July 28, 2014

Cleveland Browns Game 11: Winners and Losers

Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.

The Browns beat Pittsburgh 20-14 in front of the home crowd yesterday. Here are the winners and losers from the game-

WINNER: The fans. Hey, let’s face facts. ANY Browns win is a pretty big deal these days, but a win over the Steelers? Considering it has only happened five times now since the Browns returned to the league in 1999. Twenty-three losses. Savor it.

WINNER: The run defense. Yes, it sure is easier to defend the run when you aren’t too scared of the opposing QB. Still, the Browns held Pittsburgh under 50 yards rushing for the game. Coupled with allowing 63 rushing yards last week at Dallas, it marked the first time the Browns allowed 65 or fewer rushing yards in back-to-back games since 1989 (49 at Tampa Bay on November 5 and 46 at Seattle on November 12).

LOSER: The offensive line. Not their finest game. Way too many penalties and flat out missed assignments. The rushing game was slow to get going as well. Fortunately, it did not cost the Browns a win.

WINNER: Jimmy Haslam. Hey, he’s 1-0 as an owner against the Steelers.

Who are your winners and losers?

  • Garry_Owen

    Cerebraluminositousness.

  • Garry_Owen

    We would have also accepted “physicalosity.”

  • Garry_Owen

    Oh shut up, mgbode. (Like that?)

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I actually like our LBs going forward… I like DQ, JMJ, and Gocong as the starters with Maiava, Robertson, and Fort as depth. If I had my druthers, I’d grab a safety in round 3. Or better yet, try to trade back in the first round to get 2 first round picks. I would absolutely use the latter on an offensive guard if there’s a good one there. Man am I tired of seeing someone blowing through to break up a play and seeing Lauvao as the one to turn around and watch it happen and I salivate at the idea of T-Rich being able to get to the second level and have some space to break tackles.

  • Harv 21

    I see. Your rules, roles, words, fjords … My bad for giving you so many stouts, cuz you are one angry drunk. Ok, stand up, slowly now. Let’s leave Nerd Club quietly, ok? Whoa whoa, you need to leave that red pen.

  • MrCleaveland

    WINNER: Shurmur. It won’t matter in the long run, but he shut up the haters for a week.

  • Garry_Owen

    That’s scary. I was holding a red pen as I read this comment. No lie. Freel.

  • MrCleaveland

    What’s not to believe? You sleep with a red pen, don’t you?

    (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

  • Garry_Owen

    Gee, when you put it that way, it really makes me sound like a loser.

  • Harv 21

    nah. Batch himself neutered Wallace. Wallace is their deep threat and Charlie can only throw it downfield when he runs up and heaves it like a javelin. That’s also why Skrine had a good day – he didn’t have to hold anyone since he didn’t have to sweat the deep routes.

  • Dee P

    Yeah that would be fine too. I was in the school of thought that it would be easier to fix OG via free agency then it would be to get a difference maker at LB. But either or, I am on board with.

    Needs In this order: CB….OG…..LB….Vet WR.

  • MrCleaveland

    Nonsense. I sleep with a tri-color gravity-reistant pen, an electronic word jumble, and a copy of “Eats Shoots and Leaves,” and I’m not a loser,

  • mgbode

    man, it worked too. i was off in meetings the past hour, but still. well played.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I agree, I’d be cool with grabbing an OG in free agency if there’s a good one out there.

  • Harv 21

    don’t you even make fun of that book. Or I’ll go Full Monday Garry on you.

  • DontbringLBJback

    Winner: Harv 21 – Longest post ever on this site.

    Loser: Me – I read it. :-)