Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
The Browns are 0-5. They have lost 11 in a row going back to last season. But hey, it can’t be all bad right? Right?
LOSER: Joe Haden. Haden sat out his fourth and final game due to suspension. How much would Haden have helped the Browns during these four games are really a mystery. I can’t say for certain they would have won even one of these games. It wouldn’t surprise me if they would have though. We will just never know.
LOSER: Pat Shurmur. Controversial calls aren’t helping Shurmur’s cause. Aside from the 3rd and 1 pass, I still don’t get declining that penalty to set up fourth down. Yes, the ensuing play call worked. It would also have worked for a first down had he taken the penalty. Not to mention it would have only been third down. Puzzling.
WINNER: Trent Richardson. Richardson backed up his talk during the week gaining 81 yards rushing and 54 yards receiving, including a TD. He doesn’t look like a rookie out there. He is among the league leaders in touchdowns scored. He is the first Browns rookie to rush for a TD in four straight games.
WINNER: Josh Gordon. Big game for the young wide out. He only caught 2 passes, but he made the most of those catches. He scored the first two TDs of his career.