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Tag:Battle of Ohio
Posted on: November 27, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Browns-Bengals post game thoughts

The Good:

1. Defense played very well especially when they held the Bengals on 4th down and goal

 2. Offense played 1 of the better games they've had this year

3. Peyton Hillis' 2nd effort on several drives to get 1st downs

4. Gregg Little's TD catch...finally he managed to get into the endzone but we'll get back to him in a little bit

5. Jabal Sheard caused problems for Andy Dalton most of the game


The Bad:

1. Dropped Passes: Gregg Little was responsible for most of them which managed to kill several drives that could have changed the outcome of the game

2. Coverage on AJ Green near the end of the game: That 57 yard reception ended up costing us the god damn game

3. The Holding call on the INT:  What the hell were you thinking?  Its almost as if you're trying to give the Bengals another opportunity to score

4. The INT:  Somebody please tell me where in the hell Colt McCoy was throwing the ball

5.  Huge Plays: They eventually caused the Browns the game (AJ Green reception, Benson 33 yard gain)

The Ugly:

1. Tony Pashos: Will he ever learn that it isn't a good idea to allow giant holes that defenders can get through if they're driving a semi truck

2. The Emptiness of the Stadium: Come on Bengals fans, you're 7-4 now and you still can't sell out your stadium while we who are watching the Factory of Sadness still find ways of filling our stadium week in and week out

3. Passive Patsy: Pat Shurmur again looked like he was emotionless and clueless

4. Ryan Pontbriand: 2 out of 3 weeks he's had a bad snap costing Phil Dawson to be thrown off time and miss the FG


But otherwise there was a note of improvement and maybe we can pull one off against the Ravens or the Steelers...maybe.                                 

Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Browns Week 1 thoughts

After watching the game against the Bengals,

I noticed some very disturbing aspects that I've noticed seem to transfer over year in and year out:
1) Inconsistent play: Playing good for 1 or 2 quarters while playing like garbage the other 2 to 3 quarters
2) Lack of WRs production: Although Massaquoi had some good catches, there was little sign of Little (Targeted a few times, no catches, ran into Cribbs on the Punt return basically ending the threat), no sign of Robiskie
3) Dropped passes: Ben Watson had a few passes that he should have caught as did Evan Moore and several of our WRs
4) Defense: Play good for most of the game but due to the inconsistent play of the offense eventually wears down
5) RBs: Why is there such a disportunate amount of rushes up the middle?  Also why do they decide to rush when everybody is expecting it?
6) Playcalling: Good god, it reminded me too much of Brian Daboll.
7) Confusion: The 3rd and 12 play on which Gradkowski (spelling?) hit AJ Green was again one of those head scratchers on which the D looked unprepared.
8) Blowing a lead: This has happened numerous times over the seasons since the return in '99.  I don't know if it's a lack of talent, a lack of coaching, or a combination of the 2.
And Finally...
9) Coaching: I've seen this several times before since '99 as there have been several instances of being outcoached as no adjustments are made (Chris Palmer, Butch Davis, Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini).  Hopefully this trend doesn't continue with Pat Shurmur.

Sometimes it's hard being a Browns fan, but one of these days the Browns will no longer be the Clowns we're so accustomed to watching.
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