QB and Rb, Hillis is questionable, James Davis who is the third rb has an injury and the Browns already had to sign a 4th QB since our first two are out. So basically they needed to either trade for or sign a rb and if they signed one would have to cut someone else, they probably didn't want to do that and carry 4 QBs and 4 rbs on the 53 man roster.

Plus I know Eagles fans are ecstatic thinking back to the Harrison from the end of the last season, but this Harrison is hardly that player so far this year, though he does have more upside than Mike Bell.

40 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

Yeah in 2003, if he had rushed 4 more times to meet the 100 minimum rushes required, he would have ranked #2 in DVOA and #17 in DYAR - essentially the same rushing value as Hearst in SF and Fred Taylor in JAX on 100 and 250 fewer carries, respectively. (and that's just one random year I pulled up.) He was certainly above average and definitely deserving Dean's "legit" rating.

41 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

thats so bizarre to me because this was right when i started watching football and initially started watching because of fantasy football. His raw numbers were pretty obviously garbage and we used to trash on him and bill green, the browns runningback. thanks for the clarification

17 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

Harrison has been shocking this season, Hillis has had some success with the same supporting cast.

His performance against the Falcons at the weekend was embarrassing. He didn't even look like he was trying to avoid contact and looked disinterested when running routes split out wide.

Guess the Browns wanted someone more 'similar' to Hillis.

19 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

What, do the Redskins not think they need a running back? They've missed out on Lynch and now Harrison. How many young, talented backs are left to be traded off for chump change?

36 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

I don't think Harrison's a good fit for the scheme, and it's not hard to see why teams might not fancy Lynch for character reasons. I wouldn't worry too much: they're not a contender this year whoever's taking hand-offs, and by next year the scheme will be bedded in and the offense will be productive almost regardless of the talent of anyone involved. Just hope you don't end up with defenses like the late Shanahan years in Denver . . .

30 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

As a Packers fan, I was wondering why there was no talk of the Packers trading for Harrison (like there was for Lynch.) Now I'm wondering where the hell Ted Thompson was on this. He's traded with Mangini before, and used to work for Holmgren, so it's not like there's no relationship there.

31 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

And given that all the Browns got in return for him was Mike Bell, it's pretty clear their asking price wasn't too high.

You've got to keep those late round draft picks, though. That pick they would have had to give up for Harrison could end up being the next Brett Swain or Clark Harris.

43 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

The Browns top two running backs ( Hillis, Bell ) were both on Denver's bench two years ago. All the columnists in this cowtown weep ink about good ol' scrappy Peyton and how he should still be here, pounding the pumpkin up the middle for glory.
Nobody mentions Mike Bell.

51 Re: Browns Deal Jerome Harrison To Eagles

San Diego, for sure. I know Barnwell and Farrar are Giants & Seahawks fans, respectively, but I don't feel like there are so many people who comment here that are. C seems to have stopped posting and JasonK isn't an excessive poster like you or I. Cowboys probably qualify as well. And Steelers.