The only man who played on every Browns team since they returned to the NFL has landed the kicking role on the San Francisco 49ers. Phil Dawson says goodbye Cleveland, it was a lot of fun. Now the Browns let a guy go who average around 95% accuracy. Dawson was money for the team when inside or near the 50 yard line.

Phil Dawson was the guy the Browns used a franchise tag on one year, and they simply let him walk away from the Cleveland Browns this off-season. After playing for the Browns for 14 years, Dawson has landed on a team that not only gives him a real shot  at play-off football but a return trip to the Super Bowl.

Dawson could walk away from the 2013 season wearing a super bowl ring. The 49ers have a real chance at repeating a super bowl appearance in 2014.

The 49ers have built up their team with some good free agents and they have a boat load of draft picks they can use in the 2013 NFL draft. Nobody deserves it more than Phil Dawson, he is a real class act and he should get a shot at post season play. Every kicker has to dream about making a kick that can get your team a super bowl win.

Dawson now has a chance at making that dream a reality.

The Browns are going to miss the guy they were used to sending out on the field to make those 3 points at a time. Most of his career in Cleveland he was the leading scorer on the Browns. Many times the Cleveland offense sputtered and it was Dawson who put points on the board.

Many fans have to be wondering what this new ownership in Cleveland is thinking. Phil Dawson could have been a been a valuable asset to the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 season.

I sure hope who ever they get doesn’t miss a field goal that cost the team a win. If he does the fans will let him hear about it.

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Readers Comments (27)

  1. muttklingon

    bullshit!!! too let go phill Dawson is bull shit!!

    • Bonzie

      looks like the new browns are very predictable .they will only do what’s good for business ,and forget the fans. the owners better remember the fans make the team by purchasing tickets

  2. Bob

    Knew it. I predicted this one in one of my responses a couple of weeks ago. The 49ers are serious about winning the Super Bowl next year.

    Good Luck Phil! You deserve that Super Bowl ring!

  3. john

    way to go Lombardi,you ruined the team in the 80s now you struck again.good luck phil

  4. Tornado

    Phil, thank you very much for your 13 wonderful years with the Cleveland Browns. You will ALWAYS be a Cleveland Brown. Best of luck with the 49′ers! You deserve this.
    You will be in the Browns’ Hall of Fame, that’s for sure!

    • ABrown

      Well said, Tornado. Not many people become legends while they are still playing, but Dawson managed to do just that.

      The 49ers missed a lot of FGs last year and often had to give up on the idea of making them. With Dawson, that team will become even more scary good.

      Now I’m not for a minute saying this is a good move for Cleveland, but it could turn out that way. Maybe if we wean ourselves away from the automatic FG, our offense will work more on ways to score TDs.

      I’m looking forward to seeing Dawson kick a go ahead FG in the Super Bowl before he retires.

  5. Dale

    99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

    14 years douche bag. Learn to count.

    • Applebee McFridays

      It clearly says above ‘after playing for the Browns for 13 years…’. If you are going to insult your own readers, at least try to remember what you wrote in the first place.

      • LG

        Are you kidding me? LOSING TEAM IS THE KEY PART OF THE SENTENCE……13 Losing team.

        • Applebee McFridays

          LG, can you even read?. The sentence above is, and I quote;
          ‘After playing for the Browns for 13 years, Dawson has landed on a team that gives him a real shot at play-off football but a return trip to the Super Bowl.
          Not only is the sentence very poorly written, (you missed out the words ‘not only’), it has invisible words inserted into it as well if your version of the sentence is to be believed.
          It really is no wonder that your writing skills, attitude towards your readers, and the poor content of this page is so often criticized LG if this is the best you can do.

          • LG

            I thought you were talking about the article title which clearly states after 13 years of playing on a losing team.

          • Applebee McFridays

            No it was this one LG. I haven’t read the other one yet. Will do now though…..

          • LG

            As far as treating people right, the guy called me a douche….

          • Applebee McFridays

            Regarding the douche comment… Good point. Well made.

          • LG

            What was a good point? BTW I got rid of my insult back to who left the comment. And fixed the 13 years because of you….Thanks for your help, I truly appreciate it. I am always under the gun and sometimes rushed….

          • Applebee McFridays

            LG, it was a good point that you made when you reminded me that the other poster had actually insulted you first, that was all. I don’t think there is any need for that.
            I appreciate you are rushed LG, and I know all about deadlines, but it strikes me that you are a one draft writer. I know how tough that is but unless you are ultra confident in your writing style, structure, and ability, it is always a good idea to just check what you are about to post before it goes public.
            I think that would save you some grief and make the stuff you write more credible. Just some friendly advice LG, nothing more.
            Opinions are always going to vary so nobody should ever question your right to express yours, but the way you express it is often just as important as the opinion itself, and I think my advice may help. I hope so.

          • LG

            I think you’re right. You also seem to know a lot about writing. I’ll take all the advice you can give. Like I said before I appreciate it a lot. I really have to learn to slow down and read them before I post them. You can’t believe how rushed I am…I just have to slow down a bit, I think I always make good points and as for the other guy calling me a name I should be the bigger man and ignore him.

          • Applebee McFridays

            I will be happy to help LG. I will have to get back to you because I am on a tough schedule too right now. I will also write a piece for you to go on the site, and try to do it in a style that compliments your page, subject, and reader.
            As for name calling, I have been called every name under the sun, even had new ones invented just for me on occasion, but all that matters at the end of the day is being respected for what you write. It is impossible to write a piece that everyone agrees with, but by stating an opinion based on logic, knowledge, and reason, and without any unjustified personal bias, you will get it read, and it will attract intelligent debate.
            I think that is what you are trying to achieve here LG, so we will see what we can do.
            If you have any particular subject in mind, just let me know.

          • LG

            You are right. DO I know you

          • Applebee McFridays

            I doubt it LG. I keep myself to myself, a lesson I learned many years ago!.

          • LG

            Well, again thanks for your help, I can use it….

          • Bob

            Can’t wait for your blog Applebee. Let us know. I expect an article everyday.

    • Paul

      Not very cool. The man was saying something nice and you can’t think of a better way to politely correct his oversight??

      • ABrown

        Thanks, Paul, but I think Dale is jumping on a chance to make himself look smart in his own eyes. He clearly doesn’t get that chance very often.

        • LG


  6. Rick

    Couldn’t have said it any better Tornado…

  7. RICK

    LG, Good article, the Browns will miss Mr. Automatic but ABrown is correct about maybe leading to more TDs. I hope he gets his ring. He deserves it.


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