Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
So, 10-6 now? As I mentioned in our game preview podcast, teams that are young tend to be inconsistent. Road game after a big win? Sounds like potential for a letdown. Still, this team was right there with a shot.
LOSER: Josh Gordon. I wonder, if the Browns haven’t had a recent run of WRs with trouble holding onto the ball, would this drop be as big? Gordon’s TD catch was great. If he doesn’t drop that pass late, we might be talking about how he is looking like a consistent threat with still raw talent.
WINNER: Brandon Weeden. Weeden looked pretty good yesterday. He held his own all day in comparison to the number one pick in the draft. At least twice he made outstanding plays in the face of serious pressure. He had national pundits talking about him as well. The week one debacle is beginning to look like the anomaly.
LOSER/WINNER: Jimmy Haslam. Not sure how to label this. On one hand, if you are going to get that emotional and demonstrative during a game you may want to be out of the camera’s eye. On the other hand, when was the last time we saw someone in the owners box act like a fan?
LOSER: Trent Richardson. Ouch. We all kind of assumed Richardson was out because of the ribs. Then Shurmur says he didn’t aggravate the injury, he just wasn’t effective. Now, Shurmur has been known to say stupid stuff like this when it is really the case, especially about injured players. No way he just pulls Richardson there in favor of Hardesty right? Right?
LOSER: Veteran Leadership. You don’t excuse them, but it makes more sense when rookies make mistakes. Sheldon Brown missing that tackle? Not excusable. D’Qwell Jackson with that stupid roughing penalty? Inexcusable.
Alright. It’s your turn…