Week 4: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Time: 1 PM, EDT | TV/Radio: WOIO Channel 19, 100.7 FM/WMMS | Weather: 75 degrees, winds 9 mph (N) | Line: Cincinnati (-3.5)
CIN - Out: Dexter Jackson, S; Doubtful: Herana-Daze Jones, S; Johnathan Joseph, CB; Questionable: Kenny Watson, RB; David Jones, CB; Ben Utecht, TE; Carson Palmer, QB; Probable: Levi Jones, T; Jamar Fletcher, CB; Nedu Ndukwe, S; John Thornton, DT
CLE - Out: Sean Jones, S; Martin Rucker, TE; Doubtful: Willie McGinest, LB; Donte Stallworth, WR; Questionable: Ryan Tucker, G; Kris Griffin, LB; Eric Steinbach, G; Kamerion Wimbley, LB; Probable: Braylon Edwards, WR; Shaun Rogers, DT; Kevin Shaffer, T; Shaun Smith, DT
Recent Browns Posts:
If We Don’t Laugh, We’ll Cry
Derek Anderson: On Notice
The Firing Line
Calling On Jerome Harrison
The Browns Must Search for a Purpose
The Browns Will Win If…
Between a RAC and a Hard Place (Highly recommended if you missed it)
I’m not quite sure what to write any more. You may (or may not) have noticed, but I switched up the logo at the header of the Open Thread. Typically, we use the Browns helmet as their logo. Being a bit superstitious, I changed it up to the old Brownie the Elf – perhaps that helps us out? We need anything we can get at this point.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said that the Browns will likely use a conservative offense, featuring a lot of the run to help take pressure off of Derek Anderson. Frankly, we just need offense, so I’ll take it. Cincy isn’t exactly the best at stopping the run, so hopefully we can attack them from all sides. And while he isn’t in the injury report, Anderson himself is now listed with a forearm injury. Could this just be a way to ease Brady Quinn into the picture without saying that D.A. has been demoted? If you purchased a Donte Stallworth jersey this year, hopefully you got it for 25 percent off, as he will officially miss a quarter of the season. And the thought of us possibly having to start Shantee Orr and Alex Hall on the outsides makes me shudder.
Palmer is apparently a game-time decision, so keep an eye out for this one.
As always, feel free to follow along in the comments. Someone has to win – why not us? Go Browns…