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Will special teams inexperience hurt the 2019 Cleveland Browns? -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Cleveland sports fans wonder about the Browns rookie punter and kicker, and worry even more about the Indians' chances for the postseason.
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Cleveland Browns punter Jamie Gillan (7) warms up before a drill during rookie minicamp at team headquarters in Berea, Ohio on Friday, May 3, 2019.

CLEVELAND —  "You Said It" is a reader participation column based on the premise that if you don't laugh about Cleveland sports you'll cry.

And that if you do laugh about Cleveland sports, you might still end up crying. But at least friends and family will like being around you more. 


Bud: The legend is growing. Have the Scottish Hammer and Chuck Norris ever been seen in the same room? — Tim, C-Town.

Don't get carried away just yet. Chuck Norris doesn’t need to make tackles. He just stares and the punt returner downs himself.

Bud: I have faith in John Dorsey but isn’t it a little scary that the Browns are going into the season with a rookie punter and a rookie kicker? — George

It depends. You worried about them letting down the rookie head coach?

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Bud: It wasn’t over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, but isn’t it over now that the Indians have fallen 6 1/2 games behind the Twins in the division? — Blutarski.

I grew up in a town where the Phillies once lost a 6 1/2 game lead with 12 to play. So think about that and listen closely to what I say next. Yeah, it’s over.

Bud: Now that LeBron has claimed ‘Taco Tuesday,’ can ‘Weiner Wednesday’ be far behind? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Four out of five doctors hope it is very far behind.

Bud: How many You Said It tryouts went to the practice squad. Or do you call it the minors? — Michael Sarro.

It’s called the basement.

Bud: Yasiel Puig hasn’t hit a home run in two weeks and he’s got something like 15 strikeouts. He’s been terrible. — Bill.

Most times I’d pass on this kind of insight directly to the unsuspecting player but in Puig’s case I’ll let you tell him. 

Bud: What, if anything, can the Indians expect out of ‘Kyrie’ Salazar next year? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

I'd take a point guard who thinks the earth is flat over a pitcher whose fastball clearly is.

Bud: Have Browns fans turned their critical eye to the the following question in advance of the 2019 season? Baker Mayfield: great quarterback or greatest quarterback? -- Steve.

To be fair, nobody has ever asked that about You Said It "winners."

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