It might be pretty tough to say anyone in a Browns uniform was a loser last night. Generally, the team accomplished it’s goals in the game.
I’ll start it off, you finish it.
WINNER: Montario Hardesty. Everyone in Cleveland had to be thinking the same thing when Montario coughed the ball up on the first offensive play- “Here we go again.” But Hardesty put that carry behind him and ran well all game long. He didn’t break anything open, his longest run was nine yards, but he was solid and averaged just under four yards a carry. He also found the end zone on a one yard run on first down. Much better than in the past when we’ve struggled on first and second down to punch the ball over the line.
LOSER: Chris Ogbonnaya. I say this not because he performed poorly, but because he really didn’t get a chance, and Adonis Thomas had a shot to impress. When it comes down to that last spot on the roster, did Thomas do enough to give the team a reason to keep him over Ogbonnaya? He did have a nice kick return in addition to his 38 yards rushing.
WINNER: Emmanuel Stephens. With Marcus Benard back and playing well last night, I think Stephens had to do something to make people take notice of him. Mission accomplished. I will caution that we should take the success of the defense last night with a grain of salt. Pitiful offense from Green Bay after Rodgers left the game.
WINNER: Greg Little. Despite his drop, Little finally showed up. He was non-existent in the first preseason game, and really hasn’t made much noise in camp. This was a nice performance from him.
WINNER: Ronnie Cameron. Picked off of waivers just a couple days ago, the undrafted rookie had a nice game while he was in there. He has a real chance to make the team with our depth issues, and nothing from that game film will deter the coaching staff.
Alright. Who were your winners and losers?