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The last one is hilarious.
My team iz fail.
And seriously, what kind of “wrap-up” could you possibly do on this game yesterday? Even Pluto had to just focus on DA this morning because otherwise it would have been another book for his publisher.
No sense in micro-analyzing this thing. Browns fans need changes. And fast. While I still stand by my original article chiding Quinn fans, I think DA might have just played his way out of the starter’s role.
The Bambino will certainly remind me of the number of games in a row that DA has been bad. It even dates back to the Pro Bowl and into last season, if you think about it.
Make sure to sign the online petition to the Browns to fire Romeo that I started. Go to http://www.PetitionOnline.com/firerc08/petition.html to sign it! We’ve got to let them know that we are no longer of the mind set that it’s ok to keep “Waiting for Next Year!”
What do you expect from a QB who has described his own athletic focus as “laid-back?” Laid-back in high pressure situations can be good or disasterous. In this case, disasterous. Officially mark me down for the Quinn bandwagon. Let the two compete for starting QB by benching DA next game and let Quinn thrive or fail. I really have thrown my hands up on this season.
Let’s fire Crennel and get Kiffin!
Here’s my biggest problem with yesterday’s game:
I honestly have no problem if my teams play their best, and just don’t have enough to beat the team across the field from them. What I DO have a problem with is when they have no focus, no composure, and no fight in them.
I hate Ray Lewis. I hated Bill Cowher when he coached the Steelers. But, if you think for one second either of them would allow their teams to play like that in the second half of a game–a division game–against an arguably inferior opponent, you’re crazy. Where is the leadership on this team?
One thing I absolutely refuse to accept from a sports team is an apparent lack of preparation and focus. This offense, injuries or not, looks like it DOES NOT PRACTICE OR PREPARE during the week. That reflects on coaching (not just Romeo, folks). Last week in my recap, I wrote: “Personally, I think the Browns’ attitude starts to border on ‘why us?’ when things go wrong during games like this, and that becomes almost self-fulfilling.”
That’s exactly what happened yesterday. Once it got to be 21-10, the Browns basically quit. They went 3-and-out and then Adams took a swing at a player on the ensuing punt. Where is the coaching? The leadership? You think Bill Cowher would stand there on the sidelines with that blank look on his face while his team crapped out like that?
2nd and 1, run for a first down. Illegal block in the back. 2nd and 8. Delay of game. 2nd and 13. Game over. At what point does someone stand up and demand accountability on this team?
I am just putting it out there that I am officially quitting on the Browns, Period. It’s been to long and it’s too embarassing and disheartening to be a fan of this team any longer. I am now in search of a new team, and can no longer wait for next year with these Clowns.
That Steeler organization looks pretty good over there, but I don’t think I can do that one just yet!
I’m still on the Cavs and Tribe bandwagon, but never again will I waste my time and effort on the Browns!
Brady…Brady…..Brady….someone send me a pink Quinn jersey, I myself am on the Brady bandwagon as well!
@TampaBrett: The only one I have is leather… Does that work?
Sometimes a fan take take comfort in clarity. Yesterday provided clarity. Doesn’t matter how they spin this, or even whether they win two of the next three or whatever. Problems are across the board: 1) Few impact players (just who do opposing coaches need to game plan against?); 2)insufficient depth ; 3)Less than average coaching, including lack of discipline and intensity, inability to make in-game adjustments, etc.
Eventually, after Romeo is gone, it will occur to us to take a hard look at the guy who ended up with total control of this team, selected so many of these players (after 3 years, are his picks and signings creating a bigger impact than Butch’s, whom we whined so much about?), and hand-picked a coach clearly over his head. I have been a big Savage fan, but “it is what it is” as the saying goes.
And after that, we may even look at the dude at the top, who might even have to put down his copy of the London Financial Times because of the din he hears from across the pond. Who knows what he will do then, and which person whispering in his ear he will listen to.
Man, it is just heartbreaking to think this thing may have to be blown up all over again.
man, didya see them Cowboys? whoo-wee.
what, they play tonight? oh.
Man, what if Brady sucks? What then?
It would be naive to think that the team we saw yesterday would be magically a 10-win team with Quinn at the helm.
Just the same, the Browns’ collapse yesterday is DIRECTLY attributable to Anderson’s horrible play in the third quarter, so, who knows?
If a Browns loss to Cincy = Romeo getting fired,
Don’t you have to root for a loss to start the process?
That’s what we’re left to do… good times….
Am I the only one who thinks this team mostly needs a swift and severe kick in the a$$ more than anything?
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@TampaBrett: Rebuild again obviously.
@Bridgecrosser: that was my point in saying that there’s no way someone like Cowher sits idly by while his team plays like that.
That game yesterday was incredibly hard to watch. Throughout the game it was evident that the offense lacked execution. The D played very well in my opinion when they actually blitzed and played press on the corners (note that happened very rarely). The run D is still horrid, and that has to be linked to the linebackers and the lack of presence seen by Wimbley (i forgot he was playing sometimes).
That being said, there are still playmakers on the team. Joe J being out i think is proving to be much more of a hit then anticipated, since now on 3rd down opposing Ds can tee up on K2. If stallworth gets back, there may be a chance for some changes this season. I have been a DA guy until yesterday, where he looked like frye. the miss to J cribbs was inexcusable for an NFL qb…. cribbs was WIDE open. I can only hope that Brady comes in next sunday and gets the ball to the WRs.
I give up on the Browns for this year. I’m already waiting for next season. I totally checked out of the NFL completely. Can’t even bring myself to play Madden. Seriously, why does God hate us so much?
in the words of the matrix “fate it seems is not without a sense of irony”
what are the odds of Brady coming in the Cincy game and leading the browns to a barn burning victory somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 some to 40 some ?
“Man, what if Brady sucks? What then?”
We could always be clever like Florida and play TWO QUARTERBACKS at once!
*Gets pummeled by footballs*
Sigh… well i was looking forward to going to the Jax game in Oct with my Backers Club. To those you have given up: i don’t blame you but don’t think i could ever, i have even created a Browns fan with in my daughter. A friend says i should have child services called on me for doing that lol. I’m very disappointed in DA but he definanly showed all the signs of sucking in the last four games last year and looked horrible in the pro bowl. Where in the world did our )-line go? i know Dallas was tough but about the stinckers and the rat birds? please we know what they are capable there was no excuse to sucking that bad. Earth to Romeo… You are a head coach… will you PLEASE act like one!!!!!!