The most famous four words in Cleveland sports history.
“Here we go again”.
The Cleveland Browns used the 2012 NFL Draft as a way to power the offense. They even sacrificed a portion of next year’s draft, to help the offense.
But what we saw on Sunday was an embarrassment. Brandon Weeden was supposed to be experienced and ready to go. The most pro ready QB in the draft. His maturity would play a huge factor.
The fact is, BW could not throw the ball over 25 yards without throwing an interception. He can’t hold onto the ball if he is being hit. (He showed that through the preseason as well.) And worst of all, when he drops back for a pass I KNOW where he is going to go with the ball.
- One thing we know for sure is that the Cleveland Brass is going to go out of their way to make excuses for Brandon Weeden
“I wasn’t disappointed in the way he played quarterback,” Shurmur said. “I was disappointed in just a lot of the bad plays we had.”
Really dude, you told us all preseason how mature he was and how the stage would not be too big for him, you can’t come back now and say, oh well he is a rookie. When you get fired Pat Shurmur, you won’t care about the Browns future we will, so we put stock into the big picture, not your small window of opportunity.
Brandon Weeden had a QBR of 5.1, I know you can’t put much stock into the QBR, but come on 5.1.
Trent Richardson looked very rusty. January 9th of 2012 was the last game that Trent Richardson was able to play in. Without any preseason games and barely a training camp to go through, I can see room for growth with his play so I’m not worried about him at all.
The reverse by Travis Benjamin was nice. Josh Cribbs has to get on the field as a WR, and Greg Little was a no show. I put a lot of the blame for lack of WR play to the inconsistency of Brandon.
“Here we go again”, was the same feeling that we had for the defense. Not because of what they could not do on the field, but what it is that they did do. They carried us the entire game and was not rewarded with anything from the offense.
You almost expected the Browns defense to make another Big Play to save the game.
L.J. Fort almost provided that big play but it was not to be had as Mike Vick was able to score on third down.
With the amount of pressure that the defense put on Mike Vick was awesome considering that Vick is one of the most explosive runners in the game today. But the fact that he did not have much success finding lanes and had constant pressure in his face all day was just great. The Eagles defense may be good but it’s the offense that was making them Super Bowl contenders. And if that is what the Browns defense is going to do against Super Bowl contending teams then I am all in with them.
Overall, The Defense was Great, the Offense was Terrible and our coaching staff seems to think they have it all figured out.